Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French
Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of
cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive
counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgatetrombone
were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the
bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate
Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season opener.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Blvd.