President's Message

JPEC is delighted to salute Black History Month by presenting a special video of "What's Happening & What's Going On" performed by TO's Soul Stew featuring lead vocalist Michael Dunston with Roberto Occhipinti (bass), Mark Kelso (drums and vocals), Matt Horner (keyboards), John Johnson (sax) and David Gray (guitar) prepared for JPEC by Donovan Drummond.


Ray Koskie, JPEC President

Soul Stew

Thompson Egbo Egbo
Credit: David Basskin/JazzFM

In continued celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to revisit this incredible 45 minute audio performance from Thompson Egbo-Egbo which was part of our Keeping Jazz Alive Series. Listen via our website. As you may know, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, portrays Canadian Jazz great Oscar Peterson in a new edition of Historica Canada's well-recognized 60-second short films. Filmed in 2019, the clip was released this month as part of the organization's observance of Black History Month. You can read or listen to the interview with Thompson and Brad Barker on the Jazz FM website and watch the short film via YouTube.