University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Developing and Promoting Big Band Jazz in Canada and Beyond


Big Band jazz is very much alive in every city and on every college campus in the Western world. A few professional organizations throughout North America are actively engaged in big band exploration, creation, performance, recording and education. This lecture/demonstration will present what the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra is doing to keep big band alive and thriving, and how it is developing ties to like-minded organizations in Canada and beyond.

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