To complete the mainstage lineup at the TD Mainstage, Bessborough Gardens the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is pleased to announce Arrested Development and Talib Kweli to co-headline on Saturday, July 1st. The big name hip hop artists will be joined by local opener Parab Poet and Hip Hop Hippies, Kay the Aquanaut and Factor Chandelier.
“There is no denying the profound influence jazz music has had on hip hop and we are thrilled to announce the final mainstage show featuring these local and international artists,” said Artistic Director, Kevin Tobin. “From Arrested Development whose landmark album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of is celebrating its 25th anniversary release to original co-founder of the seminal hip hop group Blackstar, Talib Kweli, and a collection of the who’s who of the Saskatoon hip hop scene the final show on the mainstage is a fitting encore to a jam packed week of incredible music."
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here, at the Box Office located on the 7th Floor of the Bessborough Hotel or by phone 306.652.6200. For ticket buyers that have already purchased the 'Build Your Experience' Bundle and would like to add this show to their package please contact the Box Office directly.
ABOUT ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
ABOUT TALIB KWELI
ABOUT PARAB POET AND THE HIP HOP HIPPIES
ABOUT KAY THE AQUANAUT & FACTOR CHANDELIER
Kay the Aquanaut is one of the most successful and hard working independent musician’s within the Canadian hip hop genre. He has released six solo albums, one album as a member of the group Metropolis Now, and over a hundred songs in the last decade. From his previous releases Spinning Blue Planet and Nickelodeon Ethics, Kay has been able to tour across Europe, South East Asia, and Canada and gain a very loyal fan base along the way.
Starting out as a DJ in 1998, Factor Chandelier has evolved into one of Western Canada’s busiest producers. He is continuously working and touring with high caliber Canadian and American artists including: Awol One, Open Mike Eagle, Moka Only, Myka 9, Ceschi, Sole, Aesop Rock, Buck65, Gregory Pepper, Astronautalis, Sunspot Jonz, Evil Ebenezer, Merkules, Xzibit, Kool Keith, Def 3, Kay the Aquanaut and the Side Road Crew. He is known for continuously dropping top-notch product out of Saskatoon since the late ‘90s. He is the founder, owner and operator of Side Road Records (2001), releasing over 30 professional albums between Side Road & Fake Four Inc. Factor's music has garnered international distribution and he has received positive critical acclaim by way of magazine and website reviews, as well as, receiving radio play on college/community radio all over Canada, the US and Japan. His collaborative album "Wildlif3" with Def 3 won the WCMA for best hip hop recording in 2015.
Together, Kay the Aquanaut and Factor Chandelier are Saskatoon's premier hip hop duo, representing the prairies for almost 20 years. Releasing their best working to date June. 9th 2017 on respected indy label Fake Four Inc. titled 7 Vessels. The emcee / producer team have a high energy and engaging performance with a modern rap edge, all while staying true to their prairie roots. They have toured solo and together across Canada, Europe, US and Asia rocking shows with their experimental yet catchy sound.