OHSOTO’KINO Artist Spotlight: Chuck Copenace

Ojibway experimental jazz musician Chuck Copenace (member of the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in Treaty 3 and now based in Winnipeg) describes how he found the trumpet, playing jazz as a young Indigenous person, and the healing power of music.

In 2022, Chuck Copenace, along with four other emerging Indigenous artists, converged at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, for a five-day intensive artist development program that offered career guidance, mentorship from music industry leaders, and the opportunity for artists to connect with each other and share ideas.

Sponsored by TD, the OHSOTO’KINO Music Incubator is supporting the next wave of Indigenous talent and amplifying Indigenous stories through music.

Learn more: studiobell.ca/ohsotokino


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