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Volume 6 Issue 6 - March 2001

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Our goal is to have at least one distribution point for WholeNote in every postal code (first three characters). in our primary distribution area (from Hamilton in the west to Oshawa, east; and as far north as Bramptpn, Schomberg, Newmarket~ · and Stouffville). So here's the pledge. If you discover that there is no distribution point [!l ' your postal area. (e.g. L2N) let us know and we will · either arrange a distribu- ; tion point there within four wee~s of your call or provide you with a free WholeNote subscription (value ) for one year (10 issues) from the date of your call. Here's how it works. lfyou have internet access, check the distribution page on our website. ( and then notify us if there is no distribution poin.t in your code. (Qr simply phone us at 416-323-2232, tell us your code, and we'll look it I . up for you.) Dave Young tra, will be in town for a onenighter with Dave Young ON March 5th. If you want to hear simply the best stride piano player presently residing on this planet, Ralph Sutton is in residence at the Montreal Bistro, March 6 to 10 . Also look out for Doug Hamilton and The Brass Connection II who go into Top . 0' The Senator for the week of March 20th. This band is fairly bristling with talent and always worth a listen. In the "And Now For Something Completely Diffe~ent" department, the Torohto Downtown Jazz Society presents a two night multi-media event at The Church At Berkeley, March 30, 31. The eveht will combine contemporary jazz sounds with spoken word and the visual arts - 'sculpture, installations, video art. Christian McBride The musical headliners on Friday March 30th will be the popular Toronto' trio, The New Deal, and on Saturday top billing goes · to the Christian McBride Band. The event will also feature, on both evenings, the first Canadian JAZZ NOTES •!• BAND STAND appearance, thanks to the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, of a trio ' of avant-garde musicians· from Italy, · Maurizio Ben Omar, Walter Prati and Giancarlo Schiaffini. It · really does promise to be a "d.lfferent" event aimed at bro!idening youriiorizons. THE SIGN OF THE TIME There is somethillg "fishy" about the first 20 days of March, so how about 'this for a Pisces allstar band? Trumpet: Ruby Braff Trombone: Benny Powell Reeds : Pee Wee Russell, Eddie ''Lockjaw" Davis Piano: Tommy Flanagan Bass: Jimmy Blanton Guitar: Wes Montgomery Drums: Barrett Deems Vocal: , Sarah Vaughan ' by Merlin Williams It finally happened! l wrote a column that moved someone to write a letter! Check out the letter from Carl Ehrke in the new letters secti~n of Wholenote on page 46. Mr. Ehrke has some• pretty strong statements about the state of music education, and the aging audience for band music. Maybe we can get a discussion going on the Wholenote Forum on the web ... My concert pick this · month is a gimme. The Guelph Concert Band is presenting Rhapsody And Blues with guests Ernesto Cervini, piano and Trevor Dick, electric violin, on March 18 at the Rixer Run Centre. Music director Colin Clarke will be ;p conducting the band ill a program ~that includes Gershwin's Rhap- 0sody In Blue, P.D.Q. Bach's A .... .); Grande Sere.nade. for an A Wful 9 Lot of Winds and Percussion, and' "1 selections from the besi of 20th Century Jazz. This concert should be well worth the drive to Guelph - River Run Centre is a. wonderful looking and·sounding hall & Colin's groups (he! s also conductor of the Toronto Youth Wind OrcheStra) are aiways first rate. Odds and Ends Cab Calloway created a "Hepsters' Dictionary" defining . some of the words and phrases which entered the language of jazz musicians in the thirties. So the question is - do you know the meaning of the following? 1. An Alligator 2. A Barbecue .3. A Canary Answers can be e-mailed to or faxed to me at , 416.603.3787. Ifyouprefer to hnnd deliver, I'll see you during a break at my Bistro gig with Ralph Sutton! If you have any jazz teasers you ,. want to submit, pl~ase feel free. Colin Clarke Some of the other notable concerts this month: The Toronto Wind Orchestra - Music on the Wilder Side, Mar. 2 at Eastminster United Church .. . The Youth Band Spectacular featuring the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, the Etobicoke Youth Band & the Upper Canada College.Band on Mar. 3 at Martingrove C.I...On Mar. 4, you have a choice - The Northdale Concert Band at the Scarborqugh Civic Centre, or The- Markham Concert Band's French Connection concert at Markham Theatre .. . The Hannaford Street S~lver Band presents Shakespeare In Brass on Mar. ·· 1 rat the Jane Mallett Theatre. Works include Walton's Suite from Reilly V and · , · Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from ,West Side Story .. . Etobicoke Community Concert Band's Radio Days will be 18 wholenote MARCH 1, 2001 - APRIL 7, 2001

presented on Mar. 23 & 24 at Etobicoke Collegiate Auditorium ... And on the lait' day of the inonth, The University of Toronto Wind Symphony & Concert .Band invite you to A Chenette Celebration with conductor Stephen Chenette (s.een here in a not too recent photo from the U of T music library archives!) & clarinet soloist Peter Stoll. Works include music by Respighi,. Holst, Grainger & others. Stephen Chenette Please check the listings section of Wholenote for complete . details of these .concerts. As I write this column, the Kiwanis Festival is wrapping up for another year. The adjudicators who patiently sit through ·the band and orchestra competitions are always very knowledgeable people, but sometimes they don't connect with the students. I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Prof. James McKay for his excellent work this year. Rarely have I seen an adjudicator who could hold the attention of middle school students and communicate his suggestions in such a clear and encouraging manner. Prof. McKay also made an impassioned plea to the parents in the audience to keep supporting the band and .string programs in Toronto schools. Thank you! Merlin Williams is a woodwind performer, arranger, teacher and .music copyist based in Toronto. If you would like an upcoming band event to be featured in the . Bandstand column, feel free to contact him at (416) 489-0275; /Jy e-mail,; on the web, http:// members. attcanada. ca/ -merlinw/.' OUR '• ·.MEMBERS.WRITE ALL THE KING'S VOICES and EMPressions Show Choir have been invjted to perform on CBC FM for R.ichardson' s · Round-up's presentation, An Afternoon of Mlisical Theatre. The concert will be recorded live and features guest musical theatre performers. For information call 416-225-2255. THE ETOBICOKE YOUTH BAND, under the baton of Les Dobbin, was recently awarded fir$t place in the Kiwanis Music Festival, making for nine consecutive years of first-place finishes. Adjudicator Wayne Jeffrey awarded the group a mark of 92, commenting that the audience had been "treated to an incredible experience in musicmaking." The Corporation of MASSEY HALLANDROY THOMSON HALL announces The CANADIAN CHIL- DREN'S OPERA CHORUS is currently in staging rehearsals for their spring opera ptoduction, The Snow Queen, which they will tour to Germany and the Netherlands in May. A benefit concert will be held in April at the George Weston Recital Hall. See feature in next )llonth' s issue! the appointment of Sandy Castonguay as Director of Artistic Programming and Executive Producer .'Mr. Castonguay joins the Corporation from Columbia Artists · Management in New York City, where he was the president of its subsidiary 21: CC - Twenty First Century Culture Inc. You are about to become . famous! If you've ever -taken a class, lesson or exam through THE ROYAL CONSERV A­ TORY OF MUSIC, call 1- 800-709-0888 to register for Volume II of the Historic · Register. Join great Canadian musicians like Glenn Gould, Teresa Stratas and Lois Marshall - take your place in music history! TORONTO CONSORT member Terry McKenna has released his first CD. Entitled Throw The House Out the Windowe, the Marquis iabel disc features Terry McKenna, Ben Grossman, John Eqwards, Chris Verrette and other artists playing baroque guitar and renaissance lute, bodhran, cittern, hurdy gurdy, wooden flute, baroque violin, accordion and percussion. · We buy your classical LP collectio111 ' (like Beethoven, Mozart. Stockhausen) ·'. we travel anywhere for good collection 314 CHURCHiLL AVE. NORTH YORK, ONTARIO M2R 1E7 CANADA Fax No: (1) 416-224-2964 Phone No: (1) 416-224-1956 www.interlo, MIKROKOSMOS Hear the colour of • MARCH 1, 2001 - APRIL 7, 2001 wholenote 19

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