One of the biggest and best music festivals in the Canadian prairies, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is an incredible way to experience intimate concerts with some of the world’s top performers! Filled to the brim with jazz, blues, funk, soul and more this is a music lover’s dream.
Every year, hundreds of performers come to play multiple stages and over 80,000 fans line up to see them! Taking place along the banks of the South Saskatchewan River this is an idyllic place to see live jazz.
Every year is a veritable who’s who of the jazz world! Here are just a few of the acts you can catch at this year’s fest.
Big Fat Calico Cat: The name says it all. Expect swagger and cool from this Canadian duo – Lady T sings classics and originals while keyboardist Bryn Becker lays it down, delivering the bluesy soul they’re fast becoming famous for!
Eliza Mary Doyle: This Saskatchewan based banjo player is an international star for her ability to jump from melodic folk tunes to bootstomping bluegrass at the drop of a hat. Currently on tour with Lyle Lovett and his band, she’s bound to impress at Jazz Fest!
Five Alarm Funk: Canada’s premier party band! These funk impresarios have been whipping dance floors into a frenzy for decades now, bringing their virtuoso musicianship to bear on the grooviest sounds around.
Jann Arden: Jann Arden! Do we need to say more? This singer-songwriter and Canadian celeb sing songs about life and love with a tender sweetness and melancholy. She’s a powerhouse, completely hilarious in person, and an all-around wonder.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg – there are dozens more great artists to see at this year’s festival!