Meet your 2019 jazz JUNO winners
Congratulations to this year’s crop of JUNO Award winners in the three jazz categories!
Although the JUNOs have a long, rich history of recognizing Canadian jazz talent – with luminaries like Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Holly Cole, and Diana Krall among the honourees – the current configuration of award categories is fairly recent.
Jocelyn Gould: from the prairies to the Big Apple
Creating original and mesmerizing audio-visual live shows, appearing on albums with famous DJs, and receiving high praise from rock n’ roll royalty – this only begins to describe the achievements of three Winnipeg-based artists making musical waves rippling far beyond our city’s borders.
Thelonious Monk - Mønk
Jocelyn Gould – the winner of 2018’s Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition – said she didn’t plan for this career when she decided to learn guitar and audition for the University of Manitoba’s jazz program back in 2009.
Composing while improvising: the Mike Downes Quartet
Thelonious Monk’s ‘latest’ release, Mønk, is a time capsule from Copenhagen in 1963, where Monk played with Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums.
Lounge FM - New Phone Who Dis/Act This Way
“From the beginning of a set to the end of a set is like one composition in a way. It moves stylistically and changes directions.”
Welcome to Alleyways
Lounge FM’s first release of 2019 is in a similar vein as its debut – impossibly lush, rhythmic grooves that propel frontman Corey Wohlgemuth’s breathless falsetto.
Here’s to 30
Alleyways takes two shapes: a blog and a podcast.
Consider them our ‘dynamic duo’, telling stories that explore jazz in Winnipeg and beyond.
Get to Know: Mardi Jazz
Here’s a first glimpse at what’s ahead for Jazz Winnipeg in 2019.
Staff Picks: December 2018
CCFM has been hosting Mardi Jazz for over 30 years. Get familiar with this quintessential St Boniface event!
We’ve picked four albums to keep you warm this December.