Daniel Caesar
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Caesar

In 2017 Oshawa-born R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar had one hell of a year. Caesar's intimate, dark, and ambient-tinged soul made an immediate impression on critics and fans alike. His debut studio album, Freudian, earned two GRAMMY nominations; made numerous appearances on the late-night TV circuit; sold out five straight shows at Toronto’s venerable Danforth Music Hall; and his face was suddenly plastered on billboards, bus shelters and video screens above Yonge-Dundas Square. At 22, Caesar has become one of R&B’s most talked-about talents, even though -- or perhaps because -- he’s more of a classic soul man than a trend-chaser.

 

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Daniel Caesar
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Daniel Caesar

In 2017 Oshawa-born R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar had one hell of a year. Caesar's intimate, dark, and ambient-tinged soul made an immediate impression on critics and fans alike. His debut studio album, Freudian, earned two GRAMMY nominations; made numerous appearances on the late-night TV circuit; sold out five straight shows at Toronto’s venerable Danforth Music Hall; and his face was suddenly plastered on billboards, bus shelters and video screens above Yonge-Dundas Square. At 22, Caesar has become one of R&B’s most talked-about talents, even though -- or perhaps because -- he’s more of a classic soul man than a trend-chaser.

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Marquis Hill Blacktet w/ Karly Epp + Karl Kohut
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Marquis Hill Blacktet w/ Karly Epp + Karl Kohut

Described by The New York Times as a “dauntingly skilled trumpeter,” 29-year-old Marquis Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek, melodic passages that are as commanding as they are cogent. With music that “crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz” (Chicago Tribune), Hill builds on his distinctive sound to craft arresting originals that embrace post-bop, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken word. After releasing four well-received albums — New Gospel (2011), Sound of the City (2012), The Poet (2013) and Modern Flows, vol. 1 (2014) — Hill raised his profile significantly by winning the 2014 Thelonious Trumpet Competition, which led to the release of 2016’s The Way We Play. On this album Hill fronts a commanding ensemble, bringing his lyrically postmodern groove to jazz classics.

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Jill Barber w/ Lanikai
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Jill Barber w/ Lanikai

Jill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool’s Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill’s influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you’ll never forget it.

2-time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series Orange is the New Black.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the French language album Chansons. Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English.

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Erin Propp and Larry Roy — Dinner & A Show
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Erin Propp and Larry Roy — Dinner & A Show

There is nuance in the everyday — in its layers of love, joy, and hurt. Singer-songwriter Erin Propp and jazz guitarist Larry Roy reach into the everyday and blur the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. From charming intimate jazz club sets to moving concert hall performances, Erin and Larry can do it all. They won Best Jazz Album of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards for their debut album, Courage, My Love, which was also nominated for the Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2014. Erin’s distinct voice and Larry’s precision on the guitar come together to create songs and performances that “are thoughtful, seamlessly arranged, and inventive while being accessible” (Juno Awards).

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Lido Pimienta w/ Marisolle Negash
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Lido Pimienta w/ Marisolle Negash

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. Lido's latest LP, La Papessa (2016), charts an evolution from her debut LP, Color (2010), an album full of (as the title suggests) colorful landscapes and positive vibrations. Winner of the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, La Papessa takes a more personal approach, describing the narrative of how Lido has found her independence as a woman and as an artist who refuses to fit pre-conceived notions of what a pop Latina artist ought to be. Influenced by the multiple cultural and geographic settings in which is was written — from the desert of Columbia to the bustling cityscape of Toronto — La Papessa takes listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker avant-garde electronic sounds. Lido's piercing, explosive, and heartwarming voice unites the compositions, beats, and harmonies, resulting in a perfect labour of love and sound that
highlights the creative voice of this talented artist.

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Erin Propp and Larry Roy — Cocktail Hour
Jun
19
9:00 PM21:00

Erin Propp and Larry Roy — Cocktail Hour

There is nuance in the everyday — in its layers of love, joy, and hurt. Singer-songwriter Erin Propp and jazz guitarist Larry Roy reach into the everyday and blur the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. From charming intimate jazz club sets to moving concert hall performances, Erin and Larry can do it all. They won Best Jazz Album of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards for their debut album, Courage, My Love, which was also nominated for the Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2014. Erin’s distinct voice and Larry’s precision on the guitar come together to create songs and performances that “are thoughtful, seamlessly arranged, and inventive while being accessible” (Juno Awards).

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Kamikaze Girls w/ Pinact & Jo Passed
Jun
19
10:00 PM22:00

Kamikaze Girls w/ Pinact & Jo Passed

From their critically acclaimed debut 2016 EP, SAD, to their 2017 debut album, Seafoam, Leeds-based riot grrl duo Kamikaze Girls have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health. Front woman Lucinda Livingstone’s lyrics speak honestly and openly about her experiences with everything from anxiety and depression to addiction — it is the way in which her truth bravely shines through the songs so strikingly that makes the band stand apart. 

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Parlour Duo Series
Jun
20
to Jun 28

Parlour Duo Series

Parlour Coffee set the new standard for coffee in Winnipeg when it opened, and its owner Nils Vik is a pretty big jazz fan. Now Parlour & Jazz Winnipeg have partnered to bring you an intimate noon-hour duo series in their beautiful shop.

Featuring a collection of Winnipeg's finest players (and one guitarist from Indiana!), we're bringing great jazz into unexpected places.  All shows from Noon to 1pm. 

FRI JUN 15    >   NEIL WATSON + JULIAN BRADFORD
SAT JUN 16   >  JEFF PRESSLAFF + JULIAN BRADFORD
MON JUN 18  >  TODD MARTIN + AARON SHORR
WED JUN 20 >  CHARLIE BALLANTINE + BANDMATE TBA
FRI JUN 22    >  KARLY EPP + KARL KOHUT
SAT JUN 23   >  SEAN IRVINE + ANDREW LITTLEFORD
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Ellen Doty — Dinner & A Show
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ellen Doty — Dinner & A Show

Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Doty’s first album, Gold, a more traditional-sounding pop-jazz album, was released in 2014 and reached the top 10 on several college radio charts in Canada. After nearly two years of experimentation and songwriting, Doty’s long-awaited sophomore album, Come Fall, is set for release in spring 2018. The project seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones, leaving a raw and incredibly spacious sound. No bass. No background vocals. No horns. No layers. Just piano, voice, and drums. The mixture of pop, jazz, soul, folk, and indie music is a sound that is undoubtedly hers.

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Chris Botti
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Botti

Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative figures of the contemporary music world. Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed album When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the #1-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, 5 GRAMMY Award nominations, and 2 GRAMMY Awards. His most recent album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013.

Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues - from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

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Bros Landreth & The WSO
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Bros Landreth & The WSO

The Bros. Landreth and the WSO team up for an incredible summer concert on Wednesday, June 20th at Centennial Concert Hall! Hear The Bros. Landreth like never before with 67 of Manitoba’s best musicians. This unique and singular concert features newly commissioned orchestral arrangements by up-and-coming Manitoban composer  Chris Byman and re-imagine The Bros.’ music through a symphonic lens. Featuring songs from their debut album “Let it Lie,” Joey Landreth’s solo EP “Whiskey,” and brand new music from their forthcoming record, all backed by the full WSO. One night only. 

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PRESENTED BY MANITOBA LIQUOR & LOTTERIES

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Ellen Doty — Cocktail Hour
Jun
20
9:00 PM21:00

Ellen Doty — Cocktail Hour

Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Doty’s first album, Gold, a more traditional-sounding pop-jazz album, was released in 2014 and reached the top 10 on several college radio charts in Canada. After nearly two years of experimentation and songwriting, Doty’s long-awaited sophomore album, Come Fall, is set for release in spring 2018. The project seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones, leaving a raw and incredibly spacious sound. No bass. No background vocals. No horns. No layers. Just piano, voice, and drums. The mixture of pop, jazz, soul, folk, and indie music is a sound that is undoubtedly hers.

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Cadence Weapon w/The Gaff
Jun
20
10:00 PM22:00

Cadence Weapon w/The Gaff

Named Canada’s “most creative” rapper by the National Post, Cadence Weapon has consistently exhibited a passion to take rap into new and unexpected directions.

His self-produced debut album, Breaking Kayfabe, was released in December 2005 and met with international critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. After the release of his 2008 album, Afterparty Babies — which The New York Times described as “dense, tricky productions that pile samples and scratching atop techno and electro beats” — his appointment in 2009 as Poet Laureate of Edmonton, and 2012’s Hope in Dirt City, Cadence is back with a new self-titled album that expands his stylistic range by incorporating elements of trap, funk, electro, techno and grime.

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Allison Au — Dinner & A Show
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Allison Au — Dinner & A Show

Allison Au is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Growing up in Toronto, she was captivated by the unhinged freedom of jazz, which, in combination with elements of classical, hip-hop, and Latin music, influences Au’s soulful sound today. Leader of the Allison Au Quartet, Au’s debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey, earned a Juno nomination in 2013, and her sophomore album, Forest Grove, won the Juno For Best Jazz Album of the Year: Group in 2016.

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Allison Au — Cocktail Hour
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Allison Au — Cocktail Hour

Allison Au is an award-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Growing up in Toronto, she was captivated by the unhinged freedom of jazz, which, in combination with elements of classical, hip-hop, and Latin music, influences Au’s soulful sound today. Leader of the Allison Au Quartet, Au’s debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey, earned a Juno nomination in 2013, and her sophomore album, Forest Grove, won the Juno For Best Jazz Album of the Year: Group in 2016.

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Harpoonist + The Axe Murderer w/ Reverend Rambler
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Harpoonist + The Axe Murderer w/ Reverend Rambler

Framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs,  Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer are relentless touring artists known for their high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying performances. Their music ignites gritty, blues-rock grooves and adds equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals and biting guitar to create a music experience perfect for any doomsday date-night.

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Twin Peaks Night
Jun
21
10:00 PM22:00

Twin Peaks Night

The Lost Highway Players pay tribute to the brilliance of composer Angelo Badalamenti, combining his scores for the films of David Lynch with contemporary jazz influences. Arranger Jonathan Alexiuk, saxophonist Neil Watson, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Quanbury lead an all-star band.

Celebrated local buzz band Sc Mira takes on the role of The Roadhouse Band, re-creating the last scene from episodes of Twin Peaks Season Three.

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Robi Botos — Dinner & A Show
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Robi Botos — Dinner & A Show

While Robi Botos is known for being a strong player in the traditional jazz and funk fields, he always incorporates an element of the music he grew up listening to into his playing. Born in Hungary, Robi, a trained pianist, moved to Canada at age 20. He released his sophomore album, Movin’ Forward, in 2015, which won the 2016 Juno for Solo Jazz Album of the Year.

His latest album, 2018’s Old Soul, sees Robi not only venturing into a number of different genres (jazz, funk, soul, and gospel), but he also plays a number of different instruments, including the Harpejji. Old Soul pays tribute to his homeland as he takes you down memory lane with visions of his childhood neighbourhood and through some of his favourite spots in his hometown. 

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Air Sax Competition Hosted by Gorilla Mask
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Air Sax Competition Hosted by Gorilla Mask

THE FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ WINNIPEG AIR SAX COMPETITION!

Bring your honk, your dance moves, your who-can-it-be-nows and born-to-runs, your stretchy jeans, your most slaying-est struts. We're hosting the first ever Air Sax Competition, and the winner will go down in local lore. 

$5 to enter. Free to watch.

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GORILLA MASK BIO

Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms, and wailing melodies layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations, Berlin's Gorilla Mask is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in four or five dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain, the ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it.

Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler, and Zorn, but he frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard-rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius' frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner's pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

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Tune-Yards w/ Hannah Epperson
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tune-Yards w/ Hannah Epperson

Tune-Yards' latest iteration finds the band flirting with the dancefloor more than ever before, as four on the floor kick drums underpin wild polyrhythms and slinky bass grooves. The band's atypical arrangements seem to defy gravity, bursting like fireworks one moment and retreating inwards the next as the band blends hip-hop, soul, jazz and 80’s house music.

Their new album, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, is an unflinching examination of modern identity, intricately rendered in the manically infectious way that only Tune-Yards can. ICFYCIMPL is built on Merril Garbus' recent foray into DJing and inspired in part by C.L.A.W. (Collaborative Legions of Artful Womxn), her radio show highlighting female-identifying producers.

While the album was written prior to the 2016 presidential election, it’s not difficult to hear hints of political anxiety throughout the record. On album opener “Heart Attack,” elements of vintage soul crash into frenetic drum machines as Garbus frets over the unraveling of progress, and the swirling “Coast To Coast” imagines a New York swallowed by rising seas.

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Robi Botos — Cocktail Hour
Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

Robi Botos — Cocktail Hour

While Robi Botos is known for being a strong player in the traditional jazz and funk fields, he always incorporates an element of the music he grew up listening to into his playing. Born in Hungary, Robi, a trained pianist, moved to Canada at age 20. He released his sophomore album, Movin’ Forward, in 2015, which won the 2016 Juno for Solo Jazz Album of the Year.

His latest album, 2018’s Old Soul, sees Robi not only venturing into a number of different genres (jazz, funk, soul, and gospel), but he also plays a number of different instruments, including the Harpejji. Old Soul pays tribute to his homeland as he takes you down memory lane with visions of his childhood neighbourhood and through some of his favourite spots in his hometown. 

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Alsarah + The Nubatones
Jun
22
9:30 PM21:30

Alsarah + The Nubatones

Alsarah & the Nubatones were born out of a common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds, shared migration experiences, and Nubian music culture. The Brooklyn-based group, fronted by Sudanese singer-songwriter Alsarah, has developed a unique East-African retro-pop sound, which mixes ‘70s-style pop with electronic and North African music.

The group released their first album, Silt, in 2014, with its single, “Soukura (It’s Late)” debuting on Spin magazine’s blog. It also went on to be selected by the prestigious Fact magazine as one of the best remix albums of 2014. Their second album, Manara, released in 2016, explores the many emotions and themes that mark the long journey after immigration begins and the ways in which we shift, change, and grow as we seek to build a new life.

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Manitoba High School Honour Jazz Bands
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Manitoba High School Honour Jazz Bands

WITH SPECIAL GUEST ROBI BOTOS

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra's annual Honour Jazz Band program provides students from across the province the opportunity to gather together for a shared experience of fast-paced musical challenge and growth in the context of a big band. Participants will work closely with Manitoba’s finest jazz educators and performers.

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George Colligan Trio — Dinner & A Show
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

George Colligan Trio — Dinner & A Show

George Colligan is a New York-based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, hailed as “one of the best-kept secrets in jazz” by All About Jazz. An award-winning composer and player, Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players both on the bandstand and in recording sessions.

He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique, with his latest, The Endless Mysteries, released in 2013. Colligan’s musical style showcases both his technique and restraint, incorporating everything from showtunes, to funk, free improvisation, and 20th-century classical music.

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Michael Kaeshammer w/ Emie R. Roussel Trio
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Kaeshammer w/ Emie R. Roussel Trio

Prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer Michael Kaeshammer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer.

On his eleventh album, No Filter, Michael mixes his well-crafted and melodic original songs with a couple of evocative piano instrumentals, and the result is a delightfully varied collection. No stranger to critical acclaim, his album, Strut, won the 2004 Juno for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year and in 2008 his album, Days Like These won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

Kaeshammer has completely come to terms with his eclectic taste in music, something showcased on the record, and takes his listeners on a highly entertaining journey through refreshingly diverse musical terrain, from upbeat romps with exuberant horns to lyrical piano and soulful voice.

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PRESENTED BY KONICA MINOLTA

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George Colligan Trio — Cocktail Hour
Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

George Colligan Trio — Cocktail Hour

George Colligan is a New York-based pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, hailed as “one of the best-kept secrets in jazz” by All About Jazz. An award-winning composer and player, Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players both on the bandstand and in recording sessions.

He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique, with his latest, The Endless Mysteries, released in 2013. Colligan’s musical style showcases both his technique and restraint, incorporating everything from showtunes, to funk, free improvisation, and 20th-century classical music.

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The Wet Secrets w/ Duotang & Odd Outfit
Jun
23
10:00 PM22:00

The Wet Secrets w/ Duotang & Odd Outfit

The Wet Secrets are a six-piece rock 'n’ roll gang fueled by a primal, fuzzy, punk-rock spirit and steered by a love of slinky disco, art rock, ‘70s horns, and AM-gold songwriting. Known for their signature red and white marching band uniforms, and harmonious layers of horns, synthesizers, booming bass lines, percussion, drums, and voice, they have a well-established reputation for a phenomenal, sweaty live show.

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Hangover Breakfast
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Hangover Breakfast

Phew! What a festival! Feeling tired? A little festival'd out? Maybe had a few too many at Old Market Square on Saturday night? We've got the cure: our Hangover Breakfast is here to help. Good Will Social Club parter restaurant Have A Nice Day will be cooking up a special brunch, just for you.

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With special musical guest CASATI.

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The Flaming Lips
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Flaming Lips

Three-time Grammy-Award winners, The Flaming Lips are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and globally respected bands of their generation. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses.

Even within the eclectic world of alternative rock, few bands were so brave, so frequently brilliant, and so deliciously weird as the Flaming Lips. From their beginnings as Oklahoma weirdos to their mid-'90s pop culture breakthrough to their status as one of the most respected groups of the 21st century, the Lips rode one of the more surreal and haphazard career trajectories in pop music. An acid-bubblegum band with as much affinity for sweet melodies as blistering noise assaults, their off-kilter sound, uncommon emotional depth, and bizarre history (packed with tales of self-immolating fans and the like) firmly established them as true originals.

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PRESENTED BY TETRO DESIGN

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GoGo Penguin w/ Guillaume Perret
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

GoGo Penguin w/ Guillaume Perret

Noted for their hypnotic melodies, visceral bass lines, and tidal rhythm, Manchester-based leftfield piano trio, GoGo Penguin, are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica, but they draw equally on jazz, minimalism, game soundtracks, and glitchy electronica to create their unique music.

It’s music for the heart, head, and feet and saw their album, v2.0, named a Mercury Prize Album of the Year 2014. In 2016 they released the album Man Made Object and more recently they have been touring their own score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film, Koyaanisqatsi. Their new album, A Humdrum Star, was released this past February.

Supported by acclaimed French solo saxophonist Guillaume Perret.

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GUILLAUME PERRET PRESENTED BY ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DU MANITOBA & LES DROITS DES ARTISTES-INTERPRÈTES

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Born Ruffians w/ Little Junior
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Born Ruffians w/ Little Junior

JUNO-nominated Canadian indie troublemakers Born Ruffians are back and headed across North America with a new, rhythm-driven album and their original lineup. Drummer Steve Hamelin returns as the band's "arhythmically beating heart" for the February 16th release Uncle, Duke & the Chief. The album is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good - marking a return to the more jittery, feral sound fans originally fell in love with and passing over mouse-clicked studio trickery in favour of a more classic sound. 

Uncle, Duke & the Chief daringly tap-dances along the line separating celebration and sorrow. Staring down a career crossroads, consumed with doubt and thoughts of mortality, they've responded with a record as beautiful, exhilarating, chaotic and nerve-wracking as life itself. Come ready to move, sing along, and feel a little catharsis as we rid ourselves of the winter dust.


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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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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 and Minneapolis' McNasty Brass Band 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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Dawson City: Frozen Time
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Jazz Winnipeg & The Winnipeg New Music Festival Present
A Very Special World Premiere Live Score
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

Film by Bill Morrison
Music composed and performed with Sigur Ros producer Alex Somers

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 and Kveikur. In addition to being the world premiere of the live score, this is also Somers’ first performance in Winnipeg.

 

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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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Laila Biali Late Show at Kitchen Sync — Show Only
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

Laila Biali Late Show at Kitchen Sync — Show Only

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 $20.

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Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali and Chef Ben Kramer
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner and A Show with Laila Biali and Chef Ben Kramer

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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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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