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Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Fest
SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival
World music
Location(s)Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Years active1992 - present

The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, branded as the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival for title sponsorship reasons, is an annual outdoor music festival held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is largely held at the gardens of the Delta Bessborough hotel, and features performers representing a large number of genres--but particularly blues, folk, jazz, and other genres.


The Bessborough Gardens home of the blues gardens

Second Avenue Grill, Saskatoon, and the Spadina Freehouse, Saskatoon are both hosting a series of jazz performances. 21st Street and Kiwanis Park south, Saskatoon as well as F.W. Hill Mall, Regina will host free performances.

Club Jazz

Free stages hosted by the jazz festival which began in 1989.


TD Canada Trust High School Jazz Intensive features clinics by Jazz musicians for aspiring high school students at the Broadway Theatre.


The Special Recognition Award is awarded for making significant contributions to Jazz of Saskatchewan or Canada. Since 1989 musicians, educators, or supporters have received this award.[1]

Special Recognition Award
Year Recipient
1989 Paul Perry
1990 Gordie Brandt
1981 Chris Gage
1992 Bridge City Dixieland Jazz Band
1993 Herbie Spanier
1984 Jon Ballantyne
1995 Bob Moyer
1996 Solstice
1997 Jim Moffat
1998 Barney Kutz
1999 Bobby Klassen
2000 Don Watson
2001 Don Keeler
2002 Dr. Ed Lewis
2003 Ray Dahlen Sound
2003 Peter Dyksman
2005 Broadway Bill Watson
2006 Maurice Drouin
2007 Pat Steel
2008 Fred Ballantyne
2009 Ted Warren
2010 Jack Semple
2011 Dean McNeill
2012 Sheldon Corbett
2013 Don Griffith
2014 Kelly Jefferson
2015 Al Muirhead
2016 Barrie Redford
2017 Skip Kutz
2018 Ross Ulmer

Jazz Outreach Project

This feature of the Jazz festival features musical performances in special care homes for those who may not be able to attend the jazz festival venues.


The first sponsor of the Jazz festival was du Maurier Ltd, and the festival was only held in Saskatoon for a short run of only 5 days. Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, and Prince Albert are various venues which include performances. 2003 there was also performances held in Lloydminster. 2006 saw the 20th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and was recorded as the second largest jazz festival of Western Canada with attendance of over 40000.[2]


  1. ^ "Awards". The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival : Archives". Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved 2007.

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Coordinates: 52°07?34?N 106°39?29?W / 52.1260°N 106.6581°W / 52.1260; -106.6581

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