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ALLISTON - BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY
GEORGINA - INNISFIL - MIDLAND - ORILLIA



THE YAMAHA PIANO
CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES

THE ROTUNDA, BARRIE CITY HALL
70 COLLIER STREET
JUNE 9 - 19, 2017

CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES - 2016

 

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PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT

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ALL OF THESE
CONCERTS ARE
FREE. PLEASE
CONSIDER OTHERS
WITH A NON-
PERISHABLE
DONATION.


 

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TORONTO PIANO Link
Pickering - Toronto - Mississauga




Printer Ready Programme

 



A Yamaha Concert Grand Piano
will be the premier instrument for a
cavalcade of Jazz, Rag-time and
Blues performers throughout the
twelve days of the Festival.

Performances on this exquisite
marvel of Yamaha craftsmanship
and grand piano evolution will range
from solo recitals to jazz and blues
ensembles in shows and concerts
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In recognition of the dedication to the
arts of the many fine instrumentalists
and vocalists in our region performing
in other musical idioms, the Festival
will be presenting a series of recitals
and showcases featuring a selection
of excellent teachers and students
from throughout Simcoe County.

 

 

 


"This venue has one of the best pianos I've ever played in the Toronto area.
So if you want to hear some great music in a totally acoustic
(un-amplified) environment with a great piano and great musicians,
this is a rare opportunity, and one that should be taken advantage of."
Mark Eisenman - Canadian Jazz Pianist

LISTEN to what Mark Eisenman has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.

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"Thank you again for the opportunity to have my piano recital at this
incredible venue. I hope this environment inspires my students to
continue music for a lifetime."
Sarah Lawton - Music Teacher, Barrie, Ontario.

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"another fabulous FREE Barrie Jazz & Blues festival at the Rotunda.
Matt Herskowitz from Mtl (sic - Montréal) playing Gerschwin. Brilliant!"
Jennifer Sibley, Barrie

LISTEN to what Matt Herskowitz has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.

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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.

LISTEN to what Nancy Houle has to say about the Yamaha CFX piano.

 

"THE GIANTS OF JAZZ" ARTICLE



FRIDAY, JUNE 9

8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

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PRESENTS

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10


9:15 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

THE SKYLINERS BIG BAND
RON ROBBINS - Music Director
SCOTT BOYER - Pianist
MARIA BRANJE - Vocalist


"BIG BAND REHEARSAL"

Drop in to a fun-filled big band rehearsal session at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda. Pull up a chair and relax while the band goes to work on the fabulous songs, arrangements and swing rhythms of their up-coming concert to be held during the Festival on
Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

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PRESENTS

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15


8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

TBA
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PRESENTS

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16

8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

PAUL HOFFERT Link

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PRESENTS

Concert 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.
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A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF "ONE OF
THE
MOST DISTINCTIVE OF ALL PIANISTS" AND
A "BRILLIANT VIRTUOSO" - "THE DEBUSSY OF JAZZ".


ERROLL GARNER

Erroll Louis Garner
June 15, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
– January 2, 1977

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", has become a jazz standard.

George Wein regarded him as
"a great musical genius".

Hugues Panassié said of him,
"He is not only the greatest pianist to emerge in jazz since World War II, but he is also the only one who has created a new style which is in the true jazz tradition, one which constitutes the essence of this music."

Steve Allen said he was
"the greatest popular pianist of our century."

Art Tatum called him,
"My little boy."

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 1971, 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.

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MULTI-AWARD WINNER

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.

Hoffert's most recent jazz recording, "How High The Bird", is an iconclastic shuffling of the "standards" and "be-bop" deck with music partner-drummer, Jim Gelcer.
"Congrats on a great record!" - Jaymz B, Jazz FM 91.1

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.

An intellectual and creative peripatetic, Hoffert's vast and heralded contributions to the Arts and Technology are best
summed up by the media and his contemporaries ......

"Paul Hoffert defies neat definitions. The founder and keyboard player for the 1970s rock band Lighthouse is now the architect of Canada’s 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."
- Toronto Star

"Mr. Hoffert is one of the New Mandarins - along with Microsoft’s 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

"Musician, scientist, 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."
- Dr. Ronald Baecker, Director, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto

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SATURDAY, JUNE 17

8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

SKYLINERS BIG BAND Link

RON ROBBINS - Music Director
SCOTT BOYER - Pianist
MARIA BRANJE - Vocalist

PRESENTS

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THE "OUT TO LUNCH"
CONCERT SERIES


JUNE 9
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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JUNE 12
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m..

TBA

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JUNE 13
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBA

TBA

TBA

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JUNE 14
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBA

TBA

TBA

 

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JUNE 15
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBA

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JUNE 16
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBA

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JUNE 19
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TBA

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Current to FEBRUARY 10, 2017


THE STOLLAR CONSTRUCTION
TEACHERS & STUDENTS
RECITAL SERIES


JUNE 9

6:00 p.m.

DIANE LAMB

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JUNE 10
12:30 p.m.
SUSAN PAJOR

3:30 p.m.
NENA LAMARRE

5:30 p.m.
SUSAN HENSLEY

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JUNE 12
5:00 p.m.
ELEANOR HONEY

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JUNE 13
6:30 p.m.
LINDSEY TREW

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JUNE 14
5:30 p.m.
TBA

6:30 p.m.
SARAH LAWTON

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JUNE 15
6:00 p.m.

MICHELLE HARPER

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JUNE 16
5:30 p.m.

MITZI & DEMI
LANGFIELD-PETRIDES

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JUNE 17
12:30 p.m.
IRINA TSERNIKOVA

3:00 p.m.
CHERYL GRAHAM

6:00 p.m.
TBA

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JUNE 19
5:30 p.m.
LAURIE NICHOLL

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Current to APRIL 2, 2017

 

These Schedules Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Current to APRIL 24, 2017