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UMFM proud to part­ner with Jazz Win­nipeg on these ground­break­ing musi­cal performances!

Jazz Win­nipeg is excit­ed about the return of the pop­u­lar Nu Sounds series. The series, now in its fifth sea­son, runs from Decem­ber until March. All per­for­mances take place at the Park The­atre.

The series launch­es on Decem­ber 12 with the Cur­tis Nowosad Trio fea­tur­ing Mag­num KI. For this spe­cial Nu Sounds pre­sen­ta­tion, drum­mer Cur­tis Nowosad, along with bassist Julian Brad­ford and pianist Will Bon­ness, joins forces with WCMA nom­i­nat­ed group Mag­num KI to com­bine jazz with hip hop. This super­group will per­form con­tem­po­rary and rec­og­niz­able hip hop songs but take lib­er­ties with form and style, as well as com­pos­ing alter­nate sec­tions to pro­vide con­trast to the orig­i­nal grooves. Fur­ther­more music by Mag­num K.I. will be per­formed in a much more open-end­ed jazz style than what is fea­tured on their albums and music from the jazz canon will be per­formed and adjust­ed for a hip hop style, fea­tur­ing Mag­num KI as soloists, with rap­per Ismaila freestyling, and DJ Kut­down scratch­ing and sam­pling.

Nu Sounds kicks off the new year on Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 16 with the Luke Sel­l­ick Quar­tet. Luke Sel­l­ick is a Win­nipeg-born dou­ble bassist and com­pos­er. Now 19, Luke has been per­form­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ly for five years. He has col­lab­o­rat­ed with some of Winnipeg’s best jazz artists, includ­ing Ron Paley, Will Bon­ness and Lar­ry Roy. For his first Nu Sounds appear­ance, Sel­l­ick is eager to ded­i­cate the entire con­cert to his own com­po­si­tions and adven­tur­ous arrange­ments of stan­dards.

On Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 27, award-win­ning com­pos­er and piano play­er George Col­li­gan plays The Park The­atre. He has gar­nered a con­sid­er­able fan base through his side­man work with the likes of Jack Dejohnette, Cas­san­dra Wil­son, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Ravi Coltrane, but he is best known to Win­nipeg­gers as the lat­est addi­tion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Manitoba’s jazz depart­ment. For his Nu Sounds con­cert, Col­li­gan will be debut­ing a suite of new com­po­si­tions writ­ten since he has moved to Win­nipeg. His group will fea­ture Ker­ry Politzer on key­boards and vocals Steve Kir­by on bass, Jim­my Greene on sax­o­phone and Col­li­gan tak­ing a turn on drums. The music will com­bine jazz and pop rock ele­ments.

Then on March 31, the ener­getic sound of Par­a­digm Brass comes to the Nu Sounds Series. Par­a­digm Brass is a new mod­el of brass ensem­ble, pre­sent­ing a hybrid of styles designed to cre­ate a dis­tinct sound and reach a broad­er range of lis­ten­ers. From church stages to night­club scenes, Par­a­digm brings Bach to the bars and groove to the con­cert halls.

Sea­son tick­ets will only set you back $40.00! See all four Nu Sounds con­certs and save! Indi­vid­ual show tick­ets also avail­able for $12.00 adv./$15.00 door.

Tick­ets avail­able online at http://​www​.jazz​win​nipeg​.com/​buy_​tickets/​, by phone at 9894656 or in per­son at the Park The­atre and the Jazz Win­nipeg office (007100 Arthur St.)