Thursday, Apr 13 2017

Festival fans eagarly awaiting the late night lineup from the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival need not wait any longer! Today we are announcing Nomadic Massive, Begonia, Simply Saucer, Banda Magda (pictured above), Reuben and the Dark and many more making up the 2017 Groove Series lineup! 

The shows will be held between Amigos Cantina and the Capitol Music Club over the 10-day festival. Quick reminder that all Groove Series shows are cover charge only. To explore all shows added to the lineup and create your custom schedule, check out the lineup page! 


This announcement compliments shows already announced, including Amanda Marshall, Walk off the Earth, Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Ziggy Marley and many others. Tickets are all on sale now on the Festival website, at the Box Office located on the 7th Floor of the Bessborough Hotel or by phone 306.652.6200




Founded by Greek-born singer, film-scorer and composer, Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to singing a duet with Louis CK for the comedian’s TV show.

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humour and quirky sensibility, powered by an unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as, performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

After the success of their brilliantly colorful albums, Amour, t’es là? (Top 10 Billboard World Music Charts, NPR’s All Songs Considered, First Listen, NPR’s 10 favorite World Music Albums 2013), and Yerakina (co-produced by GRAMMY Award-winners Michael League and Fab Dupont), the Banda has released their third opus, the vibrant, technicolour Tigre.