Sonic improvisation: experimental sounds from Civvie and Trio Telfær
Pop-up RAW:JazzFest venue combines architectural and sonic innovation
Sometimes music can sound a little bit less like ‘music’, and more like an exploration of space, textures, and tones. Abandoning the classic chorus/verse, or head/solo structure for songs can offer artists brand new room to play and to create.
Winnipeg artists Civvie and Trio Telfær have stepped away from structure in favour of music that is constantly changing – relying on the tradition of improvisation and on picking up new sound-making strategies in the creation of their unique music.
An innovative new concert series is making its debut at the 2019 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, and this time, the venue is equally as groundbreaking as the all-star lineup of performers.
'The most beautiful music': Winnipeggers take on Latin jazz
We asked some of Winnipeg’s most notable characters which 5 artists they’re most excited to see at the 2019 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. Here are the acts they’re jazzed for!
Volunteering: the best gig in town
The term “Latin jazz” can mean a lot of different things.
The Comet is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
It takes a village to help put on one of Winnipeg’s largest music festivals, and the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival’s 300+ volunteers are essential to the event’s success year after year.
Three ways to experience JazzFest x CMHR
UK trio The Comet is Coming – Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone and clarinet, Dan Leavers (aka Danalogue) on keyboards, and Max Hallet (aka Betamax) on drums – shape an intergalactic adventure through rich synths, distorted drum machines and the alternately soothing and stressful sound of Hutchings’ sax.
If the point of this album is to implore the listener to trust in something greater than themselves, it more than accomplishes its goal.
Joshua Redman Quartet – Come What May
JazzFest x CMHR, coming June 18, is our festival within a festival.
The immersive concert experience at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is like a ‘choose your own adventure’ night. We’re programming great music in a multitude of spaces throughout the museum, which will have its award-winning galleries fully open during the event.
It’s a lot to take in, but here are few sample plans on how to maximize your experience.
A language of resistance: Winnipeg artists talk hip-hop and jazz
Sometimes, getting the band back together to put out another album after a long stretch can fall flat to fans’ expectations.
For award-winning saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman, however, his latest album is yet another indication that whatever project he touches turns into musical gold.
Released in March, Come What May is the first album for the Joshua Redman Quartet – although Redman has released numerous other projects – since 2001’s Passage of Time.
Local favourites meet international icons at 2019 festival
It’s not news that hip-hop and jazz share a longstanding relationship. Both genres are still expanding and changing constantly, and today’s artists are building that relationship deliberately.
Winnipeg’s jazz and hip-hop communities are closely intertwined, with groups like Super Duty Tough Work seamlessly blending the two. We spoke with some of the city’s mainstays in both genres about those connections.
It’s here! The full lineup of performers at 2019’s TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is out today!
As has been the case throughout the festival’s three decades of history, this year’s JazzFest includes a wide range of local, Canadian, and international artists – pairing the best in jazz with artists and groups representing every genre under the sun.