After a pandemic-induced hiatus, we are truly excited to announce that a new season of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances is bringing world-class live jazz to our beloved Berney Theatre at the Rady Jewish Community Centre here in Winnipeg.
We proudly present four weekends of concerts, beginning on October 1-2 with the Oran Etkin Trio. This dynamic young clarinetist fuses an appreciation for diverse musical cultures with a deep love of the jazz tradition.
Our second concert, November 26-27, features the legendary singer Mary Stallings. A natural storyteller with a rich voice, Stallings is our opportunity to be in the presence of jazz royalty.
On March 25-26, we welcome the Joe Locke Quartet, a group we had planned to host in May 2020. Locke, one of the world’s esteemed jazz vibraphonists, is joined by singer Kenny Washington, an audience favourite.
Our season closes April 15-16 with the Brandon Goldberg Trio, led by a 16-year-old wunderkind who is wowing critics and audiences. As Jazzwise critic Stuart Nicholson puts it: "Goldberg really is the real deal."
Concerts will take place on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons; we are foregoing the Sunday evening concert this season.
You may purchase single tickets to any of these concerts, but we invite you to consider a subscription to all four concerts (quartet), or to three (trio) if you prefer. A subscription gives you reserved seating at a reduced price; it also allows you to provide valuable support as we re-enter the live performance zone. Scroll down for ticket pricing and a purchase link.
When jazz aficionado Israel Asper dreamed up the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances 23 years ago, he wanted Winnipeggers to experience the best and brightest jazz artists right here at home. It will be wonderful to see you all, and to keep Izzy’s dream alive!
Charlene Diehl, Izzy Asper Jazz Performances Producer