Scotty Barnhart trumpeter|composer|educator|director Back to Basie|Sun, October 22, 2016• 2:00pm/ 7:30pm • WAG
Scotty Barnhart is an internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, author, and is the Director of The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. A featured trumpet soloist with the orchestra for over twenty years, he's a two-time Grammy Award winner, appears on three critically acclaimed recordings with pianist Marcus Roberts, and over fifteen others with artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente. Acknowledged as an authority on the history of Jazz trumpet, he has given two keynote lecture-demonstrations at The International Trumpet Guild Conference and continues to give lectures and seminars at universities in South America, Japan, China, Europe, South Africa, and all across the United States. Hal Leonard published his groundbreaking book, The World of Jazz Trumpet – A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy worldwide in December 2005 to rave reviews.
Mike Janzen is a Manitoba-raised, Toronto based jazz pianist/composer/singer whose music is an engaging blend of Broadway standards, explorative versions of popular songs (Mrs. Robinson, God put a smile/Coldplay), and well-crafted originals. Mike’s primary group, “The Mike Janzen Trio”, has toured across Canada and has been featured at the Toronto International Jazz Festival, the Wreckhouse International Festival and Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (duo). The trio’s members include Mike Janzen (piano/vocals), the luminous George Koller (bass) and the phenomenal Larnell Lewis (drums). The Mike Janzen Trio is a regular national fixture on both CBC (Tonic) and Jazz 91.1 and his song, “There’s no escaping spring” recently won best jazz/blues song of the year at the GMA awards in Calgary, AB. The trio’s albums have sold over 15 000 units and at their latest sold out concert at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Dennis Patterson (CBC engineer) remarked, “that’s one of the best things I’ve ever heard in here!”
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.