Welcome to tonight's performance

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7:30 PM, December 15, 2018
at the Broadway Theatre

The SJO Presents: Holiday Swing... And Then Some!

With special guest vocalist Jessica Robinson

Our Sponsors

We would like to also recognize Dr. Renée Kennedy and her family for contributing to the SJO/SYJO.

Visit jazzyxe.ca to view tonight’s program!

Thank you for joining the SJO and special guest vocalist Jessica Robinson to kick off your Christmas holidays with our concert Holiday Swing… And Then Some!

We’re here tonight to put our spin on a suite of holiday jazz classics. Artistic Director Dean McNeill has programmed a mixture of music ranging from Duke Ellington’s take on the Nutcracker Suite, holiday classics á la big band, and more in building this holiday music extravaganza.

Note: if you would like to continue to support us (in addition to being here tonight), please click here to learn about donating the SJO

7:30 PM, December 15, 2018
at the Broadway Theatre

The SJO Presents: Holiday Swing... And Then Some!

With special guest vocalist Jessica Robinson

Our Sponsors

We would like to also recognize Dr. Renée Kennedy and her family for contributing to the SJO/SYJO.

Visit jazzyxe.ca to view tonight’s program!

Thank you for joining the SJO and special guest vocalist Jessica Robinson to kick off your Christmas holidays at our concert Holiday Swing… And Then Some!

We’re here tonight to put our spin on a suite of holiday jazz classics. Artistic Director Dean McNeill has programmed a mixture of music ranging from Duke Ellington’s take on the Nutcracker Suite, holiday classics á la big band, and more in building this holiday music extravaganza.

Note: if you would like to continue to support us (in addition to being here tonight), please click here to learn about donating the SJO

Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson began her music career studying Jazz voice at Grant MacEwan before heading south to Nashville to pursue a decade long journey as a country music singer/songwriter. After a trio of successful CDs, a dozen top twenty singles at radio, numerous awards, and a CMT video shot in Havana, Jessica took a professional hiatus to raise her three beautiful girls. Recently the music pull has resurrected Jessica’s passion and she has been singing in a variety of genres and venues including the Broadway, the Bassment and the Jazz Festival free stage.

Tonight's SJO Personnel

Alto 1 Trent Reschny
Alto 2 Gerard Weber
Tenor 1 Sheldon Corbett
Tenor 2 Nathan Degenhart
Bari Doug Gilmour
Trumpet 1 Dean McNeill
Trumpet 2 Barrie Redford
Trumpet 3 Darrin Oehlerking
Trumpet 4 Nick Fanner
Trumpet 5 Silas Friesen
Trombone 1 Brad Shigeta
Trombone 2 Erica Rybinski
Trombone 3 Don Schmidt
Bass Trombone Dawn McLean Belyk
Piano Paul Suchan
Bass Emmett Fortosky
Vocals Jessica Robinson
Artistic Director Dean McNeill
Publicity Bryn Becker
Stage Managers Colin Grant & Spencer Krips

Tonight's SYJO Personnel

Alto Adam Hendry
Alto Myles Wright
Tenor Will Pahl
Tenor Una Lee-Phillipson
Bari Jackson Junk
Trumpet Liam McRorie-Wilson
Trumpet Ian Kimpton
Trumpet Rochelle Wright
Trumpet Eileen Knox
Trumpet Isaiah Shurmer
Trumpet Xavier St. Amand
Trombone Brayden Johnson
Trombone Tim Yang
Trombone Erika Rybinski
Trombone Spencer Krips
Piano Nathan Tran
Bass Isaac Reaser
Bass Tommy Banman
Drums Oishik Khan
Director Nick Fanner

Tonight's Set List

Opening Remarks

The Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

O Canada

Repertorie selected from the following:

Nutcracker Overture (ft. Brad Shigeta)

Lo’ How A Rose E’ver Blooming

Joy To The World (ft. Trent Reschny)

Jingle Bells arr. by Tom Kubis (ft. Dawn McLean)

O Holy Night (ft. Dean McNeill)

Christmas Song  arr. Gilliland (ft. Jessica Robinson)

Sleigh Ride (ft. Jessica Robinson)

Here Comes Santa Clause/Santa Is Coming to Town

Take 5 Mary, You Deserve It

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

=======15 minute intermission====== 

The Saskatoon Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Nick Fanner

Entr’Acte (ft. Brad Shigeta)

You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch (ft . Dawn McLean Belyk)

Little Drummer Boy

Train Out Of Dreamland

Jingle Bells arr. John Clayton

Angles We Have Heard On High (ft. Jon McCaslin)

We With You A Merry Christmas  (ft. Sheldon Corbett)

What Child is This 

May Each Day Of Your Life

Donate to the SJO

The SJO is kept alive by the support of jazz lovers and the members of our small but tightly-knit community here in Saskatoon.

We appreciate you coming to tonight’s show — ticket purchases are the number one way we keep the SJO alive. We are also grateful to all our sponsors for giving what they have to support what we do.

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