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SaskTel Jazz Festival: SJO presents Keyed to Life: The Music of Stevie Wonder with FunkJoint

7:00 PM / TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens (Satellite Event)

Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra with Special Guests The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is BACK!

Visit the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival's website for the full rundown of this year's festival, including box office guidelines, safety information and general FAQ!

Please note that the doors open 1 hour prior to showtime for the TD Mainstage at Bessborough Gardens.

Keyed to Life! 100 million albums sold world-wide, 22 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award (Best Original Song), Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, R&B Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, are but a few of the accolades honouring the spectacular musical career of the one and only Stevie Wonder.

The universality of Stevie Wonder and his music served is the inspiration behind this Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra show which marks the SJO’s return to live performance after a 1.5-year hiatus due to the global pandemic. This SJO performance will feature guest artists Heidi Munro (vocals), Todd Martin (vocals and harmonica), and Mark DeJong (saxophone).

The music will feature a blend of classic and reimagined renditions of Stevie Wonder’s incredibly joy-filled music, presented though the ‘lens’ of Saskatoon’s premiere Jazz ensemble, the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra.

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FunkJoint - 7PM FunkJoint - 7PM This dynamic Saskatoon group revels in tight funk and improvisation, drawing from collective decades teaching music and playing in bands spanning jazz to metal and everywhere in between. With the 2020 release of their debut EP ‘Many Worlds’, FunkJoint is solidifying their sound and look to continue delivering energetic live performances and bring jazz to more ears in 2021.
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Todd Martin Todd Martin

Todd Martin - Special Guest

An accomplished singer and harmonica player, Todd has been fronting the Winnipeg based group Dirty Catfish Brass Band for the past 9 years, as well as performing regularly with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and The Ron Paley Big Band. Adding to his list of accomplishments, he has performed on 2 Juno Award winning albums, most recently for The Bros Landreth album Let It Lie, which features both his horn and harmonica playing.

Heidi Munro Heidi Munro

Heidi Munro - Special Guest

Whether it’s R&B/Jazz, Blues, Rock ’n’ Roll or country, powerhouse vocalist Heidi Munro pours passion and energy into every performance.

Mark DeJong Mark DeJong

Mark DeJong - Special Guest

Saxophonist Mark DeJong has over 20 years of professional experience as a musician, educator, director, composer, bandleader, promoter, contractor, presenter and sideman. Mark is equally at home in jazz, blues, pop, folk, and gospel settings, Marks abilities have garnered recognition regionally, across Canada, and beyond the border.

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