The Jazz Festival gives local musicians of all shapes and sizes all kinds of opportunities to get on stage and strut their stuff. Here’s a list of local acts you should check out, playing all around town from the Bess Gardens to the Experience Downtown Free Stage.
Stride monster and improv extraordinaire Scott Bradlee, the man behind Postmodern Jukebox (and one of my favourite online jazz experiences ever), just put out his band’s 2013 Year In Review. It’s amazing.
The Pram Trio is a stylish, Toronto-based group of guys that are doing what so many young Canadian musicians aspire to: composing their own music and putting a hip, modern spin on jazz. This is the kind of jazz I’d bring my non-jazz friends to come listen to.
Summer is slipping away. In Saskatoon, that means we exchange trips to the cabin for the return of jazz. Not the worst trade off in the world. Here’s what’s coming up this month and what you should really look forward to.