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Jazz Winnipeg Hires Falk as New Artistic Director

December 19, 2016 4:41 PM | Entertainment

Michael Falk - Les Jupes

Michael Falk (front) is the new artistic director of Jazz Winnipeg.

Jazz Winnipeg has hired Michael Falk as the organization’s incoming artistic director.

Falk is no stranger to Winnipeg’s vibrant music and arts community and has 13 years of experience in the industry.

Falk replaces executive producer Paul Nolin after he stepped down this fall.

“The breadth of his multi-faceted involvement in the industry as a musician, artistic director, event producer, manager, label head, arts administrator, and champion of Winnipeg’s music scene make him the perfect person to step into this role,” said Jeremy Akerstream, Jazz Winnipeg board chair.

Falk’s past includes working as artistic director of the West End Cultural Centre and being the brains behind last year’s innovative SpaceLand events.

He’s also the frontman of Winnipeg indie band Les Jupes.

Jazz Winnipeg’s Lynne Stefanchuk, who has been with the organization since 2005, was also appointed the executive director by the board of directors on Monday.