April 28, 2018
The SJO Plays Stan Getz
Ft. Jeff Antoniuk & Tatrina Tai
Join the SJO and Canadian saxophone master Jeff Antoniuk for an evening of swing & bossa nova! Get set for something a little more modern as well, as we gather to celebrate one of the giants of jazz and the tenor saxophone, Stan Getz! Whether you are a fan of Woody Herman and the big band era, cool 60’s bossa novas and Antonio Carlos Jobim (Girl From Ipanema), or if you like fresh contemporary takes on iconic jazz repertoire, you’ve got to hear the unforgettable spirit of Stan Getz as represented by this very special concert.
About the SJO
The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra (SJO) is committed to presenting the highest caliber professional large jazz ensemble music through its programming and through the featuring of local and nationally/internationally celebrated jazz talent. Through these concert activities the SJO delivers top-quality art music to the city of Saskatoon and beyond while professionally developing many of our own established and emerging jazz musicians.
While some SJO concerts are retrospective in nature (e.g. Friends Remembered 2015 SK. tour, Tribute to Duke Ellington, Tribute to Frank Sinatra), others are visionary (e.g. 2014 jazz festival performance of Phil Dwyer’s Changing Seasons (for large jazz orchestra, string orchestra and classical solo violinist Mark Fewer), large ensemble orchestrations of Mike Rud’s Juno award winning CD Notes on Montreal). All concerts feature important current and emerging musicians whose work intersects with the large jazz ensemble idiom specifically.
For many years SJO Artistic Director Dean McNeill directed the Metro Jazz Ensemble of Saskatoon (MJE), which was the precursor and indeed the inspiration for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra.