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April 12, 2006

Regina Celebrates the History of Jazz in Saskatchewan

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz news

Saskatchewan’s Premiere Jazz Musicians Featured In A Celebration of Music

Regina Jazz Society celebrates Saskatchewan’s music history with a concert featuring the province’s finest jazz musicians on Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Regina. Featuring such notable artists as pianist Jon Ballantyne, trumpeter Al Muirhead, saxophonist P.J. Perry, bassist Miles Hill, and drummer Ted Warren among the greats included in the evening’s performance, the concert also includes guest appearances by award winning blues guitarists Jack Semple and Big Dave McLean.

Based on the Society’s first book publication “The Jazz Province: A History of Jazz in Saskatchewan”, the concert showcases the project, which highlights the vibrant and rich history of the music presented and birthed in the province. Written by prominent Saskatchewan author, playwright, and Order of Canada inductee Ken Mitchell; and designed by award winning designer Catharine Bradbury, the book was produced as part of the province’s ongoing Centennial Celebrations.

Featured Performers:

MC – Victor Sawa

Saxophones

Alto – PJ Perry
Alto – Donny Kennedy
Tenor – Gord Foote
Tenor – Trent Reschny
Bari – Art Neale

Trumpets

Dave Mossing
Al Muirhead
Barry Redford
Rick Boughton

Trombones

Barb Hamilton
Bass – John Griffiths

Rhythm

Piano – Tilden Webb
Piano – Jon Ballantyne
Drums – Ted Warren
Bass – Miles Hill
Guitar – Jack Semple

Singers

Female Vocals – Andrea Menard
Guest Male Vocals – Big Dave McLean

For more information, or to purchase the book, visit www.reginajazz.ca

Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Jazz Province
A Celebration in Music featuring Saskatchewan’s Premiere Jazz Musicians
Casino Regina Show Lounge / Regina

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