What's Up, what's happening?Some local Check Ça heroes are hittin' the streets that we thought you'd wanna check out:
Soul Night @ The Cavern
(112 Osborne St, Winnipeg, downstairs from the Toad in the Hole)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (and every Tuesday night), 10:30 p.m.
If you haven't already checked out this regular gig, make a stop post-haste. The rotation usually features old -school soul with The Solutions and pure 70's funk with Dr. Hotbottom. The bands usually start around 10:30 every Tuesday night. Bring your dancin' shoes!
Big dig! Band @ The Good Will (625 Portage Ave)
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
If you are enjoying hearing some local jazz musicians on the show, you can hear some of them at the show. Local jazz music Dig! magazine initiated this project to showcase local composers and arrangers which also highlighting some of the best jazz players in Winnipeg. And just a good time in a great local hotspot. Check it out!
Amber Epp @ CCFM (340 Provencher Blvd)
Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $12 advance, $15 at the door
Okay, we give you permission to miss the show this week! Amber Epp is known as a unique jazz and latin vocalist and composer, and also as a member of Trio Bembe, Papa Mambo and Meta-Clave. This week's performance will premiere some new music from Amber Epp. Steve Kirby, Larry Roy, and Scott Senior are also sharing the stage. Keep an eye out for Amber Epp's solo show in the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.
On & On: Live Art Installation and Music @ The Good Will (625 Portage Ave)
Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
Very cool evening with featuring a number of local artists and bands, including Super Duty Tough Work - or SDTW. SDTW combines urban beats, hip hop, jazz, groove, and funk. And on top of the live music, there's also the live art installation. A great way to finish your Friday night!
Chicago: with Ministers of Cool and Dirty Catfish Horn trio @ The Metro Centre
(Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald St)
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:30 p.m (doors at 7:00)
Admission: $30 in advance
Ministers of Cool combine their superb rock/pop covers with a horn trio from Dirty Catfish Brass Band (or DCBB) for a night of music from the band Chicago. Is there nothing Dirty Catfish Brass Band can't do? Guess not! Check out DCBB @ Shannon's Pub on May 30 too.
* Check Ca is lining up a couple of Jazz Fest features for our listeners. DCBB on May 29 - including a live performance on air! - and some up-and-coming local artists on June 5th. Details to follow soon.
keep it funky