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Community Music

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 it was the place to stop in when I needed sheet music or choral scores. Walking in, you’ll find a couple of sections where of…Continue readingVinyl Revival – Open Mic Night

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Reviews and Such Music

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 listener’s heart. Once there it unsettles and resettles the heart.Johnson’s spiritual home is at St. Benedict’s Table. As result her writing is rooted in deeply Biblical…Continue readingPotter & Clay, Jaylene Johnson CD Release

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Food Community Music

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 Ministry engages with the broader community in many ways. Most notably by providing lunches to roughly 150 visitors off of the street Monday to Friday of every…Continue readingBob Watts Trio – Holy Trinity

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Community Music

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 twice as many shows, I still only listening to two bands.Despite there only being two bands, yesterday was still an interesting experience. One thing that…Continue readingTwo Bands, Four Shows

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Community Music

Jazz Lab Plus Aaron Shorr Quartet

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 three or four more acts during the rest of the free stage weekend. Being on holidays allows me to not only stay up as late…Continue readingJazz Lab Plus Aaron Shorr Quartet