Izzy Asper Jazz Performance

Inspired by the late Izzy Asper, the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances was the first arts program presented by the Asper Foundation and the Rady JCC. This long-time series is a mainstay of the Rady JCC arts programming which brings world-class jazz entertainment to the Berney Theatre.

Each season presents world-class line-ups of entertainment that is enjoyed by audience members across the board. This established musical series maintains its reputation of presenting some of the best in Jazz entertainment in Winnipeg each year.

Dear patrons and supporters:

As we all settle into following recommended health guidelines in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, those of us who plan and deliver cultural programming have had to make difficult decisions. As you may have predicted, we have cancelled our concerts with the Joe Locke Quartet, scheduled for May 2-3.

We are currently finalizing our line-up for the 2020-21 season, and crossing our fingers that our community-wide commitment to staying home now will mean we will soon be able to gather comfortably and safely. Watch here for a full description of our featured artists later this month. The upcoming season—our 22nd—showcases top-level artists across a wide range of styles, and we’re confident it pays tribute to Izzy Asper’s great joy in this art form.

The Izzy Asper Jazz Performances team wishes you health, security, and the warmth of friendships in this difficult time.


Charlene Diehl, Izzy Asper Jazz Performances Producer

Debbie Figowy & Tamar Barr, Rady Jewish Community Centre

Moe Levy and Jeff Morry, The Asper Foundation

For more information please visit the Asper Jazz website  




For general information, contact Debbie Figowy at 204-477-7534 or email dfigowy@radyjcc.com