Carpathian Blues

Pianist John Stetch

Sunday, April 26, 2020

2:00 & 7:30 pm

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain

Jazz music, since its humble beginnings in Congo Square, has been a fusion of folk, classical and popular music. As the artform spread, jazz embraced and adapted music from all over the world, giving us countless flavours and variations. To help the WJO explore folk music in jazz, six-time Juno nominee John Stetch joins the group as our special guest. Stetch, over the span of his 15 recordings, has fused classical and folk music with own fearless creativity, boundless imagination and humour.


Ed Shinewald's
Wine and Jazz Evening

musicians of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 8:00 pm

321 Park Boulevard North

Ed invites you into his home for a relaxed evening of great jazz. We are extremely pleased to present the musicians of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. Wine and Jazz at Ed Shinewald's home on May 5 is a highlight of our year.

The number of tickets is limited. If you're unable to attend, the WJO will gratefully receive donations of any size.

Catered by Ed!

Wines by Frontera

Tickets $65 until May 1
- on May 2 and after tickets are $70.

(partial tax receipt)


St. James Infirmary Fundraiser

vocalist TBA

Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:30 pm

Neil Bardal Funeral Centre

3030 Notre Dame Avenue

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents St. James Infirmary Blues, an exciting concert of New Orleansā€inspired big band music and fundraiser in support of the WJO recording fund. This spectacular concert will begin with the musicians of the WJO marching through the audience performing St. James Infirmary, a traditional song played at New Orleans funeral dirges, followed by Second Line, another traditional song played at wakes in celebration of a person's life. This is all the more appropriate in the unique and beautiful setting of the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, located across from Brookside Cemetery.

Joining the stage with the WJO will be special guests who will have audience members more than tapping toes by the end of the show. In addition to the music at this unique and spectacular concert, patrons will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine (cash wine bar also available), light refreshments during intermission, the opportunity to win prizes, a partial tax receipt and complimentary parking.

The number of tickets is limited. If you are unable to attend, the WJO will gratefully receive donations of any size.

Dress is business casual.

$65 (includes partial tax receipt)


RESPECT - The Music of Aretha Franklin

with Ego Spank and

Vocalists Jennifer Hanson, Heitha Forsyth and Andriana Turenne

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

Monday, June 29, 2020, 7:30 pm

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is synonymous with songs like Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Freeway of Love, and RESPECT. Her lyrics were a harbinger of modern-day feminism: strong, independent, demanding of equality and freedom, sung with a voice that would accept nothing less. Joining the WJO for this show is a tour-de-force of local talent – Murray Pulver, Marc Arnould, Daniel Roy and Gilles Fournier, known collectively as Ego Spank, and vocalists Jennifer Hanson, Heitha Forsyth and Andrina Turenne.

* No afternoon show


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