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SASKTEL Saskatchewan JAZZ FESTIVAL

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS with MEGAN NASH – June 30th, doors open @6:00pm, show @7:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.  “It’s all come full circle,” says Lucinda Williams about her powerful new album, Good Souls Better Angels.  After more than forty years of music making, the pioneering, Louisiana-born artists has returned to the gritty blues foundation that first inspired her as a young singer-songwriter in the late 1970s.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1404

ARKELLS with HAVIAH MIGHTY and SHAWN KISH – July 2nd, doors open @5:00pm, show @6:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.  Hailed by The Globe and Mail as “the right kind of band for this decade,” Arkells are widely considered one of the most passionate, exuberant and in-demand live bands working today.  As radio mainstays, sports-sync shoe-ins and curious students of culture, Arkells have remained ever present – building awareness and personal community experiences around their live shows and new music at every turn.  The most emblematic example of this being The Rally, Arkells’ hometown concert that was hailed as one of the biggest headline shows in the country, and is slated to return in June 2022.  Arkells continue to unleash new music and tour dates as the band and their fans return to live in-person festivities.  Their hotly anticipated new album BLINK ONCE is out now, with recently teased BLINK TWICE companion album due later this year.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1405

KIESZA and THE HALLUCI NATION – July 3rd, doors open @6:00pm, show @7:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.  Kiesza stormed onto the scene in 2014 with her impassioned hit “Hideaway,” which has since accrued over a billion streams; the accompanying one-shot video has been featured on several best-of-decade lists.  Her debut studio album Sound Of A Woman saw her top charts globally and moved over a million units.  Top-tier musicians soon rushed to work with her, and the rising Canadian talent soon counted herself as a feature on releases from the likes of Skrillex, Diplo, Duran Duran and Joey Bada$$, to name a few.  The Canadian multi-hyphenate also has a foot in the fashion world, serving as the face of campaigns for top brands like Fendi and Maison Birks.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1406

PATTI LABELLE with JACK SEMPLE – July 5th, doors open @6:00pm, show @7:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.  Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle.  As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class.  Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1407

BAHAMAS with RUBY WATERS – July 6th, doors open @6:00pm, show @7:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens. 2018’s Grammy-Nominated Earthtones saw Bahamas joining forces with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer James Gadson (the rhythm section behind D’Angelo’s Black Messiah), and even merging them with his stable of longtime heavyweight musicians on Kimmel.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1408

PRAIRIE RHYTHMS: 35 YEARS OF JAZZ, COMMUNITY, AND FUN FT. THE SASKATOON JAZZ ORCHESTRA – July 7th, doors open @6:00pm, show @7:00pm, TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens.  Under the direction of Dean McNeill the Saskatchewan Jazz Orchestra (SJO) is proud to help celebrate the SaskTel Jazz Festival’s 35th anniversary through this one-time gala concert featuring home grown SK talent from multiple generations!  Confirmed artists include Ted Warren (Drums), multi Juno award winner Jon Ballantyne (Piano), Al Muirhead (Trumpet), Juno award winner Mike Rud (Guitar), Ross Ulmer (Trombone), Sheldon Corbett (Sax), Barrie Redford (Trumpet), Mark DeJong (Sax), plus a whole host of up and coming SK-based musical talent.  Repertoire for this concert will include excerpts from the Regina Jazz Society’s Western Canadian Music-Awards-nominatetd CD “The Saskatchewan Suite: The Story of Us” composed by Fred Stride, and, the “Saskatchewan Suite” composed by Juno award-winning pianist/composer Oliver Jones.  This concert will also feature premiers of 2 original new works composed by Silas Friesen and Paul Suchan.  Tickets: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events?p=event&event=1409