Bourbon Street Parade


with Chris Butcher and Al Kay

Sunday, October 21, 2018

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate
Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay join the WJO for our season opener.

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I Remember When


with Special Guest Ken Peplowski

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic”— Mel Torme

The WJO is thrilled to welcome back virtuoso clarinetist and entertaining host Ken Peplowski. Peplowski cut his teeth as a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has since worked with the biggest stars in music; from Stitt to Sinatra, from the Queen of Pop to the King of Swing. He loves a good melody and will share some of his favourites with us for this show.

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Music From A Charlie Brown Christmas


Sunday, December 9, 2018

2:00 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Charles Schultz’s beloved Christmas classic first aired in 1965 with half the population tuning in to watch. In the years since its release, Charlie Brown’s search for “the true meaning of Christmas” has delighted millions. The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra performs Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack and other holiday hits for a festive show not to be missed.

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Isn't She Lovely - The Music of Stevie Wonder


with vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin

Sunday, February 10, 2019

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

He has sold 100 million records, has 10 number one hits, and won Album of the Year three times. His music is syncopated, soulful and sophisticated. He is masterful on piano, mesmerizing on harmonica, and magic when he sings. He is the one and only Stevie Wonder and the WJO explores his music re-imagined for big band. Vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin joins the band as we pay tribute to a Motown legend.

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Born to Be Blue


with Special Guest David Braid

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Chet Baker was the poster boy for cool jazz. His melancholy delivery of a lyric and understated trumpet rocketed the troubled musician to stardom. Robert Budreau’s 2015 film Born to Be Blue explores the tragic rise and fall of Baker with a stellar soundtrack composed by David Braid, who joins the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to perform music made famous by the cool jazz superstar.

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Fiesta Cubana


with Rodrigo Munoz and Papa Manbo

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Led by Chilean-born guitarist and percussionist Rodrigo Muñoz, Papa Mambo celebrates their thirtieth anniversary by conjuring images of tropical beaches, Miami nightclubs and Cuban street parties for the WJO’s high-energy season finale. Featuring Muñoz’s Papa Mambo embedded in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, get your dancin’ shoes and join us for Fiesta Cubana!

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