Jazz at the Fort Garry Hotel
- Sunday, Oct 8, 2023 at 6:30pm
- Sean Irvine
- Fort Garry Hotel
- 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Winnipeg-based musician Sean Irvine has rapidly gained recognition as a top-tier performer, composer, and woodwind expert. Although his primary focus is on the saxophone, Irvine is also recognized as a flautist, clarinetist, and oboist. Irvine's versatility and skill in capturing the essence and tone of various woodwind instruments has led to collaborations with artists such as Royal Canoe, David Braid, Derrick Gardner, and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.
In live performances, Irvine has accompanied renowned acts like the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Ron Paley Big Band, Jeff Presslaff Septet, Papa Mambo, Kiko Freitas, Jon Gordon, Jimmy Greene, and Scotty Barnhart. In addition to his work as a session musician, he plays significant roles in projects such as the Winnipeg Jazz Collective, Still Crazy: Paul Simon's Tribute, Big City All Stars Band, and the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.
In his latest role as a bandleader, Sean presents 'Sean Irvine: Kind Neighbours,' a captivating fusion of original compositions and reinterpretations of folk and singer-songwriter compositions, viewed through the lens of jazz. The ensemble consists of local musicians who seamlessly navigate both the jazz genre and other diverse musical streams, sharing their individual voices into these unique works.
"He Cries (The Breathing)" by Erin Propp