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  • Jazz Thursdays

    "Jazz at the Station" continues with three more weeks of three hour jazz
    extravaganzas! A selection of Winnipeg's finest jazz musicians will be
    with us every Thursday in August from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00, rain or shine,
    as our 15th season of live jazz rolls on.

    The sultry song stylings of vocalist Nadia Douglas return to Resto Gare
    on August 11th. Nadia's excursions into the classics of the Great
    American Songbook always provide one of our favorite evenings of the

    Alto saxophonist Neil Watson is one of key soloists with the Winnipeg
    Jazz Orchestra. On August 18th Neil and his trio join us at Resto Gare.
    It's always a particular treat to hear a big band soloist given the
    opportunity to stretch out at length in a small group setting. When said
    stretching out takes place in the fabulous environs of Resto Gare it
    becomes doubly special!

    We conclude August with an appearance by the Brian Chipney Trio on the
    25th. Steve Hamilton will be back on bass as usual, with Brian playing
    soprano saxophone. We'll also be welcoming Chenoa McKelvey back to the
    bandstand! Chenoa has been out of town for the past while and we're
    excited to catch up with her again! If you haven't heard Ms. McKelvey
    previously, you're in for a treat. Chenoa has a true affinity for "the
    old tunes", especially the songs of the 1920s and '30s. She'll be
    well-featured during the evening on both guitar and vocals.

    Our jazz sessions in August will begin every Thursday at 6:00 and will
    go right up to 9:00. When the weather is swell we'll be out on the
    patio. When that isn't possible the music will move into our elegant
    dining room. While reservations aren't required, they are suggested.
    Call us at 204-237-7072 to reserve your table or to get more
    information. Always plenty of free parking alongside our iconic train
    car! Join us every Thursday for Resto Gare's "Jazz at the Station"!

    August 11 – Nadia Douglas
    August 18 – Neil Watson
    August 25 - Brian Chipney Trio

    Artist Writeups by Brian Chipney


Resto Gare Bistro and Train Bar

Family-owned since 1983, located in a 1913 St Boniface Train Station with a train car and consistently serving the best French cuisine in Winnipeg.   

The old train station remains one of Winnipeg’s most stunning dining rooms. Historic elements like dark wood framing, grand lighting fixtures and railcar lounge speak of the  building’s train station past. Scarlet drapes and elegant upholstery emanate subtle sexiness. A gigantic lipstick red booth now divides the large dining room, and the best seat to snuggle with a date is in front of the industrial-chic fireplace.

Resto Gare Bistro is the most authentic French restaurant in the St Boniface French Quarter, offers full bilingual service and plays the latest Montreal francophone music. A trip to Winnipeg should include a trip to the French Quarter and we would be pleased if you included Resto Gare Bistro on your itinerary.

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