Spring is in the air! Once again, Winnipeg’s finest jazz musicians are getting ready to play for you as we gear up for season fourteen of Resto Gare’s “Jazz at the Station”! We’ll be getting underway on May 13th with Chipney & Chenoa, featuring Resto Gare Music Coordinator Brian Chipney on soprano saxophone along with the wondrous Chenoa McKelvey on guitar. This swinging duo particularly enjoys exploring the mainstream sounds of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, though you never know what surprises might pop up in their performances. On the 20th the eminently entertaining Helen White will be with us. Helen knows how to put on a show, so be ready to sing along if Helen needs a little extra accompaniment! We conclude the May portion of our schedule on the 27th with a visit from one of the best saxophone players around, Ken Gold. Ken’s baritone sax is regularly featured with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. He’s a first rate musician who can stand alongside any jazz player anywhere and more than hold his own. Can’t promise, but there’s a very good chance that Ken will be accompanied by the fabulous guitar of Ron Halldorson, who will be featured in his own Resto Gare evening later in the season!
Unfortunately one of the other things blooming this spring is the third wave of Covid-19. Rest assured that the safety of our patrons is the #1 concern of staff and management at Resto Gare! We’re going to have “Jazz at the Station” out on the patio at every possible opportunity, though we’re prepared to move into our elegant dining room if the weather takes a turn. Tables will be socially-distanced and all appropriate health measures will be in effect. The distancing does mean a lower than usual capacity, so we encourage you to make your reservations well in advance to ensure your place for our jazz evenings. We do have to mention that there is always a possibility that the provincial government may introduce health measures that will require us to postpone the start of “Jazz at the Station”. We strongly suggest that you monitor our social media channels and contact us for the latest information. You can call Resto Gare at 204-237-7072 for reservations and info. We look forward to welcoming you back for the 2021 edition of Resto Gare’s “Jazz at the Station”! And remember, always plenty of free parking next to our iconic train car!
Brian Chipney, our music coordinator is working on an exciting lineup of Winnipeg’s best.
May 13 – Brian Chipney/Chenoa McKelvey Duo
May 20 – Helen White
May 27 – Ken Gold
June 3 – Brian Chipney/Chenoa McKelvey Duo
June 10 – Lizanne Lachance
June 17 – Richard Gillis
June 24 – Brian Chipney/Chenoa McKelvey Duo
Private Parties (Depending on Covid Restrictions)
Resto Gare may be the ideal venue for your special function, group meeting, alumnae reunion, Christmas party, cocktail reception or social get-together.
Planning small intimate weddings is one of our specialties.
Various parts of the restaurant can be reserved for parties. Our train car holds 45, our dining room 90 and patio 49, but parties with special menus can be arranged for smaller groups. Your own printed menu can be offered to your guests with a choice of appetizers, salad course, entrees and desserts. We would also be happy to assist you in selecting wines for your dinner. For large events, the entire restaurant is available to be reserved any night of the week.
Go to the contact page for information on the many ways to contact us to discuss your function. (all subject to Covid restrictions)