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.

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Victoria King
Joshua Redman Quartet – Come What May

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.

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Katie Fowler
A language of resistance: Winnipeg artists talk hip-hop and jazz

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.

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Jen Doerksen
Joseph Shabason - Anne

Saxophonist and electronic composer Joseph Shabason’s Anne is an enveloping, lush album that explores the frailty and complexity of degenerative illness.

The album is a calm and peaceful – if not somber and painful – reflection on the Toronto musician’s experiences with his mother Anne through her battle with Parkinson’s disease, although you wouldn’t know about the deeply sad subject matter at first listen.

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Jen Doerksen
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.

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Sam Thompson
Local Spotlight

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.

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Katie Fowler