Mark DeJong is a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader and currently teaches at the Mount Royal University Conservatory. He holds degrees in saxophone performance from the University of Calgary, (BMus) and jazz performance from Rutgers University (MMus). Active as a performer and clinician throughout North America, Mark has numerous recording credits and appearances at festivals across the country. Recently he was a featured soloist with the Saskatoon Symphony and Sarah Slean, as well as with the Shuffle Demons on their Panama and Cuba festival tour. He appeared as a feature artist at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai China, as well as the famous Blue Note in New York in 2014. He has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Lenny Pickett, Kenny Wheeler, Brad Turner, Campbell Ryga, Ian Tyson, Wayne Newton, Rob McConnell, Moe Koffman, Ralph Bowen, Sean Jones, Hugh Fraser, Jens Lindeman, Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and many others. His group the Redline Trio performs Thursday’s at Betty Lou’s Library in Calgary.