Founded in 1997, The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) is a professional jazz orchestra that presents a six-concert series in Winnipeg each year, engaging some of North America’s finest musicians as guests. The WJO is regularly heard on local and national radio, and recently released Steppin’ Out (2008), the band’s second record. The WJO remains committed to introducing younger professional musicians to the jazz scene by presenting concert big band music, featuring the best of what Manitoba’s young and veteran musicians have to offer.
The WJO will perform a full evening-length concert in your community featuring the finest jazz players in Manitoba. School performances and concerts for young audiences offer young people a chance to hear the music that they are learning in band, played at the highest professional standard. The WJO hopes this will offer encouragement as they learn to play instruments, and will inspire them to develop