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March/April 2017: Neil Watson  -  [ our man in paris ]

Luke Sellick: The Alchemist

Bassist Luke Sellick completed his undergraduate degree in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Manitoba in 2013, then headed to New York City for graduate work at Juilliard. Now an active member of the jazz scene in the heart of the jazz world, Luke is releasing his first recording as a leader. I […]

dreamscapes  -  [ July/August 2016: Greg Lowe ]

Ari Hoenig

There are plenty of great jazz drummers today, but only a few who have distinguished themselves from the pack and evolved truly unique styles. Ari Hoenig is undeniably one of the few. Born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Hoenig is the son of musicians and began learning piano and violin at the age of four. At […]

you won’t forget me  -  [ ]

Ken Epp (June 26, 1955–October 14, 2014)

On October 14, 2014, Winnipeg’s music education community lost one of its most dedicated champions. Through his work as a loved and respected high school band director at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, and then over two decades as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Band Association, Ken Epp mentored countless students and band directors. […]

January/February 2014: Neil Coligan  -  [ you won’t forget me ]

Jim Hall (1930 – 2013)

Jim Hall made a big impact on the world of jazz, with almost forty recordings as a leader, and countless others as a sideman. He continued to perform and tour into his elder years, including gigs at the Blue Note and other clubs in his home city of New York, and concerts at a number […]

brilliant corners  -  [ November/December 2013: Omer Avital ]

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra: Bring on the Swing!

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra has big band pleasure in store for Winnipeg listeners. In mid-November, they’ll share the sweet swing of Count Basie, and in time for Christmas, they bring out Ellington’s Nutcracker. William James Basie—Count Basie—grew up more interested in playing piano for silent films than going to school in his hometown of Red […]

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