actually I don't really like that word, let's call it taking a solo - orthey don't know why they are doing it. Like if you don't do it theinstrumentalists won't dig what you do. Well Billie Holiday neverscat sang and who wouldn't call her a jazz singer? SINGERS: If youdon't feel it, then why do it?"Sheila's workshops are consistently enlightening because she is afantastic teacher. In high demand as a jazz educator, she has mentoredthousands of students over the past 30 years. Jordan beganteaching in New York's City College 1978, is a current facultymember of "Jazz in July" at the University of Massachusetts atAmherst and a visiting professor at Stanford University."I'm totally dedicated to this music, whether I'm singing it orteaching it or going out to support it." Now 80 years young, thetreasured performer, recording artist, educator and jazz ambassadormaintains a busy schedule. One might say she's in the prime of hercareer."I'm not as successful as most people think I am ... not in Americaanyway. But I don't care! I never wanted to be, you know, 'a star'.That's not my purpose, that's not my calling. My calling is to be amessenger of this music, and I'm very happy being that. I'm verythrilled with the awards I've won and the recognition that I'vegotten."Fans are still waiting on the National Endowment of the Arts, butrecently Sheila has accepted numerous prestigious awards, includingthe Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Lifetime AchievementAward (2006), the International Association of Jazz EducatorsHumanitarian Award (2007) and the Mary Lou Williams Women inJazz for Lifetime of Service Award (2008)."I used to just put all my little awards in the closet and my daughtergot very upset. She said 'Mom, you earned those. Put 'em upon the wall.' I said 'That looks like I'm bragging'. She said'Brag'."r-~ canadian OPERA company7- 1 A.~l':XANOf.ANEEF, GENERAi. OIRECTORFREE CONCERTS IN THERICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE08LISA PARTICELLI'S GIRLS NIGHT OUT& ART OF JAZZ PRESENT:Sheila Jordan live in concert on Valentine's DaySaturday, February 14th (2 shows: 2-4pm, 6-8pm)at Chalkers Pub, 247 Marlee AveTickets: each per concertVocal Jazz workshop with Sheila JordanSunday, February 15th from l-5pmat Art of Jazz Studio in the Distillery Historic District.- for the workshop12Photo: Chrls HutchesonMost Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon or 5:30 p.m.coc.ca 416-363-8231Official Media Pa rtners:wholenote c~ ',.;,.,ffFOUR SEASONS CENTREFOR TH E P ERFORMING AR T S145 Queen St W. (at Univer:sity)Tickets from TicketWeb www.ticketweb.ca or by phone 1-888-222-6608. www .girlsnightoutjazz.com, www .artofjazz.orgJazz 1~EpiphaniesJoin us at Eglinton St.George's Churchduring Sunday services at 10:30 am forinspired messages and great jazz music.February 1 The Alex Dean QuartetFebruary 8 The Dixie DemonsFebruary 15 The Don Thompson QuartetFebruary 22 The Guido Basso QuartetF 1.11, 10.-.: Sr C1 n11
DON'T MISS THIS UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY to enjoy extraordinarily great artists in a trulyextraordinary space, the new home of The Glenn Gould School and The Royal Conservatory.PETER OUNDJIAN ALEXANDER SEREDENKO LI WANGTHE GLENN GOULD SCHOOLPRESENTSFriday, February 20, 2009, 8:00 pmThe Royal Conservatory OrchestraPETER OUNDJIAN, conductorALEXANDER SEREDENKO, pianoProgramme: RAVELAlborada del GraciosoTCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1ELGAR Enigma VariationsA dynamic presence in the orchestral world, PeterOundjian continues to make his mark as one oftoday's most exciting conductors. His probingmusicality and engaging personality have earnedhim accolades and frequent re-engagements.Currently Music Director of the Toronto SymphonyOrchestra, he also holds appointments at theCaramoor International Music Festival (NY) and theColorado Symphony.Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts -George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge St.Tickets: adult. studentsTickets available through Ticketmaster:416.872.1111 or ticketmaster.caJOIN US FOR THE CONTINUINGBEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO LECTURESERIES WITH INTERNATIONALLYACCLAIMED PIANIST ANTON KUERTIFriday, March 20, 2009 2:00pm atThe Royal Conservatory. Admission is free.ANDREW MCCANDLESSGORDON WOLFETHE ROYAL CONSERVATORYPRESENTSLocation: All concerts at Mazzoleni Hall -The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W.TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH RCM BOX OFFICE(General Admission)Sunday, February 1, 2009, 4:00pmGreat Artists SeriesLI WANG, pianoProgramme: SCHUMANN KinderszenenCHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 17MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an ExhibitionTickets: adult, studentsSunday, February 8, 2009, 2:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesThe Glenn Gould School Brass FacultyANDREW MCCANDLESS, trumpetGORDON WOLFE, tromboneNEIL DELAND, horn and colleaguesJoin these GGS Brass Faculty artists and theirspecial guests, Julie Barnes Spring, harp, MaryAlice Deland, bassoon, Stephanie Fung, piano,Vanessa Lee, piano and Leonie Wall, flute as theypresent a programme of transcriptions andarrangements of works by Bach, Brahms,Bernstein, Debussy and more.Tickets: adult, studentsAUTORICKSHAW ANAGNOSON & KINTON JACKSON & FEWThursday, February 19, 2009, 7:30 pmWorld Music ConcertsAUTORICKSHAW, world music fusionHear contemporary jazz and funk fused with theclassical and popular music of India.Tickets: adult, studentsSunday, March 1, 2009, 2:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesANAGNOSON & KINTON, piano duoProgramme: ARENSKI Suite No. 1BRAHMS Variation on a Theme by HaydnDVORAK Selected WorksGERSHWIN Rhapsody in BlueTickets: adult, studentsSunday, March 8, 2009, 2:00 pmGreat Artists SeriesNADINA MACKIE JACKSON, bassoonGUY FEW, trumpet and string quintetProgramme: BALDASSARE Sonata No. 1VIVALDI Concerto No. 26LACHNER Concertino Op 43LUSSIER Bacchanale plus other chamber worksTickets: adult, studentsPlease visit RCMUSIC.CA for a list of allour other free concerts, master classesand events.
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