Carol Welsman LIVE at Third Ave!!


When I was a teenager I got this MASSIVE crush on this amazing jazz singer/pianist - I bought up all her albums, and listened sooooo close to every sound she made.  Everyone told me how great a singer she was...but as a pianist, I sat and listened intensely to the way her fingers fell on the keys. 

It is completely rare to find a pianist, classic/jazz/rock, who actually understands the way that a piano REALLY works.  The idea that the way the fingers leave the key is AS IMPORTANT as how they hit the keys.....
Then along came Carol....and my ears had a playground of sound. 

And now, in some absolutely bizarre twist of fates, not only do I get to hear her new album...but I get to hear it live, in our very own concert hall! 

Friday March 23rd - Carol Welsman Quartet LIVE!
Tickets on sale at Persephone

Carol Welsman - On the Road Again! - hear a track off the new album before it hits stores!

This event is the first ever self-produced event by Third Ave Centre.  And its important that it sell out.


Many reasons.

We need a sell out so that Carol will come back and lap up the audience for her next album as well.

We need a sell out to show people that actually, a concert hall is vital to the city's downtown - and prove that its not about size, but about acoustic sound!

We need a sell out because, frankly, we have lofty goals ahead of us - to save a building the size and age of Third Ave, we need to bring in as much revenue as possible in these first few months.  We're keeping ticket prices low, and hoping that people will pack the place to show their support for saving Third Ave. 

Lets make culture happen people!!

Brew Notes!

So we have this awesome coffee house concert series that has started up.  Brew Notes.

We've had a few performances over the last few months and something really cool has happened - its created a cool place for the occasional Friday night for some music and coffee.

This last weekend, we had a Brew Notes that featured young performers in an all ages show.  High school kids who were needing a place to play.  We ended up with a crowd of 50 who got to listen to some very cool performances.  Great covers.  Great originals.  A performance by the AWESOME Left and Right - a young boy/girl duo from here in Saskatoon.  At one point during their first song I thought, hhmmmm these two are the real deal.

We had some great contact with the performers and we're totally going to make the youth coffeehouse a regular event at Third Ave - a place where teenagers can come and have friends and family and strangers listen to their stuff...they get a chance to try out new things...they get to work on their stage skills....they get to be awesome for a night. 

We have another coffee house concert coming up

Saturday, February 11th - Mostly Music and Partly Puppets by the Larsens with guest performer Cinderella

A GREAT kids show starting at 7pm.  Tickets at the door!