U of S Jazz Ensemble to release sixth CD

The University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble will hold a special event this weekend to mark the release of the latest in its series of Bumper Crop CDs, this one entitled Continuance.

Saturday, June 13, 7 pm
Quance Theatre, Education Building
28 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Under the direction of Dean McNeill, the ensemble will perform a number of selections from the CD as part of the release celebration. The ensemble includes students with both music and non-music majors, and the new CD includes a mix of classic arrangements, new repertoire and guest performances.

Bumper Crop VI: Continuance includes tracks featuring the full ensemble along with performances by a jazz combo made up of students pursuing the Department of Music's new certificate in jazz. There is also a piano solo by recent bachelor of music graduate Jared Tehse, and performances by Canadian guest artists including saxophonist Bill Prouten and singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. Three selections from the CD are from the ensemble's first ever recording session at The Bassment, Saskatoon's pre-eminent jazz club.

As with previous Bumper Crop CDs, proceed from the sale of Continuance will support ongoing performances, recording and touring activities for the group.

Listen to Like Something Else by the U of S Jazz ensemble here.


For more information, contact:
Dean McNeill
Department of Music
University of Saskatchewan

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