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Great New Show coming up with the Toronto Art Orchestra Nov. 6th 2013!! Find out all the details below.

Gary Schwartz is the featured Artist this week. Check out the  album Lettinggo Live.

Gary Schwartz, senior PT Faculty member in the Music Department of Concordia University teaches jazz ensembles, improvisation, theory and guitar lessons. He has worked in organ trios, biggaryschfront bands; pop, ethnic, blues and funk bands and with James Brown and has played and recorded jazz in many different styles with his own groups, LETTINGO – The Music and Influence of Ornette Coleman (CD, OPUS and Montreal Arts Council Awards–2011, Concordia University-CUPFA Artistic Recognition Grant and recent articles in Downbeat Jazz magazine), Public Transport Project(CD), Between The Lines, Inside/Out, Dualism, Trios and as well as with Kim Richardson, Thom Gossage/Other Voices, Dave Turner, Tim Brady, Dave Turner, François Richard, The MSO and McGill Chamber Orchestras.

 

 

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Henry Hellig’s “Hellig Manoeuvre – ‘Toons” is now on TheJazzBox.ca Hellig Manoeuvre – ‘ToonsHellig Manoeuver - 'Toons

The Heillig Manoeuvre is a quartet founded by bassist Henry Heillig in 1998 with the intention of performing and recording Heillig’s original jazz compositions, which he describes as “more songbook than doctoral thesis”. Ladybug Waltz, which is the lead track from the Heillig Manoeuvre’s second CD, inmotion, has been in constant rotation at Jazz.FM since it’s release in 2004.

Montreal- born bassist Henry Heillig is best know for his 30+ year stint as musical director of Manteca, but he also worked extensively in the children’s music field, touring with Sharon Lois and Bram in the 80s, then producing the music for Eric Nagler’s television series Eric’s World in the 90s.
Heillig freelances in Toronto, works extensively with harmonica giant Carlos del Junco, and produces both recording projects and live events.

 

The Dave Young Terry Promane Octet Vol.1 is now on TheJazzBox.ca here is the link http://thejazzbox.ca/dave-young-terry-promane-octet/ This CD embodies what many have called “The Toronto Sound.” This is not a conscious effort, although Toronto jazz composers, arrangers and performers have been a part of an unconscious musical movement akin to the group of 7 painters. This goes back further than my memory, but Dave Young was on the ground floor with Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Rick Wilkins and Ron Collier, all pillars of the local and national jazz consciousness.

 

Thought I would share this wonderful impromptu performance by the Great Koller Michels Duo from The Number 9 Studio Christmas Party Last night. Merry Christmas Everyone!!

 

I’m ecstatic! Just got the Dave Young Terry Promane Octet Volume One Album from Terry Last night. It will be on http://thejazzbox.ca/ next week. It has Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, Vern Dorge, Terry Clark, Gary Williamson, Perry White and of course Terry and Dave on it. Some of the finest Musicians in the world! One of the finest Jazz Ensemble albums I’ve ever heard. The Production is stellar not to mention the fine solos. Help us out and go to the site and buy a track only a $1.05 and Albums, which come with a full set of high res. liner notes, are $9.99 and soon you will be able to buy pro Jazz Orch. charts at a very reasonable price as well. Here is the list of all the artists on the site.

Adrian Peek
Lily-Ann Macdonald
AndréRoy
Linda Solotaire
Artie Roth
Louise Van Aarsen
Bruce Cassidy
Duncan Hopkins
Mike Field
Dave Hutchison
MJ Territo
Doug Burrell
Nat Janoff
George Koller
Roger Walls
Greg Runions
Ross Wooldridge
John MacMurchy
Scott Marshall
Joyce Aldrich
Steve Cole
Kim Kaskiw
Kirk MacDonald
Tom Szczesniak
Koller Michels
Lorne Nehring
MapleLeaf Sun Rising
World Jazz For Haiti
Artists from the label Addo Records.
Brian Dickinson
Ted Warren – Broadview Two of Clubs
Fieldtrip
John Stetch
Mikko Hildén – Nova Scotia
Paul Read Orchestra
Ted Quinlan