The Ben Schenstead Trio

Latin, Jazz, Classical, and World Music, featuring Ben Schenstead on fingerstyle Guitar, Allan Parson on slide bass, and Melanie Schenstead on percussion.

Ben Schenstead Trio

The Ben Schenstead Trio formed in the spring of 2019 and have played to enthusiastic audiences who have appreciated the groups exciting, entertaining, and energizing performances. Their repertoire suits a variety of events, including music and arts festivals large and small, community events, conventions, and private events.


"Many thanks for coming out and performing in Fort Qu'Appelle. That was truly an amazing performance. Such discipline...nailing every passage while making the music exciting and entertaining for all."

-Brian Baggett, Qu'Appelle Valley Arts Centre, SK


Live Appearances | Please contact us for rates and info
Ben Schenstead will appear live for a wide range of functions or gatherings, including conferences, conventions, festivals big and small, art gallery events, board meetings, year-end socials, and reunions.

Arranging & Recording | Please contact us for details
Ben is available to consult on a variety of musical situations, including arrangingfor 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 Sample Upcoming and Recent Appearances:

June 22, 2019
The James Hotel, Sask Jazz Festival. Time: 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM The Ben Schenstead Trio with Allan Parson (bass) and Melanie Schenstead (percussion)

May 21, 2019
Private Event, Faculty Club, University of Sask

May 10, 2019
Concert, Qu'Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK.

May 2, 2019
The Bassment, Saskatoon Jazz Society. The Ben Schenstead Trio with Allan Parson (bass) and Melanie Schenstead (percussion)

April 8, 2018
Royalty Show Home Open House, Saskatoon.

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