the SJO & Artistic Director Dean McNeill are proud to present

Four Brilliant Live Jazz Events

Explore Our 2016-2017 Season Below

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October 2, 2016

7:30 PM

Canadian Composer Spotlight

ft. Western Canada’s own Ron Paley

The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra is back with another evening of great big band music with a spotlight on Canadian composers—featuring Western Canada’s own Ron Paley and Saskatchewan vocalist Elly Thorn.

December 18, 2016

7:30 PM

Peter & The Wolf ala Swing

with narrator Dr. Peter Stoicheff

The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra puts a swing in Peter’s timeless encounter with the Wolf with their take on Sergei Prokofiev’s classic as arranged for the SJO by Winnpeg-based composer Jeff Preslaff and narrated by University of Saskatchewan president Peter Stoicheff. This December performance is rounded out with a selection of holiday big band classics. A special winter pudding ale will also be premiered by 9 Mile Brewery!

April 30, 2017

7:30 PM

The Way The West Was Swung

ft. Saskatoon’s own vocalist BJ Harris

Saskatoon’s own vocalist BJ Harris joins the SJO for an incredible evening of hard driving swing performing repertoire arranged for the magnificent Steve Lawrence by one of the most respected writers of this generation, Marion Evans. For the past twelve years, BJ Harris has showcased his vocal prowess, range, and versatility by offering audiences a unique smorgasbord of musical flavours, and the SJO is thrilled to feature him in their third concert of the season.

May 27, 2017

7:30 PM

Changing Seasons 2017

ft. Mark Fewer

The SJO is once again thrilled to invite back to the concert stage Canadian solo violin virtuoso Mark Fewer performing Changing Seasons which is a Juno Award-winning concerto for solo violin, jazz orchestra and string orchestra composed by Canadian musical icon Phil Dwyer. One of the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra’s biggest hits in past seasons, pieces like Changing Seasons blur and redefine musical boundaries between traditional genres in exciting and collaborative ways. This concert will not only include the SJO and members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s string section (performing Changing Seasons) it will also feature the Saskatoon Brass Band perform a new composition written specifically for Mark Fewer (as solos), composed by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Conductor Bramwell Tovey!