Jazz Winnipeg: Close Talker, November 27

Fresh off the success of this summer's Immersion tour and today's album release, Close Talker will return to Winnipeg on Wednesday November 27 to perform at the Good Will Social Club, presented by Jazz Winnipeg. The band's new album How Do We Stay Here? was released earlier today, and is one of NPR's featured albums for today's New Music Friday. Earlier this year, the outlet highlighted the band's first single off the album "Half Past Nine," calling the cut "a moody, sweetly impeccable gem." Considered by the band to be their strongest and most confident album to date, How Do We Stay Here? is now available worldwide through Slow Weather (NA) and Sinnbus (EUR).The record is self-produced, and was recorded over the course of 2018 in Regina, SK.

The album "is about trying to wrestle with time," the band says. "It's about trying to learn from experiences, trying to keep perspective, trying to progress in this weird world, and sometimes trying not to progress at all; to sit in a moment and soak it in for all it has to offer before it becomes nothing more than a memory. This album is us navigating through the past two years, through both the good times and the bad, and holding on to those times for as long as we're able."


Always striving to innovate and establish their own path, Close Talker premiered North

America's first ever 3D - 360 degree silent headphone concert series this summer. In early August, the band performed an extraordinary and intimate show at the Burton Cummings Theatre to a sold out crowd. For the performance, the band and audience shared the stage together with the group performing their newest album front to back and the audience listening through headphones. The show utilized real-time 3D mixing, putting each listener in the middle of the band, hearing instruments and voices swirling around them. The full tour was met with great response, with almost every show selling out esteemed galleries, theatres and art institutions across Canada.

More about Close Talker

Originally from Saskatoon, indie group Close Talker have toured throughout North America and Europe, gaining the attention and praise of critics and fans alike, including NPR, Billboard, Clash, Spin, Q Magazine, Consequence of Sound etc. Having recently won Alternative Artist of the Year at the Saskatchewan Music Awards, the band is poised for a breakthrough in 2019.


$15 Advance | $20 Door

Tickets go on sale Wednesday September 4 at 10 AM

Available via the link below, Jazz Winnipeg's website and office (007-100 Arthur St)

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/close-talker-tickets-70921244351?aff=JazzWpg

About Jazz Winnipeg

Jazz Winnipeg is a non-profit organization promoting the art of jazz through concert presentations and community outreach. As producers of the annual jazz festival, as well as concerts and workshops throughout the year, Jazz Winnipeg is a vibrant and essential organization, dedicated to the enrichment of Winnipeg's cultural community.

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