JPEC has reached out to JazzFM91 in their time of turmoil. We have all faced difficult times and JPEC has offered to help wherever we can.
When the going get rough, it’s important that we all work towards the preservation of jazz in Toronto and in Canada.
Keep the faith everyone!
City for a permanent non-
profit music/arts centre.
- Created a detailed plan to
launch this hub.
- Brought together several
towards this goal.
- Delivered over 400 school
- Presented over 50 tributes,
concerts, and galas.
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Tickets: $35 Students $20
Note: Tickets may only be purchased through JPEC
Info & tickets: call Rochelle - 416-445-5934
Or visit - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket includes access to the Aga Khan's permanent collection and the music
of JPEC’s Jazz student group between 6:30 and 7:30 pm
Concert at 8 PM.
Thoughts from the President
Randy Weston – Architect of Afro-American JazzOur condolences go out to the family of Randy Weston who died on September 1st at the age of 92.
Mr Weston believed that jazz, among other music genres, was born in Africa. He took that belief and became known for his fusing of modern jazz and African music. Described as "America's African Musical Ambassador" he said "What I do I do because it's informing everyone about our most natural cultural phenomenon. It's really about Africa and her music."
In 2014, JPEC was honoured to present Weston in one of a series of piano concerts. He not only played but completely awed a grateful audience for over an hour with a workshop-like session on how music came about, its roots and his technique, all blended into a longer than usual set.
JPEC is grateful to Mr. Weston for his amazing talent, spirit and contribution to the ever-expanding world of jazz. Our world will miss him.
Randy Weston traced the African roots of jazz Globe and Mail , September 11, 2018
Hilario Duran CD ContumbaoThe September 18th edition of the long standing and highly respected Jazz Journal, contains a well-deserved review of Hilario Duran's CD "Contumbao" recorded in Toronto (Alma 92272). JPEC was privileged to have Hilario perform for our audience in March of this year, who clearly enjoyed immensely, his richly percussive and rhythmic Cuban jazz music.
The review says it all:
"The music they present here is refreshing, exciting, thoughtful and packed with the unexpected Well worth an extended listen" (Mark Gardner, Jazz Journal)
I Can Hear the Music – A Memoir by Gene DiNovi
with Jack Batten
JPEC President, Ray Koskie with Gene DiNovi
This absolutely delightful and fascinating history of 500 pages, replete with stories and historical photos, is a must read for jazz fans of all ages. Gene has performed with all the jazz “greats”, in all kinds of locations and environments. He truly has experienced it all and now invites you share those experiences with him.
I Can Hear Hear the Music, a Memoir written by 90 year old DiNovi with Jack Batten, is now available at:
Ben McNally Books and Brunch Store,
366 Bay Street at Richmond, Toronto, ON, M5H 4B2.
Tel: 416-361-0032. www.benmcnallybooks.com
(For more information on Gene DiNovi and Jack Batten, click here)