Manitobans are primed to enjoy their summer at some sort of festival.
Leading the events that most Manitobans will find themselves at this season is the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
More than 90 artists make up the first batch of musicians announced for the 2018 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
Organizers on Thursday unveiled the list of talent that music fans can look forward to this summer, June 14-24.
Heading 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.
More 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”