and Education Centre
JPEC is proud to present a tribute to
Ed Bickert, Canada's jazz guitar emeritus.
The tribute, presented by Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC),
and produced by Al Gorman and Joao Carvalho will be held
in conjunction with the
release of a new CD - Edification A Tribute To Ed Bickert .
The CD and the concert feature some of Canada’s
greatest jazz musicians at Hugh’s Room Live
Sunday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
A Tribute to Ed Bickert and
Rob Piltch, Reg Schwager, Lorne Lofsky, Neil Swainson, Kieran Overs, Terry Clarke, Davide Direnzo and Barry Elmes got together in Joao Carvalho's Revolution Studio and gave their time and talent to make the CD. Released by Cornerstone Records, the recording and the event features trios led by Rob Piltch, Reg Schwager and Lorne Lofsky, three of Toronto's greatest guitarists. They are joined by the others on bass and drums. See www.jazzcentre.ca for more details and ticket information.
Sunday, June 11, 8 p.m.
Two JPEC performers nominated for Junos: Amanda Tosoff and Barbra Lica
And the JUNO winners are:
Matt Dusk & Florence K Quiet Nights
Jazz Album of the Year: Solo
Brandi Disterheft Blue Canvas
Jazz Album of the Year: Group
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Real Enemies
A Message from Sandy Thomas...
"JPEC pays musicians and arranges workshops in high needs areas, to present interactive workshops which are available for students at any grade level or combination of grade levels from elementary to high school.
These workshops examine the various components of jazz, the roles of various instruments, the importance of improvisation, composition and more. Since 2013, JPEC has provided musicians to more than 100 schools."
Schools served so far in 2017
For further information contact: Chair Outreach
What's jazz anyway?
Rolling Stones win Album Of the Year at U.K.'s JazzFM Awards
Non-mainstream jazz-influenced music by local Toronto musicians
Michael Occhipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project
Amanda Tosoff's 'Words' Project
Nick Fraser Quarter
Check out Live Jazz in Toronto
JazzFm - In the Clubs: www.jazz.fm under Events
Straight ahead: www.comingupstraightahead.com