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Volume 4 Issue 8 - May 1999

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Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! 24~hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights liB BBC NEWS Daily Cfassica{Music Mon.-Fri. 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun. 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. including: '!!inrlu 481tuflit Records in Review Opera "Canadian Currents" with David Olds Sun. 6-7p.m. ~w.~~~~.w~ l "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.-I a.m. Sun. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. "Night Beat" with Mary Lou Creechan Sat. 10 p.m -1 a.m. PLUS •.• Big Bands, Swing, Folk, Blues & World Music Telephone: 416-595-0404 ' 1-888-595-0404 Website: P-.. ll'l!r.i.-liiiiiliiiil~l""'',...l · I AZZ NOTES BY JIM GALLOWAY Have you ever tried to pour a litre ofwine·into a half litre decanter? I have - in fact, I never seem to learn and I try to do it time after time. Not to be taken literally, - no pun intended, - but I am talking of an equally difficult task. du Maurier Downtown Jazz festival is coming up once more in June. Each year I listen to hundreds of CDs and tapes, go and hear bands and vocalists and then I try to select a few dozen of them to appear in the Toronto event as well as the Oakville Jazz Festival. The result is that a few groups, some personal friends among them, are hired and think I am an OK guy - while hundreds of them, some personal friends among them, don't get hired, and think I should be, at best, forced to listen to five hours of Kenny G every day as a pen- . ance! The media conference, when the Toronto line-up is announced, takes place just after this issue comes out, so I'm afraid I cannot jump the gun by giving the show away. In fact, as I write this piece, I am still putting the fmishmg touches to it. Putting the programme together is really something of a jigsaw puzzle - fmding the groups that fit the various slots, sometimes moving them around in order to find the right date, the best venue, the correct time. I also try to present a crosssection of styles of jazz - everything from New Orleans to Next Wave, and that is where you learn lesson two. You PHOTO: AllYuYN HUSSEIN Susan Hookong while, of course, the modernists complain that there is too much old jazz. "Why don't you present more singers?" "Why isn't there more latin?" "Hire me, I'm great." "I have a son who's a great musician. Hire him." "More Bebop!" "You hired me last year, why not this year?" Lesson one. You can't win "You didn't hire me last year, so popularity contests as an artistic you have to use me this year." director. "I've haven't got any work. You owe me a gig." cannot please everybody. Traditionalists complain about there being too much modem, "More Fusion!" "Less Fusion!" "I decided to become a jazz musician. Hire me." But somehow or other, it does come together and for ten days and nights there will be a feast of music. More about individual concerts in a later issue. May I st. 8.00pm.marks one of the jaZz highlights for this month- the appearance of the Marcus Roberts Trio. Marcus has appeared a number of times in Toronto and has built a faithful following. He is another of the younger musicians on the scene whose playing acknowl- PHOTO: URSUlA UANO Andy Earle edges the origins of the music, so don't be surprised if you hear some Gershwin and Porter in among his own compositions. The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge Street. 870-8000. Tickets .00 to .00. Among the events in May, if you lean towards the contemporary sounds is a concert on the 2nd at Harbourfront Centre. It is a programme of jazz, folk and world music featuring Susan Hookong on vocals and guitar, Ron Allen, keyboards, saxophone and flutes, Richard Brown on bass, Rick Lazar, percussion and Kevan · McKenzie, drums. 235 Queens Quay West. 973-3000. Admission is free. The same venue, a week later, on the 9th has a concert of jazz, blues and calypso hy the Andy Earle Blues Band. On the 16th., 7.30p.m. in the Ettore Mazzoleni Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Music the RCM Jazz Ensemble will go through their paces. 273 Bloor Street West. 408.2824 ext.321. Admission is .00 and .00. That is a sampling of what is out there, plus a rich array of jazz in clubs across the city. Please support the music. Remember, music lives as long as people go out to hear it. 0 Wuou:Non:'s J \ZZ No1 Es 1s Sli'I'OKIEI> II\ CJRT Fl, JAZz RAnlo l'i ToKO'iTO

liiETERA CoNDNUEDFROMPAGE 14 Marius Debick, conductor. Buffet dinner: 6:00; ooncert: 8:00. Blue Danube Restaurant, 1686 EDesrnere Ave. 879-5566. Advance reservations only. June 1 7:00: Mississauga Symphony free open . rehearsal Pre-race event (see June 6 below). living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive. Call Nisha at the symphony office: 905- 615-4404. June 4 & S 8:00: Etobicoke Community Co~ Band & Etobicoke Swing Ofcheslra present an evening of big band music & dancing. Debi Sander Walker, guest singer; John Edward Liddle, bandleader: Fountain Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place. 233-7468.. JuneS !O:OOam: Mississauga Symphony C# Homes Tour. Tour 7 Mississauga homes. Includes ISminute fashion show at each location at 12:00noon & 1 :00; pre-tour coffee & pastries at the Waterside Inn, 15 Stavebank Road South. CaD Nisha at the symphony office: 905-6154404. . June 6 !O:OOam: Mississauga Symphony's Beat Beethoven Fun Run Opus#2. Second annual fimdraising \Wik/run for the . Mississauga Symphony. Live music around the course by Mississauga Youth Orchestra ensembles; free performance of Beethoven: Symphony # 5 by Mississauga Symphony at the awards ceremony. 905- 615-4404. The Amadeus Cboir invites entries for their 13th Annual Carol and Chanukah Song Writing Competition, open to composers of all ages & experience, individually or in group;. Entries must be postmarked by September 20, 1999 and received no later than October4, 1999. Information or entJy forms: 446-0188. LECI'URFS May 30 7:00: Guelph Spring Festival Chat Wuh Chan. Composer Chan Ka Nm discusses the creative process behind his new \Uk Our Finest Hour. Canada Company Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. 519-763-3000. Free. June 6 7:00: Guelph Spring Festival MOtZetich s Music. Composer Mlujan Mozetich talks about his approach to the composition of his new work inspired by the various musical achievements of this turbulent and eclectic century. Canada Company Hall, River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. 519-763-3000. Free. MASTERCLASSES May 1: 7:00: Singing master class with Dr. Michael Warren. pro VOCE Studios, 732 Spidina Ave. 960-0472. . WORKSHOPS May 2 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization workshop: An introduction to baroque movement and gesture coached by Elaine Biagirumer, baroque dance performer & teacher. Lansing United, 49 Bogert Ave. 463.{)578. (members free). May 14 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to _explore recorder repertoire fiom the Renaissance to modem times. Annual General Meeting. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. Ellst. 968-1559. May 14 & 15: 8:00: Royal Conservatmy of Music. Scene Study Workshop for Singers. Students fiom the Community & Professional Schools present scenes from operatic works. Donna Sherman, conductor. Ettore Mazwleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 40&-2824 ext.321. ,. May 19 2:00: Don Mills Organ Society workshop. Taylor Place, 1 Overland Drive. 447-1137. May 27 8:00: Toronto Folk Singers' Club meeting. Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. 537-7422. June 4 7:30: Recorder Players Society. Amateur musicians who meet to explore recorder repertoire fiom the Renaissance to modern times. Church of the Transfiguration, 111 Manor Rd. East 96&-1559. June S 2:00: Toronto Early Music Players Organization workshop: V10la da gamba workshop with Betsy MacMillan, a member of Ensemble Arion of Montreal. Location TBA Register before May 2: 463.{)578. . June 6 1:30: Toronto Early Music Players Organization workshop for all players of baroque and renaissance instruments, with Betsy MacMillan, a member of Ensemble Arion of Montreal. Lansing United Church, 49 Bogert Ave. 463~578. (members free). C·L·A·V·I· E·R·S exquis ite Bow s t-Ja,dwwde i" the Fee Makers of fine historical keyboard instruments (416) 538·3062 www.iotffiogcom/-bpschdl O,taeio Ca,ada M 5J 2B9 T e l: 416 203 0789

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