k. and her jazzbuddy went to catch some groove, or rather some swing, at the 20th saskatoon jazz festival. not rolling in money, we opted for the free stage. and guess what. it turned out to be better than the ticketed one, as we were able to establish by listening over the fence with the welcoming sign
arriving 6ish, we settled ourselves on blankets right in front of the stage, sort of almost in the jazz-mashpit (which actually became a dance floor). first up, the 'tin bridge sextet'. sexy singing and playing! and the music wasn't bad either;-P apparently these youngsters appear every sunday at lydia's bar. ha! who knew! there was a solemn resolve between the two of us, right there and then, to start frequenting that establishement on said day.
next, 'wilma'. older, woodstock-sounding. GREAT harmonica player! and the vocalist knew how to have fun. all of them did.
and the sound carried so well over the river that k. was able to dance all the way home...
ps. more photo fun in flickr. but it's a big bunch, don't say i didn't warn you.