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Monday June 16

8 p.m. Grace Hrabi Jazz Trio

Grace Hrabi’s sweet and emotional stories have been shaped by the people who have come into her life and what is left behind when they go. Her rich and dulcet voice will sing a song that your ears will hear and your heart will understand.

Tuesday June 17

8 p.m.  Brooke Van Ryssel

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Brooke Van Ryssel is an extremely versatile artist, singing straight-ahead jazz, modern pop, R&B and everything in between.

Wednesday June 18 

8 p.m. Rosemarie Todaschuk Quintet

Rosemarie’s velvety voice and dynamic stage presence kick things up with some swing and a bit of funk and Latin jazz. Her quintet features an impressive cast of musicians that includes Ron Paley on piano, Walle Larsson on saxophones, Nenad Zdjelar on string bass and Rob Siwik on drums.

Thursday June 19

8 p.m.  - Renée Lamoureux

Renée Lamoureux released her debut solo album in the fall of 2012, gaining two aboriginal nominations at the 2013 APCMA’s (best new artist and pop album).

10:30 p.m. - Don Amero

Named Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Don Amero’s music carries both the depth of hardship and luminosity of hope.

Friday June 20

8 p.m.  - Jocelyn Gould

The Jocelyn Gould Quartet showcases Jocelyn’s original compositions and arrangements, accompanied by some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians on piano, bass and drums.

10:30 p.m. - Joanna Majoko Quartet

Winnipeg-based vocalist Joanna Majoko is rapidly becoming a prominent fixture on the local music scene and is a recent graduate of the University of Manitobaʼs jazz studies program.

Saturday June 21

8 p.m. - Mike Swickis Trio

Born in Churchill and raised in Kenora, Mike last year released his debut CD of all original material, Songs I Wrote on the Plane, a blend of jazz, funk and fusion.

10:30 p.m. - Ingrid Gatin

Ingrid Gatin creates soundscapes and dreamscapes, pulling the listener along into her reveries with her soulful and sultry voice. You can hear strains of ‘70s soul in the air, and hints of Balkan bravado.

 

For more information, or to buy tickets, please visit jazzwinnipeg.com

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