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Volume 5 Issue 10 - July/August 2000

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·CJRT Classical & Jazz

·CJRT Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! 24-hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights JAZZ "The Jazz Scene" with Ted O'Reilly Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. "Portraits in Jazz " with Doug Watson Sat. 6 a.m.-Noon "Jazz with Bob Parlocha" Mon.-Fri. 9 p.m.-1 a.m: "Night Beat" with Mary Lou Creechan Sat. & Sun. 10 p.m -1 a.m. "Big Bands" Sun. 7-10 p.m. "Swing" Sat.5-7p.m. with Glen Woodcock PLUS ... Folk, Blues & World Music CJRT Cfassica[ Music 6-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri. with Peter Keigh 11 a.m . - 3 p.m. Mon.-I;;ri. with Adriane Markow 1-6 a.m. daily with Peter Van de Graaf plus ... Sundays ... I!iarlt! J1!lusic ·Records in Review Opera A Prairie Home Companion Summertime The summer festival season is in full swing, although that may not always be the operative word. However, King Swings! is the name given to the annual weekend of jazz under the big tent at Daniels of Nobletoh, Hwy#27 & King Road, Nobleton, July 7/8/9. On Friday, July 7 at 8pm The Ragweed Jazzband will be playing, and I understand they are not to be sneezed at. Tickets are .00. On Saturday, July 8 at 8pm The Savannah Jazz Band will be in concert (tickets .. .00) and the week-end is wrapped up on Sunday, July 9, 1 to 4pm by The Climax Jazz Band (.00). Call (416) 487 9357 or (905) 859 1372 for tickets and info. For pre-concert Dinner Reservations: Daniels of Nobleton, (905) 859 0060. The 12th annual Beaches Jazz festival runs from Friday July 27 to Sunday July 30, with the main concerts at the Alex Christie Bandshell at Kew Gardens. On the 29th, featured artists include Sisters Euclid (featuring Kevin Breit), Jake and the Blue Midnights, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas and the Puentes Brothers. On Sunday you can enjoy The .Don Menza Octet, featuring Sam Noto, Bill King's Saturday Nite Fish Fry (they just won't have been home yet!), NOJO WQ£ !munir otqamh£r 217 Danforth Ave. (416) 406-1641 Newand Used Classical and Jazz CDs JAZZ NOTES ·J1M GALLOWAY and the livin' ain't easy Jazz Orchestra, Michelle Wilson and The Evil Gal Festival Orchestra and last, but not least, singer Kurt Elling. Now in its third year, the Markham Jazz Festival 2000 dates are August 18, 19, 20. There will be a gala night on Friday evening, (August 18), at the Markham Theatre with the Rob M~Connell Tentet featuring P .J. Perry, Mike Murley,' Alex Dean, Guido Basso, Steve McDade, Terry Promane, Terry Clarke, Steve Wallace, and Dave Restivo. Rob has been commissioned to write ·an original jazz suite, whicl) will be premiered at this concert. Saturday August 19 the festival moves outdoors to the natural amphitheatre at Toogood , Pond Park in the village of Unionville. In the evening, many of the. pubs and restaurants will feature a variety of jazz groups. On the Sunday afternoon Toogood Pond Park will, be the scene of the second annual "Jazz Stars of the Future Contest" (from 12 noon to, 6pm), and over at Swan Lake Village in the village of Markham, another segment of the "Jazz Stars" contest commences at lOam, followed by a big .band concert in the afternoon at 2pm. All concerts are 'free' except for the gala night at the Markham Tpeatre. Theatre Box Office Number: (905) 305- SHOW (7469). To contact the festival office please call: (905) 471-JAZZ (5299). A footnote, (a dry one at that), to the du Maurier Downtown Jazz festival. The new · location at Nathan Phillips Square for the large tent in which most of the concerts are BBC news M-F 8 & 10 a.m. presented was a major improvement over the previous parking Telephone: lot location. One major advan- 416-595-0404 tage was the fact that the tent i 1-888-595-0404 . , could survive thunder storms I I very nicely, thank you, with the ~ Website: ' water conveniently draining i!i 51 CJ RT I ; ~~ If I ~~~Y;s i:~:~~e 0 ~a~~~~~! ::n 1..-----·~~·-.,j OnCe in preViOUS years. The occasional water drip did manage to intrude during really heavy showers, but the audience, for the most part, was dry - in one sense, anyway - although, as fate would have it, there was a drip onstage during Moe Koffman's performance (no, not you, Moe!). There was a water drip right over Doug Riley and his Hammond B3 organ, so for the second half of the concert poor Doug endured a form of Chinese water torture, since you can imagine how well an amplified instrument and water mix. Still, it was an electrifying performance, in the nicest possible way.. · Every year I am left with lots of memories, like, for . example, the D.D. Jackson band which played two nights at the Montreal Bistro then headed straight to the host hotel and the late night jam session, where they proceeded to play some. more, even though on the second night they had to leave at 5 o'clock in the morning in order to get to the next destination in time! So' don't believe a word if anybody ever tries to tell you that the jazz life. is an easy one. For no particular reason, here's a passing thought about popularity polls, perhaps brought on by the passing .parade of musicians during the festival season. With me, they, popularity polls that is, are not so popular. I have always found it hard enough to come up with a definitive list of my favourite musicians, never ~ind being able to say that any one of them is the best. Personality cults; pressures from within the recording industry, CD sales which .govern many such awards have very little to do with the music. And if you don't share my ·opinion of polls, how about this? In the 1960 PlayboyReaders' Poll, Johnny Mathis got almost twice as many votes as foe Williams! See you in the fall.

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