Thursday, 2 May 2013

Mother's Day, Sr. Jazz and the W.J.O.

We are very excited to announce our partnership with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.  In just a few short weeks we are going to be opening for this prestigious ensemble on Mother's Day - Sunday May 12 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery @ 2:00 p.m.

This year's theme is the King of Swing with clarinetist Ken Peplowski

Ken PeplowskiBenny Goodman was definitely the King of Swing, but clarinetist Ken Peplowski is standing tall in the shadow of his royal legacy.  In fact the late Mel Torme said, “Since the advent of Benny Goodman there have been too few clarinettists to fill the void that Goodman left.  Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few”.   He not only mirrors Benny’s tone and virtuosity, but for well over 30 years this charismatic entertainer has been delighting audiences with his warmth, wit, and musicianship.
 Our Sr. Jazz has been invited to open for this historic concert event.  So treat your mom to some swingin' jazz and come down to the Art Gallery for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.
Ticket Policy:

In appreciation for the effort and dedication of our students, the W.J.O. are proud to offer the following ticket options. Please review the following complimentary ticket policy:

One free ticket is provided to each student performer and any supervising teachers for the concert in which you are performing (up to a maximum of 25 in total).
Significantly discounted tickets to guests of the student performers and teachers:
  • Adults: $20
  • Students: $10
  • Children 12 and under are free
    A maximum of 2 tickets at each price point per student performer applies. Additional tickets are available at regular price ($32.50 adult/$15 student)
    Tickets can be purchased in three ways:
  • In advance online at
  • In advance by calling our box office at 632.5299
  • Or at the door (subject to availability) 

    The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra graciously asks if we can pre-order our tickets and that way you are guaranteed to get a seat at this usually sold-out performance.

    Sr. Jazz information:

      - Studnets are to arrive at the Winnipeg Art Gallery by 12:30 p.m.  Enter via the main  doors on Memorial Ave.  ARRIVE EARLY AS PARKING DOWNTOWN CAN BE A NIGHTMARE.  BRING SOME $$ FOR PARKING METER.  You may also want to bring some water.

     - Go to green room and warm-up. 

     - Sound Check will be at 1:00 p.m.

     - Must be off the stage at 1:30 p.m. - Doors open

     - Our first set starts at 1:45 p.m.

     - We watch the show and cheer really loud.

     - Intermission.

     - 12 minutes into intermission  we start set 2.

     - Concert should be done about  4:00 p.m.

Lots of Exciting Performances Coming Soon

  Mark your calendars... Lots of exciting performances are on the horizon for the band program.  Looking forward to seeing you all there. Ja...