The Chan Centre Presents Riveting Evening of Spontaneity, Bridging Jazz Eras with Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming

Back in 2015 I had the pleasure of seeing Still Dreaming at the legendary Jazz Standard in New York City. I was struck not only by the talent and artistry of these performers, but also by how they were able to connect and communicate with the audience through this beautiful and time-honoured music — music that is wonderfully approachable in spite of its nuance and complexity. Truly, it is the kind of show that engages both the heart and the mind

The Chan Centre announces their 2018/19 season

At a time when the news is filled with international tension, it felt appropriate to place a particular emphasis on some of the most joyous music being created on the world stage. Whether it is the exquisite musicianship of Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato, the boisterous cheer of Goran Bregovic’s Balkan wedding band, or Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s uplifting songs and message of love, peace and harmony, our 2018/19 season is about offering audiences a different reality, of celebrating the distinct power of music to lift spirits and help unite us. —Joyce Hinton