BAND Standbrings choral concerts galore across·the city: the Healey Willan Singersat the~eliconianHall (featuring thephenomenal young baritone Alexan-by Jack MacQuarrieder Hajek), the Oakville Children'sChoir celebrating Black History After a two month break (lots of on BandStand in the list of columns February 2, 2007 at 7:30pm in theMonth, the Tallis Choir singing music followed by a recovery peri- . and fe
ToRONTO MUSICIANS' ASSOCIATIONNEWS ROUNDUPby Brian BlainCongratulations to Downchild, Canada's most durable blues bandwith 37 years on the road, who received the Maple Blues Award for"Entertainer of the Year" at this year's gala· held January 15 at the MODClub. Pictured are TMA i;nembers Gary Kendall, Mike Fonfara, ChuckJackson and Pat Carey. Not pictured are Donnie Walsh and MichaelFitzpatrick.Jeff Healey recovers from latest round of cancer surgery: TMA ,member Jeff Healey is recovering well from major surgery to removecancerous tissue from both lungs. Healey is no stranger to the disease,having gone under the knife no less than four times for cancer - first inhis eyes as a child, in his left leg twice in the past 18 months, and nowin his lungs. His doctors, however, report a successful operation,catching the disease early as a result of diligent and regular testing.Healey will be back on his feet hosting his radio show Monday nights at91. l Jazz FM in Toronto again in February, and is planning on gettingback on stage at his brand new live music club, Jeff Healey'sRoadhouse, at 56 Blue Jays Way, in the heart of downtown'sentertainment area. 'Tm stretching the definition of the wordindestructible," quipped Jeff from his hospital bed three days after theoperation.Blue Man Group: After months of discussions that carried on evenduring a boycott, demonstrations and picketing, the TMA completed anagreement with the Blue Man Group before the show closed on January7, 2007. We are not the only group that managed to achieve this goal.Local 822 of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees(IA TSE) also inked a deal. This momentous event was historic. It was.the first time i9 North America that Blue Man Group agreed to haveperformers collectively represented by an artists' association. The TMAnot only represented the musicians but also the on-stage performers i.e.the Blue Men themselves. The stage performers asked the musicians ifwe would look after their needs. They came to us through the band.We were thrilled to be able to accommodate them. One interestinghighlight to the gig was that regular players did not have to pay theirsubs. In fact, they continued to receive their weekly pay even whensubbing out. Even though the show closed in Toronto, not one of ourmembers was left without a job. The Blue Man Group placed everysingle musician and performer in other productions around the world.Brass · Woodwind •String Instruments • GuitarBuy direct from the DistributorAUTHORIZED DEALER FOR:·Armstrong, Artley. Besson, BengeB?osey & Hawkes, Buffet, ConnGetzen, Jupiter, Keilworth, KingIbanez Guitars, Scher! & Ruth String Inst.r~HARKNETTMusical Services Ltd.MUSIC BOOKSBEST SELECTION OF POPULAR& EDUCATIONAL MUSICPiano • Guitar· InstrumentalMid-Town Store416-423-9494943 Eglinton Ave. E. (W. of Leslie)(Next door to Robert Lowrey's Piano Experts)Main Store905-477-1141www.harknettmusic.com 2650 John Street Qust North of Steeles) 'FE BRUARY 1 - MARCH 7 2007WWW. THEWHOLENOTE.COM\ .~/Representing the largest collection ,,•.-..-/of Restored Steinway Pianos in Canada.Genuine Steinway parts used.Restoration by Wayne Chen, German Steinwayfactory trained technician.Here is our partial Steinway inventory:Steinway Model S - Sat/Walnut,0,00.Steinway Model S - .Sat/Ebony,000Steinway Model M -Sat/Ebony (with QRS Player) ,995Steinway Model M - Sat/Ebony ,000Steinway Model 0 - Sat/Walnut,000Steinway Model L - Sat/Mahogany,000Steinway Model A - Rosewood,995Steinway Model A - Sat/Ebony,000Steinway Model B - Sat/Ebony,995"Steinway Model B - Sat/Ebony;995Steinway Model D - Sat/Ebony,000We offer top price to buy and trade Steinway pianos.-For a particular model, finish, style, or forSales, Service & Concert or Recording Rentals,please call 905-709-2771 or 1-866-879-6741.· 70 East Beaver Creek Road (Hwy. 7 /404)www.pianokeyboard.com ·
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