Our "Meet The Band" page is finished. We invite you to meet the members of our wonderful orchestra! Trumpets, Trombones, Saxes and Rhythm all work together to make wonderful music.
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
P.O. Box 68114
Other contact info
remains the same:
2017/18 Season Tickets Now Available
Scroll down to "Subscribers Corner" and discover the benefits to being a Season Subscriber. Subscribe before May 30, 2017 and be entered to win one of two great prizes. Subscribe online and be entered to win an additional prize.
As we wrap up our 20th season, the WJO would like to thank you for being part our concerts, fundraisers and outreach events. Last Thursday’s St. James Infirmary event was a great time….. swinging’ music, great food and a large, enthusiastic crowd. While the WJO is taking a break from performing until the fall, you will notice WJO musicians in various places over the spring/summer. Here are a few upcoming concerts:
1. Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 at the Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street)“Jazz in 3” featuring Trombonanza, PRZM, and the Winnipeg Jazz Collective (involving Jeff Presslaff, Brad Shigeta, Joel Green, Shane Hicks & Richard Gillis). Tickets are $15 at the door.
2. Thursday, June 22 at 8 PM at the Old Market Square Winnipeg Jazz Collective (involving Jeff Presslaff, Brad Shigeta, Joel Green). Free.
3. Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 PM at the West End Cultural Centre
(586 Ellice Avenue)
WJO’s High School Honour Jazz Bands will perform with guest saxophonist Mark DeJong (the three bands will be directed by Richard Gillis, Neil Watson & Ken Gold). Tickets are $20 at Jazz Winnipeg.
Join the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra in Celebrating 20 Years of Big Band Jazz.
Amazing WJO Arrangements & Award-winning Guest Artists that
Will Get You Out of Your Seats and Dancing in the Aisles!
Don’t Miss a Concert this Season!
Single Tickets for the 2017/18 season are on sale now.
Enjoy the Benefits of Being a Season Subscriber:
Choose "print at home" or regular mail tickets will be sent in September
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
COMMITMENT TO YOUTH PROGRAMS!
A mandate of the WJO is to make direct and meaningful connections with many eager young jazz students, driving their passion for music by giving them valuable tools, skills and inspiration through workshops and special classes to help them succeed in their year of jazz band at school and beyond. The WJO Youth Programs & Initiatives include: inviting school ensembles to play before and at intermission at every WJO concert, offering discounted student season ticket packages and complimentary tickets throughout the year.
WJO Big Band Workshops
Register for May 2017 Workshops NOW OPEN!
Due to high demand, this season we added a new spring workshop in additon to our 2 fall workshops! WJO Big Band Workshops are half-day workshops for 500 students from up to 25 middle and high school jazz bands teaching fundamentals in all areas of big band jazz, culminating into a Saturday evening concert where they perform for their parents & guests and receive comp tickets to watch the WJO perform. Register Today!
Pre Concert School Jazz Bands
Did You Know?
As a part of the WJO Youth Initiatives, we invite school jazz ensembles to play before and during intermission at every WJO season concert. We also give all of our student performers & educators comp tickets to enjoy the WJO concert. We are also proud to offer these students’ parents & guests discounted ticket prices to the show!
Discount Tickets for Parents & Guests & Pre-concert Band Line-up
MORE EDUCATION & EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL DISCOUNTS:
The Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to make a grant
from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th to the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra for
their New Project: Celebrating Canada: a big band portrait
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between
The Winnipeg Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre The Winnipeg Foundation, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.
The Winnipeg Foundation: www.wpgfdn.org
Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/home.html
Community Foundations of Canada: http://communityfoundations.ca
Thank You to our Generous Funders
for your continued support!
Your funding of Arts & Culture and Youth Education
in Manitoba has been and continues to be essential
for so many Manitoban organizations
and communities to thrive!
We all truly could not do it without your belief in us!
Manitoba Arts Council: http://artscouncil.mb.ca
Winnipeg Arts Council: http://winnipegarts.ca
The Winnipeg Foundation: www.wpgfdn.org