dig! Magazine Rent Party and CD release Party, Nov 15 2012

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7:30 PM
PARK THEATRE
(698 OSBORNE ST.)
$25 advance / $30 door

The third annual dig! magazine Rent Party takes over The Park Theatre on Thursday, November 15. Featuring live jazz and fantastic prizes, the night’s proceeds will go towards funding Winnipeg’s one-and-only jazz publication, now in its NINTH year!

Editor Steve Kirby thinks of dig! as “the eyes, ears, soul and voice of the community,” and he’s committed to keeping it free and readily accessible to the wider public. “Jazz is experiencing a renaissance here in Winnipeg,” he says, “and that’s partly because we have an interested and informed audience that really appreciates the music.”

The centerpiece of the Rent Party is the release of Stepchild, the brand new CD by the Northern Prairie Jazz Ensemble, a group made up of past and present members of the University of Manitoba Jazz Studies faculty.

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The CD, recorded in June 2011 at Musirex Studios in Winnipeg, features Steve and Anna-Lisa Kirby, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner, George Colligan and Jimmy Greene. The recording features original compositions by Bonness, Kirby, Greene and Davis, as well as arrangements of tunes by Cole Porter, Oliver Nelson, Sting, and more. For the night’s performance, the band will consist of Steve and Anna-Lisa Kirby, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner and Craig Bailey.

Also on stage that night will be some of the top U of M Jazz Studies alumni out making it happen right now on the jazz scene. The Alumni All-Stars include Heitha Forsyth, Amber Epp, Erin Propp, Will Bonness, Karl Kohut, Curtis Nowosad, Lucas Sader, Simon Christie, Neil Watson and Shannon Kristjanson.

Also on the Rent Party bill is Quincy Davis & Promise, an ensemble of current U of M Jazz students hand-picked by the professor himself. Promise includes Joanna Majoko, Alex Massa, Eric Bachman, Niall Bakkestad-Lagare, Carter Graham, Jocelyn Goertzen and Lindsay Woolgar.

A rent party pays the proverbial landlord, so not only will you experience the best jazz this city has to offer, you’ll also be supporting dig! magazine as it continues to share the news–for free–in the Jazz Capital of Canada!

Tickets for both go on sale Friday, September 14 at 10 AM. Tickets will be available at jazzwinnipeg.com, by phone at 989-4656 or in person the Jazz Winnipeg office (007-100 Arthur St.) and the Park Theatre.

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

Fab Drummer; Lucas Sader

 

Jazz Vocalist; Erin Propp

 

 

Backstage with the Jazz musicians

 

Karl Kohut on the Double Bass

 

Craig Bailey warms up

 

 

Drum set in motion

 

 

Derrick Gardner, Erin Propp and Amber Epp

 

Charlene Diehl, Associate Editor of dig! magazine

 

 

 

Steve Kirby

 

“Promise” includes Joanna Majoko, Alex Massa, Eric Bachman, Niall Bakkestad-Lagare, Carter Graham, Jocelyn Goertzen and Lindsay Woolgar.

 

 

 

Promise includes Joanna Majoko, Alex Massa, Eric Bachman, Niall Bakkestad-Lagare, Carter Graham, Jocelyn Goertzen and Lindsay Woolgar. Quincy Davis on the drums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Jazz Trumpet

 

Quincy Davis on the Drums

 

 

 

 

 

Will Bonness at the piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Christie, trumpet Neil Watson alto sax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas Sader on the drums

 

Erin Propp, Jazz Vocalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Epp, Jazz Vocalist

 

 

 

 

Amber Epp

 

 

 

 

Heitha Forsyth, Jazz Vocalist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Christie on the trumpet

 

Curtis Nowosad on the drums

 

 

 

 

A packed house at the Park Theatre

 

 

 

 

Steve and Anna-Lisa Kirby, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner and Craig Bailey.

 

 

Steve Kirby on the Bass

 For this gig, the musicians allowed me to get right up on stage with them while they played so I could get some better images!

 

 

 

 

Steve Kirby

 

 

Jazz Trumpet Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Bonness and Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby, Larry Roy, Quincy Davis, Derrick Gardner and Craig Bailey.

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Roy on guitar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz Bass portrait

 

 

Jazz Drums Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz in Winnipeg

 

Anna-Lisa Kirby

 

 

 

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