Open Mic Performances – Various

I decided I wanted to switch my open mic videos from a page to a post. As you may know if you read Dining with Donald on a semi-regular basis, I enjoy singing at various open mic events around Winnipeg. Occasionally I also sing at coffee houses for fundraisers, etc. I’ve taken to recording some …

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Vinyl Revival – Open Mic Night

Last Wednesday after work, I grabbed a bus and headed out to Vinyl Revival. Vinyl Revival, is a record shop, music school, performance site, and coffee shop all rolled into one. VR,as it is also called, is located in the old Tredwell’s Music store site just behind the Safeway at Pembina and McGillivray,  Many years ago …

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Potter & Clay, Jaylene Johnson CD Release

Potter & Clay is the latest release by Winnipeg artist Jaylene Johnson. Last night I attended the CD release concert at St. Margaret’s. My familiarity with Johnson’s music is fairly limited. After last night I will be listening to it a whole lot more. Not only is Potter & Clay musically satisfying, it reaches deep into the …

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Bob Watts Trio – Holy Trinity

You’ll notice if you read my Fall Suppers post, that the Holy Trinity Fall Supper is cancelled. Instead, on October 16th, Holy Trinity is holding a fundraising concert featuring the Bob Watts Trio. There is however, a food connection to this event. Money raised from this concert is going to the Holy Trinity’s Mission Ministry. The Mission …

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Two Bands, Four Shows

Monday at JazzFest I took in two shwos by two bands. Despite having really enjoyed the Fred Hersch Q & A at the Jazz Lab, I decided to go a different direction and go with the Aaron Shorr quartet for the second show. Yesterday I doubled my attendance, taking in four shows. Although there were …

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Jazz Lab Plus Aaron Shorr Quartet

Jazz Lab show at the Free Press News Cafe

I’m on holiday this week. The main reason I did this was to take in more of Jazz Winnipeg Festival than I generally do. I got off to a good start on the opening Thursday night. The rest of my first holiday weekend ended up filling up rather quickly. In the end I only caught …

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