All night shows will be held at the Mae Wilson Theatre on Main St. – 6:30 and 8:00 PM
“I volunteered at the Mae Wilson last night and thought the concert was super! A whole theatre full of well-behaved teenagers. Amazing!!” – 2018
MONDAY 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
sponsored by Boston Pizza North, Moose Jaw
CARTER POWLEY AND THE CHOP SHOP
The Chop Shop is a collection of individually active musicians in Regina, Saskatchewan performing a variety of jazz fusions. Featured are guitarist Phillipe Bouchard, Bassist Graham Purse, and Drummer Ross Bearman.
Carter Powley is an active freelance saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, composer/arranger, and educator, holding degrees in music composition and education from the University of Regina.
He has shared the stage with artists such as Canadian jazz icon P.J. Perry, Jack Semple, Peter Dyksman, Bob Moyer, Wayne Bergeron, Michael Kaeshammer, Kevin Mohagany, Karen Plato, Jason Marsalis, Ranee Lee, singer/songwriter and Juno nominee Alysha Brilla, and ‘Tower of Power’ drummer Herman Matthews.
TUESDAY 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
sponsored by The Tunnels of Moose Jaw
REGINA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The Regina Jazz Orchestra (RJO) is in their second year operation. Their inaugural concert was March 20th, 2013 at the Exchange. This band started by the want and need of the musicians of the city that wanted to have the opportunity to play concert jazz repertoire.
The band is a standard instrumentation big band
5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, bass, piano, and drums. Featured vocalist Jodi Scott.
This follows in the tradition of the Bob Moyer Big Band. Bobs band was the ‘training ground’ where many people in RJO got their start in the playing scene in Regina. Bobs band, although it is a society big band… primarily a dance band did in the 80’s do regular Saturday shows at the old Landmark Inn in the night club Bernsteins. The Bob Moyer Big Band is still performing shows but directed by Brent Ghiglione, with the guidance of Bobs wife and singer Pat Steel.
The musical director of the RJO is Brent Ghiglione. Brent was a member of the Moyer band from 1979 and leads that band today. Brent started his musical career as director of the Regina Police Jr. Bands then Campbell Collegiate Music program from 1989 to 2006. Brent is director of bands at the University of Regina.
WEDNESDAY 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
sponsored by The Pilgrim Inn, Caronport, SK
SASKATOON BRASS BAND
The Saskatoon Brass Band has entertained audiences in Saskatoon and the Canadian prairies since 1981. We use the standard British brass band instrumentation of 25 brass players plus percussion; the brass instruments include Eb and Bb cornets, flugelhorn, Eb alto horns, baritones, euphoniums, tenor and bass trombones, and Eb and Bb basses. Our repertoire is diverse, including marches, classical transcriptions, hymns and other choral works, original brass compositions, rock, jazz, and other musical traditions. Tasks typically taken on by violins or woodwinds in an orchestra are covered by brass, so technical and solistic skills need to be well developed. That musical challenge attracts some of Saskatoon’s more talented players, who work hard through weekly rehearsals to produce a demanding series of public concerts.
Starting in 2008, we have expanded through the creation of a second band, the Bridge City Brass Band, and a youth band, the Saskatoon Youth Brass. Please visit our website for more information or to contact us.