Jazz Fest! Willem Paynter & Kenji Omae

On our second night of Halifax Jazz Fest, host Willem Paynter welcomes saxophonist Kenji Omae!

Kenji is a Canadian Jazz saxophonist based in Nova Scotia. He has been described as “a super-articulate virtuoso” and “may be the most exciting tenor saxophonist to emerge in Canada in recent years” . He has released three albums of original music and in addition to his own recordings, is featured on over thirty jazz albums! Kenji has a Master of Arts Degree in Jazz Performance from CUNY/Queen’s College in New York and is currently on faculty at Saint Francis Xavier University where he teaches Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Harmony, and Jazz History.

Willem & Kenji have great chemistry – catch these masters at work Thursday, July 11 8-11pm. FREE!