8918 Bowers Dr
North Battleford, SK, S9A 3C2
Jackie Kroczynski is both a musician and a music educator from North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She also performs regularly with Jivin’ Jackie and Big Baby T, a band that celebrates the music of New Orleans. Jackie is currently working on an album of original music that will be produced and released by Grade School Records.
Her music is a mix of country, blues and alternative sounds. Her most recent single, Nurse Jane, is a story about the Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Fort San that became the Sask. Summer School of the Arts.
“Night at the Opry” rose up the Canadian Country Indie Top 100 to Number 4. Jackie was inspired to write this song after taking 30 high school students on a band trip to Nashville in early March 2020. The song is dedicated to her father because he didn’t get the chance to visit the Opry himself before he died in 2019. He would have loved it!
Jackie Kroczynski Releases New Single
May 20, 2021
Jackie Kroczynski has just released her newest single that is a bit of a history lesson and a ghost story. "Nurse Jane" is a song that tells the story from one of Saskatchewan's most haunted landmarks; Fort San.
The Tuberculosis Sanatorium was built by the Provincial Government to help combat Tuberculosis and opened in 1917. In 1967, the Government opened the Sask. Summer School for the Arts, and the site was used in this capacity until 1991. Jackie attended this Summer School many years, and there was always talk of ghosts and hauntings, and mysterious sounds.
"Nurse Jane" tells the story of a nurse that worked at the hospital not long after its opening. Without giving away the story, she had continued to be seen on the site of the former hospital until the building was demolished in 2016/2017.
All music and lyrics by Jackie Kroczynski. Sound was mixed by Sean Davis Newton at Grade School Records, Edmonton.