Jazz Winnipeg Launches Ninth Edition of Innovative Nu Sounds Series

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Keith Price (Photo: Lindsey Bond)

Music fans have some new music to look forward to in the new year. Or maybe we should say nu year…

Jazz Winnipeg has unveiled details for the ninth edition of its popular Nu Sounds Series, which gives homegrown talent the unique opportunity to explore new ideas and connect with new fans. The Park Theatre will once again host the four-concert series, which runs January through May.

The Winnipeg Jazz Collective kicks things off on January 18 with a performance of new, innovative works written by members of the decatet as well as Canadian composers like Josh Grossman, Daniel Jamieson, Andy Ballantyne, and Rob McConnell.

Guitarist Keith Price takes the stage on March 15 for the Live Remix Project, a live collaboration between his trio and two DJs, who will recorded and sample his music and speech to create a special live interplay.

On April 12, fellow guitarist Jocelyn Gould (also of collage-à-trois) and her quintet will perform selected works from a series of weekly gatherings with fellow composers.

The series wraps up on May 17 with a project that examines the parallels between jazz and poetry, featuring writer Charlene Diehl performer her new suite of poems, “Songs for my Father”, accompanied by A Flock of Bard, and led by renowned bassist Steve Kirby.

Get a pass to the whole series for $40 or individual tickets for $12 ($15 at the door). Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 204.989.4656, or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, and The Park Theatre.

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