Every Tuesday, Antoine-Gaborieau Hall, $5 admission
Some people ask the question : do I have to speak French to attend these events? Short answer: no. Whether you speak French or not, you’re more than welcomed to join us on Mardi Jazz.
Note: our staff is bilingual!
April 24 : Lizanne Lachance
« Wonderful », « Fantastic », « Excellent entertainement »… these are some of the comments made by the audience when Lizanne Lachance came to Mardi Jazz last year. Come and join us on April 24th to see her play at the CCFM!
May 1 : Laurent Roy
Exceptional guitarist and regular guest of our Mardi Jazz nights, Laurent Roy will be back in Antoine-Gaborieau hall on Tuesday May 1st!
May 8 : Devon Gillingham
We’re eager to present you Devon Gillingham, young prodigy of the Winnipeg jazz scene. Devon went to the prestigious School of jazz of New York city and worked as an accompanist for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
May 15 : Tracy K
Tracy K is one of Manitoba’s most notorious blues singers. Her harmonica and Joplin-esque voice have conquered most of jazz and blues festivals through North America since the late 1980’s.
“What’s the rush?” she says in the title of her last album, released in 2016. And we totally agree. Come and join us on Tuesday may 15th to share a relaxing and authentic moment, to the sound of Tracy K’s melodies and stories.
May 22 : Keith Price
Keith Price Quartet at Mardi Jazz is the promise of a groovy night. The young musician from Winnipeg, who learned to play the guitar in sixth grade with his grandfather’s instrument, takes his inspirations from contemporary pop and rock culture to create a unique approach of jazz – modern and opened to the world.
He also works as a composer. In 2013, he re-imagined the soundtrack of the film The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
May 29 : Marco Castillo
Marco Castillo at the CCFM is summer before it happens. Nobody can put sunshine into your heart like the Brazilian-born guitarist. You’ll be seduced by his approach of Latin Jazz, inspired by Bossa Nova as well as Samba and Funk. An invitation to dance and/or chill!
June 5 : Suzanne Kennelly
Do we still have to introduce Suzanne Kennelly, one of Franco-Manitoban’s most well-known voice? After an impressive career as a radio host, the Québec-born singer decided to dedicate her time to her passion: music, and especially jazz.
Be prepared for a jazz show “à la française”! (but, again : don’t worry, no need to be bilingual to come and enjoy this event!)
June 12 : Steve Hamilton
Renown bassist, music educator at University of Manitoba, Steve Hamilton has played among prestigious ensembles such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Tour Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to hear this notorious figure of Winnipeg’s jazz scene – who’s been active for more than 30 years!
June 19 : USB Band
To end the Mardi Jazz season, the Université de Saint-Boniface big band will be playing at Antoine-Gaborieau Hall. A perfect occasion to celebrate the beginning of summer!