Thursday, November 2
MSG is a band comprising of 3 young men of African descent whose shared love of music is only matched by their love of each other. Having been formed in 2013, the band has quickly become a favourite for wedding receptions, corporate events and for private dining settings in and around the city. Versatile enough to play virtually any form of music, this band will give you an experience you are sure to remember for a long time.
After Nine Trio
Matthew DeSousa on Piano, John DeSousa on Guitar and Elliz Alvarez on Drums are a newly formed local band that plays a variety of Jazz, Latin and Italian music. They met in high school through jazz band and have had numerous performances in Brandon as well as in Banff and throughout Winnipeg.
Thursday, November 16
Nadia infuses the fiery styling’s of such artists as Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and more, to create a dynamic musical treat of upbeat Jazz and American Standards, with heavy influences by Louis Jordan, Count Basie, and Cole Porter. Nadia has performed at many venues in Winnipeg, including Leo Mol, The Palm Lounge in the Fort Garry Hotel, Mona Lisa Ristorante and the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.
Grace Hrabi Trio
Thursday, November 23
Grace Hriabi’s sweet and emotional stories have been shaped by the people who have come into her life and what they leave behind. Her rich & dulcet voice will sing a song that your ears will hear and your heart will understand. In her compositions she fuses the most beautiful and exhilarating aspects of jazz, folk, blues and pop. With a performance style inspired by both the past and present (Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Jill Barber, Norah Jones) Grace Hrabi is sure to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
Thursday, November 30
Castillo’s extensive musical and rhythmic expertise spans from the gentle, warm musical embrace of the romantic Bossa-Nova, rustic and contagious root rhythms of Baião, and the festive, upbeat, exuberant Samba, to the velvety sounds of Smooth Jazz, and alluring, infectious funky grooves. His vivacious compositions and passion brought Castillo the opportunity to participate in numerous festivals across Canada including the glorified Western Canadian Music Awards and every year since his debut in 2008 he plays at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.