Keeping Jazz Alive
Even though the pandemic has declined, JPEC continues to showcase emerging talent in the Toronto area as part of our commitment
to newer musicians and trends. Following are the latest groups to be featured in Keeping Jazz Alive.
Alex Bird and Ewen Farncombe
Alex Bird (singer) and Ewen Farncombe (pianist):
Virginia MacDonald and Lucian Gray
Virginia MacDonald (clarinet) and Lucian Gray (guitarist):
Diana Panton Trio
Diana Panton (vocalist), Don Thompson (piano) and Reg Schwager (guitar):
Luis Deniz and Teri Parker
Presenting saxophonist Luis Deniz and pianist Teri Parker:
Laura Anglade and
Jazz vocalist Laura Anglade is currently making a name for herself on the Canadian jazz scene and Jonathan Chapman
is an award winning bassist, composer and band leader:
Majoko and Marzotto
As part of JPEC’s mandate to feature emerging jazz artists, we are thrilled to present as part of this ongoing video Series, the exciting
vocalist, Joanna Majoko, accompanied by the wonderful guitarist,
Joanna has appeared at many Toronto events, including the 2020 Toronto Online Summer Festival, presented by Toronto Jazz Festival and JAZZ.FM91.
To read more about these artists and to watch their video recorded specially for JPEC , please visit the link:
A Toronto based contemporary jazz sextet that features some of the finest jazz musicians in the City,
a true "Art" project, performing two original Afro Cuban jazz pieces and a Don Grolnick jazz standard
for this series.
Alexander Brown Trio
Alexander Brown (trumpet), Bernie Senensky (piano), Dave Young (bass)
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(Program under development)
In collaboration with
KEEPING JAZZ ALIVE
Invite applications from grade 9-12 students interested in refining their jazz musicianship to apply!
Students will have the opportunity to work alongside some of Toronto’s finest jazz artists through a series
of small ensemble studies, theory, and ear training courses. Performance opportunities along with jam
sessions for student participants!
Edward Johnson Building
80 Queen's Park
JAZZ MENTORSHIP WORKSHOP
July 31st - August 4th
JPEC is a registered charitable organization incorporated in 2008, dedicated to the preservation and continued
development of Jazz in Canada
JPEC's ongoing initiatives in support of our valued Jazz musicians during these challenging times:
JPEC and the ROM
The Royal Ontario Museum has asked JPEC to present a series of concerts to showcase emerging jazz artists this .
We have been pleased to work with the ROM over the summer with JPEC musicians on the new free first floor of the museum.
URGENT - Volunteers /Directors Wanted
Due to JPEC’s expanding initiatives, we require volunteers for various aspects of program creation and implementation.
If interested, send a brief message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping Jazz Alive
JPEC is proud to present an addition to our popular “Keeping Jazz Alive“ Series, a jazz video by Alex Bird (v) and Ewen Farncombe (p). Enjoy!
Jazz Student Scholarship Fund Winners - 2022
The Rochelle Koskie Jazz Student Scholarship Fund has awarded $2,500 to each of the following student musicians
in recognition of their creative jazz compositions:
- Teri Parker, York University
- Sean Irvine ,University of Toronto
- Jacob Diamond, Humber College
- Arend Tigchelaar, Mohawk College
Music and the Human Spirit
(credit - Sam Kinsella)
Jazz Goes to the Vaccination Clinic
JPEC announces a supportive initiative bringing live jazz music to vaccination centres.
Jazz Goes to the Office
We are thrilled to announce a new and exciting live-streaming program in support of both our valued
Jazz musicians and at-home employees!
Canadian Teacher Magazine, Summer Edition
Online Music Programs
The Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) develops music programs for kids.