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.
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.