Poetics of Jazz

Happy October!

I’m very honoured to be performing with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra for their 2022 season opener concert, Poetics of Jazz. Here are the details:

The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra presents Poetics of Jazz
Saturday, October 22, 2022 7:30pm CST
Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Click here for the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra website and more info
Click here for tickets and here for livestream info (you don’t even have to leave home to check out this great concert!!)

Poetics of Jazz features a unique program of compositions written to and inspired by Saskatchewan-based poets. For several works, the poets will be present to recite their poetry while the SJO performs. Others feature poetry set to music, sung by Saskatoon’s own Jillian Ramsay.

A major highlight of this concert for me is having the opportunity to perform selections from New York-based composer Andrew Rathbun’s Atwood Suites. Featuring poetry by the one-and-only Margaret Atwood, these suites broaden horizons for the modern jazz band in many innovative and colourful ways. Listeners familiar with the works of Canadian composer and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler will feel right at home for this concert (Rathbun and Wheeler have collaborated on several occasions in the past). Even better, Andrew will be making the trip from New York to join us for this concert!

Along with Andrew Rathbun, we have an incredible pile of skilled musicians, poets and composers featured in this concert. I encourage you to visit the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra’s site to learn more about these talented individuals. Hope to see you there!