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Volume 10 Issue 9 - June 2005

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work for the event. Another feature of this remarkable weekend wi 11 be the free workshops and master classes hosted by the performers. info@swmw .ea 519-376-3517 www.swmw.ca TD CANADA TRUST TORONTO DOWNTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL Toronto, Ontario The TD Canada Trust Toronto Down town Jazz Festival takes place June 24 to July 3, 2005 in the heart of downtown Toronto. From Nathan Phillips Square it spreads out to over 30 clubs and restaurants across Toronto. From cool jazz to future jazz, see Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, Toronto's Real Divas, Dr. John and so much more. Come spend the day on the square where jazz is in the air. Free daytime concerts to delight all music lovers, open air patios, an artisan's village, intimate artist workshops, Canada Day festivities and more. tdjs@tojazz.com 416·928·2033 (information) 416·870·8000 (tickets) www.torontojazz.com THE TORONTO SUMMER CH AMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Toronto, Ontario The Toronto Summer Chamber Music Festival will take place July 5-8. 2005 at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West in Toronto. Under the artistic direction of celebrated violinist Michael Guttman and managing director Marilyn Gilbert of Marilyn Gilbert Artist Management, this thrilling new festival will include four themed concerts including "Precocious Geniuses Who Died Young" on July 5, "An Evening of Brahms, Masterpieces of the String Repertoire" on July 6, "Composers Inspired by Folk Music" on July 7 and "The Sounds and Colours of French Music" will close the festival on July 8. The Toronto Summer Chamber Music Festival will feature some of Canada's finest soloists and chamber musicians including pianist Richard Raymond, violist Rivka Golani, bassist Joel Quarrington, harpist Judy Loman, flutist Susan Hoeppner, clarinettist James Campbell, and cellist Ye gor Dyachkov. Also appearing at the festival are the Arriaga Quartet, the leading string quartet in Belgium, and Cajun music from Toronto's own Swamperella. Tickets are and a series subscription is 10. 33 Isabella St., Suite 112, Toronto, UPTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL Toronto, Ontario ON M4Y 2P7 416·205·5555 www.mgam.com This summer downtown comes uptown with hot moves and smooth grooves for a Toronto jazz festival that's like no other. The Uptown Jazz Festival changes the concept of the city's core by bringing its distinct sound and style to Mel Lastman Square (Yonge & Sheppard) on July 8, 9 and 10, 2005. This family affair is in its second year and continues to build on last year's buzz with an unforgettable line,up. The festival opens with a Gala night on Friday July 8 at 8 pm, when Sue Vinnick, Liberty Silver and North York's own Carol Weisman take over the stage at the George Weston Recital Hall. Tickets are .95-.95 (Ticketmaster: 416-870-8000). The Gala sets the stage for the rest of the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy free entertainment at Mel Lastman Square, where artists tantalizing both 416'ers and 905'ers Uptown with the smooth sounds of jazz include Alex Walker, Rick Lazar's Montuno Police, and newcomer Jillian Cameron. Also listen for the infectious beats of the Demo Cates Band, Kalabash and Eddie Bullen and Friends . info@uptownjazzfestival.com 905-889·6567 www.uptownjazzfestival.com The Barn at Wt!stben WESTBEN-CoNCERTS AT THE BARN Campbellford, Ontario Imagine ... an "out-of-city" experience! Welcome to world class music in wide open countryside. The Westben Arts Festival Theatre just outside of Campbellford, Ontario is home to Concerts at The Barn, where the best of music and nature spring to life in your company. Season 2005 highlights include Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and the world premiere of artistic director Brian Finley's new musical Rapunzel featuring Donna Bennett and Michael Burgess. Other artists include Gerald Finley, Mark DuBois, the Gryphon Trio, the Montreal Guitar Trio, and Rob McConnell. Nestled amongst the peaceful hills of Northumberland County, ninety minutes east of Toronto, Westben's primary performance venue is a custom-built, timber-frame barn. The Barn seats 400 and combines state-of-the-art acoustics with a rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere. On sunny days from June to September, massive walls and doors roll away allowing music to waft over the surrounding meadow. Our picnic grounds are open 90 minutes prior to each performance, so pack a lunch or better sti II pre-order a Westben picnic basket. westben@westben.on.ca 1 ·877 ·883·5777 www.westben.on.ca

So01e Jazz With Your Festival? by Eli Eisenberg FOR THOSE WHO JUST can't get enough jazz during the summertime. there are ample opportunities to attend festivals across Ontario from early June right up to the Labour Day weekend. But if you prefer your jazz in moderation, or if you like to mix it in with other musical styles, notably classical music, there are many chances during the warm months to enjoy a cross-section of Canadian jazz artists throughout Ontario and Western Quebec. The first such festival, Brass In The Grass, begins its jazz programming on Saturday, June 11 at 2pm with a show by Canadian trumpet icon and all-round gentleman Guido Basso. Basso will be followed at 6pm by jazz-rock outfit Primal Therapy. And on Sunday, June 12, Cuban born pianist Hilario Duran showcases his unique blend of salsa-tinged jazz at 2pm. Additional information is available on-line at www.brassinthegrass.ca, by phone at 416-201-7093, or by e-mail at info@brassinthegrass.ca. Three weeks later, on Sunday, July 3, Canadian piano legend Oliver Jones comes out of retirement to perform at Hamilton's Art Deco Railway Station as part of the renowned Brott Music Festival. Go to www.brottmusic.com, and you will find that Brott is entering its 18th season as Canada's largest orchestral music festival. Nearly three weeks after Oliver Jones, on Friday, August 12, young vocal sensation Dione Taylor will no doubt delight fans at Hamilton's Carnegie Gallery. Further information is offered toll free at 1-888-475-9377, or by e­ mailing festival@brottmusic.com. A three-hour drive north of To ronto· will take you to the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, which features two of Canada's most prominent jazz vocalists, Denzal Sinclaire on July 8, and Carol Weisman on July 16. Both shows take place at Huntsville's Algonquin Theatre. For more information, log on to www.huntsvillefestival.on.ca, phone 1-800-663-ARTS, or e-mail info@huntsvillefestival.on.ca. Two more festivals that take place in mid-July are The Great Canadian Town Band Festival in Orono. Ontario. and the Elora Music Festival in Elora, Ontario. As the name implies, The Town Band Festival specializes in band music with a jazz appearance by a band called The Dixieland Jazz Cats on Saturday, July 9. Information is accessible on the internet at www.townbandfestival.com, by calling the toll-free number 1-800-- 294-1032, or emailing townbandfestival@rogers.com. The Elora Festival has a generous supply of classical, choral, and baroque performers along with five shows by Starlight Jazz and Blues on July 15, 16, 22, and 23. For more information, go to their website at www.elorafestival.com, telephone 1-519-846-0331, or e-mail info@elorafestival.com. Domaine Forget is a Quebec music festival that 'has re-united world-renowned musicians ... and has earned an enviable reputation ... ' From mid-July to early August, various Quebec jazz artists will be performing, including Trio Daniel Marcoux, David Jacques, Carmen Genest and Sylvain Neault. Domaine Forget's website is www.domaineforget.com and their toll-free number is 1-888-336- 7438. Also in Quebec, at Festival de Lanaudiere, legendary Montreal bassist Michel Donato will be playing with Fortin Leveille, a 'gypsy jazz' quintet on Sunday, July 17 at 2pm. This festival takes place in . Joliette, Quebec, approximately 90 minutes north-east of Montreal. Lanaudiere 's website is www.lanaudiere.org, and their telephone number is 1-800-561-4343. Back in Ontario, a quintet led by Toronto saxophonist Paul Pac­ SOME JAZZ ... CONTINUES NEXT PAGE NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE CONCERTS Toronto Star Stage Queen & Bay St. 8:00 pm • Plus free concerts daily at Noon anil ;4p • 40 Participating Locations C • Performances until 4m at ; the Rex Jazz & Blues Bar and Sage Restaurant • OVER 1500 IKTERNATIONllL ARTISTS! ® - for tickets and_ festival passes call: 41 Ul0.8000 KEREN ANN ARTURO SANDOVAL Saturday.June 25. 130 DAVE YOUNG MINGUS QUINTET DIZZV GILLESPIE TRIBUTE BAND Sunday.June 26. 140 FOLK ALARM TRIO MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOOD Monday.June 27. 130 ROBERTA GAMBARINI ROY HARGROVE'S RH FACTOR Tuesday.June 28. 135 ROBI BOTOS TRIO CLARKE-FLECK-PONTY Wednesday.June 29. 140 KENNY GARRffi QUARTET JOSHUA REDMAN ELASTIC BAND Thursday.]uneJO. 135 REAL DIVAS Friday.July 1. 125 MADELEINE PEYROUX LHASA DE SELA Saturday.July 2. 130 CARLOS DEL JUNCO OR.JOHN Sunday.July 3. 130 MIDNIGHT BLUES Toronto Star Stage featuring . · JIMMY: BOWSKILL BAND Saturday.June 25. 110 RITA CRlARELLI Saturday, July 2. 110

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