ROTUNDA, BARRIE CITY HALL
GO TO PIANO CONCERTS
on this exquisite
recognition of the dedication to the
"Thank you again for the
opportunity to have my piano recital at this
fabulous FREE Barrie Jazz & Blues festival at the Rotunda.
LISTEN to what Fern Lindzon has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.
LISTEN to what D. D. Jackson has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.
LISTEN to what Attila Fias has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.
to what Nancy Houle has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.
A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT
"THE MISSING LINK"
DID THE GREAT GENIUS OF THE PIANIST-COMPOSERS
Pianist/Composer of the Americas,
composer, songwriter and arranger, Matt Herskowitz has distinguished himself in
several musical genres. His 2007 solo piano release, Matt Herskowitz Plays Gershwin
(Disques Tout Crin), featuring Gershwin's great solo arrangement of Rhapsody in
Blue and Matt's own original solo arrangements of the Concerto in F and Cuban
Overture, is in nomination this year for Quebec's prestigious Prix Opus. It also
made Montreal's prominent quotidian La Presse's list of top 10 jazz albums of
the year. His 2006 solo release, Gabriel's Message, which features his original
arrangements and compositions based on popular Christmas themes, was nominated
for Québec's prestigious Félix award in 2007.
A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Curtis Institute of Music
in Philadelphia, Herskowitz is originally from Albany, New York, and has made
Montreal his adopted home for more than 14 years.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
SKYLINERS BIG BAND
in to a fun-filled big band rehearsal session at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda.
A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT
RETROSPECTIVE ON THE ICONIC, MULTI-FACETED CAREER OF
a musical career that has spanned seven decades, Quincy Jones has earned his reputation
as a renaissance man of American music. Jones has distinguished himself as a bandleader,
a solo artist, a sideman, a songwriter, a producer, an arranger, a film composer,
and a record label executive, and outside of music, he's also written books, produced
major motion pictures, and helped create television series. And a quick look at
a few of the artists Jones has worked with suggests the remarkable diversity of
his career -- Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson,
Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin.
Jazz Report's 1999
Eisenman is one among a handful of the top 'in-demand' jazz pianists in Toronto.
Born in New York City but based in Toronto since 1972, Mark started studying the
piano with his father. By the age of eighteen he had resolved that he would be
pursuing the piano as a career interest. He entered into the music program at
York University and after a short time discovered jazz music. With his introduction
to this idiom his musical interest peaked.
professional status is based largely on his skill and versatility as an ensemble
player, but what marks him most is an ability to produce, no matter what the musical
company, distinctive well-structured solos".
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT
ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF A PIANIST
Bill Evans was an American jazz pianist. His use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines influenced a generation of pianists including: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John Taylor, Steve Kuhn, Don Friedman, Denny Zeitlin, Bobo Stenson, Michel Petrucciani and Keith Jarrett, as well as guitarists Lenny Breau and Pat Metheny. The music of Bill Evans continues to inspire younger pianists like Marcin Wasilewski, Fred Hersch, Bill Charlap, Lyle Mays, Eliane Elias and arguably Brad Mehldau, early in his career.
In 1958, Evans was hired by Miles Davis, becoming the only white member of Davis's famed sextet. Though his time with the band was brief - no more than eight months-, it was one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of jazz, as Evans's introspective scalar approach to improvisation deeply influenced Davis' style. At the time, Evans was playing block chords, and Davis wrote in his autobiography, "Bill had this quiet fire that I loved on piano. The way he approached it, the sound he got, was like crystal notes or sparkling water cascading down from some clear waterfall." Additionally, Davis said, "I've sure learned a lot from Bill Evans. He plays the piano the way it should be played."
Bill Evans's musicianship has been a model for many pianists in various genres. His music displayed a creative mastery of harmony, rhythm, and interpretive jazz conception, fusing elements from jazz, classical, and ethnic music. In his duos and trios, Evans developed in unprecedented ways a unique conception of ensemble performance and a classical sense of form and conceptual scale. His '60s recordings Conversations with Myself and Further Conversations with Myself were innovative solo performances involving multiple layers of overdubs recorded in the studio by Evans himself.
Evans's work continues to influence pianists, guitarists, composers, and interpreters of jazz music around the world. Many of his tunes, such as "Waltz for Debby," "Turn Out the Stars," "Very Early," and "Funkallero," have become often-recorded jazz standards. Many tribute recordings featuring his compositions and favorite tunes have been released in the years following his passing as well as tribute compositions. During his lifetime, Evans was honored with 31 Grammy nominations and seven Awards. In 1994, he was posthumously honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Evans is an inductee of the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.
winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada's most distinct
voices on the piano.
by the Sea is so infectious and open-hearted, it almost defies inspection: it's
the kind of warm, inviting music that seems born from joy and can't help but engender
bliss in the listener.
RETROSPECTIVE ON THE LIFE AND WORK
OF "ONE OF
Erroll Garner (born in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania) was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing
and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty",
Wein regarded him as
Panassié said of him,
Allen said he was
Tatum called him,
Erroll Garner was a formidably accomplished and incredibly prolific self-taught pianist who first began exploring the piano keyboard at the age of three and went on to become a genuine jazz legend. His professional career spanned almost four decades and, in that time, he recorded for dozens of different labels, sometimes solo, mostly with his own trio. His recorded output occupies 33 pages in Tom Lord's The Jazz Discography. He made altogether more than 200 albums.
Garner was an amazingly energetic and resourceful musician with a phenomenal ear, remarkable memory and an astonishing independence of right and left hands. He was completely ambidextrous and could write and play tennis right or left handed with equal facility. He was also a sensitive, intelligent and rather shy man with a sunny dispositiion and an impish humour and he never took himself or his art too seriously.
Garner was also a gifted composer. In addition to "Misty", his most successful original, written in 1954, he also produced such appealing themes as "Erroll's Bounce", "Dreamy", "Nightwind", "That's My Kick", "Gaslight", "Mood Island", "The Loving Touch", "Paris Mist", "Dreamstreet", and "It Gets Better Every Time". One of his biggest hits was "Laura", recorded in September 1945, and his live Concert By The Sea album, recorded in September 1955, was one of the best selling jazz albums of all time.
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.- born, Paul "Poli" Hoffert, is best known for his work with the rock band "Lighthouse", which he co-founded with Canadian drummer, Skip Prokop. His musical origins, however, were rooted in classical music and subsequently jazz, and he released his first recording - "The Jazz Routes of Paul Hoffert" - with The Paul Hoffert Quartet when he was only 16 years old. He went on to perform with jazz greats such as Moe Koffman, Freddie Hubbard, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell and Ed Bickert, at venues such as the Newport, Monterey, and Boston Globe jazz festivals, as well as Carnegie Hall.
most recent jazz recording, "How High The Bird", is an iconclastic shuffling
of the "standards" and "be-bop" deck with music partner-drummer,
A mulit-instrumentalist who, as a child, was recognized for being a prodigy, "Poli" counts as his major influences in jazz piano, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell.
intellectual and creative peripatetic, Hoffert's vast and heralded contributions
to the Arts and Technology are best
"Paul Hoffert defies neat definitions.
The founder and keyboard player for the 1970s rock band Lighthouse is now the
architect of Canadas most innovative information highway experiments. A
university professor, businessman, composer and conductor, Hoffert is, in the
words of some, the quintessential 'renaissance man'. He is also, possibly, the
ideal visionary for the electronic age."
"Mr. Hoffert is one of the New Mandarins - along with Microsofts Bill Gates His music wakes up Canadians every morning, but this member of the Canadian Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been waking up the technology sector as well ... " - Financial Post
engineer, arts maven, and entrepreneur Paul Hoffert takes us on an accessible,
lively, wide-ranging, thought-provoking tour of the frontiers of technology and
culture (in his book, The Bagel Effect) ... an optimistic and deeply humanistic
view of the world and of modern technology's role in it... Required reading for
an introduction to the profound changes being enabled by modern media."
These Schedules Are Subject To Change
Current to JUNE 12, 2017