Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali — Early Show
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali — Early Show

We are pleased to announce the return of Dinner and a Show to fill your ears with beautiful music by Laila Biali and your bellies with a glorious meal by Chef Ben Kramer. Join us for either the early or the late seating on January 24 atKitchen Sync for an unforgettable evening.

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali takes the best of pop, rock,classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it intoher musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for "Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year". Biali has a unique ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record. She is also the host of CBC's Saturday Night Jazz.

Tickets are $90.

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Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali — Late Show
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali — Late Show

We are pleased to announce the return of Dinner and a Show to fill your ears with beautiful music by Laila Biali and your bellies with a glorious meal by Chef Ben Kramer. Join us for either the early or the late seating on January 24 atKitchen Sync for an unforgettable evening.

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali takes the best of pop, rock,classical, world and soul, informs it with her expertise in jazz, and weaves it intoher musical arrangements and original songs. Her studio recording, Tracing Light, received a JUNO nomination in 2011 for "Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year". Biali has a unique ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record. She is also the host of CBC's Saturday Night Jazz.

Tickets are $90.

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Jaime Carrasco + Jesse Kraus Ensemble: Chilean + Mennonite Migrant Stories
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jaime Carrasco + Jesse Kraus Ensemble: Chilean + Mennonite Migrant Stories

What happens when you mix two jazz players with heritage spanning from Chile to Russia? You get the magic and story of Jaime Carrasco and Jesse Kraus’ ensemble. Join us for an evening of Chilean and Mennonite migrant stories that pays musical homage to Carrasco and Kraus’ roots for updated standards from the band leaders’ cultural traditions with a distinctly jazz feel.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Jazz Winnipeg and Winnipeg New Music Festival are proud to present the world premiere of the live score to Dawson City: Frozen Time.

The now-famous, once-lost Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Director Bill Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Called “wondrous almost indescribable... a complete astonishment from beginning to end” by Los Angeles Times, Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.

Somers gained notoriety through his work with Icelandic experimental post-rock band Sigur Ros and partner Jónsi’s critically-acclaimed self-titled solo project. The composer, producer, and visual artist has worked as co-producer, mixer, and engineer on several Sigur Rós releases including Valtari, Kveikur, and Brennisteinn. In addition to being the world premiere of the live score, this is also Somers’ first performance in Winnipeg.

 

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Mardi Gras: A Fundraiser
Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mardi Gras: A Fundraiser

Looking to cut loose this Mardi Gras and shake away those winter blues? Celebrate the holiday with us this February!

We're throwing a massive, New-Orleans-style Mardi Gras party and parade on February 17, 2018 at downtown's Union Station. The evening will feature a special musical guest, DJ, New Orleans-inspired snacks, classic Beale Street cocktails, and other exciting activities throughout the evening. The event also features a free afternoon Mardi Gras parade on the river trail, open to the entire community, in partnership with Festival Du Voyageur.

 

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The Bridge Program: Syria to North America
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Bridge Program: Syria to North America

A Canadian saxophonist, a Syrian keyboardist, and a group of students from around the world come together to bring you a blend of sound from Syria and North America. This definitively diverse group of musicians unite on The Park Theatre stage to celebrate compassion, love, peace and what it means to be human.

The Bridge Program was conceived as a means of providing music instruction to children who would otherwise have no access to such opportunities. Keyboardist Mohamad Holilo arrived in Canada from his native Syria in March 2017, a refugee from his war-torn homeland. For Holilo the chance to perform and share some of his favourite songs from his homeland is a gift and he approaches the Nu-Sounds concert with an enthusiasm that is infectious. You’re likely not going to see another show like this any time soon.

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Boniface "I Will Not Return A Tourist" Release Party
Dec
14
10:00 PM22:00

Boniface "I Will Not Return A Tourist" Release Party

We couldn't be more excited to help Opening Weekend favorite Boniface celebrate the release of their single, I Will Not Return As A Tourist on December 14 at - where else? - Club St. B.

Micah Visser named his band after the Winnipeg neighbourhood where he grew up, where he spent his childhood learning violin, saxophone, guitar, piano, and computer programming. It was here too, writing alone in his bedroom, that Visser, forged a sound that would take an indie sensibility and make it glisten, that found its way to a new kind of 21st century pop.

His stunning debut single I Will Not Return As A Tourist sets out his stall: a song that presses quiet lyrical introspection against a furious pop swell, that is at moments frayed and wild and at others immense and gleaming.

Tickets for are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

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Blinker Phase
Nov
19
to Nov 20

Blinker Phase

Sheena Rattai and Daniel Jordan began messing around with looped guitar riffs and grooves, building songs on simple software via email in between playing with Red Moon Road over 6 years ago. Their email exchanges turned into a real project that lands somewhere between Tune-Yards and D'Angelo. An outlet for the duo's many musical influences that reach beyond Red Moon Road's folksy output, Blinker Phase explores groove and improv within the confines of set harmonic repetition. This show is going to be utterly different than anything you've heard these two do before - in the best possible way.

 

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Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders Tour
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders Tour

Jazz Winnipeg announces the first show of their fall season with the return of JUNO Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook. Cook will hit the city on November 3, 2017 as part of his North American Beyond Borders Tour, performing music from his upcoming album of the same name as well as hits from his long-spanning, celebrated career. Beyond Borders is due out in August. 

Cook is widely considered one of the most influential figures in nuevo flamenco music and his work incorporates elements of flamenco, rumba, and jazz. Beloved by audiences and critics alike, the guitarist's vast and varied catalogue, has earned him 11 JUNO nominations and one win for 2000's Free Fall. 
 

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Kelly Bado: Pop Goes The World
Oct
22
8:00 PM20:00

Kelly Bado: Pop Goes The World

Pop sung only the way that Kelly Bado can: infused with components of world music, african rhythm, and electronic elements. Featuring new songs in French, Spanish, and English, Bado will brings the work to the stage for the first time at this show. Come ready to move - this is a show that invites the audience to move to the rhythm and dance! Bado's incredible voice, presence, and star power will make this a show that will stick with you. Join us for this musical journey and see this powerhouse live. 

 

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Genius Of Modern Music: A Celebration Of Thelonious Monk
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

Genius Of Modern Music: A Celebration Of Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk's groundbreaking improvisational style has inspired generations of jazz players. He's widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and laid the foundation for bebop and modern jazz as we know it today. 

Help us pay tribute to the legend with a party in his honour. Presented in partnership with The Good Will Social Club, festival favourites Orbit and Montreal artist Thanya Iyer will hit the stage to play some of his most-loved music on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

 

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