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Deconstruction Blues

straight up

Anna-Lisa Kirby: Coaching the Next Generation of Singers

July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby

Summer Play: Jazz in the Garden

Marc Tugby

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: I Talk With the Spirits

on the street where you live

Jazz on Wheels: Into the Neighbourhoods!

July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby

Chris Potter

you won’t forget me

Greg Lowe

reflections

The Tales We Tell

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Blur the Lines

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Buster Williams: Always Something More

May/June 2017: Buster Williams (Festival Edition)

Christian McBride

Gregory Porter

Mavis Staples

Jimmy Greene

Reel Jazz

Luc Guenette

tune-up

Showing Your Maths

May/June 2017: Buster Williams (Festival Edition)

Artie Shaw: Highlights from Self Portrait

Bokanté

reflections

Waiting for Wings

Jazz in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 29 – The McMahon Group – Silver Heights Restaurant

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 29 – Ron Halldorson & Ken Gold – Inferno’s Bistro Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 29 – Afro-Cuban with Papa Mambo Trio – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 29 – Woody Holler & his Orchestra – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Friday, April 28 – Open Jam Session for High School Students & Friends

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 28 – Brazilian Duo with Marco & Sheila Castillo – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 28 – The Burton Trio – The Prairie Ink Café (Grant Park Mall)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 28 – Woody Holler & his Orchestra – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 28 – Jazz at InFerno\’s – Inferno’s Bistro Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Thursday, April 27 – Gabriela Ocejo – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Thursday, April 27 – Grant Leutschaft – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Thursday, April 27 – Sargent Jams – X-Cues Billiard & Café

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Tuesday, April 25 – Mike Swikkis – Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Tuesday, April 25 – Jazz at InFerno\’s – Inferno’s Bistro Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Monday, April 24 – Monday Night Jam – Vinyl Revival

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sunday, April 23 – Amber Epp: Great Canadian Songbook – Park Theatre

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Improvised Soundtrack – Aceartinc

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – The McMahon Group – Silver Heights Restaurant

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – Ron Halldorson & Ken Gold – Inferno’s Bistro Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – Afro-Cuban with Papa Mambo Trio – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – Nightfall – The Prairie Ink Café (Grant Park Mall)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Saturday, April 22 – Mini Ministers of Cool – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 21 – Brazilian Duo with Marco & Sheila Castillo – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 21 – Mini Ministers of Cool – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Friday, April 21 – Jazz at InFerno\’s – Inferno’s Bistro Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Thursday, April 20 – Gabriela Ocejo – Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Thursday, April 20 – Grant Leuschaft – The Palm Lounge (Fort Garry Hotel)

Thursday, April 20 – Sargent Jams – X-Cues Billiard & Café

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Tuesday, April 18 – Ron Pasley – Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Esperanza Spalding: Meteoric

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Bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding has been a household name in the jazz world for a few years now, ever since she burst onto the scene with her 2011 Grammy win for Best New Artist over contenders such as Mumford and Sons, Drake, and (most infamously) Justin Bieber.

She was the first jazz musician to win this award—and upon being exposed to her artistry it is no surprise as to why she won. Esperanza has truly developed herself in service to her art. She is not only a formidable bassist, but also a nimble and poetic singer, as well as a visionary style icon who is constantly seeking new ways to express her unique voice.

Esperanza was raised in Portland, where an early aptitude for music sparked by seeing Yo-Yo Ma perform on Mister Roger’s Neighbourhood sparked an interest in the bass in her mid-teens. By age 17, she was a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and by age 20, she was an instructor at Berklee as well as a sideman to jazz luminaries such as Joe Lovano and Wayne Shorter.

Her meteoric rise from this point has resulted in four albums with markedly different vibes—the most recent being Chamber Music Society (an intimate ensemble featuring strings) and Radio Music Society (a more upbeat album heavily influenced by pop and soul). Esperanza’s 2015 Winnipeg Jazz Fest appearance will introduce her latest project, Emily’s D+Evolution.


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