7:30PM, Saturday, March 26, 2022
TCU Place, Sid Buckwold Theatre
35 – 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8

Martin MacDonald, conductor
Accent

We’re thrilled to finally have Accent joining us on stage – after waiting two years since we had to cancel their performance due to the pandemic.

This concert is special as Accent is doing their first full orchestral Pops show in the hometown of two of its members! Danny Fong and Andrew Kesler will surely feel the roar of the crowd to welcome these two success Saskatoon artists home again.

In the increasingly popular world of a cappella singing groups, Accent has carved out its own niche. Inspired by the wizardly jazz harmonies of TAKE 6 and, before them, The Hi-Lo’s, the six men of Accent, all of them accomplished arrangers and instrumentalists in their own right, are taking their love of close-harmony jazz singing – the denser and more intricate the better – as far as it can go.

The improbable meeting of Jean-Baptiste (“JB”) Craipeau (France), Simon Åkesson (Sweden), Danny Fong (Canada), Andrew Kesler (Canada), James Rose (United Kingdom), and Evan Sanders (USA), six self-described “jazz vocal nerds,” could have happened only in the age of social media. After becoming long-distance fans of each other’s multi-tracked videos on YouTube, they joined forces in 2011, collaborating online on songs and videos.

Since then, they have released five albums, performed at the London A Cappella Festival, played dates across Europe, North America and Asia, and were featured in a sold-out Christmas show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their singular blend and arrangements have been acclaimed by a cappella devotees and fellow musicians alike, including Cedric Dent of TAKE 6 and Clark Burroughs of The Hi-Lo’s.

This event will be live streamed to SSO Streaming Subscribers only – no single digital tickets will be available.