Pianist Chick Corea's new electric project, The Vigil, highlights Jazz Winnipeg's fall concert season with a Sept. 23 concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre.
The 18-time Grammy winner has played straight-ahead, avant-garde and fusion jazz during a five-decade career. At 73, he has performed with legendary trumpeter Miles Davis, collaborated with vibraphonist Gary Burton and fronted jazz-fusion powerhouse Return to Forever.
The Vigil features bassist Carlitos Del Puerto; drummer Marcus Gilmore; saxophonist, flutist, bass clarinetist Tim Garland; guitarist Charles Altura; and percussionist Luisito Quintero.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $48/$58/$68 (plus agency fees) and go on sale Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at jazzwinnipeg.com or Ticketmaster. Pre-sale begins July 8 at 10 a.m. for members of the Friends of Jazz Winnipeg program.
Others fall-season concerts announced Thursday include: Canadian singer Jill Barber (Nov. 10, Park Theatre, $35/$40 door); folk-pop troubadour Royal Wood (Sept. 5, West End Cultural Centre; Sept. 6, Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon, $28/$33 door); Montreal-based pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd (Nov. 27, Lorne Watson and Nov. 28, Park, $25/$30 door); progressive jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD Aug. 6, Union Sound Hall, $20/$25 door); and the fifth annual dig! Magazine Rent Party (Nov. 16, Park, $25/$30 door).
The Brandon shows are in partnership with the Brandon Folk, Music and Arts Festival, Jazz Winnipeg said in its announcement.
Tickets, which go on sale today at 10 a.m., are available at jazzwinnipeg.com or at 204-989-4656.