Suite 150 - A Big Band Portrait - WJO
In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra commissioned eleven Canadian big band jazz composers to write music reflecting some aspect of Canada or being Canadian.
The completed eleven-movement suite was recorded at the premiere by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on November 19, 2017. CD DETAILS
Suite Messiah - WJO
This is WJO's third full album and features Juno-nominated singer Erin Propp on vocals, all arrangements by WJO's own talented musicians (Richard Gillis, Jeff Presslaff and Richard Boughton) and the title work, Suite Messiah, is WJO's own big band arrangement of three movements from Handel's Messiah. The other tunes on the album are big band arrangements of well-known and some lesser-known festive tunes. CD DETAILS
Steppin’ Out - WJO
Celebrating 10 Years!
On their second release, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) has decided to tackle the Great American Songbook. Throughout the CD the playing is tight, agile and full of energy… after 11 years the WJO shows no signs of slowing down and, as this recording proves, they have matured into a solid and confident big band (Michael Wolch, Winnipeg Free Press). CD DETAILS_
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