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The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra uses the iPhone 6 to scan tickets via an app. We are looking for 3 iPhone 6's. If you have upgraded to a new phone, and would like to donate your old one (wiped clean of course) we will give you two free tickets to the concert of your choice.
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THE WINNIPEG JAZZ ORCHESTRA IS CELEBRATING ITS’ 20 SEASON!!
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!
Made in Canada:
Concerto for Jazz Orchestra
with Special Guest Multi-Juno Award Winning
Pianist David Braid
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
2:00pm • 7:30pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG)
Two-time Juno Award winning pianist/composer David Braid has performed concerts of his original music throughout the world, and has composed some of the most inventive works heard today. David has been named "a jazz genius to call our own" by Macleans Magazine. His work has been described as "refreshingly uncategorizable" (Paris Transatlantic), "brilliant" (Montreal Gazette), "une force poétique" (Le Soleil) and "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe & Mail). Featured: David's most recent works: his Concerto for Jazz Orchestra.
Help Bring Big Band Jazz to a New Generation!
Since our first concerts almost 20 years ago the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) has been bringing the best of big band jazz to Winnipeg audiences. We were founded with the hope that we could be an inspiration to young and aspiring musicians, and create a genuine feeling of community.
Tax receipts are mailed out annually January & June.
WE CAN IMPACT
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