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Regina JazzFest 2017

Sponsored and operated by the Regina Jazz Society, JazzFest Regina is an annual event intended to introduce the world of Jazz in all its forms to the city’s many residents. Every summer, JazzFest will showcase many up and coming local and Canadian Jazz musicians along with several internationally known and renowned “Headliners”. This multi-day event will give all in Regina an opportunity to see and hear some of the best jazz music available today. JazzFest is made available to Regina only through the work of many volunteers and the support of a number of sponsors to which we are more than grateful.

RENEE ROSNES DUO THE NEW MONTAGUES FRANCOIS BOURASSA QUARTET BB KING TRIBUTE JACK SEMPLE FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH – THE REGINA JAZZ ORCHESTRA & GUESTS THE NICKY LAWRENCE QUARTET SERENA RYDER
Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30
Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
DOORS OPEN 6PM
Date: Friday, June 16th, 2017
8:00 PM
Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017
DOORS OPEN 6:30 SHOW 8PM
Date: Sunday, June 18th, 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. – BRUNCH 10:00 A.M. PROGRAM STARTS 10:30 A.M. TICKET PRICES INCLUDE BRUNCH
Date: Sunday, June 18th, 2017
DOORS OPEN 6:30 P.M.
Date: Sunday, June 25th, 2017
STARTS 7:30 P.M.
About: Over the course of her 30-year career, Regina-born, New York-based pianist Renee Rosnes has performed and recorded with a “who’s who” of jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, James Moody, and Ron Carter, to name a few. She is a four-time JUNO award winner, and has released 16 albums as a leader. Renee will be joined by the renowned Canadian bassist (and long-time former member of pianist George Shearing’s band), Neil Swainson. About: The Montagues are one of the hottest party bands goin these days in Regina. With the “rippingest” 4 piece horn section in town to really get things stirred up, the band cooks a deadly mix of rock/funk/r&b that’ll get you on the dance floor before you realize what’s happening. About: The music of François Bourassa (piano, composition) remains deeply personal, created and
shared with his longtime-musicians and friends Guy Boisvert (double bass), André Leroux
(saxophone) and Greg Ritchie (drums). For this new album (his 9th)
which will be released in autumn 2017, François intends to explore different musical
atmospheres. Classical music will always be present as an influence, alongside today’s jazz
and free improvisation.
About: Semple has been twice nominated, in 1999 and 2000, for a Gemini Award for his soundtrack work on the television series Incredible Story Studio. Semple won a Juno award in 1991 for best roots recording. He has won two Western Canadian music awards for “Qu’Appelle” and “In the Blue Light”. Semple continues to perform as a solo artist and with The Jack Semple Band, across Canada and now being championed across America! About: The Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO) is in their fourth year of operation. Their inaugural concert was March 20th, 2013 at the Exchange. This band started by the want and need of the musicians of the city that wanted to have the opportunity to play concert jazz repertoire. The band is a standard instrumentation big band. 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, bass, piano, and drums. Featured vocalist Pat Steele. About: Featuring:
Nicky Lawrence
Craig Salkeld : Keys MD
Mike Thompson : Drums
Danny Jones : Bass
Ken Burton : Guitar
 About: Utopia’s sassy soul-pop romp and lead single “Got Your Number”, hatched spontaneously during an exploratory early writing session that found Ryder once again casting aside her guitar and “just goofing around on the drums, just kind of rapping and rhyming and singing weird jazzy stuff” in search of new musical avenues to explore, is but a tantalizing taste of the surprises Serena Ryder has to offer on her new record.
Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Lakeshore Drive Where: Bushwakker Brewing, Dewdney Avenue Where: Acfr Le Bistro, Hillsdale Street Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina, Broad Street Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina, Broad Street Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Lakeshore Drive  Where: Conexus Arts Centre, Lakeshore Drive

 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 - Sunday, June 25th, 2017