Live-streamed Saskatchewan Suite Attracts Nationwide Audience
Regina Jazz Society brought together Saskatchewan-grown musicians from across the globe for a performance of The Greatest Jazz Concert in The History of Saskatchewan and The Saskatchewan Suite.
The project aims to boost Saskatchewan’s reputation for musical talent and production capabilities through the live stream, DVD, and CD recordings of the performance.
Viewers tuned in nation-wide, with some audience members as far as Florida and California. The recording, formatted for broadcast television, also features performer interviews. The concert’s first hour features the original music of these musicians, while the second hour showcases a musical interpretation of Saskatchewan history by Canadian composer Fred Stride named The Saskatchewan Suite.
Saskatchewan engineers Luc Hart and Miles Hill produced and recorded the performance, which was streamed live on the Saskatchewan-made GiGn app. Overall, The Saskatchewan Suite provided work for over 50 musicians and music technicians, thanks to a boost from the Creative Saskatchewan Sound Recording Grant.
“The investment by Creative Saskatchewan has made it entirely possible for this seminal, once in a lifetime project to proceed. It has made it possible to bring together an extraordinary team of talented Saskatchewan musicians from all over the world, which has led to the highest order of quality throughout the entire project.” -Peter Champagne, President, Regina Jazz Society
Regina Jazz Society plans to launch the finished product this summer and will make the performance available for on-demand streaming through the GiGn app.