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Volume 7 Issue 2 - October 2001

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Hear the colour of • ·jaZZ ~6~ . . ' by Jim Galloway Another month where the club scene is vibrant and active and the concert hall less so: although the "big ticket" item this month is certainly Diana Krall at the Hummingbird with two sell-out nights on October 26 and 27. At time of writing, a third night was about to be added, so you 1pight still be able to get tickets. Diana has to be the biggest success story , in Canadian jazz for many a year. She has made that bridge into the mass popular market without losing contact with her jazz background, and that ain't easy! Kid Bastien & His Happy Pals - an institution in the Toronto Traditional world- have held court there for as long as I can remember. The Chick 'n' Deli, Jacques Lussier where you fmd wall to wall people and-B3 heaven. Rhodes Restaurant is somewhat more sophisticated and subdued and features mainly duos and trios ( and good food) in an elegant setting; but if you prefer the decibel level a bit higher, try the Rockit where saxophonist Kirk McDonald launches the group every Monday·. Look over the club listings on page 1.8, and you will realize just how much music is' out there on any given week. It almost makes you forget how many musicians are out of work. Club Hopping: This month the which years ago had a six nights focus is once more on local clubs. · a week jazz policy and presented In September I centred on the names such as Bud Freeman," "big 3", Montreal Bistro, Rex Wild" Bill Davison, Earl Hines and Top 0' the Senator, and, and Maxine Sullivan is now indeed, two of the highlights home to another Toronto around town this month include a institution, the Climax Jazz welcome return visit to the Band on Saturdays. Meanwhile, ~ontreal Bistro by pianist Geoff down on Front Street at C'est Keezer; (last in town with What, the Hot Five Jazzmakers Christian McBride), and an strut their stuff every week-end, appearance at The ·Top 0' The and a good time is had by all. Senator by two mainstays of the Not quite so classic, but still 'group Metalwood, Mike Murley steeped in the tradition, is the Prince Hat: Ha! Hill has long and Brad Turner. music at The Reservoir. Fans of been committed to jazz. He But this month I'd like to the old Cafe des Copains willo started his career writing articles draw your attention to the healthy recognize the address as being the for "Coda Magazine" He ran the number of other venues Toronto same; but step. through the door "Jazz and Blues Centre", which can boast of. Each week a dozen and you will find nothing that he took over from John Norris, in or so bars, restaurants, churches, remotely resembles the old Cafe. downtown Toronto for many colleges and small concert venues It was totally gutted and refur- years. He is the producer and present a rewarding array of jazz bished but it is still a friendly artistic director of the Markham performers, catering to just about spot, if a little bit noisier than it Jazz Festival, where he has every taste. If your heart is in used to be when solo piano was created a healthy j~zz outpost, New Orleans, you can choose the name of the game. If B3 and operates the "Jazz from 3locations on any Saturday organ does the trick for you and Canadiana" Website at afternoon. Grossrqan's, a fixture you like a funky atmosphere, · Not for over 30 years on Saturday make sure you check out The content with all of that, he is afternoon, has to be the longest Orbit Room. You climb a narrow launching a series of lecture/ running gig in the country and staircase into a small room conce~s this month at the Freq HaHtptolt AvtJit~tJ ' lloeae 1azz StJpttJt Searching for light female mezzo. Must sightread and b~ intimate with jazz idiom and style. Please visit www. for requirements. If you qualify, call • 416-461·7811. Long & McQuade MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS www.lona· SALES - RENTALS - REPAIRS - IN STORE FINANCING TRADES c USED INSTRUMENTS BOUGHT & SOLD Toronto North York Scarborough Oshawa Brampton 925 Bloor St. W. 2777 Steeles Av.W. 1133 Markham Rd. 380 Simcoe St.S, 370 Main St. N. (416)588-7886 ( 41.6)663-8612 ( 416)439-8001 (905)434-1612 (905)450-4334 Where the Music Begins 1'6 wholenote OcTOBER 1, 2001 - NovEMBER 7, 2001

Varley Art Gallery in Unionville, beginning on the lOth of the month with a presentation by John Norris, yet another unsung ·hero of the Canadian jazz community. John's knowledge and understanding of jazz are two of the reasons that his record label, Sackville Records, is so well respected by the jazz world at large. Like John, Hal's enthusiasm for the music is by Merlin Williams It's not often that anyone tjets REALLY excited about a new publication for concert band,"but there are two charts out this fall that are sure to be top sellers in this country. The Hockey Night in Canada Theme has just been published for junior and senior band. This well loved, and instantly recognizable tune has been described as "Canada's second national anthem". Both versions of composer Dolores Claman's theme have been newly arranged by Howard Cable. The charts are widely available from band music dealers. More information is available at littp:/ I www If you're picking music fora winter concert, and are tired of playing endless Chrisuitas songs ... this one's a winner. First up, an update to last month's Community Band List. The Newmarket Citizens' Band has a new contact person, Carol Bracken, who can be reached at 905-478-2530. The Canadian Band · Association is presenting Band­ Aid 2001 on Saturday Oct. 20 at Earl Haig S.S. The day long Gary and Oboes SALES * REPAIR * boundless and he deserves every · success. And it's not that far a drive to Unionville! Noteworthy: Oct 26 the Jacques Loussier Trio (piano, bass and percussion) will fill Glenn Gould Studio with the sounds of French jazz. And you won't want to miss Herbie Hancock and friends playing the music of Miles Davis and John Cqltrane at Massey Hall Oct 25! event features a reading session w/the Royal Canadian Artillery Band, an open rehearsal of the Hannaford Street Silver Band, a jazz improvisation workshop w/ Jamey Aebersold, a rhythm section workshop w/Paul Read and workshops in wind ins'truction and computer technology for the classroom. The reading sessions and open rehearsal will be led by composer/conductor/ publisher James Curnow, and Edmonton Wind Ensemble conductor Harry Pinchin. Admission is , and includes membership in the Canadian Band Association. (Current CBA members , students .) Further info can be obtained from the CBA office at 905-826-5542. If you come, stop and say hello - I'll be there all day. The Markham Theatre will be the site for an evening concert on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 7:30PM, which will feature the Northdale Concert Band, conducted by Stephen Chennette, and the Unionville HS Winds, Dennis Beck, conductor. The program will feature an evening of works for wind ensemble and concert band by Grainger, Stamp, Alford, del Borgo, Walton, van der Roost and c;oakley. Tickets are only . .00 per person, arx:l are available through the Mar~ Theatre Box CONTINUES Warranty Repair Depot Used instruments bought & sold r.[ r/J ~ r]; ol.£'tP~: : PARIS -------- - -- March Madness Sunday, October 21, 2001, 3:00 Jane Mallet! Theatre James Curnow, Guest Conductor A tribute to that most venerable of musical forms featuring the selected entries in our "call for compositions in the form of a march" judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian musicians. Cash prizes of ,500 will be awarded from the stage with the assistance of The SOCAN Foundation I La Foundaton SOCAN. This concert will also feature our tribute to Johnny.Cowell and the premiere of Andrew Ager' s Northern Suite. Between Friends Tuesday, November 20, 2001, 8:00p.m. cJASSCSANOBEYOOO Massey Hall · Edward Gregson, Guest Conductor • Amici, Guest Ensemble A Massey Hall New Music Festival event A unique pairing of brass band and piano trio featuring the world premiere of Jeff Ryan's She Threw it Down, Anathema, commissioned by the HSSB with the assistance of the Laidlaw Foundation, and the North American premiere of The Trumpets of the Angels, a new work by Edward Gregson for seven solo trumpets, band, organ and percussion. Glad Tidings Saturday, December 15, 2001, 8:00p.m. Yorkminster Park Bapiist Church Go-produced with the Amadeus Choir Our Christmas celebration will be filled with the traditional sounds of the season. Repertoire will include carols by Eleanor Daley and Mark Sirett and John Rutter's masterwork, Gloria. Celestial Voices Tuesday, February 26, 2002, 8:00 p.m. Toronto Centre for the Arts Go-produced with the'Amadeus Choir A concert of music for brass band and large chorus that celebrates life, death and the resurrection. Featured works include J. Scott lrvine's Awakenings, Henry Kucharzyk's Corral and Bramwell Tovey's monumental Requiem Mass for the Dea~. Virtuoso Brass Sunday, April28, 2002, 3:00 p.m. Jane Mallet! Theatre David Daws, Cornet Soloist • Brian Burditt, Guest Conductor , David Daws is considered one of the finest cornet soloists in the world. Since 1993 he has been Principal Comet with the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army in London, England. His dazzling technique and beautiful tone will enthral. Mallets & Brass Sunday, May 26, 2002, 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by 1 1- ~m~ Long & Mcauacte - Musicallnstruments Jane Mallet! Theatre Peter Appleyard, Jazz Artist • Howard Cable, Guest Conductor Our season ends in grand style with two legendary Canadian artists in combination with the

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