The Touché Duo: Jon Ballantyne and Dean McNeill
- June 6, 2020 - Showtime: 8:00pm
Tickets are $25 - $35 available online HERE
Join Jon Ballantyne (piano) and Dean McNeill (trumpet) as they reunite to present what promises to be a special night of music making. Saskatoon-born, New York-based pianist/ composer Jon Ballantyne has performed around the world, released 12 albums as a leader, won two JUNO awards, and is one of the most highly respected jazz musicians to have come out of Saskatchewan. He’s worked with Joe Henderson, Paul Bley, Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd, and Dewey Redman. Dean McNeill has been Professor of Brass & Jazz at the University of Saskatchewan for the past 23 years. He’s appeared extensively throughout Canada, performed on 14 CDs, and received several teaching and performance-based awards, including the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s Special Recognition Award, Downbeat Magazine’s Student Arranger’s Award, and a Western Canadian Music Award. Dean’s worked with Tommy Banks, David Braid, Bobby Caldwell, and Wycliffe Gordon.
Sponsored by Wilton Academy of Music