Winnipeg's Jazz Magazine

July/August 2015: Walle Larsson

dig! Goes Big

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Ten years ago, dig! magazine was just making its way into the hands of Winnipeg readers. Today we’re going strong, with six issues a year and an annual Rent Party that raises the roof—along with important cash reserves.

This year, we’ve extended the dig! circle to include two new initiatives. The first is the Big dig! Band, a community orchestra that presents open rehearsals and performances September through May, on the third Thursday of the month, at the Good Will Social Club. The second is the dig! Late Night Hang at the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.

This year’s wonderful festival had more than its fair share of brilliant and inspiring musical exchanges. We heard many of the top artists in the field, and we heard jaw-dropping newcomers. A big shout-out to all of you who spent some hours soaking up great music—we sent visiting musicians home with a clear picture of our energy and our heart.

For those of you who were with us only in spirit, here are a few moments from the Big dig! Band’s performance at The Cube on June 18, and from the dig! Late Night Hang at Maw’s Beer Hall, June 17-20. Big thanks to Matt Duboff and Mike Latschislaw, and the rest of Jazz Winnipeg’s talented crew of volunteer photographers!

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