I play with two bands. One is a jazz quintet which practices regularly and plays occasional gigs in Edmonton. The other is a sixties band, the Jurelles, which played regularly in Saskatoon from 1960 to 1964 while I and the other musicians were students at the University of Saskatchewan.
Members of the band now live in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Since 2004 we have played for dances and special functions several times each year, in Saskatchewan, B.C. and Alberta, and have made two CDs. Last summer we played at the famous Danceland in Watrous.
The Jurelles: Ed Schultz, Boyd Burrell, Ted Benedict, Cecil Werner, Terry Anderson. The shadow belongs to Jerome Martin; the field belongs to Terry. Missing: Neil Berg.
I've just learned that we'll be playing for a dance in Rouleau, Saskatchewan (AKA Dog River) on June 28, 2008. If you're a fan of the CTV series Corner Gas you'll know all about Dog River. Corner Gas is probably the best and most popular TV comedy series ever made in Canada. It's been sold to networks in many countries.
If you're in the neighborhood (a short drive south of Regina) on June 28 drop by. We'll play a polka for you.