Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Jazz festival adds four acts to lineup


The 23rd annual SaskTel Saskatchew­an Jazz Festival added some big talent Wednesday to this year’s roster.

Organizers announced Kool & The Gang, k-os, Kurt Elling and Nikki Yanofsky will all be part of the riverside music festival.

Tickets for all four shows go on sale today. Legendary funk/disco legends Kool & The Gang, known for such hits as Jungle Boogie and Celebratio­n, will play the Bessboroug­h Gardens main stage on July 4. Hip hop performer k-os will also grace the main stage. Yanofsky and Elling will be part of the Jazz Performanc­e Series at the Broadway Theatre. The newly added acts join performers Sonny Rollins and Buddy Guy.

The SaskTel Saskatchew­an Jazz Festival runs from June 26 to July 5. Tickets can be purchased at the festival box office at TCU Place, online at or by phone at 1-877-975-8398.

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