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NEW DATE!   Wednesday,  May 27 – 8:00pm    Words & Music Series: Go Wild At The Bassment – featuring author Candace Savage and musical guests The Lost Keys.   (Please note that the date in the brochure is incorrect.)

Roots Series: John Wort Hannam (Fort MacLeod, AB)

Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 pm

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A school teacher until he became a full-time musician in 2000, John Wort Hannam now has five critically acclaimed albums, a JUNO nomination, and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year. John’s songs speak of life in Western Canada and the human experience as seen through the eyes of simple working folk.
$17/22
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Jazz Traveller Series: The Cookers ft. Terry Clark

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Featuring Tim Hamel (trumpet), Ryan Oliver (tenor), Richard Whiteman (piano), Alex Coleman (bass), The Cookers play straight ahead swinging original jazz. Legendary drummer Terry Clark is featured.  The Irene Elliot Trio plays the opening set.
$20/25     Get Tickets
Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Blues Series: Suzie Vinnick (Toronto) w/ Don Griffith

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Having learned to sing and play during the school week at Holy Cross and then on Saturday afternoons at the jam at Bud’s on Broadway, Suzie Vinnick is now one of the most respected musicians on the Canadian blues scene. With ten Maple Blues Awards (six as Best Female Vocalist), Suzie returns home to sing and play a night of blues and roots gems.   Don Griffith plays the opening set.
$20/25
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
Sponsored by St. John’s Music

Words & Music Series: Too Darn Hot

Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Featuring humourist Bonnie Logan, singer Wilma Groenen, and guitarist Scott Triffo, Too Darn Hot presents a delightful romp through risqué stories, sultry songs, and hot licks. Hilarious and poignant, the show explores innuendo-filled tunes from the 20s and 30s interspersed with stories ranging from awkward first dates to the mishaps of everyday relationships.
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Solstice

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 pm

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One of the most entertaining, endearing, and enduring of all Saskatoon jazz groups, Solstice features a total of 12 singers and instrumentalists singing and playing arrangements of jazz, pop, blues, and gospel songs. You can find out more about Solstice here.
$20/25
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Blues Series: 24th Street Wailers (Toronto)

Monday, May 4, 2015, 8:00 pm

May 4 24th_streetA hit at last year’s Jazz Festival, the 24th Street Wailers are experienced, road-tested, and tougher than a two by four. Led by vocalist/drummer Lindsay Beaver, the Wailers are influenced by the freewheeling period of the 40s and 50s when the blues gave birth to rock and roll.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Jordie Lane (Melbourne, AU) w/Elias James

Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Born to a comedian and a clown and spending his early years in his parents’ traveling circus, it is not surprising that Australian Jordie Lane is known for his relentless international touring schedule and for his witty, comedic storytelling. With a richly resonant voice and authentic and raw guitar playing, Jordie writes songs that are nostalgic and immediately affecting.   Singer songwriter Elias James plays the opening set.
$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Steve Kirby and University of Manitoba Allstar Jazz Faculty Ensemble (Winnipeg)

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Since arriving Winnipeg in 2003 to head the U of M’s Jazz Studies Program, Steve Kirby has assembled a remarkable collection of world-class musician/educators that has made the Program a leader in jazz education. The NPJC features Will Bonness (piano), Quincy Davis (drums), Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Jon Gordon (saxophone), Anna-Lisa Kirby (vocals), Steve Kirby (bass), and Larry Roy (guitar).
$20/25
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Roots Series: Peter Katz (Toronto) w/ Luke Sital Singh

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

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With a 2012 JUNO nomination, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, and a “Best Male Vocalist” Award in Now Magazine’s 2014 Readers’ Poll, singer songwriter Peter Katz captivates audiences with his unique brand of contemporary folk. Averaging over 150 shows a year, the hard-working Katz has collaborated with the Good Lovelies, Bahamas, and Royal Wood. UK singer songwriter Luke Sital Singh plays the opening set.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
Sponsored by St. John’s Music

Roots Series: Sweet Alibi (Winnipeg)

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES May 21Sweet AlibiWestern Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi have captivated audiences across Canada with their signature harmonies. Currently touring original material from We’ve Got To, the trio’s music has influences ranging from folk, to country, to soul.
$17/22
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Blues Series: David Gogo Solo (Nanaimo, BC)

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 pm

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One of Canada’s hardest working and most prolific blues guitarists, David Gogo has earned four JUNO nominations, a 2012 WCMA for Blues Recording of the Year, and the CBC Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada. Making his Bassment debut, Gogo will play tunes from his impressive 14-CD discography.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Bob Klassen’s 85th Birthday Bash

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 pm

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The undisputed elder statesman of the Saskatoon jazz community, Bob Klassen, the Jazz Jeweler, celebrates his mid-octogenarian birthday in the best possible way – surrounded by his family and musical friends. A partial list of players who will be along to help Bob blow out his candles includes: Sheldon Corbett, Grant Currie, Maurice Drouin, Don Griffith, Donna Hay, and Kim Salkeld.
$20/25
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Words & Music Series: Go Wild At The Bassment – Candace Savage /The Lost Keys – Please note that this is a new date. The brochure is wrong!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 pm

May 28 Canadace cropOne of the events in this year’s Nature City Festival, Go Wild at the Bassment will feature a talk by nature writer Candace Savage. The winner of the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction for her book, A Geography of Blood, Ms. Savage is the author of more than 20 books. Jazz pianist Don Griffith plays a pre-talk musical prelude and Saskatoon band The Lost Keys play a post-talk musical set.
$12/17
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Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Piano Series: Tommy Banks & PJ Perry (Edmonton, AB)

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Two of Canada’s most respected and revered jazz musicians, Tommy Banks (piano) and PJ Perry (alto) have been playing together since the mid-60s. Don’t miss your chance to hear the JUNO Award-winning “Gentlemen of Jazz” perform selections from their latest recording, Old Friends.
$40/50 NO FREE PASSES
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Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Roots Series: Young Benjamins

Friday, June 5, 2015, 9:00 pm

june 5 young cropCombining contemporary folk and rock with a subtle dose of pop, Saskatoon’s Young Benjamins – Neusha Mofazzali, Veronique Poulin, and Brynn Krysa – have a sound that is infectious and refreshing. With a mix of violin flourishes, robust vocals, and math-rock rhythms, the band has become known as the “indie folk darlings” of the province.
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Heidi Munro

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Since her recent move to Saskatoon, Heidi Munro has established a reputation for being able to sing several styles with passion and authority. Surrounding herself with the best players in the province, Heidi sings everything from Billie Holiday to Etta James to Patsy Cline.
$17/22
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his Trio provide the encouragement and guidance needed to make your jazz experience both fun and educational.
NO COVER
Sponsored by St. John’s Music

Roots Series: Anderson Burko

Friday, June 12, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Singer songwriters Roy Anderson and Darrell Burko have been quietly amassing an impressive collection of original tunes. The affable duo return to play tunes from their three CDs surrounded by a stage full of instruments and some of the best musicians in town.
$17/22
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Fiddle Series: Patti Kusturok (Winnipeg)

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Manitoba Fiddle Association Hall of Fame member Patti Kusturok is one the smoothest fiddle players in North America and is known for her effortless delivery of traditional Canadian fiddle music. Patti is in constant demand for performances, teaching, recording, and judging fiddle contests across the continent.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Saskatoon Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue

Friday, June 19, 2015, 9:00 pm

June 20 SLRBRFeaturing three great lead vocalists, a powerful horn section, a Hammond B3, and all the great R&B classics of the 60s and 70s, the Legendary R & B Revue promises you a packed dance floor and “more fun that adults should be allowed!”
$17/22
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Big Band Series: Bassment Big Band and The Saskatoon Community Jazz Band

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8:00 pm

June 20 BBB CropOur season-ending show features some of the city’s best jazz musicians performing the swinging and accessible repertoire of The Bassment Big Band. The Saskatoon Community Jazz Band plays the opening set under the capable direction of Doug Gilmour.
$15/20
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Sponsored by Prairie Meats

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