JEREMY DUTCHER PARTNERS WITH CANADIAN ORCHESTRAS FOR NATIONWIDE TOUR

JEREMY DUTCHER PARTNERS WITH ORCHESTRAS IN CITIES ACROSS CANADA TO PERFORM HIS AWARD WINNING LP, WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA

ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 27

DUTCHER PAIRS WITH SPOTIFY TO LAUNCH INDIGENOUS PLAYLIST

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Today, Jeremy Dutcher announces his upcoming nation wide tour, partnering with orchestras in cities across Canada to present his JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize winning album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa in a special symphony format. Arranged by Lucas Waldin, the performance premiered with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Carlu Hall in Toronto in April. “This orchestra tour means so much to me,” says Dutcher. “It sews together two musical halves of myself. A tour like this would not have been possible just one generation ago, and I am honoured to bring our sounds into the concert hall and give them the treatment their beauty commands.” Full tour route, including orchestra dates and solo performances throughout Europe and North America, can be found below.

Dutcher has also paired up with Spotify to launch the official Indigenous playlist on the platform! Entitled "Indigenous. Music by us, for us", it is a guest curated playlist showcasing the large variety of indigenous talent from Canada and abroad. Jeremy's personal choices includes songs by Tanya Tagaq, Elisapie. Nehiyawak and Buffy St-Marie.

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A classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, Dutcher blends his distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there's only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”

WATCH JEREMY DUTCHER’S PERFORMANCE OF “SAKOWAMIT”
AT THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS

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JEREMY DUTCHER TOUR DATES
05/24: Burlington, ON - Art Gallery of Burlington
06/14: Toronto, ON - Luminato
06/29: San Francisco, CA - Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
07/03: Montreal, QC - MTL Jazz Fest
07/06: Los Angeles, CA - Grand Avenue
07/10: Amsterdam, NL - Amsterdam Roots Festival
07/12-15: Gáivuotna, NO - Riddu Riddu Festival
07/26: Indian River Festival, PEI - St. Mary's Church
07/27: Canso, NS - Stan Rogers Folk Fest
08/01: Campbellford, ON - Westben
08/03: Huntsville, ON - Huntsville Festival of the Arts
08/08: Reese, DE - Haldern Pop Festival
08/15: Moncton, NB  - Congres Mondial Acadien  
08/17-18: Woody Point, NL  - Woody Point Heritage Theatre
09/25: Ottawa, ON - NAC
09/27: Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square %
09/28: Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square %
10/03: St. Catharines, ON - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
10/09: Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre %
10/17: Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium %
10/19: Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre %
10/23: Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
10/24: Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Performance Hall
10/26: Edmonds, WA - Edmonds Center for the Arts
11/08: Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert %
11/09: Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place %

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JEREMY DUTCHER FOLLOWS JUNO WIN WITH SPRING TOUR DATES

JEREMY DUTCHER, 2019 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR, ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR DATES THROUGHOUT CANADA

WATCH JEREMY DUTCHER’S PERFORMANCE OF “SAKOWAMIT”
AT THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS

TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 22

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At the JUNO Awards this past weekend, Jeremy Dutcher was honoured with the award for Indigenous Music Album Of The Year for his debut LP Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. Together with his band, Dutcher also performed as part of the Sunday Awards broadcast on CBC. In addition to the words he spoke at the Awards Gala after accepting his JUNO, Dutcher would also like to say the following:

Full of gratitude to all those who have supported me in this journey. I would like to acknowledge all of the other nominees in the Indigenous music category (Elisapie, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Leonard Sumner, Northern Cree) for their artistry and contributions to the musical topography of this land.

To my fans and people who are following this work, you give me the light and love required to share these messages.

To all my collaborators who made this evening possible, I love you all. Woliwon to my band, (Blanche Israël, Greg Harrison, Jonathan MacArthur, Blake Pouliot and Aleda Deroche). Woliwon to Samaqani Cocahq for the amazing background visuals and to Zoff and Luxx for their amazing collaborative red carpet design!

A note on representation: as a young person, I had watched the JUNOs many times and have not ever seen myself reflected on such a stage. To be that reflection for others is a responsibility and an immense honour. Let’s continue to make and hold space for under-represented voices. Let’s walk in beauty. Together//Mawiw

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AT THE 2019 JUNO AWARDS

Beginning March 22, Dutcher will continue to support Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa with tour dates across North America, Europe, and The UK. Full tour listings can be found below.

Dutcher, who also won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. Dutcher’s debut release, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of early 1900s wax cylinder field recordings from his community. “Many of the songs were lost because our musical tradition was suppressed by the Canadian government. I'm doing this work as there's only about a hundred Wolastoqey speakers left. It's crucial that we're using our language because, if you lose the language, you're losing an entire distinct way of experiencing the world.”

WATCH JEREMY DUTCHER’S CBC MUSIC FIRST PLAY LIVE

STREAM / BUY WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA HERE

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JEREMY DUTCHER PERFORMANCE DATES
03/22: Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
03/24: Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
04/07:  Paris, France - Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
04/10: Madrid, Spain - Festival de Arte Sacro de Madrid
04/12:  Bethesda, UK - Neuadd Ogwen  
04/13: Newport, UK - The Riverfront
04/15-17: Glasgow Scotland - Glasgow University
04/20: New York City, NY - Joe’s Pub
04/24: Washington, DC - The John F. Kennedy Center
05/24: Burlington, ON - Art Gallery of Burlington
06/14: Toronto, ON - Luminato Festival at Koerner Hall
07/06: Los Angeles, CA - Grand Avenue Stage
07/27: Canso, Nova Scotia - Stan Rogers Folk Fest
08/02: Campbellford, ON - The Barn
08/17-18: Woody Point, NL - Woody Point Heritage Theatre
10/23: Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

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JEREMY DUTCHER ANNOUNCES 2019 TOUR DATES

JEREMY DUTCHER ANNOUNCES 2019 TOUR DATES

 2018 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE WINNER SELLS OUT UPCOMING TORONTO PERFORMANCE, ANNOUNCES 2019 TOUR DATES

 WOLASTOQIYIK LINTUWAKONAWA OUT NOW

“Jeremy Dutcher's voice is an instrument that's reaching across a century of Indigenous history. …an alluring emotional intensity that transcends the perceived boundaries of words.” Canadian Press

"The future meets the past as Dutcher’s resonant operatic voice is paired with a recording made over 110 years ago of a speech. Layered with crystalline strings and booming horns, the result sounds grandiose yet intimate." - NOISEY

“beautiful, celebratory and very much alive.” Exclaim! 9/10

“Jeremy Dutcher's dance with the dead is nothing short of transformative. … a stunning work.” The Record

“…a cross-generational collaboration of inspiring postclassical music.” The Globe and Mail

“Opening with a song about death and closing it with one inspired by love truly marks Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa’ as a life cycle lived in reverse, and optimistically rewrites the history and rules about indigenous language and culture in our modern world.” Domionated

“This is really one of the best things we’ve ever heard on the history of the show.” Tom Power, CBC q

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On September 17, Toronto-based performer, composer, and member of the Tobique First Nation Jeremy Dutcher was awarded the prestigious Polaris Music Prize for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. After winning, Dutcher gave a statement in English and also in his ancestor's language saying, "Psiw-te npomawsuwinuwok, kiluwaw yut. All my people, this is for you."

He also tweeted, "You are in the midst of an indigenous renaissance. Are you ready to hear the truth that needs to be told? Are you ready to see the things that need to be seen?"

Those words, and the words of his people on Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, have echoed around the world, receiving further praise and attention from The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, CBC, Noisey, and many more.

In an interview with Bilboard, Dutcher was asked if he grew up with these songs, to which he responded, "This is why I'm so passionate about doing this - because I didn't." When asked if he expects people to learn his language, he said, "Yes. I do, 100%. Why not? We learned yours. For me, it's less about asking people to learn a new language and more about disrupting the bilingual Anglo-centric Canadian music narrative. Up until this point, why have there been no popular records in my language?" and even teaches readers a few phrases, which can be found in the interview here.

Dutcher recently shared Casey MQ's remix of "Pomok naka Poktoinskwes" from the award-winning LP. He says he is “honoured to collaborate with Casey MQ, who reimagines a sonic world surrounding this anthem to our water rights! Listen to this track and Imagine a universe where our melodies  and languages dominate dance floors of this land. Wake up to the beautiful indigenous realities all around. There are 48 entries in the Wolastoqey dictionary for the word Dance. This is my favourite: Mawekak [they come together dancing].”

“Pomok naka Poktoinskwes” (bah-mog na-ga buck-tah-in-skwes) is the song of the Fisher and the Water Spirit. “This was the only archival recording that I recognized from my childhood,” says Dutcher. “It was recovered in the 80s by song carrier Maggie Paul and has been sung in Maliseet communities ever since. I envision Teiya’s high soprano to be that spirit who is troubled by her treatment.”

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Today Jeremy Dutcher announces 2019 tour dates in continued support of Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa which will include upcoming performances in Alberta, Manitoba, B.C., Ontario and more. All tour dates can be found below.

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TOUR DATES
12/12: London, ON - The Aeolian
12/13: Guelph, ON – Royal City Church
12/15: Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
01/06: New York, NY – GlobalFest
01/25: Fredericton, NB - Wilmot United Church
01/31: Norman Wells, NT - Norman Wells Community Hall
02/02: Inuvik, NT - Our Lady Of Victoria Catholic Church
02/05: Fort Smith, NT - St. Joseph’s Cathedral
02/07: Fort Simpson, NT- Bompass Elementary School
02/09: Hay River, NT – Roman Catholic Church
03/02: Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place Theater
03/05: Brandon, MB – Brandon University
03/06: Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
03/08: Victoria, BC – Pacific Opera, Bauman Centre
03/09: Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
03/22: Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts
03/24: Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts

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