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Volume 13 - Issue 9 - June 2008

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Church). The inventive Mark Fewerhas invited the legendary JamesCampbell and new sensation MichiWiancko- with other celebrityguests not to be ruled out! This yeara stellar group of regulars returns:Virginia Barron, Melanie Conly,Jonathan Crow, Denise Djokic, PeterLongworth, Douglas McNabney,Thomas Wiebe and Rosanne Wieringa.The three programs will be eclectic,daring, and notable for their20MUSIC INTHE ORCHARDatSpadina MuseumFREE CONCERTSSunday Afternoonsfrom 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Bring a picnic, a blanketand the entire family!June 1The Elspeth PooleQuintet performs aprogram of Mozart andBrahms.June 8Taffanel Wind Trioperforms an enchantingprogram of classicalmusic.June 15VentElation, a Torontobasedwind octet,performs works from thelate 18th and early 19thcenturies.SPADINA MUSEUM:HISTORIC HOUSE&GARDENS285 Spadina TORONTO Cultureintoxicating blend of traditional andmodem works thematically presented.Walter Buczynski's tribute toEarl Moss will round out the show.519-371 -2833www.swmw.caTD CANADA TRUST OTTAWAINTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVALJun 20 - Jui 1 I ConfederationPark, Ottawa, ON (Map D)Jazz is for everyone and spansacross many genres such as blues,swing, gospel, funk and urbangroove! The TD Canada Trust OttawaInternational Jazz Festival isthe National Capital Region's premiermusic event. Entering its 28thyear of consecutive programming,this year's star studded festivalfeatures Gladys Knight, HerbieHancock - The River of PossibilitiesTour, and Jazz at Lincoln CenterOrchestra with Wynton Marsalisto name only a few. As the onlyoutdoor music festival with a grandpresence in the city's downtowncore, festivities this year will runfrom June 20 - July 1.613-241- 2633www.ottawajazzfestival.comTD CANADA TRUST SUNFEST '08Jui 3 - 6 I Victoria Park,London, ON (Map C)Celebrate the arrival of summer instyle with Canada's premier freeadmissionfestival of the globalarts. TD Canada Trust Sunfest '08will feature more than 30 top professionalworld music and danceand jazz ensembles, including internationalheadliners Seun Kuti &Egypt 80 (Nigeria), Grupo Fantasma(USA), Rizwan-Muzzam Qawwali(Pakistan), Puerto Plata (DominicanRepublic), Do bet Gnahore(Ivory Coast), Desandann (Cuba),Fallou Dieng (Senegal), Los Gaiterosde San Jacinto (Colombia),Marimba Nacional de Concierto(Guatemala), Etelvina Maldonado(Colombia), and Mayra Andrande(Cape Verde). Debuting this yearis the sizzling component SunfestFiesta: A Showcase of LatinAmerican Music & Dance.519-672-1522www.sunfest.on.caTD CANADA TRUSTTORONTO JAZZ FESTIVALJun 20 - 29 I Toronto,ON(MapB)Voted Canada's BestJazz Festival for the lasttwo years, more than1,500 musicians will entertainas the TD CanadaTrust Toronto JazzFestival gets underwaythis summer. From bopto swing, cool to fusionand all musical points inbetween, Toronto willplay host to a musicalcelebration like no other.Soak up the cool soundsof jazz as more than 350concerts across 40 locationstake over the city!Featured performers includeAl Green, MichelLegrand, Dave Brubeck,O Ii ver Jones, Maceo Parker, MarcusMiller, Nikki Yanofsky, AhmadJamal, Blind Boys of Alabama, JohnSchofield, and many, many more.416-928-2033www.torontojazz.comTORONTO SUMMERMusic FESTIVALJui 22 -Aug 17 I Toronto, ON(Map B)Toronto Summer Music presentsits 3rd annual Festival of chambermusic and opera from July 22 to August17. This year the festival featuresthree new concert series highlightingchamber music, internationalartists, and a series presentingmusic together with dance and visualart. Order your tickets now!416-597-7840www.torontosummermusic.comWESTBEN - CONCERTS ATTHE BARNJun 28 - Aug 3 I Campbel/ford,ON (Map D)Westben - Concerts at The Barnpresents its 9th season. Symphonyand Operetta features the UBCOpera Ensemble performingStrauss' Die Fledermaus. SpectacularSaturday Nights featuresSchubertiad, commemorating themusical genius of Franz Schubert;and renowned tenor Michael Burgess.Classical 96.3FM's AlexaPetrenko hosts a Saturday Night atthe Opera featuring four acclaimedCanadian opera singers. TuesdayEvenings concert series welcomesQuebec guitarist Patrick Kearney;Les Voix humaines, "trapeze artists"of the viola da gamba; Louis Lortie;and an evening of classical pianowith Westben 's Brian Finley. Broadwayin the Barn presents Lerner& Loewe on Love and Jazz Out ofThis World features Music of theMediterranean.1-705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777www.westben.on.caMore about our Green Pages ...WholeNote's "Green Pages" summer music festival directory is publishedannually in June and updated regularly online to festivals' own websites are available from this site.If your festival missed our deadline for the print version of the Green Pages2008 but would like to register for the on line version, wishing to place events and concerts in our free concert listingsshould e-mail information to Deadlines areJune 15 for concerts taking place during July and August, and August 15for concerts happening during September and October.WWW. THEWHOLEN OTE.COM JUNE 1-JULY7 2008

KEEPING JAZZ ALIVE INTORONTO AND BEYONDBy Ori DaganSummertime, and the living is easier than in wintertime up here.Kids are jumping and pretty much everybody's high on life. The sizzlingtemperatures give Torontonians a good reason to smile moreand talk to strangers on the streetcar. Birds spread their wings andtake to the sky, while parks are filled with good looking, rich mommiesand daddies standing by, hushing babies who become amused bydoggies walking by. Oh, how the living is easy. One of these morningsyou 're gonna rise up singing .... . . Ideally because you went out to catch some jazz the night before.From Orangeville to Guelph, Oakville to Huntsville, you'llnotice in the "Green Pages" of this issue that there is more jazzgoing on in Ontario than one can shake a hockey stick at. Night andday, all kinds of jazz can be heard this summer: instrumental, vocal,big band, small group, swing, bebop, fusion, latin, free, experimental,and so on. Provincial capital Toronto is at the centre of this southernOntario jazz blitz. Our city alone will boast 15 great days of jazztbis month:ART OF JAZZ (June 4- 8 the name may suggest, Art of Jazz is a different sort of festival,and appropriately, it is artist-operated. "The Art of Jazz Celebrationcontinues to carve out its own distinctive niche as we expand andexplore jazz and its influence on all the art forms", asserts Art ofJazz President, Bonnie Lester. "We are honoured by the participationof this year's line-up of gifted musicians, dancers, writers, painters,and educators- all joining us to celebrate the art of jazz, a music thatembraces tradition and change simultaneously and that speaks to thefreedom to innovate." It isn't surprising that one of its founders, andexecutive producer, is coveted Canadian jazz export Jane Bunnett,who is not only a famed flautist but also an ambitious musical explorerand jazz ambassador.This year's winners of the AOJ Lifetime Achievement Awardsare Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti, who can both be describedas Brazilian musical geniuses. Along with concerts by internationalluminaries Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Randy Weston, BillyHarper, Cindy Blackman and our very own rising stars Brandi Disterheft,Elizabeth Shepherd and Kellylee Evans, there will be workshops,clinics and jam sessions and nightly late jam sessions thatdon't charge a cover' Who could ask for anything more?TD CANADA TRUST TORONTO (June 20-29 in its 22nd season, Toronto has expanded beyond the downtowncore from as far west as The Old Mill all the way east to Ten FeetTall on the Danforth. Most of the action takes place in the city's centre,with Nathan Phillips Square as the heartbeat of this beautifulbeast. You can always find something that fits your level of budgetand interest. For the jazz lover or one who is curious about this music,it is recommended that you check out at least one Mainstageshow (- , three for , five for $139). Featured in this seriesare legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama, the "GoldenVoice of Africa" Salif Keita and an exciting salute to NormanGranz's historic Jazz at the Philharmonic with some of the mosthappening names in jazz today. For lovers of the guitar, there is onenot-to-be-missed presentation of three trios led by John Abercrombie,Mike Stern and John Scofield, a triple-bill for only . In addition toGrandmaster and Mainstage, this year's series include Cabaret,Guitar, The French Connection and Jazz By the Lake at the EnwaveTheatre in Harbourfront. The scope of this festival is indeed a tactmind-boggling, and the many concerts will hopefully be ear-opening.If you 're short on bread or worse still, low on dough, there are stillplenty of free admission shows, at Nathan Phillips Square during theday and at various venues across the city every night. Musicians notethat this year, rather than at The Rex, the late night jam sessions willtake place nightly at the Dominion on Queen at 500 Queen StreetEast.CONTINUESJUNE 1 - JULY72008WWW. TH EWHOLENOTE.COM

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