Jazz Fest Gears Up for Summer Festival, June 14-24

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Anthony OKS
Apollo Suns
Ariel Posen
Brandi Vezina
Chuck Copenace
Dr Henry Band
El Leon and The Strangers
Eric St. Godard
Erin Propp & Larry Roy
Flora Luna
French Class
Guylaina & Brazilian Vibe
Ila Barker
Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds
Kelly Bado
Leaf Rapids
Marco Castillo (solo-duo up full) & Brazilian Beats
Mariachi Ghost
Onna Lou
Paige Drobot
Papa Mambo
Romi Mayes
Sol James
Super Duty Tough Work
Sweet Alibi
The Grey Jays
The Perpetrators
The Solutions
Trio Bembe
Will Bonness

It's time to start making those summer concert plans because Jazz Winnipeg is gearing up for a new edition of TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

Kicking off June 14, this year's festivities return to the stage with a genre-spanning lineup that highlights innovative artists from Manitoba shining alongside stellar touring acts from across Canada and beyond. 

The Cube at Old Market Square has a packed (and free) lineup for the June 14-24 festival run, each night with a curated show spanning the genres from jazz to electronic and indie pop to Latin and hip hop. Local acts hitting the stage this year include Ami CheonAnthony OKSAriel PosenBeatoxBluebloodsBrandi VezinaBrazilian VibeCasatiChuck CopenaceDr Henry BandEl Leon and The StrangersEric St. GodardFlora LunaFrench ClassHeitha ForsythIla BarkerJuvelJérémie & The Delicious HoundsKwiatLeaf RapidsMarco Castillo & Brazilian Beats, Mariachi GhostMattmacOnna LouPaige DrobotSweet AlibiThe Grey JaysThe SolutionsTrio Bembe, and more. 

The Club Series returns to this year's festivities with events at the Fort Garry Hotel, Pyramid Cabaret, Royal Albert Arms, and Dave Barber Cinematheque. Performances at the Royal Albert Arms will run June 21-24 and feature JUNO-winner Will Bonness, Marika Galea, Caity Gyorgy, Kate Wyatt Quartet, The Ostara Project, Jon Gordon Group, Aline Homzy, Gentiane MG, plus nightly jam sessions hosted by Niall Cade. The Pyramid Cabaret will host the Blues Weekend June 23-24, including Romi Mayes, The Perpetrators, Big Dave McLean, Chris Ghidoni Band, Suzie Vinnick, and Lloyd Spiegel. Up-and-coming artists Patrick Coyston Quartet, INGIA, Wild Rice Quartet, and Dan Keding Septet will be at Dave Barber Cinematheque June 18-19 for the Future Stars shows.

Over at the Fort Garry Hotel's newly renovated space June 18-21 will be the Spirit of '73 Series featuring local artists performing major works by superstars, including Sheena Rattai and Vox Populi performing Stevie Wonder’s InnervisionsApollo Suns doing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Ego Spank playing Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, and Erin Propp & Larry Roy interpreting Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band on the Run.

Headliners making their way onto marquees this year include Angélique Kidjo with hometown opener Kelly Bado, Keyon Harrold: Jazz and the Birth of Hip Hop with hometown opener Super Duty Tough Work, Sun Ra Arkestra, Postmodern Jukebox, and Rêve with Preston Pablo. 

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite. Find all the show info in our free MB Live app and online listings!

This event is an MB Live partnered event. For more info about MB Live, visit manitobamusic.com/mblive. For more info about partnerships, please visit manitobamusic.com/partnerships.

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