General Manager - Joan Gillis
Box Office and Ticket Sales - Margaret Semple
Administrative Assistant - vacant
Social Media & Marketing Assistant - Monica Jones
Bookkeeping - Pat Ireton
Ad Sales and Publicity - Quinn Greene
Volunteer Manager - vacant
We would like to congratulate our outgoing Administrative Assistant Marcia Steadman, on becoming Volunteer Coordinator for Harvest Manitoba and to thank her for many years of support.
The Honourable Anita R. Neville, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
President - Kristine Tubiera
Vice-President - Lucas Sader
Treasurer - Brian Gilchrist
Secretary - Amanda Wrubleski
Director - Jeffrey Acosta
Director - Derek Fraser
Director - John Long
Director - Pauline Thimm
Former President - Ed Shinewald
Artistic Director - Dr. Richard Gillis
Musician Representative - Shane Hicks
Associate Director - Neil Watson
Assistant Associate Director - Alexis Silver
It is with great appreciation that the WJO thanks our outgoing board members for their valuable service and dedication:
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra is Generously Funded by:
Funding assistance provided by the Manitoba government. Aide financière accordée par le gouvernement du Manitoba.
The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra welcomes and shares its performance and creation of music - a universal language to all people irrespective of culture, race, sexuality, ability, language and gender.
Music is an agent of hope. A dynamic and valuable device that helps us to heal and to bring us together. The First Peoples of Canada understood this and used music to reunite, resolve and reconcile. In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that WJO activities take place on Treaty Territory – land that was maintained and earnestly cared for by Indigenous peoples before European settlement. Manitoba is the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and is the homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge that Winnipeg benefits daily from Treaty 3 water that comes from Shoal Lake 40. It is with sincere sentiment that we recognize the mistakes of our recent and distant past. In working towards a Canada that benefits us all, we commit to seeking a greater understanding of Canada’s diverse cultural relationships through continued work with Indigenous communities; we commit to live in ways that honour and respect the treaties that were made on these territories; and we commit to stewarding the land in harmony for all who will come after us.