THE VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA has been the absolute standard-bearer for big band for over five decades. Founded in 1966 by trumpeter Thad Jones and drummer Mel Lewis, the 16-member orchestra has been enchanting audiences with their artistic wizardry every Monday night at New York’s famed Village Vanguard Club. Along the way, they have released dozens of recordings and received countless awards and accolades, including several Grammy awards and nominations.
They’re helping celebrate the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances’ 20th anniversary with a rare Canadian appearance. Don’t miss this chance to see a New York institution and one of the most important jazz orchestras in history live on stage in Winnipeg!