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How to Listen to Jazz – Presented by Jazz Winnipeg
December 6 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 5
Hearin’ Now: Contemporary Jazz
Featuring Carter Graham
Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30pm
The fifth and final How to Listen to Jazz instalment finds pianist Carter Graham leading an ensemble that highlights current trends in jazz after a century of music and artistry.
For Carter Graham, music has always been an outlet to positively express and share ideas with others. It all started from a very young age, once he discovered how to work his parents’ record player. Shortly thereafter, it was on to piano lessons and almost immediately, Carter found the most alluring part of music to be the creative process, especially composition and performing with others.
Having performed professionally for over a decade, and having the opportunity to play all over North America with such jazz luminaries as Jon Gordon, Rodney Whitaker, Derrick Gardner, Quincy Davis and Randy Napoleon, Carter now leads his own trio, Free Time, a group dedicated to breathing new life into familiar standards as well as creating exciting, new original music.
For this show, Carter’s band features Jon Gordon on alto saxophone, Devon Gillingham on bass, and Kevin Waters on drums.