The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra will be performing Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert music.
Two of our guest artists will be long time Ellingtonian band members James Zollar and Brad Shigeta.
Our guest vocalist is Dee Daniels.
Also. we are delighted to have 24 members of the UofS Greystone Singers join us on stage.
Our guest conductor is the award winning Canadian composer/arranger Fred Stride.
“This music,” said Ellington “is the most important thing I’ve ever done, or am ever likely to do. This is personal, not career.”
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By Justine Gieni
As the saying goes, there’s no business like show business, and Tommy Banks knows show business.
With an illustrious career spanning more than 60 years … (click for full article)
Past Canadian Senator, Musical Director of the Olympic Games & Commonwealth Games, TV & Radio personality, Member of the Order of Canada, Juno Award Winner Tommy Banks has done it all in the music business. Banks’ piano playing, his arrangements and his charm will delight audiences of all ages when he is joined by the swinging sounds of the SJO and Saskatoon’s own Shelly Ewing!
This Count Basie Re-imagined concert will include classic swing era big band arrangements closely associated with the iconic Count Basie Orchestra and, fresh-and-modern imaginations of similar Basie-type repertoire. Along with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra there will be four special guest artists for this concert. From MacEwan University – Ray Baril (sax/guest conductor); from Brandon University – Greg Gatien (sax) and Eric Platz (drums); from Winnipeg, MB – Jeff Presslaff (piano/guest composer).
December 5, 2015: SJO/SSO collaboration, TCU Place
Saskatoon Symphony / SJO collaboration presenting the Nutcracker Suite
The great jazz musician Duke Ellington took Tchaikovsky’s beloved classic The Nutcracker Suite and flipped it on its head creating Ellington’s own Nutcracker Suite. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra for the first time in this evening that pairs Tchaikovsky’s music with Ellington’s. Full of Christmas fun, this will be be one of the most memorable nights of the year.
Saskatoon Jazz Society members get a discount on this concert. Talk to Saskatoon Symphony office for details.