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Road Closures in Effect for Jazz Winnipeg Festival

Road Closures in Effect for Jazz Winnipeg Festival

2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz FestivalHeading downtown to the TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival this weekend? There are a few road closures in effect you’ll need to take note of.

Bannatyne Avenue between Arthur Street and King Street will be completely closed to all vehicles from 9 a.m. today until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 19.

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More Artists, More Venues: New Ways to Experience Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

More Artists, More Venues: New Ways to Experience Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

Seu Jorge
Brazilian singer/songwriter Seu Jorge performs at this year’s 2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. (HANDOUT)

2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz FestivalMore than 70 artists will pack the 2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival for 10 days of music from the likes of Seu Jorge, Wolf Parade, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Bokante, The Joy Formidable, Low, and the Donny McCaslin Group.

Those are just some of the artists slated to perform this year as the Jazz Festival boasts new venues and new ways for fans to experience the entertainment.

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Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Paul Nolin
Paul Nolin (YOUTUBE)

The executive producer of Jazz Winnipeg is leaving the organization after 12 years at the helm.

Paul Nolin will depart from his position effective October 26.

“My time at Jazz Winnipeg is likely to be one of the defining aspects of my career and I’m tremendously grateful for all the opportunities it’s afforded me,” Nolin said.

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Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2016: Andra Day, Kamasi Washington and More

Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2016: Andra Day, Kamasi Washington and More

Andra Day
Andra Day performs at this year’s Winnipeg Jazz Festival on June 23 at the Burton Cummings Theatre. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg Jazz Festival 2016American singer-songwriter Andra Day will perform at this year’s Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.

The 31-year-old joins a list of jazz artists, both big and small, who embody the genre of musical flair seen every year at the renowned event.

Day was discovered by Stevie Wonder himself, helping to propel her to release a debut album, Cheers to the Fall — produced by Raphael Saadiq and featuring Questlove.

Day joins already announced American jazz saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington.

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Bars Allowed to Serve Longer During World Cup, Jazz Fest

Bars Allowed to Serve Longer During World Cup, Jazz Fest

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(Craft beer image via Shutterstock)

Soccer and music fans will have some extra time to enjoy an alcoholic beverage before last call in the coming weeks.

The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) is extending serving hours at Winnipeg establishments during FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 matches that are played in Winnipeg (June 8-16) and during the Winnipeg Jazz Festival (June 11 to 21).

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Winnipeg Jazz Festival Unwraps 2015 Lineup

Winnipeg Jazz Festival Unwraps 2015 Lineup

2015 TD Winnipeg International Jazz FestivalThe lineup for the 2015 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is out and jazz music lovers are in for a treat.

The festival will take over Winnipeg’s Exchange District June 11-21, with performances from local, national and international artists.

Artists include Grammy Award-winning singer Esperanza Spalding presenting Emily’s D+Evolution, blues legend Buddy Guy and The Screaming Eagle Of Soul, Charles Bradley, soul trailblazer Mavis Staples, piano great Kenny Barron, Blue Note Records’ Otis Brown III, and a very special world premiere ensemble performance from legendary jazz chameleon Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland.

“We’ve struck a great balance of modern and traditional jazz, legends and up-and­-comers, accented by forward­-thinking artists from the broader music landscape,” said executive producer Paul Nolin. “There’s something for everyone.”

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Jazz Winnipeg Unveils Lineup for Fall Season

Jazz Winnipeg Unveils Lineup for Fall Season

Jazz WinnipegWith the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival recently wrapped up, Jazz Winnipeg is already looking ahead to its upcoming fall season.

The curtain has been pulled back on the list of artists performing this year, including jazz fusion icon Chick Corea and his latest project The Vigil, Canadian songstress Jill Barber, folk-pop troubadour Royal Wood, Montreal-based pianist/vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd, progressive jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, and the fifth annual dig! Magazine Rent Party.

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St. Vincent Delivers Electrifying Performance to Close Out Jazz Fest

By Raegan Hedley (@raegjules)

WINNIPEG — The 2014 Winnipeg International Jazz Festival finished strong on Sunday, with the sounds of the American electronic rock/pop singer, St. Vincent, and her bandmates.

From the moment Annie Clark, known by her stage name St. Vincent, strutted onto the stage of the Burton Cummings Theatre in a leather mini dress with a massive gold ruffled shoulder piece on one shoulder, and cornrows, it was obvious something quirky, chic, and downright sexy, was about to take place.

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John Legend Delivers Sensual Show at Winnipeg Jazz Fest

By Raegan Hedley (@raegjules)

The headliner of this year’s 25th Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, John Legend, told the crowd at the Burton Cumming’s theatre Saturday night, “I want this show to feel like your just hanging out in my living room, just chillin’ with me.” Having released his first album, Get Lifted in 2004, Legend brings 10 years of career experience to the stage, and enough soul to capture the tastes of international audiences.

Legend’s hands rarely left the piano he was seated at. He talked intimately with the crowd about his career and about how he wrote the songs he was going to play, all while still playing a few keys on the piano. When he did get off the piano to sing Maxine with the bassist, he proved that whatever instrument his voice is paired with, he carries the songs with his naturally booming and vocally dynamic — comparable to melted butter over toast.

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