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Walle Larsson | Early Show | w Jennifer Hanson

Doors at 5:30 PM

Canadian saxophonist Walle Larsson began as a classical flute player. In 1975, he was playing in a dining room band at the Chateau Lake Louise. The bandleader told him that if he wanted to keep the gig, he’d need to learn to play the sax. He bought a sax advertised in the paper for $650 – and he’s still playing it today.

With a creative imagination second to none, Larsson has been wowing audiences for close to five decades, from New York to Montreal, Toronto to Tokyo, with sizzling jazz solos and sultry smooth jazz. Larsson now has six solo records to his credit and has garnered two Top Twenty Billboard hits.


Nestled on Saint Boniface’s waterfront in Parc Elzéar Goulet, RAW:JazzFest is an experiment in sound and design. Built with a vision for an exceptional sound quality experience, this unique pop-up venue will also feature our 2019 festival cocktail.


RAW:JazzFest is made possible with the support of Michael Nesbitt.

Earlier Event: June 21
Later Event: June 22
Curtis Nowosad Quartet