On October 20th, see Eileen Joyce, Jackie Richardson, Alex Pangman and more with
your host for this special evening, Heather Bambrick. In addition to the live
entertainment, enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and hear from
inspiring speakers. To learn more about the IPF Freedom:
JAZZ AT THE LYRIC
All net proceeds go to the
Canadian Cancer Society
for chordoma cancer research.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:30 P.M. Lyric Theatre
Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
For more information visit
For tickets call 416.250.3708
or visit www.ticketmaster.ca
Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Harry Allen Vincent Herring Gary Smulyan Grant Stewart
Ehud Asherie Kevin Kanner Joel Forbes Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre
Tickets: Ticketmaster: $35; $20 for students with ID
Booking and Tickets: TCA/Ticketmaster
The U.K.’s Jazz Journal said Harry Allen put forth a full, rounded sound on tenor reflects the influence of an earlier generation of performers such as Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Buddy Tate, Paul Gonsalves, Lester Young and Scott Hamilton (see attached cover and article click here for more info.)
The three tenor and baritone saxophone section has a mellow yet exciting sound, gaining popularity with Woody Herman’s Four Brothers saxophone section. The swinging ensemble playing of a big band combined with individual solo styles of a small group make for an especially satisfying musical experience.
After hearing and seeing, Al Cohn , Zoot Sims and, Scott Hamilton on many occasions I would have to say tenor saxophonist, Harry Allen plays in a similar style. At age 51 he has already received outstanding praise from the jazz world. This Washington, D.C. U.S.A. born musician who is now based in New York City, has appeared in numerous jazz festivals and clubs world-wide. He has performed and recorded with stellar artists such as, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Sheryl Crow, John Pizzarelli, and the list goes on. Allen has received awards from the Swing Journal Magazine, New York Nightlife Award, Jazz Journalists Association and Japan's Swing Journal Magazine. His CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. On October 21st 2017 you will be able to see Harry Allen with an all star septet at the Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, presented by J.P.E.C. Jazz Performance and Education Centre. Sure to be an exciting evening.