Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Swing/Big Band

Contact

Name
Joan Gillis
Address
Box 68114 RPO Osborne Village Winnipeg MB Canada R3L2V9
Phone
1 204 421 9398
Email
Websites
www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com

About

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) is Canada’s first community-based, non-profit professional jazz orchestra; its equal can be found in only a handful of North American cities. Dr. Richard Gillis and Sasha Boychouk founded the WJO in 1997, inspired by a vision of forming a professional big band with the best emerging and veteran musicians in Winnipeg.

Commissioning new works and connecting with and inspiring students and young musicians is an integral part of the WJO vision. Today, the orchestra roster boasts 16 to 25 Winnipeg-based musicians whose combined resumes touch every corner of performance jazz locally, nationally, and around the world. WJO's popularity has grown steadily over the course of the band’s history, from small, informal events at the West End Cultural Centre to a six-concert season and sold-out performances at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. 

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra is also available on a contract basis for your special event. Contact us for details.

Music

Steppin' Out

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"Steppin' Out With My Baby" from Steppin' Out

Suite Messiah

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"Two Scandinavian Folk Songs" from Suite Messiah

Suite Messiah

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"Hymn to Freedom" from Suite Messiah

Discography

Suite Messiah

Suite Messiah Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Released: December 14, 2014

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Steppin' Out

Steppin' Out Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Released: April 24, 2014

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Released: January 11, 2012

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Shows

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Lindo Maravilhoso!
Lindo Maravilhoso!
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Kiko Freitas
Marco Castillo
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB
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Respect - The Music of Aretha Franklin
Respect - The Music of Aretha Franklin
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Jennifer Hanson
Heitha Forsyth
Andrina Turenne
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
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Carpathian Blues
Carpathian Blues
John Stetch
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB
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Carpathian Blues
Carpathian Blues
John Stetch
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB
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