Jazz Performance and Education Centre

2009 - 2010 Season Events

2009-2010 Concert Series

Oliver Jones Trio
Dianne Reeves
Ingrid JensenQuintet
Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio
Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes

Oliver Jones Trio

Oliver Jones
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8 pm
Glenn Gould Studio

In the opening concert of JPEC’s inaugural concert series, pianist and Canadian jazz legend Oliver Jones takes the stage with his acclaimed trio. Oliver Jones is a Justin Time recording artist, a Juno Award winner, and recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Oliver Jones’ inspiration is not confined to the artistic community. He’s also the proud recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. award, celebrating his contributions to the Black Community in Canada and in his native Montreal. In 1993 he received the Order of Québec, the province’s highest honour, and the next year he was awarded the Order of Canada, for "outstanding achievement in the arts." That same year, at the invitation of the Government of Canada, Jones toured several cities in China with bassist Dave Young and drummer Barry Elmes.

Richard Twardzik: Tragic Genius of Jazz Piano

Sunday, November 22, 2009, 2 pm
With Jack Chambers, respected jazz biographer, author of Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis.

Jack Chambers examines the brief life of Richard Twardzik, a piano genius well-respected in his time by some of the greatest figures in jazz including Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 8 pm
"Christmas Time is Here”
St. Lawrence Centre

Grammy Award winning vocalist Dianne Reeves presents an evening of jazz and holiday standards with her all-star quintet.

Four-time Grammy Award winning vocalist Dianne Reeves has performed extensively with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and was the first Creative Chair in Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic; she appeared in and is featured prominently on the soundtrack to the 2005 film Good Night and Good Luck starring George Clooney. A Blue Note recording artist, she has released numerous albums under her own name; when Christmas Time is Here was released in 2004, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, "Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD's I've heard."

The JPEC JAZZ GALA 2010

  in tribute to
Honourable Warren K. Winkler
Chief Justice of Ontario

Please join us for an informal gathering
Monday, July 19, 2010 at 3 pm
Toronto Centre of the Arts

introducing
DENNY CHRISTIANSON
Director of the newly created
JPEC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
a collective of top Canadian artists and educators from University of Toronto, York University, Humber College and Mohawk College

kindly RSVP  Rochelle Koskie 416.445.5934

Sponsors
JAZZ FM 91.1
Koskie Minsky, LLP
National Post Newspapers
RBC Royal Bank
More TBA

Honourary Gala Chairs
Lincoln Alexander
Honourable Bob Rae

Honourary Patrons
Senator Tommy Banks, Earl Cherniak, Denny Christianson, Hon. Eleanore Cronk, Roy Filion, Eddie Greenspan, Pat LeSage, Jack Long, Hon. Roy McMurtry, Larry Paikin, Chris Paliare, Paul Pape, Terry Promane, Dorothy Shoichet, Harvey Strosberg, Martin Teplitsky, Bernard Webber, Mark Zigler

Gala Chair
Rochelle Koskie

Executive Producer
Adrienne Cohen

Artistic Director Sybil Walker

Committee
Joe Amato, Jon Baird, Mark Barnes, Jerry Baum, Jim Biros, Mary Britnell, Carol Calder, Gene DiNovi, Ken Druker, Matthew Fleet, Craig Flood, Jim Galloway, Jennifer Garnet, Karen Garscadden, Tony Gifford, Josh Grossman, Astrid Hepner, Cheryl Herman, Arlene Huggins, Meryle Kates, Raymond Koskie, Lothar Lang, Fern Lebo, Fern Lindzon, Allan Minsky, Lea Parrell, Diane Richler, Caren Ruby, John Shepherd, Ken & Debra Snider, Ian & Dahlia Solomon, Paul Spurgeon, Dan Taylor, Roberto Tomassini, Joe & Freema Trager, Sundar Viswanathan, Dave Young