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Toronto: November 1, 2018

JPEC Presents 10th Year Anniversary Concert:

Take Five: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond

When: Saturday, November 24 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

From Matt Brubeck , Dave Brubeck’s son.

"I am very pleased that JPEC has chosen to honour Dave and Paul as part of their 10th anniversary concert season. Dave always enjoyed performing for his Canadian fans, at first in clubs and then for many years on the jazz festival circuit, while Paul put together a "Canadian Quartet” in 1974 with Don Thompson, Ed Bickert, and Jerry Fuller. So, it is clear that Dave and Paul's connection to Canada, its musicians, and discerning audiences, runs deep. I look forward to this exciting JPEC event."

Take five of Canada’s best musicians, give them the music of two of the most influential jazz performers of all time and let the party begin.

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) presents an evening to honour jazz giants, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Five musicians will deliver their interpretation of the famous duo's repertoire. With support and assistance from Matt Brubeck, Dave Brubeck’s son and a member of York University and Humber College music faculties, the concert features:

Remi Bolduc (alto saxophone)           Steve Wallace (bass)
Bernie Senensky (piano)                    Terry Clarke (drums)
Reg Schwager (guitar)

Together and individually they will give their own take on Brubeck and Desmond’s music. As elite performers in Canada, and around the world, their distinct styles will compliment original scores.

Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond made over 60 recordings together. As the embodiment of what became known as "West Coast Jazz” and "Cool Jazz", they were almost as close in their private lives as in their professional lives, though they had very different personalities.

"Take Five", famously written in 5/4 time by Paul Desmond, appeared on one of the industry’s top-selling jazz albums -- "Time Out". It has stood the test of time and is still one of the most beloved jazz classics of all time.

Steve Voce wrote in the Jazz Journal, that he loved the duo in their early days when the work just hinted at the celebrated complex time signatures and the telepathic improvisation of Brubeck and Desmond.

JPEC’s 10th anniversary concert will be held in the beautiful Aga Khan Museum.
Guests will be able to stroll through the Museum's Permanent Collection, check out the beautiful merchandise at the Gift Shop and listen to one of JPEC's student trios before the concert.

JPEC was created 10 Years ago by Ray and Rochelle Koskie, a married couple who loved jazz, along with several like-minded individuals. Dedicated to delivering live performances, working with children to further their music education and supporting the idea of bringing a jazz hub to Toronto, JPEC has become a well-known participant in the city's jazz scene.

Tickets: $35; $20 for students.

For bios and ticket information, go to
For interview opportunities with musicians or Ray and Rochelle Koskie,
contact Nancy Miller (416-461-7744) marketing@jazzcentre.ca