Jeff Presslaff

Pianist, Trombonist, Arranger, Composer

Winnipeg Jazz musician Jeff Presslaff

Winnipeg Jazz musician Jeff Presslaff

Luxury of Time/Drala Now Available!

You can pick up a copy of my new album with Michel Paré at McNally-Robinson in Winnipeg, or order it from them online.

Luxury of Time/Drala is finished

My new double album of extended improvisations with sax/flutist, Michel Paré, is done and will be available soon. These are some extremely varied meditations -- in the sense of Zen shakuhachi music; not necessarily calming, but taking you deep inside yourself. Link will be posted when it's available

Earl McDonald and the Rebirth of the Cool

The University of Connecticut Jazz Nonet, led by Prof. Earl McDonald has done a brilliant job of performing all of the pieces from The Complete Rebirth of the Cool. Check out their performance here.

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra releases new album

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra just released its third album, Suite Messiah, with 11 original arrangements of holiday themed tunes, including our re-imagining of three movements of Handel's Messiah. Not your typical Xmas album!

Rebirth at BreakOut West

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool will be featured at the BreakOut West festival's Classical (sic!) Showcase on Oct. 4. We'll do a 7tet concert on Oct. 3 as part of the Jazz Showcase. See Calendar for details.

BreakOut West Jazz Showcase

I'll have a 7-piece group performing Presslaff originals at Maw's Eatery and Bar from 10pm on Saturday, October 3.

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool
nominated for WCMA

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool has been nominated as Jazz Recording of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards!

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool
hits #14

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool rose to #14 on the Roots Music Review Jazz charts this week!

Papa Mambo 25th Anniversary!!

Canada's premier Latin band celebrates 25 years. Dance party and concert at the West End Cultural Centre, May 9, 8 pm.

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool
on the Charts

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool has spent the last 4 weeks on the CMJ US jazz radio charts, rising as high as 16.

The Complete Rebirth of the Cool
in Cape Town

Our new cd The Complete Rebirth of the Cool just got airplay in Cape Town, South Africa! We've also been heard recently in The Netherlands and Australia.

Collective Unconsciousness Now Available

Our 1990 album Collective Unconsciousness has been re-released, and is now available for download at
. There are six original tunes and it features the late great Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers saxophonist, Cornelius Bumpus.

New piece for Acadia Jr. High jazz band

Sanctuary for big band is finished and in the hands of Darryl Ferguson and his young, talented acolytes at Acadia Jr. High. Performances will be in April, May and June