Festival Season has arrived!

Ah, Summertime!

Life is good and the livin’ is easy. Or something like that. No longer are we burdened  with parka’s and layers and all the wintery gear we donned for so long this year! No better a summer to celebrate the hot and humid deliciousness, sipping icy cold beverages on your favourite patio and seriously soaking in the vitamin D!

Some of the best things about Winnipeg summer is the continual line up of festivals and events! Jazz, Fringe, Folk, and Folklorama to name a few.

First up is the Winnipeg Jazz Festival running from June 12 to 22nd. As usual, you don’t want to miss the stunning line up of musicians to be seen and heard!

In honour of the the 25th annual Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Jazz Winnipeg has reproduced some of the best images ever captured over the last two-and-a-half decades by our talented volunteer photo crew. Photographs of legends such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck and Sonny Rollins, as well as modern artists before they were superstars, such as Diana Krall and Diplo.

The 60 images will be on display in a pop-up gallery at Old Market Square during the Free Opening Weekend (June 12-15) or in the lobby of the Manitoba Theatre Centre during the Theatre Series (June 13-20).

Don’t you love how photography always marries cultural events? We thank all of the photographers, who over the years have made a wonderful time capsule of the faces and places of our great city~

We also hope you feel inspired to get out and shoot – you never know who will cross your path to be immortalized by your lens!