Thursday, May 31 2018


LISTEN //  Shake the Dust by Shake Stew
LEARN // Lukas Kranzelbinder from the spectacular septet talks Siegfried and Roy, dog detectives and favourite albums in this exclusive #saskjazz interview!

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival: If you could only listen to three albums for the rest of your life—what would they be?

LK: Les Filles de Illighadad - Fatou Seidi + Alamnou Akrouni; Paul Simon – The Essential Paul Simon; Tom Waits – Real Gone.


SSJF: What did 10-year old you want to be when you grew up? Do you remember why? 

LK: Detective because of a TV Show in Austria called 'Commissar Rex' featuring a dog as a detective.


SSJF: How would you describe 'high school you' in three words? 

LK: Keyboard suddenly bass.


SSJF: One person you were surprised to find out is a fan?

LK: Shabaka Hutchings.


SSJF: What, if anything, is your most treasured possession?

LK: My guembri (moroccan bass instrument).


SSJF: Why do you live where you do?

LK: Vienna is the best and most liveable city in the world, especially if you have kids.


SSJF: What do you think of when you think of Saskatoon?

LK: The shaking of my fingers because of the fear of mis-spelling the city's name :)


SSJF: What has been your most memorable or inspirational gig and why?

LK: Whooo, hard to choose, many great moments there! Shake Stew premiere at Jazzfestival Saalfelden—that was magical! Trio gig at the Orbit in Johannesburg because of the unique atmosphere. Also a Shake Stew show in Morocca at Jazz au Chellah last year—what a vibe!


SSJF: What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?

LK: I met Siegfried and Roy at the Austrian Hospice of the holy family in the old town of Jerusalem.


SSJF: If you weren’t playing music you would be…

LK: Trying to find out why I am not doing what I most love!

LIVE // Friday June 22nd, 2018 at The Basement.