Each June, the Regina Jazz Society hosts JazzFest Regina. Mixing ticketed events at local venues with free shows in Victoria Park and other locations, JazzFest offers a great chance for music fans to kick off the summer in style.

Before that happens, though, the Regina Jazz Society is hosting a fundraiser at Casino Regina on Friday, April 24. You can find out more on the RJS website, but the feature performer is Montreal jazz vocalist and recording artist Ranee Lee.

For this gig, which gets going with a silent auction at 6 p.m., Lee will be performing with the Regina Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Brent Ghiglione.

Tickets are $25/$30, and to give you a sense of Lee’s talent here’s video from 2010 of her performing the jazz standard “I’ve Got the World on a String”