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The Win­nipeg Jazz Orches­tra marks its 17th sea­son with a slate of con­certs fea­tur­ing home­grown tal­ent as well as pop­u­lar vocal­ist Den­zal Sin­claire and trum­pet play­er Michael Philip Moss­man. Due to pop­u­lar demand, two con­certs are expand­ed to include a spe­cial Sat­ur­day evening per­for­mance and a fall Jazz Band Fes­ti­val for mid­dle and high school stu­dents is launched grow­ing the WJO’s sea­son to 14 per­for­mances of 6 programs.

The WJO will bring back some of our favorite music and guests from pre­vi­ous sea­sons, and thrilled to present new young tal­ent to our audi­ence. The savvy and exper­tise of sea­soned per­form­ers like Den­zal Sin­claire, Michael Moss­man, Ron Paley, Earl Mac­Don­ald and Der­rick Gard­ner guar­an­tee mem­o­rable con­certs, and the ener­gy and sparkle that young per­form­ers like Colleen Furlan, Devon Gilling­ham, Joan­na Majoko, and Sheena Rat­tai bring will be like the icing on the cake”!

Sea­son High­lights Include:

  • WJO launch­es a spe­cial fall Jazz Band Fes­ti­val for mid­dle & high school stu­dents on Octo­ber 26 cul­mi­nat­ing with a spe­cial Sat­ur­day evening per­for­mance of Art of the Tan­go with Michael Philip Mossman
  • Den­zal Sin­clair returns to take the stage for a spe­cial 3‑concert week­end in February
  • U of M Jazz Fac­ul­ty and trum­pet play­er Der­rick Gard­ner will lead Basie and Beyond which is sure to delight
  • At the annu­al Decem­ber show the WJO will per­form Duke Elling­ton’s Nut­crack­er suite
  • Three gen­er­a­tions of Man­i­to­ba pianists will share the stage in March for Big Band Piano, 3 Gen­er­a­tions & 88 keys
  • CBC Over the Rain­bow con­test final­ist Colleen Furlan takes the stage in May 


Buy Sea­son Tick­ets and save up to 28% off reg­u­lar tick­et prices — only $175 for adults and $65 for stu­dents!
Sea­son Tick­ets for the WJO 201314 Sea­son are avail­able through the WJO Box Office at (204) 6325299 and online at www​.win​nipeg​jaz​zorches​tra​.com.