Jazz on Wheels Returns

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Advisory, Music, Outreach

piano-keys-istock-sml.jpgJazz on Wheels, the vision of Steve Kirby, director of jazz studies at the University of Manitoba, begins its sixth season on August 31.

The Street Corner Symphony, a group of great local jazz musicians, performs free concerts at community events and on August 31 they will play at Rossbrook House.

Kirby partnered with Jazz Winnipeg in 2006 to produce Jazz on Wheels, a program that helps bring live music into the community, giving urban youth a chance to discover new creative outlets and to develop a life-long appreciation for jazz.

What: Jazz on Wheels Concert
When: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Where: Rossbrook House; 658 Ross Ave. (at Sherbrook)

About Rossbrook House Founded in 1976, Rossbrook House is a neighbourhood centre for children, youth, and young adults. It offers a constant alternative to the destructive environment of the streets. It is attentive and responsive to the changing needs of the neighbourhood in which it is located. Over more than a quarter of a century, Rossbrook House has been true to the mission fixed for it by its founder, Sister Geraldine MacNamara.

Jazz on Wheels is produced by Jazz Winnipeg and is generously supported by TD Bank, The Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Council and The Department Canadian Heritage.

For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (sean_moore@umanitoba.ca).

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