THORNBURY JAZZWORKS announces the 2017 Spring edition of the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY series.
Continuing with the successful concept of previous years, the performances will offer not only superb musical entertainment but insight into the world of prominent 20th century musicians, vocalists and composers.
The first concert will take place on March 31 at the Library with Mary-Catherine Pazzano presenting a program celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.
During Jazzmania weekend on April 28 at the Marsh Street Centre, the exciting 10 member jazz orchestra, the Little Big Band Noodle Factory Jazz Project presents a show focusing on 150 Years of Jazz with emphasis on Canadian musicians and composers.
On May 26, back at the Library, the renowned jazz trombonist Russ Little brings his interpretation of what Jazz can be. His outstanding musical virtuosity and exuberance embody the pure joy of jazz.
On June 23 John MacMurchy, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist born and raised in Collingwood and now well established in the Toronto Jazz scene, will show his passion for the beauty in music.
The Fall line-up will include the Chantry Island Quartet performing Claude Bolliing’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio No.1, a work seldom heard in Canada.
We are hoping to bring back Dean Hollin who previously brought the house down with his Nat King Cole show, to present a musical portrait of Cole Porter.
Stay tuned for further up-dates and news.