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THE YAMAHA PIANO
CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES

THE ROTUNDA, BARRIE CITY HALL
70 COLLIER STREET
JUNE 7 - 17, 2019

CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES - 2018

CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES - 2017

CONCERTS & RECITALS SERIES - 2016

 

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

 

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The new Yamaha CFX nine-foot
Concert Grand Piano will be
the première 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.

 

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 7

8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

FERN LINDZON Link

Featuring
COLLEEN ALLEN - ETHAN ARDELLI - GEORGE KOLLER

PRESENTS

"PEER TO PEER"

During the 1930s, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington became intrigued with
the possibilities of composing jazz within classical forms. Not unlike a few of his contemporaries from the 1920s and on - George Gershwin being the most notable - Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, explored composing and orchestrating large-scale works that challenged his own muse and the talents of the members of his orchestra. His musical suite Black, Brown and Beige (1943), a portrayal of African-American history, was the first in a series of suites he composed, usually consisting of pieces linked by subject matter. It was followed by, among others, Liberian Suite (1947); A Drum Is a Woman (1956), created for a television production;
Such Sweet Thunder
(1957), impressions of William Shakespeare’s scenes and
characters at the Stratford Festival in Ontario; a re-composed, re-orchestrated
version of The Nutcracker Suite (1960; after Peter Tchaikovsky); and similarily the The Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 (1960, after Edvard Greig); Night Creature, included on The Symphonic Ellington recording (1963); Far East Suite (1964); Togo Brava Suite (1971) and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (1971) which is widely regarded as a late-period masterpiece. Ellington’s symphonic A Rhapsody of Negro Life was the basis for the film short Symphony in Black (1935), which also features the voice
of Billie Holiday (uncredited). Ellington wrote motion-picture scores for The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and composed for the
ballet and theatre - including, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the show My People (1964), a celebration of African-American life. In his last decade he composed
three pieces of sacred music: In the Beginning God (1965), Second Sacred
Concert
(1968), and Third Sacred Concert (1973).

The engaging and vivacious Fern Lindzon and her quartet perform two
Ellington / Strayhorn suites
which have been re-scaled for small ensemble.
A post-performance talk-back with the artists is encouraged.

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FERN LINDZON

"An excellent singer and pianist based in Toronto ...."
The Jazz Singers: the Ultimate Guide - Scott Yanow

"Fern Lindzon is an engaging pianist and singer who brings an unassuming
authority, an inquiring spirit and a natural grace to contemporary jazz."
Mark Miller - Jazz Writer and Critic

Fern Lindzon studied music history at the University of Toronto where she received a Bachelor of Music degree. She pursued her studies in jazz with such notable educators as Frank Falco, Elaine Overholt, Don Thomson, Fred Hersch and the legendary Barry Harris. A regular performer in the music scene in Southern Ontario, Lindzon also has three critically acclaimed recordings to her credit.

"Moments Like These" received major radio airplay and
was in the Top 10 of HMV's Jazz chart for several months.
Her JUNO-nominated recording, "Two Kites", has received
high praise and was supported in its debut by the
TD Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival.

Lindzon's most recent opus, "Like a Circle in a Spiral", has
been praised by Shelley Gummeson in !earshot, where she suggested that Fern “personifies a woman who lives confidently with her own instincts and artistry”, and lauded her interpretations as “smart and smouldering” and “sublimely elegant.”

Musical collaborator and brilliant bassist, George Koller, in commenting
on working and performing with Lindzon, has said, "Fern is gifted with a delightful, inquisitive and persistent imagination, the fruits of which manifest as highly original impressionistic arrangements and compositions."

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SATURDAY, JUNE 8


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 15, 2019.

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8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

MARK EISENMAN Link

Featuring
TBA

PRESENTS

"TBA"

TBA

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MARK EISENMAN

The Jazz Report's 1999
Acoustic Pianist of the Year

Mark 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.

Under the tutelage of John Gittins and others, Mark ultimately took a degree in
Fine Arts, and as testimony to his continuing dedication to the learning process,
currently conducts jazz workshops at York as a part-time faculty member.
His teaching has expanded to include "The Jazz Camp" and classes at Mohawk
College in Hamilton in addition to a lot of private teaching in his home studio.

Mark has performed in many different venues with numerous eminent Canadian
and U.S. jazz artists including the following: Blue Mitchell, Woody Shaw,
Nat Adderley, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Sam Noto and Pat LaBarbera.
He has also had numerous radio appearances and is well represented on recordings,
the latest of which is Mark's debut recording as a leader, "The Chant".
He has toured Canada extensively with various groups.

"His 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".
- Toronto Star

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13


8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

Featuring
TBA

PRESENTS

 

"TBA"

TBA

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TBA


TBA

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14

8:00 P.M.

A "GREAT MOMENTS IN JAZZ" CONCERT

PAUL HOFFERT Link

Featuring
DANIEL BARNES -
NEIL SWAINSON

"BOUNCIN' WITH BUD"

A RETROSPECTIVE ON "ONE OF THE TWO MOST SIGNIFICANT PIANISTS OF THE STYLE OF MODERN JAZZ THAT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS BOP." HIS VIRTUOSITY AS A PIANIST LED MANY TO CALL HIM "THE CHARLIE PARKER OF THE PIANO".



BUD POWELL

Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell
September 27, 1924 in Harlem, New York City
, U.S.A.
– July 31, 1966

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"If I had to choose one single musician for his artistic integrity, for the incomparable originality of his creation and the grandeur of his work, it would be Bud Powell. He was in a class by himself." - Bill Evans, 1979

"... Bud Powell is the most important pianist in jazz and one of the most underrated .... Bud Powell was imitating Charlie Parker. So Bud was the first pianist to take Charlie Parker's language and adapt it successfully to the piano. That's why he is the most important pianist in music today because everybody plays like that now."
- Bill Cunliffe, in an interview with All About Jazz

No one could play like Bud; too difficult, too quick, incredible!" - Thelonious Monk

"Bud is a genius." - Charlie Parker

"Bud is a genuine genius." - Duke Ellington

"He laid down the basis of modern jazz piano."
- Dizzy Gillespie

"Bud was the most brilliant that a spirit might be, a unique genius in our culture." - Max Roach

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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 15

8:00 P.M.

A "GIANTS OF JAZZ" CONCERT

SKYLINERS BIG BAND Link

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

PRESENTS

TBA
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TBA


TBA

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THE "OUT TO LUNCH"
CONCERT SERIES


JUNE 7

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

ADREAN FARRUGIA Link

AWARD-WINNING PIANIST AND COMPOSER ADREAN FARRUGIA IS ONE OF CANADA'S MOST DISTINCT
VOICES ON THE PIANO. ADREAN HAS APPEARED ON
MORE THAN 30 RECORDINGS TO DATE AND HIS DEBUT RECORDING AS A LEADER, "ADREAN FARRUGIA V1.0:
LIVE AT THE SENATOR", WAS RELEASED IN THE
SUMMER OF 2006. ADREAN IS CURRENTLY ON THE FACULTY OF YORK UNIVERSITY AND MOHAWK
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY WHERE HE
TEACHES JAZZ PIANO AND IMPROVISATION.

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JUNE 10
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

A "JAZZ GOES TO COLLEGE" CONCERT
ANTHONY D'ALESSANDRO Link



TBA

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JUNE 11
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

TANIA GILL Link
TANIA HAS A MASTER OF MUSIC IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, A BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE FROM McGILL UNIVERSITY, AND STUDIED CLASSICAL PIANO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA. SHE HAS TAUGHT MUSIC PRIVATELY FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, AND FORMERLY TAUGHT PIANO AND ENSEMBLES IN THE HUMBER COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL. TANIA HAS BEEN A CLINICIAN/ADJUDICATOR AT FESTIVALS IN ONTARIO AND MANITOBA.

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

BRIAN DICKINSON Link


MULTI-AWARD WINNER

PRIX DE JAZZ DU MONTREAL
- THE MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

IN ADDITION TO HIS WORK AS HEAD OF THE KEYBOARD DEPARTMENT AT HUMBER COLLEGE IN TORONTO, BRIAN DICKENSON HAS MANY HIGHLY-REGARDED RECORDINGS TO HIS CREDIT. HE HAS PERFORMED EXTENSIVELY WITH NUMEROUS PRESTIGIOUS ENSEMBLES AS BOTH LEADER AND ACCOMPANIST THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA
AND THE FAR .EAST.

 

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

AMANDA TOSOFF Link

"SO EXCITED TO RELEASE MY NEXT CD WORDS FEATURING POEMS BY WORDSWORTH, TIM BOWLING, LAURA LUSH, CAROLE LANGILLE, MELISSA
MANSFIELD, AND LLOYD AND TED TOSOFF"

- LET THE ENCHANTMENT BEGIN -
TOSOFF HAS EARNED CRITICAL KUDOS, THE RESPECT OF HER PEERS, AND SUCH PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AS THE CBC "GALAXIE RISING STAR AWARD" AT THE 2007 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, AND THE GENERAL MOTORS "GRAND PRIX DE JAZZ"
AT THE 2009 MONTRÉAL JAZZ FESTIVAL.
SHE WILL AGAIN WEAVE HER MUSIC MAGIC SPELL.

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

HILARIO DURAN Link

ONE OF CANADA'S UN-RIVALLED JAZZ PIANO
MASTERS, HILARIO DURAN WILL PERFORM
ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS FROM HIS
LATEST RECORDING PROJECT.


MULTI-AWARD RECIPIENT


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JUNE 17
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

JOE SEALY Link


AWARD RECIPIENT

A FUN-FILLED PERFORMANCE OF JOE SEALY
COMPOSITIONS AND JAZZ FAVOURITES
BY THE NOTED BROADCASTER, BAND-LEADER,
HISTORIAN AND ENDEARING JAZZ VOCALIST.

Featuring
PAUL NOVOTNY

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Current to MAY 15, 2019


THE STOLLAR CONSTRUCTION
TEACHERS & STUDENTS
RECITAL SERIES


JUNE 7

4:00 p.m.

TBA

5:30 p.m.
DEMI MUSIC STUDIO
- DEMI LANGFIELD

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JUNE 8
1:00 p.m.
NENA LAMARRE

3:00 p.m.
SUSAN PAJOR

6:00 p.m.
TBA

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JUNE 10
5:30 p.m.
ELEANOR HONEY

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JUNE 11
4:30 p.m.
INGA'S MUSIC STUDIO
- INGA WILLIAMS

6:00 p.m.
IVORY NOTE MUSIC STUDIO
- LINDSAY TREW

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JUNE 12
4:30 p.m.
MARK WIDNER

6:00 p.m.
MUSIC LESSONS BARRIE
- EMER O'DRISCOLL

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JUNE 13
5:00 p.m.
SARAH LAWTON STUDIOS

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JUNE 14
4:00 p.m.
McFADDEN SCHOOL OF MUSIC
- JULIE & DAVID McFADDEN

6:00 p.m.
MICHELLE HARPER

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JUNE 15
12:30 p.m.
JOYFUL SOUNDS MUSIC STUDIO
- CHERYL GRAHAM

3:30 p.m.
IRINA TSERNIKOVA

6:00 p.m.
PIANO FOREVER
- SUSAN HENSLEY

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JUNE 17
5:30 p.m.
LAURIE'S PIANO STUDIO
- LAURIE NICHOL

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Current to MAY 6, 2019

 

These Schedules Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Current to MAY 15, 2019