Celebrating 30 years of #saskjazz

June 24 - July 3

​FROM HANDY TO HANCOCK: JAZZ IN ITS MANY FORMS

Trombonist Clay Smith is rumoured to have said, “If the truth were known about the origin of the word 'Jazz,' it would never be mentioned in polite company.” There are as many versions of the etymology of ‘Jazz’ as there are beat signatures on Brubeck’s Time Out. What each tale has in common is this: Jazz represents energy, spontaneity and freedom of expression. It’s with this spirit that Jazz has inspired generations of musicians and music lovers. Experience its many forms with our Festival Feature picks!

Jaz in Diverse