Jazz Festival contributes to the community through TD Jazz Intensive and Outreach Program

by SaskMusic

May 13, 2014 in Industry News

The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival believes in supporting young musicians by providing opportunities that will assist youth of all skill levels. With the support of TD the festival is proud to program the integral TD Jazz Intensive. Under the guidance of distinguished jazz educators such as Coordinator Mark DeJong, program participants will create and work toward a public performance at The Bassment, the home of jazz in Saskatoon, on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

The program runs Saturday, June 21 to Saturday, June 28 and is open to musicians enrolled in high school and university. Application is free and participation is only $100 per student thanks to generous sponsorship. Students may apply prior to the deadline of Monday May 19th online, in person or by mail. More info here: saskjazz.com/apply/jazz-intensive

For over 15 years the Outreach Program has been a strong initiative of the festival programming to extend the arts and music community to those living in assisted living and care homes. Residents of Stensrud, Sherbrooke, Porteous Lodge, Luther Care, Central Haven, Oliver Lodge and Parkridge Centre will be entertained with 14 shows by artists Jack Semple, Mark DeJong Duo, BC Read, Maurice Drouin Duo, Brett & Gillian, Donna Hay Quartet and Hot Club Saskatoon. 

More information here

For additional information, the community outreach schedule and interview inquiries with the festival, please contact: 
Susan Busse, Publicist 
Ph: 306.281.3652