Jazz Winnipeg: The Canadian Summit - A Two-Day Event of Workshops and Concerts, February 4 - 5

The Canadian Jazz Summit

A Two-Day Event of Workshops and Concerts

February 4th and 5th, 2022

Two days of workshops and finale gala concert with Allison Au, Brad Turner, and the U of M's jazz faculty

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Please note: This ticket gets you into both days of workshops at the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba on February 4 and 5 as well as the gala concert the evening of February 5 at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre.

Workshop schedule coming soon!

Faculty and instructors

Juno-award winning jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger, Allison Au (pronounced "ow") refuses to be defined. Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, Allison found music as a young child. Exposed to a wide array of musical styles, she was captivated by the unhinged freedom of jazz. Jazz became Allison's lab for self-expression, exploration, and musical experimentation. Her work weaves a mosaic of influences into a seamless and soulful sound, a concoction steeped in the tradition of jazz but skillfully laced with elements of Classical, Pop, R&B/hip hop, Latin, and world music. Au earned her first Juno nomination for her debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, then Grey in 2013, and in 2016 seized the Juno for "Best Jazz Album of The Year: Group" for Forest Grove. In 2019, she garnered another Juno nomination for "Best Jazz Album of the Year: Group" for Wander Wonder.

Brad Turner (M.Mus., University of North Texas, 1992) is a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer who is one of Canada's most in-demand and highly esteemed jazz musicians. After receiving his Master's degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas in 1992, Turner returned to Vancouver, and was hired as an instructor of trumpet at Capilano University. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore, Reneé Rosnes, Harold Mabern, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Peggy Lee, Dave Douglas, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Kenny Werner, Mino Cinelu, Roy McCurdy, Russell Malone and Ernie Watts. Turner's groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Diana Krall, Ahmad Jamal and Tony Bennett. As a leader, Turner has released ten albums, eight as a trumpeter with the Brad Turner Quartet, and two as a pianist with his trio. As a founding member of the multiple juno award winning group Metalwood, he has released six albums.

PLEASE NOTE: As per the Province of Manitoba's mandate, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination upon entry. Masks are required.

Date and time

Fri, 4 Feb 2022, 10:30 AM –

Sat, 5 Feb 2022, 10:00 PM CST

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Desautels Faculty of Music

150 Dafoe Road West

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

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