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.”
As in previous years, the festival will include the popular Theatre Series and Club Series, as well as the outdoor performances in the city’s downtown core.
New York’s inimitable pianist Fred Hersch and The Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, featuring her sister and noted trumpeter, Ingrid Jensen, will play for a theatre audience.
Individual tickets range from $15 to $79.50, with one-day club wristbands going for $30 (weekdays) and $35 (weekends). Club passes are $90 and a super pass for every theatre and club series performance is $250.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. through JazzWinnipeg.com, by phone at (204) 989-4656 and at the Jazz Winnipeg office (007-100 Arthur Street). Tickets for the Manitoba Theatre Series and Burton Cummings Theatre shows are also available at Ticketmaster.