Derrick plays w/ STEVE KIRBY’S OCEANIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA - May 25th

Derrick plays w/ STEVE KIRBY’S OCEANIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA – May 25th

Jazz Trumpeter Derrick Gardner plays with
THE LONGITUDE PROJECT: STEVE KIRBY’S OCEANIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
SUNDAY, May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
PARK THEATRE
698 Osborne Street,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2B9
$12 advance / $15 door
Or see the entire 2014 Nu Sounds Series for only $50!

Steve Kirby’s Longitude Project represents a whole set of compositions and arrangements that track musical styles from the tip of South America through to the northernmost points of Canada. Argentina will be represented by the tango, Peru by the pan flute sound and Brazil by the Carnival energy of samba music. Moving north, we’ll hear the ranchero sound representing Bolivia, “reggae en Español” for Panama, and a jazz take on mariachi music for Mexico. Heading into North America, Kirby has put together a North-South-East-West collage to capture the character of the US, a First Nation piece invoking the medicine drum, and a portrait of the emerging Winnipeg sound. The northward trek will end with a piece that carries the imprint of Nunuvut and Inuit throat-singing. For this Nu Sounds Series concert, Kirby has assembled a new incarnation of the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra., a cross-cultural, multi-generational group of musicians. Beyond this high-level jazz ensemble, the performance will be enhanced by the surprising aural qualities of cello, electronics, and modified voice.

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