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East Side Jazz Band | Jazz at the Fort Garry Hotel


April 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway
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The East Side Jazz Band has become a fixture in the community band scene since its foundation in 2007. The band loves to read and takes inspiration from a wide range of composers, including classics like Basie, Thad Jones and Duke Ellington, right up to modern composers like Darcy James Argue and Maria Schneider. Canadian composers like Christine Jensen, Terry Promane, Christian Overton and Mike Malone have made up large parts of their programs over the past few years, as well as compositions by members of the band.

Founded by Dan Steinhilber, and currently led by saxophonist Lauren Dobko, East Side offers a playing venue for musicians who want to be challenged, but don’t have the time to pursue music professionally on a full-time basis. The band is currently comprised of many top-notch music educators and semi-professional musicians. Many former members of the band have gone on to become regular players in the Winnipeg jazz scene.