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Volume 5 Issue 2 - October 1999

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Classical & Jazz Radio Toronto! 24-hour member-supported radio! Program Highlights filEt BBC NEWS Daily Cfassica{Music Mon.-Fri. 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun. 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. including: ~arlu ~usic Records in Review Opera "Canadian Currents" with David Olds Sun. 6-7p.m. r••~--.iiiii;iii'l~l""'',..l JAZZ "The Jazz Scene" with Ted O'Reilly Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 6 a.m.-Noon, 7-10 p.m. "Jazz with Bob Par/ocha" Mon.-Fri. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sun. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. "Night Beat" with Mary Lou Creechan Sat. 10 p.m -1 a.m. PLUS .•. Big Bands, Swing, Folk, Blues & World Music Telephone: 416-595-0404 1-888-595-0404 Website: IJazz Notes The fall season is well and truly under way. Collages are closed, school's in and the summer festival season is replaced by the fall club and concert schedule. But, as the old song says- "the music goes round and round"­ and if you want to make the rounds, there is plenty in store over the upcoming month. ' The George Weston Recital ·Hall at the Ford Centre certainly does its share. It sees October off . to a good start with a concert October I, 8:00pm by Chick Corea, one of the leading keyboard players and composer/ bandleaders in contemporary jazz. The following evening, October 2. at 8.00pm. the beat will be latin as one of the most popular flautists in jazz, Herbie Mann takes the stage. In a career that has spanned over forty years, Mann helped establish the flute in jazz, incorporating Latin and Brazilian influences and winning 13 straight Downbeat Readers' Polls along the way. On October 23, BlueNote artist, pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias will appear, bringing a more contemporary sound to the Recital Hall. and finally, October 29, the same venue will present singer guitarist John Pizzarelli and his Trio, with their interpretations of jazz standards and great popular songs . It's a case of 'like father, like son,' with John following in the footsteps of his father, the great jazz guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli. 8.00p.m. Check our concert listings for details on all these.The George Weston Recital :Hall is at 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto. · Krall at the Hall Diana Krall is a true Canadian success story. She is hot, hot, hot all over the world right now - her sultry voice, with little hints of prime Peggy Lee, a very clever choice of repertoire, which frequently acknowledges the influence of Nat Cole, good jazz feel and pretty good piano playing. What more do you want? She will be at Massey Hall for two nights - October 13 and ~ .... r.~iiiuii'l.-... ~1 14 at 8.00pm. Tickets are .00, .00 and .00 and have gone so well that a third night is being by Jim Galloway added on October 15th. Ghosts of Glenn Looking back over the past 50 years, there is no bandleader better known to the general public than Glenn Miller. He disappeared almost 55 years ago when the single engine plane in which he was flying from England to France vanished into thin air. But the ghost band still goes on - I am almost tempted to make some comparison to the Flying Dutchman - and The Official Glenn Miller Orchestra Millennium Tour stops off at Massey Hall on October 23. at 8pm. Tickets (.50, .50, .50) at Roy Thomson Hall box office (416) 872-4255 or Ticketmaster, ( 416) 870-8000. IOOiandStand: If it's Merlin Williams surveys the community concert band scene I can't imagine how I ever could have developed as a musician without the community concert band. The bands I played in as a teenager gave me a place to refine my playing skills, work on woodwind doubles, and improve my sightreading. It was in the · town bands where I received my first exposure to the Holst and Vaughan-Williams suites, Sousa and Alford marches, and the joyous melodies of Broadway .and Tin-Pan Alley songwriters. In · addition to the musical ·knowledge I gained, I also forged friendships which last to this· day. Several friends in the band scene have commented that they have difficulty reaching prospective players in their area. Conversely, I'm often approached at concerts by people who express interest in joining a community band, but don't know who to approach for more information. I decided to compile a list of th~ comrJlunity bands in the 416/905 area to provide a resource for these people. The bands listed below are organized by the day of the week they rehearse, starting with Monday. Please note that there are no professional or military bands listed. Most bands are open to any new members, but I have listed instruments that the bands are particularly in need of. Many thanks to Vivian Hingsberg at St. John's Music and John Kowalchuk, webmaster/assistant conductor of the Pickering Concert band for their help in compiling the list. East York Concert Band Conductor: Ernie Walker Contact person: Ernie Walker (41 6) 266-1 958 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Mondays, 8:00p.m. Rehearsal location: McGregor P.S., Coxwell & Mortimer, East York Instruments needed: trumpets, auxiliary percussion, low reeds Next concert: Nov. 29/99 Markham Concert Band Conductor: Diana Brault Contact person: Diana Brault (416) 244-3745 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. ~ehearsal location: Markham Community Centre, Hwys. 48 & 7, Markham Instruments needed: percussion, bassoon, horns Next concert: Oct. 24/99 North Toronto Symphonic Band Conductor: John Mclauglin ·Contact person: Norm Borofsky 1416) 486-1 224 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Mondays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Lawrence Park C.l. Auditorium, 1 25 Chatsworth Dr. Toronto Instruments needed: tenor sax, tuba, bass clarinet, flutes, clarinets Next concert: Dec. 1 7/99 at North Toronto Community Centre Brampton Concert Band Conductor: Darryl Eaton Contact person: David

Led by Larry O'Brien, it really is a great swing band with a huge following which now encompasses the new generation of swing fans. The local look Let's not overlook the local scene. As usual, there is an extensive array of talent in clubs and concert venues On October 20 at 7 .30pm there will be a concert to honour the memory of Eddie Sossin at Humber CoUege Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West. 675-6622, extension 3427. Admission is .00 and .00 for students. Eddie was a woodwind player and co-ordinator of the music programme at Humber. His sudden death in May of this year came as a shock to his many friends. Proceeds from this concert will go towards establishing a Jazz Scholarship. CJRT's "Sound of Toronto" Series at the Ontario Science Centre is back for another solid season of Canadian jazz programmed, hosted and subsequently broadcast by Ted O'Reilly. On Oct 18 the Archie Alleyne Orchestra will be featured. The performance begins at 8:00 pm and admission is .00. Parking is free. There you have a sampling of what is coming up in October on the concert s~ges, but please don't forget the busy club scene which is in full swing - and remember, it is better heard live! Pause for thought - in this year of centennial celebration for Duke Ellington, it is a sobering realization that Clifford Brown, if he were still with us, would celebrate his 69th. birthday this month and would probably be still playing. I wonder how different the course of jazz might have been. Tuesday, this must be Brampton ••• • , Harmsworth (905) 451-6389 (h) or (905) 451-0174 (b) Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal location: 55a Queen St. E., Brampton (beside the library) Instruments needed: horns, low brass Next concert: Oct. 2/99 Festival Wind Orchestra Conductor: Gennady Gaster Contact person: Shelley Goodman (416) 491-1683 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Tuesdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Earl Haig S.S., room 163, 100 Princess Ave. North York Instruments need6d: percussion, oboe, low brass, low reeds Next concert: Dec. 14/99 Newmarkat Citizens Band Conductor: Leslie Saville Contact person: Maurice Gillham (905) 775-8946 e-mail address: Rehearsal day and time: Tuesdays, 8:00p.m. Rehearsal location: Lions Hall, Newmarket Instruments needed: all Next concert: Oct. 9/99 (in Port Hope) Oakville Wind Orchestra Conductor: Anthony Kershaw Contact person: Band President (905) 338-8144 e-mail address: Rehearsal day and time: Tuesdays, 8:00p.m. Rehearsal location: Iroquois RidgeS. S., Glenashton Rd., Oakville Instruments needed: trumpets, horns, tuba, percussion, bassoon Next concert: T.B.A. Pickering Concert Band Conductor: Keith Bohlander Contact person: Steve Pettafor (905) 686-0523 Website: Rehearsal day and time: Tuesdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: East Shore Community Centre, Liverpool Rd., Pickering Instruments needed: clarinets, low reeds Next concert: Oct. 24/99 Thornhill Community Band Conductor: Bobby Herriot Contact person: Joan or Lawry Sax (416) 223-7152 e-mail address: 1st Reh-earsal day and time: Tuesdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Westmount C.l., Bathurst & New Westminster, Vaughan Instruments needed: clarinets, bassoon, trumpets, percussion, tuba Next concert: T.B.A. Caledon Concert Band Conductor: Rob Kinnear Contact person: Andrew Dunn (905) 857-7629 Website: CaledonBand Rehearsal day and time: Wednesdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Christ Anglican Church, 22 Nancy St., Bolton Instruments needed: low brass, sexes, clarinets Next concert: Dec. 5/99 Etobicoke Community Concert Band Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact person: Sue Kay (41 6) 233-1364 Website: - eccb/home.html Rehearsal day and time: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal location: Etobicoke C.l. Auditorium, 86 Montgomery ·Rd. Etobicoke Instruments needed: bass clarinet, bassoon Next concert: October 22 & 23/99- Vegas Nights w/ special guest Virgil Scott Hamilton Concert Band Conductor: Mary Sobota Contact person: Richard Andrews (905) 634-5731 Website: w w w. public/hcb Rehearsal day and time: Wednesdays, 7:30 Rehearsal location: Pioneer Memorial United Church, 1974 King St. E., Hamilton Instruments needed: horns Next concert: Nov. 7/99 Mississauga Pops Concert Band Conductor: Denny Ringler Contact person: Mike Salisbury (905) 820-6378 Website: broadway/lobby/6448 Rehearsal day and time: Wednesdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Eden United Church, NW corner of Winston Churchill & Battleford, Mississauga Instruments needed: principal horn and mallet percussion ONLY Next concert: Nov. 7/9 9 Chinguacousy Concert Band Conductor: Diana Brault Contact person:Robert Harvey (416) 249-8121 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Thursdays, 7:30·p.m. Rehearsal location: Brampton Civic Centre, 1 50 Central Park Dr. Brampton Instruments needed: drums, clarinets, flutes, trumpets Next concert: Halloween Clarington Concert Band Conductor: Barrie Hodgins Contact person: Janet Cringle (905) 98 7-1569 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Thursdays, 7:30p.m. Rehearsal location: Bowmanville Sr. P. S., 105 Queen St., Bow manville Instruments needed: clarinets, percussion, flutes, low reeds Next concert: Oct. 23/99 at All Saints Church in Whitby North York Concert Band Conductor: John Edward Liddle Contact person: Barb Martin (416) 247-8287 e-mail address: Rehearsal day and time: Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Rehearsal location: York Mills C.l., Music Room, 490 York Mills Rd, North York Instruments needed: clarinets, bassoon Next concert: Oct. 17/99 - w/ guest soloist Bobby Herriot Northdale Concert Band Conductor: Stephen Chenette Contact person: Marilyn Hajas (416) 532-6386 Website/e-mail address: N/A Rehearsal day and time: Sundays, 7 :30 p.m. Rehearsal location: Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave., North York Instruments needed: bassoon, percussion Next concert: Oct. 24/99 Merlin Williams can be reached at (416) 489-0275 (h), or on the web at or by e-mail: merlinw@netcom. ca.

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