JAZZ PERFORMANCE AND
EDUCATION CENTRE

Wayne Shorter
The Best of Blue Note Concert
Hank Mobeley Art Blakey Bud Powell
Bernie Senensky - Piano and Organ
Alex Brown - Trumpet
Pat Labarbera - Tenor sax
Jake Koffman - Alto sax
Kieran Overs - Bass & Guitar
Morgan Childs - Drums
 
For musicians' bios, see Events
 
Mark McEwan Café open for Best of Blue Note
Ticket holders for the concert can enjoy a light supper, a glass of wine and a live jazz combo before the concert. The Aga Khan Café will be open from 6 p.m. and is operated by internationally known master chef Mark McEwan. Eat something before or after a visit to the Exhibits, free with your ticket.
Blue Note Concert Tribute to Rochelle Koskie
The Best of Blue Note Concert on October 26 will be a tribute to JPEC co-founder Rochelle Koskie who passed away on July 28.
Rochelle is remembered as the heart of JPEC and her energy, enthusiasm and dedication are sorely missed.
Steve Wallace had this to say: click here

Jazz Performance and Education Centre

Officially incorporated in 2008 as a non-profit charitable organization, JPEC was born when jazz aficionados Raymond and Rochelle Koskie assembled a committee of fellow enthusiasts, who, over the course of 10 years has committed itself to jazz by:

  • - Petitioning for a full-time, non-profit performing Music/Arts Hub in Toronto, including a detailed plan as to how this could benefit Toronto.

  • - Coordinating the support of a group of non-profit arts organizations towards this goal.

  • - Solidifying an education outreach program that sends musicians to conduct workshops in schools with little or no music program.

  • - Presenting over 50 concerts in the past decade to a strong jazz fan base.
The Blue Note Years
The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff

Forward by Herbie Hancock

"Blue Note was exposing the talents of a lot of young musicians who became influential leaders in their own right. It influenced the whole jazz scene. Their whole strategy was to present this music to the people and capture the spirit of true jazz improvisation and the youthful vitality that was so important in jazz."