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Winnipeg Folk Festival Leads Popularity Contest for Summer Events

Winnipeg Folk Festival Leads Popularity Contest for Summer Events

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival is July 5-8. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

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.

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The Flaming Lips, Chris Botti Part of Winnipeg Jazz Festival Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Chris Botti Part of Winnipeg Jazz Festival Lineup

The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips play the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 24 at the Burton Cummings Theatre. (GEORGE SALISBURY PHOTO)

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.

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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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