Mark DeJong and Outer Bridge
November 14, 2009
Backstage Theatre Space
Persephone Theatre
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Time: 80:56

Broadcast: 'Canada Live' on CBC Radio Two
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Mark DeJong is a musical innovator from western Canada. He is a jazz sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan. Mark grew up in Alberta and studied saxophone performance at the University of Alberta before eventually getting a Masters in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey. In New Jersey, Mark collaborated with the members of the Outer Bridge Ensemble. Mark's debut CD, 'The Unknown', is a collaboration with the Outer Bridge Ensemble and was nominated for 'Jazz Album of the Year' at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards. Stuart Broomer of 'Toronto Life' magazine wrote: "Mark DeJong is one of the finest tenor players working in the jazz mainstream, a fact concealed by his Saskatoon residence. His playing is imaginative and grounded, thoughtful and passionate, and there's a luminosity that comes through everywhere..."

nly occasionaly does DeJong and Outer Bridge perform together. This standing room only concert in the intimate backstage theatre space of Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre and was broadcast and recorded by CBC Radio 2.

1 Paris Of the Prairies (Mark DeJong) 8:10
2 Don't Throw Stones (Simon Fisk) 9:43
3 Klezmer (David Freeman) 7:42
4 Zop (Steve Hudson) 13:35
5 Galactic Diamonds (Steve Hudson) 9:19
6 U V Dream (Simon Fisk) 4:40
7 Appendix Eh (Mark DeJong) 7:52
8 The Unknown (Mark DeJong) 13:17
9 Marks for the Groove (Tyler Hornby) 6:33

Mark DeJong - tenor and soprano saxophones

Outer Bridge Ensemble:
Steve Hudson - piano, Rhodes, keyboards
Simon Fisk - bass
David Freeman - percussion
Tyler Hornby - drums

CBC Radio 2 Production Credits:
Bonnie Austring-Winter - Producer
Chris Haynes - Recording Engineer
Tim Kohlruss - Assistant Recording Engineer
Shauna Powers - Editor