Jazz Festival announces provincial tour of Fisk/DeJong Collective

Published: Apr 23, 2012

SASKATOON — The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival has added a new programming initiative in advance of this summer's ten-day festival in Saskatoon.

The Festival announced today that they are presenting a provincial tour of five Saskatchewan communities with the Fisk/DeJong Collective featuring Juno Award-winning pianist David Braid.

The tour was created to bring high caliber jazz performance to areas outside the province's major cities. The new project was made possible with support from SaskTel.

The five concerts are as follows:

Tuesday, May 1 / North Battleford
Chapel Gallery / 891 99 Street
7:30pm / $15 / students & seniors $10
Tickets: Chapel Gallery / 306.445.1757

Wednesday, May 2 / Rosthern
Rosthern Station Arts Centre / Railway Avenue
7:30pm / $15 / students & seniors $10
Tickets: Station Arts Centre / 306.232.5332

Thursday, May 3 / Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Library Performing Arts Theatre / 217 Main St. N
7:30pm / $15 / students & seniors $10
Tickets: available only at the door.

Friday, May 4 / Swift Current
Lyric Theatre / 227 Central Avenue N
7:30pm / $20 / students & seniors $10
Tickets: Pharmasave / 390 Central Ave. N. / 306.773.7261

Sunday, May 6 / Kindersley
Norman Ritchie Community Centre / 1023 1st Street West
7:30pm concert / 2pm workshop
$15 / students & seniors $10 / under 13 Free
Tickets: Town of Kindersley office / 306.463.2675

About the musicians:
Simon Fisk and Mark DeJong have collaborated in various musical settings for the past several years, including the Outer Bridge ensemble, the JuJubarians, and trio performances with legendary drummer Jerry Granelli. With instrumentation including saxophone, bass, drums, cello, bass clarinet and percussion, they now venture into new musical territory with piano.

Fisk and DeJong first connected with pianist David Braid on a 2010 Outer Bridge Ensemble western Canadian tour. The three became immediate friends and instant musical compadres, and have been looking for performance opportunities ever since. With compositions from all three members, the music will be very dynamic in style and influence.

Fisk, DeJong, and Braid bring very strong individual voices into an environment of deep commitment to listening, open-ness and creative intent. The music is first and foremost, with three voices floating, interacting, and creating a dynamic interplay that will engage listeners from all walks of life.

The 26th SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival runs June 22 – July 1, 2012. The Festival will announce the complete ticketed lineup on May 3, while free stage schedules will be made available on May 17. For more information, visit the Festival website at


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