Music for your Special Event

Ben Schenstead has entertained at countless special events in Saskatchewan and beyond. Corporate clients include PCS Cory, City of Saskatoon Visitor & Convention Bureau, Sask Trial Lawyers Association, Cameco, Sask Economic Developers Association, and many more. Conferences have included Literacy for Life, Foodbank Lecture Series University of Regina, Hawai'i International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and many others. Ben has also entertained audiences at the Ness Creek Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Society Bassment, and has performed with various groups at the SaskTel Jazz Festival.

Ben performing at Bassment

Ben can perform as a guitar soloist, or as a duo with hand-percussionist Melanie Schenstead to provide additional visual and rhythmic appeal.

Whether it is a large event or a smaller intimate one, Ben Schenstead's fingerstyle guitar stylings have consistently added ambience and flair, enhancing people's enjoyment and mood. The music ranges from light classical pieces through jazz standards and Latin pieces with colouful rhythms and melodies. We can also tailor the music to your preferences, and can take your musical requests. Why not contact Ben for your next event?


"We couldn't have been happier with the music :) everyone else loved you too! We had a number of people asking us where we had found you! Thanks for being a part of our special day!."

-Becky and Greg, Wedding, Sept, 2014

"Simply put Ben was outstanding. Booking him was a breeze, he was prompt, very professional, and most importantly, played superb guitar. Everyone really enjoyed his work. I would recommend him highly."

-Dr. Bob Acton - private event July 2014, Willows Golf & Country Club

"I would like to thank you once again for joining us for our wedding reception. The music was wonderful, and your performance added the perfect touch to our day! All of our guests were delighted with your presence, and we heard many compliments about the quality and talent that you and Melanie possess. We are grateful that Ben with Melanie on hand percussion you could join us for this special day, and we will highly recommend you to family and friends as an ideal way to celebrate any special occasion."

-Scott & Alexia wedding 2013, Boffins Club

"Thank you so much for performing at our event today. Your beautiful music has created an enchanting and lovely atmosphere for us and our guests. Thank you!"

-Brian & Tamara wedding, July 2014, Delta Bessborough

"Your music definitely created an atmosphere that added to the success of the event...thank you for your very professional and enjoyable services."

-I. Kelsey, Director of Marketing, Saskatoon Visitor & Convention Bureau

"Thank you for the lovely job you did Friday, May 4. You are a very excellent guitarist and certainly your piano abilities are better than you led us to believe. Shoud I need a guitarist/pianist in the future, i would not hesitate to call upon you again."

-Y. Mork, Silver Saskatchewan Seminar, College of Commerce, U of S


Live Appearances | Please contact us for rates and info
Ben Schenstead will appear live for a wide range of functions or gatherings. Conferences, conventions, festivals big and small, art gallery events, year-end socials, weddings, reunions and other events are all very welcome.

Arranging & Recording | Please contact us for details
Ben is available to consult on a variety of musical situations, including arranging for solo guitar or ensemble, notation of songs for copyright or archival reasons, and recording soloists or small ensembles.

Session Player | Please contact us for your next musical project
Ben's guitar playing can be found on many CD's, television documentaries, commercials, and other projects. Ben "One-take" Schenstead is able to play in many different styles to enhance your next project.

Some Recent Appearances:

July 4, 2015
Private event and reception, D'Arcy, Saskatchewan.

June 27, 2015
Schenstead-Pizurny Trio performs at McNally-Robinson. Hand-picked selections for guitar and accordion from various lands, with hand percussion by Melanie Schenstead.

May 30, 2015
Private event, Boffins, University of Sask.

May 28, 2015
Sask Native Theatre fundraising event - Sheraton Top of the Inn

April 25, 2015
Art Gallery showing - Saskatoon

March 28, 2015
Open House for Real Estate firm

Feb 21, 2015
Guest appearance with vocalist Jaclyn Smith at the Bassment (Latin-Jazz).

October 4, 2014
Wedding ceremony, Saskatoon

September 27, 2014
Wedding and reception, Sheraton Cavalier, Top of the Inn

July 26, 2014
Private event: 90th Birthday Tea, Willows Golf & Country Club

July 5, 2014
Wedding and reception, Delta Bessborough

June 21, 2014
Wedding and reception, Willows Golf & Country Club

Dec 13, 2013
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Year-end Party, Adam Ballroom, Delta Bessborough

Nov 10, 2012
Saskatoon Jazz Society, Bassment, opening performance, 8:00 - 8:30 PM

July 24, 2012
Sask Potash Corporation private event, Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon

June 27, 2012
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, 2nd Ave Grill

January 20, 2012
Saskatoon Jazz Society Bassment "Piano-less Friday"

Dec 15, 2011
Private event: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Adam Ballroom, Delta Bessborough

March 19, 2011
Guest Appearance with the Amati String Quartet, Convocation Hall, U of Sask.

May 3, 2010
Literacy Conference, TCU Place, Saskatoon

May 3, 2010
Literacy Conference, TCU Place, Saskatoon

March 28, 2010
Fine Arts Concert Series Recital, U of Regina, Riddell Centre Theatre
2:00 PM

March 24, 2010
Nourishing Thoughts @ the FoodBank Lecture/Presentation, sponsored by Centre for Continuing Education, U of R

March 28, 2009
Guest Appearance with the Amati String Quartet, Convocation Hall, U of Sask.

March 12, 2009
Art Gallery Performance (showcasing works of Karen Holden), Saskatoon Public Library Art Gallery