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How to Listen to Jazz – Presented by Jazz Winnipeg
November 22 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New this fall, Jazz Winnipeg presents an ongoing educational concert series called How to Listen to Jazz, taking place at the Fort Garry Hotel.
One part history lesson and two parts musical performance, How to Listen to Jazz presents local jazz performers in themed concerts that focus on a specific period of time from the rich chronology of jazz music. Two hour-long musical sets will be interspersed with educational anecdotes, stories, and historical context to help develop the audience’s ability to appreciate and understand the music and its history. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn How to Listen to Jazz with some of Winnipeg’s favourite musicians!
How to Listen to Jazz, Part 4
Evolution: Free Jazz, Modal Jazz, and Fusion
Featuring Impressions Jazz Group
Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30pm
This show revisits the adventurous, exciting shifting landscape of jazz in the ’60s through the ’80s. Featuring Impressions Jazz Group, led by Daniel Hollenberg.
Impressions Jazz Group is an eclectic jazz ensemble that performs original compositions by Daniel Hollenberg, saxophonist, composer and group leader. This creative ensemble is influenced by a diverse mix of musical and cultural traditions that give the group its unique sound. From the jazz world, compositions played by the group draw from bop, avant-garde, blues, and modal jazz.
Although the jazz language is the primary musical medium or foundation through which the group’s music is expressed, compositions are also inspired from diverse traditions including Australian Aboriginal, South Asian, Jewish and West African. The music creates a rich musical tapestry that inspires improvisation. The energetic and inspirational sound of the group’s music is also readily accessible to those unfamiliar with jazz, lending the group wider audience appeal. As noted by its group name, the main musical concept is that music is not a fixed phenomenon, but reflects only impermanent “impressions” of sound and rhythm that are constantly changing and in flux.