Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra presents Keyed to Life: The Music of Stevie Wonder
TICKETED SHOW – TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens
Show Start: Tuesday, August 10 | 7PM
$30 adv | $40 day of (+ agency fee and taxes)
$15 adv | $20 day of (+ agency fees and taxes – Kids 7-12, proof of age may be required at gate)
Children 6 and under free with adult (two children per adult)
Doors open 1hr prior to show time | Headliner on stage last | Rain or shine
Ticket includes: FunkJoint
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 & harmonica), and Mark DeJong (sax).
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 the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra.
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 – 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.
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.