Celebrating 30 years of #saskjazz

June 24 - July 3

30 Years

Celebrating 30 years of #saskjazz

The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is celebrating 30 years in Saskatoon this summer! To commemorate and pay homage to the festival, we worked with two local writers and music fans, Britainy Zapshalla and Kate Matthews, on this special 30th Anniversary feature. Among the articles below you will find interviews with volunteers, organizers, and musicians each of whom have made a significant impact on the event, an interview with the festival's founder Jim Hill, slideshows of past performers and posters, fun facts about the festival, a recipe for Jazzy Lemonade, and much more. As you discover how the event has been shaped over the past 30 years we'd love to hear your special festival memories too! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share your Jazz Festival memories and follow our profiles for ticket and merchandise giveaways - there will be many over the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Monday, May 23 2016
PIVOTAL SHOWS
Monday, May 9 2016
FROM DREAM TO REALITY WITH MONA CHAPPELL
Monday, May 9 2016
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ APPRECIATION DAY
Monday, May 9 2016
CHAMPION VOLUNTEERS WITH DELLA BEAL, JEFF GOULD, AND KATHRYN ELLIS
Monday, May 9 2016
MUSIC MENTORSHIP AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
Sunday, May 8 2016
WHO, WHAT, WEAR
Sunday, May 8 2016
EYE FOR MUSIC'S FUTURE WITH KEVIN TOBIN
Sunday, May 8 2016
JAZZY LEMONADE RECIPE
Sunday, May 8 2016
​FROM HANDY TO HANCOCK: JAZZ IN ITS MANY FORMS
Sunday, May 8 2016
​THE PLACES TO BE
Sunday, May 8 2016
SHOW ‘N’ TELL
Sunday, May 8 2016
ARTISTS LOVE OUR CITY WITH SHELLEY LOEFFLER
Sunday, May 8 2016
SPOTLIGHT: SASKATOON JAZZ SOCIETY
Sunday, May 8 2016
A JAZZ TRADITION WITH MAURICE DROUIN AND BOB KLASSEN
Sunday, May 8 2016
CROWD-TRACKER: FESTIVAL ATTENDANCE FROM 1987 TO NOW
Sunday, May 8 2016
MISSED CONNECTIONS
Sunday, May 8 2016
SPOTLIGHT: JORDAN COOK/REIGNWOLF
Thursday, May 5 2016
UP CLOSE TO IDOLS WITH DON GRIFFITH
Thursday, May 5 2016
A FAMILY TRADITION WITH MAYGEN KARDASH
Wednesday, May 4 2016
Celebrating 30 Years
Wednesday, May 4 2016
MUSICIAN FOR HIRE WITH BARRIE REDFORD
Wednesday, May 4 2016
YOU NEVER KNOW WITH MITCH RIABKO
Wednesday, May 4 2016
FAMOUS ENCOUNTERS WITH LYLE BOLEN
Wednesday, May 4 2016
A MUSICIAN'S DREAM WITH EARL PEREIRA