Funky Cutz...Check Ça Phat Cutz of the month

Amp Fiddler, Sly & Robbie - Inspiration Information
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Jazz Fest cool down...

What a fun Festival! Hope those in the 'Peg enjoyed the 2016 Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. Lots of great shows. Congrats to the many fabulous artists who made it a great time, especially some of our Check Ca guests: Amber Epp, Joanna Majoko (in Full Circle with Quincy Davis & co.), Jocelyn Gould (with her featured ensemble and her killer performance with Fauxpasfunk), Chuck Copenace Group, and Dirty Catfish Brass Band (a rockin' set opening up for Trombone Shorty!).

Since soulSYS and Special K were kickin' up their heels at shows last Friday, we brought you a special Jazz-Fest inspired set. Feel free to download the June 24 edition of the show on Here's a set list for those interested:

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Be sure to check out the many fun shows at Jazz Fest this week. Some local and Canadian artists we've played on the show for you to check out:

Jocelyn Gould - @ The Cube Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

Lindsay Woolgar (bazz, jazz, all good...) - @ Cinematheque Thursday, June 23, 8:30 p.m.

Dirty Catfish Brass Band - @ The Cube Sunday, June 19, 10:50 p.m. &
 - @ Burton Cummings Theatre, Sunday, June 26

Super Duty Tough Work - @ The Cube, Sunday June 19, 8:00 p.m.

Winnipeg Jazz Collective - @ The Cube, Tuesday, June 21, Noon

Chuck Copenace Group (funk, jazz, electronic, & more) - @ The Cube, Saturday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.

Amber Epp (Canadian jazz) - @ The Cube, Wednesday, June 22, Noon

Will Bonness (jazz, jazz, and more jazz!) - @ Cinematheque, Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 p.m.

Full Circle (jazz and neo-soul vibes with Joanna Majoko and Quincy Davis) - @ The Cube,
                 Saturday, June 25, 8:35 p.m.

Quincy Davis - @ The Cube, Saturday, June 25, 10:10 p.m.

Dawn Pemberton (bringin' Vancouver soul vibes!) @ The Cube, Sunday June 19, 9:20 p.m. &
  - @ The Cube Monday, June 20, Noon

... and so much more!

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DCBB brought the party!

Thank you to the Dirty Catfish Brass Band for stopping by the show last night to mix it up live and to chat about their upcoming Jazz Fest shows, tour dates this summer, and their upcoming EP release at The Park Theatre on July 27. Hear it live on the website in the first hour -

Check out DCBB live this week at the International Winnipeg Jazz Festival

Sunday, June 19, 2016
10:50 p.m.
@ The Cube (in Old Market Square)

Sunday, June 26, 2016
7:30 p.m.
@ Burton Cummings Theatre
(opening for Trombone Shorty)

DCBB @ Winnipeg Jazz Fest:!programmation=artist$dirty-catfish-brass-band/74

Excited to see DCBB in the Jazz Fest kick-off weekend and closing the Festival on Sunday night with New Orleans artist Trombone Shorty Two fun shows not to be missed! 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Give me a D, a C, a B, and another B!

That's right, DCBB or Dirty Catfish Brass Band are back on the show once more. We're very excited to have them back on the show in anticipation of their numerous appearances in this year's Winnipeg Jazz Festival. We'll chat about some of their upcoming shows and projects, and maybe a surprise or two... Tune in on June 17th for a special edition of Check Ça:

Dirty Catfish Brass Band
June 17
Check Ça programme, 7-9pm

Ending our special Jazz Fest features next week with a Festival mix features some acts from this year and past years. Don't miss it!

Friday, 3 June 2016

Put your money where you mouth is... Daily. Whaa???

Giving a shout out to local hip hop artists Daily and other local artists for their upcoming fundraiser for victims in Fort MacMurray. They are putting on a show at the Garrick Hotel June 4 (Saturday). Check. It. Out.
Hip Hop Fundraiser for Fort Mac
Garrick Hotel, 287 Garry St (Winnipeg)
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Doors open at 8:30
Featuring: live hop hop, comedian Dan Fogelberg, and DJ stop.

Check out the show tonight for a special set with the one and only DJ stop to get you ready for the party.