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Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:30 pm

brett balon                                                                                                       Looking for a way to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his trio will 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: Jen Lane & John Antoniuk

Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00 pm

Sept 26 Jen Lane and John Antoniuk #3Think Robert Plant meets Allison Krauss and you’ll have a good idea of where Jen Lane and John Antoniuk (Smokekiller) are coming from. They complement each other beautifully as they perform John’s indie/roots and Jen’s country/folk.

$15/20      Get Tickets!                                        Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Singer Series: Gillian Snider/Neil Currie Quartet

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 pm

Sept 27 gillian and neilTwo of Saskatoon’s best jazz singers, Gillian Snider and Neil Currie, join forces for a night showcasing their inventive arrangements of jazz standards and their truly unique vocal blend. Gillian and Neil are backed by Warren Hay (bass) and Rick Van Dusen (drums).
$15/20    Get Tickets!                                Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

 

Fiddle Series: James Steele, Dale Amyotte, and Austin Castle

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 2 James Steele Our first Fiddle Series show of the season features three of the best fiddlers in Saskatchewan:  James Steele, Dale Amyotte, and Austin Castle take the stage for a night of toe-tapping-foot-stomping-fiddle-favourites.

$15/20              Get Tickets!                     Sponsored by Business Furnishings

 

Roots Series: Little Criminals with Fern

Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 pm

Violinist Amanda Bestvater and guitar player Taylor Read are folk pixies who weave haunting melodies, dissonance, and psychedelic accents into heart-wrenching harmonies and vulnerable confessions. A folkster and poet at heart, opener Fern uses music as a means of giving the abstract a body.

$15/20           Get Tickets!                       Sponsored by CFCR

Big Band Series: Toon Town Big Band with Donna Hay & Graham Michael

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 4 XXXToon Town - Donna Hay                                                                              Featuring vocalists Donna Hay and Graham Michael, The Toon Town Big Band plays all the big band classics.   This night is the Bassment‘s Volunteer Appreciation Night where we thank our dedicated members who have helped out in the club and in our Jazz Fest Burger Tent.

$15/20           Get Tickets!                         Sponsored by Prairie Meats

Fiddle Series: Vishtèn (PEI/Magdelen Islands)

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:00 pm

VishtenA trio of folk musicians, Vishtèn has roots in both the Magdalen Islands and Prince Edward Island. Fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influences, Pascal Miousse and twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc are powerful Francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists.     $20/25     Get Tickets! Sponsored by Business Furnishings

Roots Series: The Dead South (Regina)

Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 pm

Dead SouthA four-piece ensemble, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock resulting in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music. The band (Nate Hilts, Scott Pringle, Colton Crawford, and Danny Kenyon) constantly pushes the energy limits of its live shows and what is possible between four acoustic instruments.

$17/22       Get Tickets!             Sponsored by CFCR

Giving Thanks for Bill Watson

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 pm

Bill WatsonWith the passing this summer of Bill Watson, Saskatoon lost one of its greatest and most beloved jazz musicians.   As a jazz drummer, jazz advocate, and jazz mentor, Bill Watson left an indelible mark on our music scene.   Sarah Anderson, Brett Balon, Fred Ballantyne,  Sheldon Corbett, Grant Currie, Maurice Drouin, Shelly Ewing, Doug Gilmour, Don Griffith, Wilma Groenen, Vesti Hanson, Bob Klassen, Arlan Kopp, Skip Kutz, Teegan Jeffers, Shelly Loeffler, D’Arce McMillan, Dennis Nichol, Gillian Snider, Hans Van Norren, and a host of other local musicians will be donating their time and talent to pay tribute to Broadway Bill.   All proceeds will go towards a youth jazz education fund.

$20/25               Get Tickets!                                                                                                                     Presented by The Saskatoon Jazz Society and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Blues Series: Keith Hallett (Hamwell, NB)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 14 Keith-hallett-2With howlin’, growlin’, soulful vocals and impressive guitar licks that have made him a household name in the East Coast blues community, Keith Hallett won the 2007 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award when he was only 17 years old.  With a maturity beyond his years, Keith is destined to be a towering figure on the Canadian blues scene.

$17/22            Get Tickets!                         Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Roots Series: Poema Flamenco with Kari Alba, Celedonia Garrido Santos, and Ricardo Diaz

Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00 pm

oct 17 Poema FlamencoKari Alba has danced Flamenco internationally and across Canada combining impeccable technique with an ability to convey deep emotion and passion.  Ricardo Diaz is an internationally renowned guitarist having performed in the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. Spanish singer Celedonio Garrido Santos began singing in church choirs before moving to Seville to work with Flamenco dancers and guitarists.

$20/25      Get Tickets!        Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Singer Series: Shelley Ewing – Hot Club of Saskatoon

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

Shelly Ewing

A former principal vocalist for the RCMP Concert Band, Shelley Ewing sings contemporary and traditional jazz tunes. Led by guitarist Tim Campbell, Hot Club Saskatoon plays the swing guitar tunes of Django Reinhardt. The night also features some of Saskatoon most notable musicians: Skip Kutz, Ross Nykiforuk, and Kim Salkeld.   Two great bands for the price of one!

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                                       Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Root Series: Current Swell (Victoria)

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

                                                                               With a start playing the backyards and beaches of Vancouver Island, Current Swell now has five critically acclaimed albums and an impressive fan base built largely from its presence on iTunes and YouTube.   Fresh off a tour of Brazil, the band is touring western Canada to promote its latest release – Ulysses.

$23/28    Get Tickets!                                 Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Singer Series: Ellen Doty (Calgary)

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 pm

Singer Ellen Doty’s music is an organic blend of traditional jazz and easy-listening pop.   On tour to promote her first full-length recording Gold, Ellen is backed by Daniel Reynolds (piano), Conrad Good (bass), and Oliver Miguel (sax/percussion).

$17/22         Get Tickets!                                              Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Jazz Singer Series: Norbert Kögging (Amsterdam)

Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 pm

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With a Masters in vocal jazz from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Norbert Kögging is no stranger to Canadian jazz audiences having previously performed in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and Toronto.   Norbert makes his Saskatoon debut singing a night of his original tunes.

$20/25              Get Tickets!                                                 Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Blues Series: Tim Williams (Calgary)

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 pm

Oct 25 Tim WilliamsWith a legion of fans who appreciate his great singing, playing, and story-telling, bluesman Tim Williams has become a Bassment favourite. With a 40-year career playing everything from blues to rock to Hawaiian and Mexican music, Tim is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an encyclopedic grasp of North American roots music.

$17/22            Get Tickets!                                  Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Blues Series: Morgan Davis (Deep Cove, NS)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:00 pm

Morgan Davis

Originally from Detroit, Morgan Davis moved to Toronto in the late 60’s and lived in Rochdale College immersing himself in the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson.   Since then Morgan has traveled Canada, the U.S., and Europe playing traditional country blues and his own songs infused with wit and large doses of humour.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                                          Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Jazz Jam with the Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 pm

brett balon                                                                                                       Looking for a way to improve your jazz chops? Musician/educator Brett Balon and his trio will 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: Absofunkinlutely

Friday, October 31, 2014, 9:00 pm

Absofunkinglutely                                                                                                                   Spend your Halloween listening to great grooves, spinning Leslie speakers, funky bass lines, wahwah guitar, and the soulful voice of AFL frontman Randy Woods. The only thing scary about this night will be trying to find a spot on the dance floor.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                                               Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Travelers Series: Allison Au Quartet (Toronto)

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nov 1 Allison auThe JUNO-nominated Allison Au Quartet is a modern jazz ensemble that maintains a steady performance schedule in Toronto’s major jazz clubs. Saxophonist/composer Allison Au strives to emanate a sense of exploration and discovery in her work. Her quartet features Todd Pentney (piano), Jon Maharaj (bass), and Fabio Ragnelli (drums).
$20/25     Get Tickets!                                         Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Fiddle Series: Karrnnel and Friends (Toronto)

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 8:00 pm

Karrnel                                                                                                  Recording artist, teacher, producer, performer, and composer Karrnnel Sawitsky is changing the face of fiddle music. Born and raised in Saskatoon (just north of the Weir on Spadina Crescent), Karrnnel has been playing fiddle for close to 30 years and has toured North America as part of the legendary Sawitsky Family Fiddlers.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                              Sponsored by Business Furnishings

Roots Series: John Bryant (Halifax) ft. Theresa Sokyrka

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nov 6 Jon BryantTwo-time iTunes Spotlight Artist Jon Bryant’s songs are stark in their simplicity and bold in their proclamations. Having honed his craft with tours of Canada, the U.S., and Europe, Bryant draws you into his songs with his simple, authentic sound.  Canadian Idol runner-up Theresa Sokyrka is sounding better than ever and will play the opening set.

$15/20     Get Tickets!                                         Sponsored by CFCR

 

 

Big Band Series: U of S Jazz Ensemble

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:00 pm

The U of S Jazz Ensemble plays jazz standards and original compositions. Under the direction of Dean McNeill, the ensemble is made up of music and non-music majors currently attending the U of S.

$10/15                Get Tickets!                     Sponsored by Prairie Meats

Roots Series: Prosad (Toronto)

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 pm

Prosad

After 15 years of sitar study and festival performances in Australia and Europe, Prosad’s one-man show features guitar, didgeridoo, saxophone, Indian flute, African M’bira, percussion, and vocals.   He plays simultaneous didgeridoo and sitar looping everything live while mixing looped percussion with funky original beats.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                                  Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: Paper Lions (Charlottetown, PEI) ft. Crestwood

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:00 pm

Paper LionsCanadian indie-rockers Paper Lions formed in high school in 2004. Featuring the great brotherly vocal blend of John MacPhee and Rob MacPhee, Paper Lions has released 7 albums and was a finalist in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.  Saskatoon duo Crestwood opens the night.

$20/25     Get Tickets!                                        Sponsored by CFCR

 

Blues Series: Jim Byrnes/Big Dave McLean/Steve Dawson (Vancouver/Winnipeg/Nashville)

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8:00 pm

 

Nov 13 XXXJim Byrnes (2)The Black Hen Traveling Roadshow Review features three of Canada’s leading roots musicians, brought together for an amazing night of soulful blues belting, first rate guitar picking, and tales tall and true. The Roadshow stars Canada’s 2013 Blues Vocalist of the Year Jim Byrnes, Winnipeg’s consummate blues road warrior Big Dave McLean, and Black Hen Records label head and virtuoso string player Steve Dawson.

$30/40      Get Tickets!                                                          Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Roots Series: Zachary Lucky with Mandy Ringdal

Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:00 pm

Zachary LuckyHaving played over 600 gigs in the last five year across North America and Europe, Zachary Lucky has to be the hardest working man on the Saskatchewan music scene.   He returns to perform folk and country originals culled from his six allbums.   Hawarden, SK singer songwriter Mandy Ringdal plays the opening set.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Travelers Series: Myriad3 (Toronto)

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 pm

MyriadUnlike typical piano trios, Myriad3 is true collective with each member acting as both leader and sideman. Playing mostly original music, the group features three of the most important players on the contemporary Canadian jazz scene: Chris Donnelly (piano), Dan Fortin (bass), and Ernesto Cervini (drums).

$20/25             Get Tickets!                                 Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Roots Series: Red Moon Road (Winnipeg)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

SONY DSCFrom living rooms to folk fest stages, the members of Red Moon Road – Sheena Rattai, Daniel Jordan, and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner – have charmed audiences with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies, and masterfully told stories.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                               Sponsored by CFCR

Big Band Series: Jazz Education Workshop featuring Kristin Korb and Brad Turner

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8:00 pm

Jazz Ed WorkshopThe 2nd annual SJS Jazz Education Workshop features 12 bands ranging in experience from high school to university to adult community groups. Participating ensembles work under the guidance of our world-class musician/educators: Kristin Korb (bass/vocals) and Brad Turner (trumpet/piano/drums). Watch for the pros to “sit in” as workshop bands take the stage at the Bassment each night. Saturday night’s final set will feature Korb and Turner, backed by Graham Pritchard (guitar) and Arlan Kopp (drums). The SJS Jazz Education Workshop is generously supported by our title sponsor St. John’s Music.   Other sponsors are The University of Saskatchewan – Department of Music, Yamaha Canada, Saskatchewan Band Association, Sask Lotteries, Sask Culture, and Musicraft. $10/15     Get Tickets

Roots Series: The Midnight Roses (Swift Current)

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nov 23 midnightrosesFrom the heart of Canada’s farm country and deeply influenced by folk and bluegrass, The Midnight Roses present a captivating mix of old fashioned raw grit, fresh instrumentation and roots country twang wrapped in powerful vocals and stunning harmonies.                $17/22   Get Tickets!                                         Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 8:00 pm

brett balonLooking for a way 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: Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal) ft. Vaero

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:00 pm

LisaBorn in Rosaireville, New Brunswick, Acadian singer songwriter Lisa LeBlanc comes from a family of music lovers and wrote her first songs at the age of 14. At the tender age of 20 she won the prestigious Festival international de la chanson de Granby (Granby Song Festival) and her 2012 album Lisa LeBlanc has been certified platinum.   Singer songwriter Vaero, from the Young Benjamins, plays the opening set.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                  Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: Foggy Hogtown Boys (Toronto)

Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:00 pm

FoggyHogTownSince 2001, The Foggy Hogtown Boys have been delivering the goods to bluegrass fans across North America and around the world. Blessed with an ability to slide between bluegrass and old-time with remarkable ease and authority, The FHB is a band with no stars – each member is a featured singer and instrumentalist.
Proceeds from this show will help fund the Jack Millikin Centre, a proposed four-season centre for arts, culture and ecological education on the Ness Creek site.

$20/25   Get Tickets!            Sponsored by CFCR                                                                                   Presented by the Jack Millikin Centre and The Bassment

Jazz Singer Series: Fernanda Cunha (Brazil) ft. Reg Schwager (Toronto)

Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 pm

Nov 29 #4 FernandaCunha_Baixa-5Making her Saskatchewan debut, Brazilian singer Fernanda Cunha performs contemporary and traditional Latin compositions.   Rising out of the rich Brazilian jazz scene, Fernanda has toured North America and Europe winning fans for her post-bossa nova groove.

$25/35    Get Tickets!                                          Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Rosie and the Riveters

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 pm

Dec 4_5 rosieandtherivetersFeaturing four great singers – Farideh Caeser, Alexis Normand, Melissa Nygren, and Allyson Reigh – Rosie and the Riveters return to The Bassment for two nights of bluegrass, spirituals, folk, and originals.   Revisiting the spirit of gospel and the charm of the 1940’s, The Riveters will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing in your seats.

$20/25       Get Tickets!                            Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Singer Series: Elizabeth Shepherd Quintet (Toronto)

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm

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The only jazz artist to be nominated for the prestigious Polaris Prize, Elizabeth Shepherd is an innovator and one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the contemporary music scene. With three JUNO nominations and praise for being “a jazz virtuoso with a pop sensibility”, Elizabeth has caught the ear of critics and fans across North America and Europe.    The quintet features legendary Canadian trumpet player Kevin Turcotte.

$25/35        Get Tickets!                                                   Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Jazz Jam with The Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:30 pm

brett balonLooking for a way 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

Piano Series: Foodbank Pianothon

Friday, December 12, 2014, 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Dec 12 Pianothon #3The Foodbank Pianothon is back to offer you an opportunity to donate to a worthy cause and to hear a plethora of Saskatoon’s best piano players: Fred Ballantyne, Brett Balon, Bryn Becker, Jesse Brown, Joe Campbell, Sheldon Corbett, Grant Currie, Neil Currie, Maurice Drouin, Irene Elliot, Don Griffith, Martin Janovsky, Marion Mendelsohn, Luke Newman, Ken Pizurny, Kim Salkeld, Ray Stephanson, and Matt Wolsfeld.

Suggested Donation: $10 or two non-perishable food items

Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Roots Series: Kacy & Clayton featuring Kiera Dall’Osto

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

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With Kacy’s pure and angelic voice, Clayton’s driving rhythmic guitar, and a collection of traditional and original acoustic blues, this talented duo has been turning heads at festivals and concerts across western Canada.  Joining Kacy and Clayton for their second set will be Lucas Goetz on drums and Chris Prpich on upright bass.  Kiera Dall’Osto plays the opening set.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                         Sponsored by CFCR

Piano Series: Jason Wilson with Cuyler Biller (Toronto)

Friday, December 19, 2014, 9:00 pm

Dec 19 XXXJason Wilson promo 5Two-time JUNO nominee Jason Wilson played with Messenjah when he was only 14 and has since worked with UB40, Alanis Morissette, Ron Sexsmith, and Percy Sledge. Incorporating jazz and Scottish and English folk influences atop a reggae foundation, Dr. Wilson is an acclaimed historian and multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter best known for his piano skills. Joining him is Saskatoon native and guitarist Cuyler Biller.

$17/22          Get Tickets!                Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Jazz Singer Series: Vesti and The Vexations

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

dec 20 VestiSaskatoon legends Vesti and the Vexations play all your soul and R’ n ‘B favourites. Get ready for night with swirling Leslie speakers, a punchy 3-piece horn section, smoky vocals, and a packed dance floor.                  $17/22           Get Tickets!                                                   Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Roots Series: Ryan Boldt – Album Release

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8:00 pm

Dec 21 Ryan Boldt #4The mastermind behind the Deep Dark Woods, Ryan Boldt is a singer songwriter blessed with an ability to write hauntingly compelling songs and to deliver them in an understated highly personal style. For those of you who need a few last minute Christmas presents – Ryan will be releasing his solo album Broadside Ballads.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                              Sponsored by CFCR

Roots Series: The Barrelmen (doors open at 8:00)

Friday, December 26, 2014, 9:00 pm

Dec 26 Barrelmen porchSaskatoon’s original country-folk-rock back porch troubadours take the stage for a night of originals.   The Barrelmen are: Berkeley Buchko, Jodi Giesbrecht, Tyler MacKenzie, and Craig Wilson.

$15/20     Get Tickets!                                        Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Travellers Series: Soren Nissen/Ian Sinclair Quartet (Toronto)

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 8:00 pm

soren ian Formerly of Saskatoon and now living the jazz life in Toronto, Soren Nissen (bass) and Ian Sinclair (piano) are home for the holidays to  play mix of standards and originals. Two of Edmonton’s busiest musicians, Efa Etorma Jr. (drums) and Jim Head (guitar), will join Soren and Ian.                   $17/22     Get Tickets!                   Sponsor – Concorde Group Corp.

SOLD OUT! New Year’s In New Orleans SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:00 pm

Attention ticket holders to New Year’s in New Orleans:   please note that there will be no food service in the club until midnight when a hot, substantial, and delicious meal will be served.  

The doors open at 8:00.   Large groups should come early in order to be able to sit together.

Roots Series: In With The Old

Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:00 pm

Jan 2 In with the Old #1                                                                                      Hot banjo licks and beautiful harmonies combine to create In With the Old’s bluegrass-inspired sound. This gifted trio of young musicians plays a fresh new take on old-time, folk, and bluegrass.

$15/20     Get Tickets!                                         Sponsored by CFCR

Blues Series: BC Read Big Band

Friday, January 9, 2015, 9:00 pm

                                                                                           Featuring a great big bag of original blues tunes, a tight rhythm section, and a hot three-piece horn section, BC Read and his Big Band make their Bassment debut.

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                                        Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Piano Series: Martin Janovsky Orchestra

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 11.35.43 PMSaskatoon piano man Martin Janovsky surrounds himself with the best musicians in the province.   He chooses great music and has an entertaining rapport with his audiences.   And to top it all off – Martin is an amazing piano player and always shows up in a tux!

$17/22     Get Tickets!                                        Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Ticket Still Available! Outside The Wall

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 8:00 pm

One of North America’s best Pink Floyd tribute bands, OTW returns for their annual two-night gig. Expect great vocals, blistering solos, and amazingly accurate renditions of Pink Floyd’s timeless classics.

$20/25   Get Tickets                                       Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Travelers Series: David Braid ft. Michael Davidson & Peripheral Vision (Toronto)

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:00 pm

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JUNO Award-winning pianist/composer David Braid returns to The Bassment to perform his latest original music. Since his last visit to Saskatoon David has played in England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, China, and across Canada. Joining David are vibraphone virtuoso Michael Davidson and the contemporary jazz quartet Peripheral Vision.

$25/35     Get Tickets!                                                                 Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Fiddle Feast: JJ Guy, Daniel Koulack, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Cathy Sproule, Gordon Stobbe, And Eric Wright

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

Gordon StobbeFeaturing some of the best fiddle players in the country – JJ Guy, Karrnnel, Daniel Koulack, Gordon Stobbe, and Eric Wright – come to town for a night of great tunes and exciting jams.   We guarantee your fiddle appetite will be satiated.

$20/25     Get Tickets!                                         Sponsored by Business Furnishings

Blues Series: Julian Fauth (Toronto)

Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 pm

JUNO Award-winning two-fisted piano man Julian Fauth returns for a night of barrelhouse and boogie-woogie piano blues.   With infusions of gospel and jazz, Julian performs traditional material as well his own compelling songs. Combining a old-time blues shouter vocal style with a steady, thumping piano groove, Julian is a true one-of-a-kind artist.

$20/25     Get Tickets!                                                            Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Piano Series: The PianoMen – David Fong, Don Griffith, Kim Salkeld, and Ray Stephanson

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 pm

Combine two grand pianos, four piano players, eight hands, forty fingers, hundreds of songs, and what do you get? You get The Pianomen, a showcase of some of Saskatoon’s best ‘piano professors’ playing everything from jazz to blues to boogie-woogie. Members receive 25% on food bills for this night only.
$17/22           Get Tickets!           Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Roots Series: Catherine MacLellan (Summerside, PEI) with Ellen Froese

Friday, February 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

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The daughter of revered Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacLellan returns to the Bassment accompanied by guitarist Chris Gauthier.  Catherine’s latest release, The Raven’s Sun, has earned her two JUNO Award nominations – Songwriter of the Year and Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year.  Saskatoon’s Ellen Froese plays a solo opening set.   

$20/25
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Sponsored by CFCR

Jazz Series: BSRK – Balon, Summach, Rayner, and Kopp

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 7 brskBSRK is a collaboration between Brett Balon (organ/keyboards), Ian Summach (guitar), Spencer Rayner (bass), and Arlan Kopp (drums). This evening will feature the premiere of a suite of original tunes by Ian Summach and arrangements of contemporary works by Brett Balon.
$15/20
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Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Jazz Singer Series: Saskatoon Summer Players – Broadway in Love

Friday, February 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

broadway in love croppedSaskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society invite you to an evening of love songs for Valentine’s Day. Accompanied by the Wes Froese Quartet, the Saskatoon Summer Players singers will fill the evening with your favorite Broadway and jazz love songs. And for those who like to join in, sing-a-long booklets will be provided.
$22/27 NO FREE PASSES
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Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players and The Saskatoon Jazz Society
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Matthew Byrne (St. John’s, NL)

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 15 Matthew ByrneSince bursting on to the Newfoundland scene four years ago with his debut recording, Ballads, Matthew Byrne has swiftly earned a place as one of the East Coast’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. With a collection of songs that weave great stories with beautiful melodies, Matthew’s is noted for polished guitar work and powerful vocals.
$17/22
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Roots Series: James Keelaghan Trio (Perth, ON)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

Feb 18 James KeelaghanReturning for his second visit to The Bassment, JUNO Award-winning Canadian folk singer songwriter James Keelaghan is known for his lilting baritone voice, driving rhythm guitar, and keen sense of scene and narrative.
$23/28 NO FREE PASSES
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Blues Series: The Wilma Groenen Band

Friday, February 20, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Wilma Groenen’s stellar interpretive vocals and Scott Triffo’s tasteful guitar musings combine to turn familiar favourites – everything from The Loving Spoonful to Lyle Lovett – upside down. Joining Wilma are some of the best players in the city: Brett Balon (keyboards), Arlan Kopp (drums), and Dave Anderson (bass).
$17/22
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Jazz Singer Series: Jaclyn Smith with the Maurice Drouin Orchestra

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

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One of the stars of our recent Jazzy Christmas show, Jaclyn Smith has become a bright lights on the local jazz scene. With a compelling stage presence and a fresh approach to jazz standards, Jaclyn will be accompanied by Maurice Drouin and his Orchestra.
$20/25
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Jazz Series: Jazz Jam with the Brett Balon Trio

Wednesday, February 25, 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: The Whiskey Jerks with special guest Purdy Bird

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 pm

feb 26 WJ cropPeter Abonyi, Anna Bekolay, Nevin Buehler, Kevin Buzinski, James Diakuw, and Gillian Snider are the Whiskey Jerks. The band’s musical fusion of klezmer, folk, rock, country-blues, gypsy-punk and jazz is combined with clever, cocky, and, at times, sensitive lyrics. The Whiskey Jerks’ Bassment debut will feature the release of their first CD, Neat. Purdy Bird plays the opening set.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Theresa Sokyrka

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Since her second-place finish on Canadian Idol in 2004, Theresa Sokyrka has been busy touring Canada and recording five albums. Theresa headlines her first Bassment show backed by David Fong (piano), Michelle Sabourin (violin/vocals/percussion), Ryan Marshall (bass), and Arlan Kopp (drums).
$20/25
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Roots Series: Trent Severn (Stratford, ON)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 4 trent severFeaturing indie songster Emm Gryner (David Bowie alumnus), the multi-talented Dayna Manning, and violin whiz/songbird Laura C. Bates, Trent Severn’s songs are fueled by the folklore of Ontario with lyrics that pay tribute to Canadian legends. The sound of this band is CANADIANA based in folk, roots, and old country.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Willows aka Geneviève Toupin (Montréal)

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 5 Willows

Singer songwriter and pianist Geneviève Toupin writes intimate songs marked by haunting harmonies and catchy melodies. In 2013 she began to write and perform under the name Willows, a move that allowed her to work both in English and French and to include her Métis and Franco-Manitoban roots as part of her creative palette.
$20/25 NO FREE PASSES
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Presented by La Fédération des Francophones de Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Jazz Society
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Jazz Series: Styles Montreux aka Ross Nykiforuk

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Mild-mannered Ross Nykiforuk steps out of the phone booth as the groovy and swinging super hero of the Hammond B3 – Styles Montreux. Playing a collection of organ hits and near hits, Styles is joined by jazz-hipster Skip Kutz (bass/vocals), ex-golf pro Tim Campbell (guitar), and Sir Donald Tatchell (drums).
$17/22
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Roots Series: All Mighty Voice (Prince Albert)

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Weaving elegance, grit, and simplicity, All Mighty Voice’s five singer songwriters play a rugged blend of alternative folk-rock marked by winter-chilling five-part vocal harmonies.
$15/20
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Roots Series: Goitse (Dublin, Ireland)

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 12 GoitseForged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Goitse performs its own compositions as well as traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad. With critical praise for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album, Transformed, Goitse has skyrocketed to the forefront of the traditional Irish music scene. Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of spirited music and fast-paced fun.
$25/35 NO FREE PASSES
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Fiddle Series: Troy MacGillivray and Julie Fitzgerald

Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Troy MacGillivray and Julie Fitzgerald are much sought after performers and teachers of fiddling and step-dancing. Julie is a 2-Time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and a 2-Time Open Step Dance Champion. Troy has eight award winning CDs and has an intense commitment to preserving and developing Celtic culture.

$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Ernesto Cervini and Turboprop (Toronto)

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES March 14 Turboprop

Drummer/composer Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop is a “souped-up” version of his Quartet. The sextet plays Ernesto’s contemporary jazz compositions and features some of North America’s most respected jazz musicians: Adrean Farrugia (piano), Dan Loomis (bass), Kelly Jefferson (tenor), Tara Davidson (alto), and William Carn (trombone).
$23/28
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Roots Series: Chic Gamine (Winnipeg) w/ Ben Sures

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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If you caught Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café live show this past December, you will remember that JUNO Award-winning Chic Gamine is a vocal powerhouse with three lead singers – Annick Bremault, Alexa Dirks, and Andrina Turenne. With Motown souls, French pop spirits, and rock and roll hearts, the band has enchanted fans and critics alike with close harmonies and infectious tunes. Singer songwriter Ben Sures plays the opening set.
$20/25
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Piano Series: John Stetch

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 pm

March 21 John Stetch

Award-winning pianist John Stetch pushes the boundaries of his jazz and classical training to incorporate melodies from around the world and from American pop-culture, from Mozart to Ukrainian folk music to The Love Boat theme.
$20/25
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Guitar Series: Bob Evan (Regina)

Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 pm

March 25 Bob EvansAward-winning guitarist Bob Evans is back with his eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music. Blessed with a warm vocal style, a tilted sense of humour, and a down-to-earth stage presence, Bob’s show is not just for “guitar geeks”. Check Bob out on YouTube.
$17/22
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Jazz Travellers Series: Harley Card Quintet (Toronto)

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Guitarist, composer, and freelance musician Harley Card is touring to promote his new CD, Hedgerow. A semi-finalist in the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival Guitar Competition, Harley brings some of Toronto’s finest jazz musicians to our stage: Ethan Ardelli (drums), Dan Fortin (bass), David French (sax), and Matt Newton (piano).
$20/25
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Guitar Series: JP Cormier (Cape Breton, NS)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES April 7 jp-cormierDescribed by Chet Atkins as “one of the most important guitarists of his generation”, multi-instrumentalist JP Cormier has a 30-year music career that includes 13 solo albums and 12 ECM Awards. His song, Hometown Battlefield, a depiction of the trials of Canadian veterans, has become a major YouTube hit.
$20/25
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Jazz Singer Series: Andrea Menard (Vancouver)

Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Genre-bending Métis songstress Andrea Menard returns to her jazz roots for an intimate evening of original music, accompanied by long-time collaborator Robert Walsh. With four award-winning CDs under her belt, Menard tells stories and sings songs the only way she knows how – with playfulness, poignancy, and pizzazz.
$25/35 NO FREE PASSES
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Guitar Series: Claude Bourbon (UK)

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 pm

YES April Claude Bourbon

Born in France, raised in Switzerland, and now living in the UK, finger-picking guitarist Claude Bourbon has performed and studied all over the world. A fusion of classical, jazz, and blues, with elements of Eastern, Spanish, Latin, and Western folk, Claude’s music is best described as “Medieval Spanish Blues”.
$17/22
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Roots Series: Eileen Laverty

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Join Eileen and her band for an evening of soft and sensitive ballads delivered with such sensitivity and passion that even leather-clad bikers might be compelled to arm themselves with candles and head straight for the bathtub. Her stellar band features Jesse Brown, Greg Hargarten, Corey Hildebrand, and Glenn Ens.
$23/28 NO FREE PASSES
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Jazz Singer Series: Crestwood w/ Alexis Normand

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Steven Maier (vocals/guitar) and Gent Laird (bass) were runners-up in the second Tusq Duo Competition. Since that time, the duo has morphed into a jazz group featuring Steven’s velvet vocals, renditions of jazz standards, and several pop-infused originals. Singer songwriter Alexis Normand plays the first set.
$15/20
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Big Band Series: High School Big Band Night

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30 pm

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High school big bands from Bishop Mahoney, Centennial, North Battleford Comp, and Holy Rosary take to The Bassment’s stage for a night featuring the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
$7/10
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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
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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.  Suzie is celebrating her birthday this night and, instead of bringing present, she invites you to bring an item for the Saskatoon Foodbank.   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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Words & Music Series: Lloyd Ratzlaff Book Launch – Bindy’s Moon

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Saskatoon non-fiction writer Lloyd Ratzlaff reads selections from his new book Bindy’s Moon. Lloyd will be accompanied by the creative energies of visual artist Roger Trottier and jazz pianist Don Griffith. Special guest readers will be Rita Bouvier and Glenn Sorestad.
$12/17
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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), Kevin Waters (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

YES May 12 Peter Katz

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) w/ Until Red

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. Winnpeg’s roots-rock trio Until Red plays the opening set.
$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

Yes May 23 Bob

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, Donna Hay, and Kim Salkeld.
$20/25
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Words & Music Series: Go Wild At The Bassment with Candace Savage / Lost Keys

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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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 Condition One

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:30 pm

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Looking for ways to improve your jazz chops? Local funky jazz trio Condition One take the reins at our jam to 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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Kevin Kane & Bryan Potvin

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Kevin Kane and Bryan Potvin unite to perform songs from their two iconic Canadian pop bands – The Grapes of Wrath and The Northern Pikes. Kevin and Bryan will perform solo material as well as several new co-written songs.

$20 - Tickets available at the door.

The doors open at 7:00pm.

Roots Series: Dennis Ellsworth (Charlottetown) and JD Edwards (Winnipeg)

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

sept 10 dennis 2Into a rhythm of writing, recording, and releasing an album a year, Dennis Ellsworth creates darkly optimistic tunes that seamlessly blend modern East Coast folk with rock and roll. Opener JD Edwards draws from a deep musical well, switching from wheatfield roots to groove-oriented rock to mellower singer-songwriter material.
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Roots Series: In With The Old

Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:00 pm

sept 11 IWTOEllen Froese-Kooijenga, Jaxon Lalonde, and Kasia Thorlakson have created a fresh new take on Old-time, Folk, and Bluegrass music. Their return to the Bassment will feature unique originals and age-old traditional bluegrass songs delivered with beautiful harmonies and a twanging banjo.
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Big Band Series: Stone Frigate Big Band ft. Robyn Knight

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

Sept 20  SFBBStart your jazz season off with one of Saskatoon’s best big bands. Featuring vocalist Robyn Knight, the Stone Frigate Big Band plays the classic swinging hits of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman.   The band also features Nathan Degenhart (tenor sax), Albert La (tenor sax), and Matt Wolsfeld (piano).  Dancers are welcome!            
$17/22      Get Tickets Soon                                      Sponsored by Prairie Meats

Jazz Singers Series: Jazz Singer Fest – 6 Singers – featuring The Kim Salkeld Quartet

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 pm

If you are a fan of jazz vocal standards, then our Jazz Singer Fest II is for you. This will be a celebration of great songs and great singers: Sarah Anderson, Neil Currie, BJ Harris, Rebecca Griffith, Donna Hay, and Gillian Snider. .  Arranger/pianist Kim Salkeld will be joined by Sheldon Corbett (sax), Dave Anderson (bass), and D’arce MacMillan (drums).

$17/22     Get Tickets Soon                                                           Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Blues Series: The 24th Street Wailers (Toronto)

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 8:00 pm

sept 20 24th streetExperienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers play the freewheeling music of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Featuring the growling sax of Jon Wong, the pounding piano of Jesse Whiteley, and the gritty, soulful vocals of drummer Lindsay Beaver, The Wailers know how to rock.
$17/22    Get Tickets Soon
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Roots Series: Lee Harvey Osmond

Friday, November 6, 2015, 9:00 pm

Nov 6, 2015 LHOLee Harvey Osmond, aka Tom Wilson, aka one of three Rodeo Kings, is touring in support of his 3rd LHO album Beautiful Scars. The strength of the songs not withstanding, Beautiful Scars is a fascinating vocal journey to rank among the great sonic Canadian records of our time.

$34/39    Get Tickets

Presented by Roadside Attractions & The SJS Sponsored by CFCR FM

Roots Series: Slocan Ramblers (Toronto)

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:00 am

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Ramblers are a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. The band has quickly built a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship, and an uncanny abnov 13 slocanty to convert anyone within earshot into a die-hard fan.

$20/25       Get Tickets

Presented by the NorthAmericanaFest and the Saskatoon Jazz Society
Sponsored by CFCR FM

Jazz Singer Series: Broadway in Love 2

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 pm

BroadwayLove snipFollowing up on the success of last year’s event, Saskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society are once again teaming up to present Broadway in Love 2 in honour of Valentine’s Day. Calling on the talents of many local performers, Broadway in Love 2is a cabaret style performance featuring well-known love songs and songs about love from some of Broadway’s best musicals. Bring a loved one, and join in the singalong songs!

$22/27 Get Tickets!

Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players and the SJS

Jazz Singer Series: Broadway In Love 2

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 pm

Following up on the success of last year’s event, Saskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society are once again teaming up to present Broadway in Love 2 in honour of Valentine’s Day. Calling on the talents of many local performers, Broadway in Love 2is a cabaret style performance featuring well-known love songs and songs about love from some of Broadway’s best musicals. Bring a loved one, and join in the singalong songs!

$22/27 Get Tickets!

Presented by Saskatoon Summer Players and the SJS