- Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 8pm
- Kenzie Jane
- X-Cues Cafe & Lounge
- 551 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
- Door Cost
Alex loops live performances on percussion, SPDS drum pad, electric guitar, alto sax and vocals to create songs one element at a time. With a foundation in jazz, Alex's music draws on funk, soul, hip hop, urban and pop inspirations in an unforgettable one-man band performance.
The Toronto born multi-instrumentalist spent his early years in North York, moving to Vancouver Island with his family as a teen. After moving to Vancouver to accept a university scholarship for a science degree, Alex only lasted three years before trading his textbooks for life on the road with his band Flannel Jimmy. Since then, Alex has been a mainstay in the Vancouver music scene with a career as a solo artist and as a band member. He's opened for the likes of Weezer, Wide Mouth Mason, Bachman Cummings, Mother Mother, Sam Roberts, Robert Randolph, and The Proclaimers, and played alongside B.C. favourites Kyprios, Daniel Wesley and Vince Vaccaro. From 2004-2010, Alex toured western Canada with band DNA6, producing two albums. His musical performances have been included on albums for Bobs and LoLo, as well as in the feature film That One Night and in Hallmark's Cedar Cove.
Alex released his second solo album, Aether EP, to a sold out crowd at Vancouver's Fox Cabaret on February 27, 2017. Covering themes of urban alienation, depression and overcoming the aforementioned, Aether is relatable, polished, and laidback. "I wrote Aether while going through and coming out of a dark period in my life," Maher says, "it was really the support of my family –– my friends in the community –– that played a pivotal role in my healing process. That's what this album's all about –– finding the strength to give voice to our pain and begin healing ourselves through music."
Growing up in a musical family and performing in a rap crew throughout high school has influenced Kenzie Jane’s unique style of music, mixing sounds of RnB, Jazz, Roots, and mouth-trumpet. She is becoming a seasoned performer playing various venues and festivals such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Harvest Moon, Winnipeg Pride, ManyFest and more. Summer of 2018, Kenzie toured Western and Northern Canada, playing festivals and shows everywhere from the Yukon to the small towns of Saskatchewan. She is excited to be involved in several projects and is preparing for a string of releases of her own. Her debut EP, Love Me From Scratch, was released in April of 2018.