Winnipeg Jazz Festival Returns

Winnipeg Jazz Fest Returns

After a two-and-a-half years of forced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a summer staple in Winnipeg is back!

The Winnipeg International Jazz returns from June 14-19, something musicians, fans and the Jazz Winnipeg organization have all been eagerly awaiting.

“We are so excited to be back after two-and-a-half years away from putting on the festival, and to be kicking off the summer in the Exchange here in Winnipeg,” Zachary Rushing, programs manger said.

“We have a full roster, and we’re back swinging after two years.”

Internationa headliners like Ukrainian electro-folk band Go_A and renowned backing vocalist (The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross) Ms. Lisa Fischer, the festival is bringing back the nightly free concerts at Old Market Square in the heart of the Exchange — this year featuring an outstanding lineup of purely local talent.

 

“Old Market Square is certainly the home of our festival and has been for some time,” Rushing said. “You can catch the best of Winnipeg’s local performers on that stage this season.

“If you’re into hearing music outdoors, we are putting some music onto the group entrance patio at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and turning it into a bit of a beer garden as well, so you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy your outdoor festivities in more than one place.”

The festival also features performances at the Burton Cummings Theatre, King’s Head Pub, West End Cultural Centre, Cinematheque, and the Royal Albert Arms.

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