Sorry. Excuse the terrible pun. I’ve just launched this blog and I’m starting the process of filling up its pages. Before long the Pickup will be your go-to destination for jazz news in Saskatoon.
Many people my age (early 20s, or younger) aren’t aware of our city’s exceptional jazz scene. It’s an unfortunate reality — at least for the moment. A few straw polls of friends and friends-of-friends shows that a good chunk of this unawareness can be chalked up to the lack of anybody keeping them informed on jazzy concerts and events. I aim to fix this!
Others simply haven’t been exposed to good jazz music. By pointing these people in the direct of some hip shows, I think I can win some over.
On the right-hand side of the site you’ll find an event calendar. It lists as many jazz or jazz-related concerts and events that I can dig up. Check back often to stay up to speed on where to get your jazz fix. You can also check the event calendar page itself to see a list of events beyond the ten that show up on the site’s other pages.
I need your help to keep the event calendar up to date. If you know about a jazz concert or event — including jams, workshops, or lectures — please let me know. I’d be happy to add it to the calendar. You can use the form on this page to submit a listing.
I also need your help to cover all the great events that one man alone just can’t get to. Are you a writer? A photographer? Looking for a place to publish your work? Well you’ve found one. Get in touch with me via the contact page and let me know that you want to contribute.
Great site. I’m jazzed.