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Volume 4 Issue 4 - December 1998/January 1999

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  • Toronto
  • December
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Classical & Jazz Radio

Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! CJif.fM 24-hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights 11: BBC NEWS Daily Cfassica[ Music Mon.-Fri. 1 a.m. to.3 p.m. Sun. 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. including: Ilfnrltz ~usit Records in Review Opera JAZZ "The Jazz Scene" with Ted O'Reilly Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 6 a.m.-Noon, 7-10 p.m. "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" Mon.-Fri. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat. & S,un. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. PLUS ..• . Big Bands, Swing, Folk, Blues & World Music Special! Nevv on-air promotional OP,portunities for arts organizations I Contact us at: Telephone: 416-'595-0404 1-888-595-0404 Website: CJRT.FM BY JIM GALLOWAY n AZZ NOTES December 98/January '99 , In December and January CJRT keeps the flag flying with three more Monday night concerts in its Sound of Toronto Jazz series. Produced and presented by Ted O'Reilly since . they began 23 years ago, these events have featured a cross-section of our best Canadian jazz talents. On .December 14th. you can hear a Quartet led by one of the more exciting trumpeters making his mark on the scene, Jake Wilkinson. This will be followed by two more concerts in January. On January 11th. three shining lights of Canadian jazz, saxophonist Mike Murley, bassist Steve Wallace and guitarist Ed Bickert will take the stand and on January 25th. singer/pianist Maxine Willan's trio will be on stage with her very personal brand of music. CJRT's Ted O'Reilly subsequently broadcasts one hour of each concert the following Saturday. So you can attend the performances and then tune in on Saturday for a repeat! The Sound of Toronto Concerts are held at the Ontario Science Centre Auditorium 770 Don Mills Rd., ( 595-0404). The performances begin at 8:00 p·.m. and admission is .00. Parking is free. Over the next two months there is indeed a wealth of Canadian taltmt on display in the Toronto area, starting on December 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert in the Humber Lakeshore Jazz Series, featunng the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Trish Colter the instrumental jazz ensemble, led by Pat' LaBarbera and the big band, led by trombonist AI Kay. The leaders are all highly respected musicians and the players are from the Humber College jazz course. The Humber College Lakeshore Auditorium is at 3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West (675-6622, ext. 3427) and admission is .00 On December 3 and 4 at 8pm in Roy Thomson Hall, you can begin celebrating the festive season early with the Holly Cole Holiday Concert. · ·Holly, who is one of the great Canadian success stories, will be joined by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and tickets are. from .00 to ..00. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Toronto (593-4828) !here is an afternoon concert of contemporary Jazz on December 6 at 3pm. Mellifluence will feature Paul Pacanowski on woodwinds with Joe Lagan on keyboards, Stu Steinhart on 6 string bass and synthesiser and Mike McLelland, drums and percussion. Pekao' Gallery, 1610 Bloor Street West, ' 31 '?? Toronto. (588-7952) and admission is .00 That same evening, December 6 at 7pm if your musical tastes run to something more "straight ahead" you can choose Our Annual Christmas Concert with the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Royal Bank .Theatre, . Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. (905-306-6000). Admission is .00 ' If you are a fan of big band music, you might want to catch "My Way", presented by Big Band World/CHWO Radio 1250, a salute to Frank Sinatra, with vocalists Rick Sonata and Robin Lea with the Galaxy All-Star Orchestra, led by Eddie Graf and Ross Wooldridge. December 12 8pm. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front Street East, Toronto. (366-7723) . Tickets are .95. · On January 24 at 8pm, Rosedale Concerts win present The Galaxy Trio, (no connection with the Galaxy All-Star Orchestra!). This trio features the violins of Moshe Hammer and Lenny Solomon, accompanied by pianist Bernie Senensky. Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Avenue, Toropto. (924-0725 ext. 36). Admission is .10. Among this wealth of Canadian talent there is one distinguished American visitor. On . January 30 at 8pm, CBC's On Stage. Studio Jazz will feature The Benny Green Trio. A former member of the Ray Brown Trio and · singled out by Oscar Peterson as one of the most important new pianists to emer-ge in recent years, he has steadily built a following in Toronto. If you want to know why, go to the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto. (205-5555). Tickets are .00 There are also several free co~certs in, January. So, if you overspend in the festive season, you don't have to ,go on a starvation jazz diet. On January 13th. ,20th. and 27th. the University of Toronto Faculty of Music will offer concerts by Small Jazz Ensembles · playing standards, originals and student arrangements. Walter Hall, 60 Queen's Park. If you are in the north end of the city on · January 20 at 12 noon, York University Dept. of ~usic will host a concert of classical, jazz and 1mprovised music by the York Music Students' Association. DACARY Hall 050 McLaughlin College, 4700 Keele St. ' (736-5186) There is; of course, in addition to the above, the usual active jazz scene in the various clubs, all of which goes towards making Toronto the most active jazz scene in Canada; and no matter how good it might sound on your CDs, there is nothing like hearing it live. Go to it! Jim Galloway is a jazz saxophonist and Artistic Director of Toronto's "du Maurier Downtown Jazz" festival. (416-363-8717) TORONTO'S ONLY COMPREHENSIVE MONTHLY CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY CONCERT LISTING SOURCE

CHORAL OUICK PICKS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 ••• DECEMBER 18 12 noon: Magdalena Chamber Choir 19 2pm: Tafelmusik 19 3:30 & 8:00,20 2:30: Scarborough Choral Society; La Petite Musicale Baptist Church Choir 20 7pm: Metropolitan United 21 8pm: Mississauga Choral Socjety 22 8pm: To. Mendelssohn 24 10am: Toronto Mendelssohn & other choirs 19 7pm: Ryerson's O~kham JAN-UARY House\ Choir 19 8pm: Aradia 06 8pm: TCC 19 8:00: Toronto 11 8pm: U. ofT. Choirs Mendelssohn Youth Choir 16 7:30: Toronto Welsh 20 2pm: Toronto Male Voice Choir . Children's Chorus (TCC) 16 8pm: Scarborough Youth 20 3pm: Coro Giuseppe Verdi Choir & Xiao-Ping Hu Singers 20 3pm: Victoria Scholars 17 2pm: RCM Children's Choir 20 3:30: Rosedale 17 3pm: Vesnivka Choir Presbyterian Senior Choir & f7 4:30: St. Anne's Anglican Cherub Choir I 22 & 23 8pm: Bach Consort 20 4:30: St. Anne's Anglican 30 8pm: TACTUS 20 4:30:Yorkminster Park EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VIOLIN SALES CONSULTANT MUSIC SALES ASSISTANT BOOK~EPER/OFFICE MGR. Full and Part-time. positions available at growing firm dealing·with all aspects of violin family instruments. These positions will allow qualified .individuals to build rewarding careers with an int~iguing blend of business management and arts/music. Experience playing a string instrument is an asset, but not a requirement, for the first two positions above. Please send resume to: the souncf post 93 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B4 Attn: Catherine Merkley I "lktull~t Professional musical and stage coaching for children. Auditions/performances: musical theatre, commercials, movies, festivals, talent shows, opera, choirs. Eliana Trinaistic; B.A. Shiatsu Therapist, Professional Rebirther (416) 761-0135 (Between Chester & Broalfview} (416) 406-1641 Specializing in the Safe of New and Used Compact Discs · Featu;ing Cfassieaf · and Jazz Offering Gift Certificates, Trade-Ins and Special Ordering ,.Ao· ~~, WORLD CLASS DIGITAL RECORDING CD MASTERING & MANUFACTURING . ... the very essence of fidelity." Alan Lofft~ Sound and Vision Demo CDs & ta,res! C/a:JJicaf & cJazz Digitally recorded on location. Classically trained audio engineer. Reasonable rates! · audition lapeJ j~ndin~ apptcalion ' recordin~J recifaf & concet•l archtui~~ CLARINO music & audio services Ph: 519.275.3188 e.:rnail: franz@netcorn.c;a Make MUSIC this VVinter Swing with the Avenue Road Arts ~chool Jazz Choir with Bill Westcott (auditions in December) Singing Broadway · with Patrick Rose and David W arrack I Wish I Could Read Music -k... with Gerry Thornton ~ I Wish I Could Sing with Peggy Mahon . Courses begin January 9 (416) 961 - 1502 Avenue Road Arts School I MONTHLY CLA:>:>IV\L &\I

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