Three ways to experience JazzFest x CMHR
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:
Come early, stay late.
Do it all. See it all. #noregrets
5:45: Local jazz jam outfit trio telfær perform in the Hall of Hope. This unique space might be missed if you’re not looking carefully, so keep your eyes peeled.
6:15: Iconic drummer Brian Blade and his group The Fellowship perform in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall.
7:15: Ready for more? Head up to the Garden of Contemplation for Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
8:15: Need a break? Take a slow wander through the museum and check out the galleries. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom explores the history of South Africa’s most iconic activist.
9:00: For a spectacular sunset, take the elevator up to the Tower of Hope to be serenaded by pianist Mike Manny.
10:00: Joshua Redman Quartet wraps up the mainstage in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall.
11:30: Cap off the eve with a glass of wine on the patio with local duo Erin Propp and Larry Roy.
A little of this, a little of that.
Hop to it!
5:30: The Sean Irvine Quintet performs in the in the Amphitheatre. Sean recently performed in our NuSounds series as part of a music/art collaboration with painter Alexandra Hasenpflug.
6:15: Brian Blade & the Fellowship performs in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall.
9:15: Stretch your legs and wander the halls – ambient trio Civvie perform in the Hall of Hope at 9:20. The group blends bassoon, cello, and loom (yes, loom) to create expansive sonic soundscapes.
10:00: Laila Biali, host of CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz, performs in the 7th Floor Theatre. Laila’s recent self-titled record won the 2019 Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!
11:00: Head to Buhler Hall – if you’re lucky, you might catch the last tunes from the Joshua Redman Quartet.
11:30: Patio party!
Whether it’s your first date, or your I-lost-count.
6:15: For a unique vantage point of Buhler Hall, find a spot above the action on the mezzanine walkway for Brian Blade & the Fellowship.
7:15: For soft, sincere vocals, check out Beverly Glenn-Copeland in the Stuart Clarke Garden of Contemplation.
8:30: Take the elevator up to the Tower Of Hope. Overlooking the Red River, your sunset will be accompanied by pianist Mike Manny.
8:45: For a late bite, check out ERA Bistro.
9:50: Joshua Redman Quartet takes the stage in Buhler Hall.
11:15: To wrap up the night, Montreal powerhouse Dominique Fils-Aimé performs in the Garden of Contemplation for a late set.