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

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8:00 pm

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Into 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.
$17/22 Get Tickets Soon
Sponsored by CFCR

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.
$15/20 Get Tickets Soon
Sponsored by CFCR

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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Blues Series: Harpdog Brown & Little Victor (Vancouver)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 8:00 pm

sept 30 harp vicWinner of the 2014 Maple Blues Award for Harmonica Player of the Year, itinerant bluesman Harpdog Brown is also a gifted singer and a world-class story-teller. Legendary harmonica player, guitarist, and singer Little Victor joins Mr. Brown for an evening of blues classics and originals.
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Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Roots Series: Andy Brown (Frederickton, NB)

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 8:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThree-time International Songwriting Competition Finalist, Andy Brown has emerged as a must-see performer on the Canadian and International music scene. Andy’s honesty as a songwriter, expressive showmanship, and soaring vocals have made him a fan-favourite wherever he performs.
$15/20 Get Tickets Soon
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Jazz Travellers Series: Tara Davidson (Toronto)

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:00 pm

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Canadian Jazz superstars Andrew Downing (bass), David Occhipinti (guitar), and Mike Murley (tenor), join alto saxophonist/composer Tara Davidson for a night of original compositions from her 2014 release Duets.

$20/25 Get Tickets Soon

Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

Piano Series: Mike Evin (Toronto)

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 8:00 pm

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The joyous spirit of Canadian piano-pop songwriter Mike Evin pulses through his music, uplifting and soulful. Evin weaves hook-laden melodies, playful vocals, and driving grooves to create danceable pop gems and hopeful musings on life and love.

$15/20     Get Tickets Soon

Sponsored by Yamaha Piano Centre

Blues Series: Steve Hill (Montreal)

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 9:00 pm

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Dubbed the ‘meanest guitar player in Canada’ and known for intense live shows, Steve Hill sings and plays guitar standing, while his feet play bass drum, snare drum, and hi-hat. With roots in blues, rock, and country, Hill performs originals, blues classics, and raucous renditions of Hendrix hits.

$20/25 Get Tickets Soon

Sponsored by Braid Flooring

Roots Series: The Steel Wheels (Harrisonburg, VA)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 8:00 pm

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From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels captures audiences with a heady brew of original soulful mountain music. Returning for third Bassment visit, this dynamic four-piece string band blends old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound.
$20/25 Get Tickets Soon
Sponsored by CFCR
Presented by AmericanaMusicFest and the SJS

Roots Series: Claire Lynch (Nashville)

Friday, October 16, 2015, 9:00 pm

oct 16 Claire LynchLong recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch is a pioneer continually pushing the boundaries of bluegrass. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) chose her as the 2013 Female Vocalist of the Year and Dolly Parton maintains Claire has “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.”
$20/25 Get Tickets Soon
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Jazz Travellers Series: Joey DeFrancesco Trio (Philadelphia)

Friday, October 30, 2015, 9:00 pm

oct 30 joey 1The undisputed Master of the Jazz Organ, Joey DeFrancesco was a child prodigy born into a family of jazz musicians. By the time he was 5, Joey was playing the organ hits of Jimmy Smith. At age of 10, he was playing gigs in Philadelphia with Hank Mobley and Philly Joe Jones. And when he was 16, Joey was signed to an exclusive contract with Columbia Records. His list of musical partners is vast and varied: George Benson, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Steve Gadd, John McLaughlin, David Sanborn, John Scofield, and Jimmy Smith. With 2 Grammy nominations and 33 albums as leader, Joey DeFrancesco makes his Bassment debut as a seasoned musician at the height of his creative power.
$50/60 Get Tickets Soon
Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

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

Jazz Singers Series: Forever Young: A Centenary Celebration of Sinatra Featuring Robert Young and the Big Beat Band

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 5:30 pm

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Celebrating the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, Calgary vocalist Robert Young performs a night of the legendary crooners’ classic tunes. Under the direction of Calgary Jazz Orchestra’s leader Johnny Summers, the Big Beat Band features arrangements with the feel of the original Nelson Riddle and Count Basie recordings. Special guest Dean McNeil will be joined by some of Saskatoon’s finest jazz musicians.

$25/35 Get Tickets Soon

Sponsored by Concorde Group Corp.

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