Hot Club Saskatoon plays the swing standards made famous by Django Reinhardt in the 1930s and ‘40s. Mild-mannered Ross Nykiforuk steps out of the phone booth as the groovy and swinging superhero of the Hammond B3 – Styles Montreux. Smooth-as-silk vocalist Shelley Ewing guests in both groups. [more]
Storyteller, singer-songwriter, and working class hero Dave Gunning has 8 ECMAs, two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and 11 critically acclaimed recordings. Singer-songwriter and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist JP Cormier has 13 ECMs, one Canadian Folk Music Award, and has worked with country greats Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Bill Munroe. Although [more]
With over a century of rocking the eighty-eights between them, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and David Vest bring their acclaimed Pianorama show to The Bassment for a night of blues and boogie-woogie. Pounding the ivories since way back in 1962, Washington-born JUNO Award winner Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is a one-man cheering section for the [more]
Winners of the 2017 JUNO for Instrumental Album of Year, the aim of the Fretlessis to expand the rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and arrangement style of folk genres using only string instruments. Trent Freeman, Karrnnel, Ben Plotnick, and Eric Wright transform traditional fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, and high-energy
Bassment Jazz Jam
If you sing or play an instrument and are interested in learning how to improvise and play by ear, The Bassment's Jazz Jam is for you. The Rory Lynch Quartet provide back up for anyone wanting to step on stage and make some music. The Jazz Jam is all-ages and is free for both participants and listeners. The kitchen and bar will be open.
Catherine Allan and Andrew O’Brien’s dynamic, harmony-entwined performances are a blend of contemporary folk, roots, and pop that elevates the seemingly effortless union of their voices. Since the release of their debut album The Bliss in 2015, Fortunate Ones’ relentless touring has brought their wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and