Expect the unexpected during the seventh season of Jazz Winnipeg’s Nu Sounds Series. Four concerts run from January through May 2013 at The Park Theatre showcasing Manitoban musicians who pair up to push musical boundaries from jazz and beyond.
Kicking off the series are the world rhythms of Western Canadian Music Award-winning act Trio Bembe and storytelling blues of Rambling Dan Frechette. Sounds of Latin reggae and Cuban blues will heat up the stage as the both acts fuse their diverse influences.
The scent of popcorn might permeate the Park for the second concert in the series. Multi-genre guitarist Keith Price premieres his jazz-fusion score to the Spaghetti Western classic The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as two jazz quartets, assembled by Price, will perform the score while the film is projected on the big screen.
Breaking into spring for the April performance are four faculty members of the Brandon University School of Music, including Gilles Fournier and Michael Cain, who put a new twist on familiar jazz standards. The Nu Sounds Series wraps up with Guitarama, a celebration of all styles of guitar playing with the city’s finest string slingers featuring Greg Lowe, Tim Butler, Ariel Posen and more.
Jazz Winnipeg is a non-profit organization promoting the art of jazz through concert presentations and community outreach. The Nu Sounds Series was established to showcase Manitoba musicians and to give them an avenue to explore new ideas.