Student Music Program – October – December 2018

MUSIC EDUCATION UPDATE

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Student Music Program still has openings

The MUSIC AFTER SCHOOL Instrumental program had a flying start at the Introductory Session on October 1st 2018 at St.George’s Anglican Church in Clarksburg. A group of enthusiastic music students from Beaver Valley Community School and Georgian Bay Community School, many having attended the Southampton Summer Music Camp, showed a solid background in band and ensemble playing. Band Director Ken Paterson, recently retired music educator with 30 years experience, was delighted with the musical knowledge and sound of the group. The concert band instruction starts on Monday October 15th 2018 from 4-6 pm with sessions every following Monday and ending on Monday December 17th, 2018. Clarinet and flute players are particularly welcome, but most brass, woodwind and percussion instruments will still find a place to be heard.

Registration fee is $30 for the whole program , Registration Forms are available at Thornbury Pharmasave, e-mail: abauer9@rogers.com, phone 519-599-2893 or,

last resort, bring your instrument to St.George’s Church on Monday October 15th, 2018 at 4 pm.

Find out how much fun music can be when played well.

LATIN TWIST

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY with a LATIN TWIST

Internationally recognized flutist Bill McBirnie, proficient both n jazz and classical techniques, brings his extreme flute with a Latin Twist to the L.E.Shore Memorial Library on Friday October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Bill is accompanied by Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Tickets are $25 and available at Pharmasave in Thornbury and please note new ticket outlet in Collingwood – Gabriele Photography 133 Hurontario Street phone 705-445-9030.

 

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY  and JAZZ AT THE MARSH concerts to promote excellence in musical performance and use the proceeds to support music education programs in our local schools.

DISCOVER JAZZ AND KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART

Don’t miss the fun
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The Wayne McGrath Quintet

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY explores the HITS OF THE JAZZ AGE

The L.E.Shore Library in Thornbury is the place to be on Friday September 21,2018. The Wayne McGrath Quintet will bring alive the popular music of the 20’s with Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust”, Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and many other classic standards which today are considered main stream jazz. Many other all time hits were composed for musicals and Broadway shows such as Cole Porter’s “Fascinating Rhythm” and
George Gershwin’s “Some One To Watch Over Me”, still recorded today.

Wayne McGrath on trumpet, Don Buchanan on piano, clarinet and tenor sax, Peter Rissi on trombone, Jay Burr on tuba and Stephen Woods on drums will be performing a repertoire reflecting the impact of music on the cultural and social changes occurring at the times.

Tickets at $25 are available at Thornbury Pharmasave and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

The Fall Lineup

WAYNE McGRATH  will bring his trumpet andbejoined byDon Buchananon keyboard, Peter Rissi on trombone, Jay Burr on tuba and Steve Wood on drums to revisit The Roaring 20’swith the jazz music of the day on September 21, 2018.

BILL McBIRNIE will perform the best jazz and bossa nova tunes  on his EXTREME FLUTE on October 19, 2018with Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums.

The Marsh Street Centre will be the venue on November 16, 2018 to showcase theMARIE-CATHERINE PAZZANO QUINTEThighlighting UNDISCOVERED GEMS, the many  jazz tunes which just didn’t get top billings, but rank with the best mainstream jazz standards anytime.. Marie-Catherine on vocals, Don Buchananon keyboard, Jason Hunter on tenor sax, Pat Collins on bass and Steve James on drums make up this enjoyable ensemble.

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY  and JAZZ AT THE MARSH concerts to promote excellence in musical performance and use the proceeds to support music education programs in our local schools.

DISCOVER JAZZ AND KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART

Don’t miss the fun
Thornbury Jazzworks

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RUSS LITTLE and the fall lineup

JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY opens Fall season with RUSS LITTLE

Few Canadian musicians can claim such an illustrious career as this virtuosic trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor. RUSS LITTLE will bring his ultimate trombone, exuberance and boundless instrumental artistry to the Thornbury Library on Friday August 24, 2018. His HIGHSPOTS SO FAR…. include having been the lead trombonist with the Woody Herman and Count Basie Bands, founding member of the legendary rock orchestra Lighthouse, member of  Rob McConnell’s The Boss Brass, Music Director for the famous comedy TV show Second City and arranger/conductor for countless CBC, CTV, ABC and NBC network TV shows.

For this concert he will be joined by Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums. Tickets are $25 and available at Thornbury Pharmasave and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

WAYNE McGRATH  will bring his trumpet and be joined by Don Buchanan on keyboard, Peter Rissi on trombone, Jay Burr on tuba and Steve Wood on drums to revisit The Roaring 20’s with the jazz music of the day on September 21, 2018.

BILL McBIRNIE will perform the best jazz and bossa nova tunes  on his EXTREME FLUTE on October 19, 2018 with Andy Harasymczuk on guitar, Jack McFadden on bass and Ted Warren on drums.

The Marsh Street Centre will be the venue on November 16, 2018 to showcase the MARY-CATHERINE PAZZANO QUINTET highlighting UNDISCOVERED GEMS, the many  jazz tunes which just didn’t get top billings, but rank with the best mainstream jazz standards anytime.. Mary-Catherine on vocals, Don Buchanan on keyboard, Jason Hunter on tenor sax, Pat Collins on bass and Steve James on drums make up this enjoyable ensemble.

THORNBURY JAZZWORKS presents the JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY  and JAZZ AT THE MARSH concerts to promote excellence in musical performance and use the proceeds to support music education programs in our local schools.

DISCOVER JAZZ AND KEEP A SONG IN YOUR HEART

 

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How many Notes for an EGOT?

First question First. What’s an EGOT? It is the acronym for the four major Artistic Awards a person can achieve, an EMMY (television), GRAMMY (music), OSCAR (Academy Award) and TONY (theatre).

Richard Rodgers was the first to receive the EGOT, grand slam of show business, for his compositions and scores for musical theatre and films between 1945 and 1962.

How many notes? Richard Rodgers might have known, as he wrote over 900 songs during his life time. But it’s not the number of notes which is important, it is the genius and beauty of the music he composed. With lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II he revolutionized musical theatre with shows such as Pal Joey, Oklahoma and The King and I. Many of the songs he wrote, Blue Moon, Lady is a Tramp, Manhattan, Bewitched among many others, became jazz standards performed frequently to this day.

Collingwood actor, producer and vocalist DEAN HOLLIN will bring his brand new show RODGERS & H (Hart and Hammerstein) to the Marsh Street Centre on Saturday June 23 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $25 and available at Pharmasave in Thornbury Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.  Get your tickets early.

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Ted Warren at the Library

Ted Warren, one of the most accomplished and versatile drummers in the country can be heard on many Juno Award winning and Grammy Award nominated recordings. Ted was the last drummer of the legendary Boss Brass and has toured around the world. 

At this time he brings his own Ted’s Warren Commission band with Mike Malone on trumpet, Ted Quinlan on guitar and Pat Collins on bass. Besides being busy performing they all are respected music educators, with Ted Warren, Mike Malone and Pat Collins on the music faculty at Mohawk College in Hamilton and Ted Quinlan serving as Head of Guitar/Strings department at Humber College.

On Friday May 25th at 7:30 pm we can hear this stellar group of professional musicians in the Gallery at the Thornbury Library. Tickets are $25 and are available at Pharmasave in Thornbury and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

Don’t miss this !

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27th Annual Jazzmania

Upcoming Thornbury Jazzworks Concert with a difference.

Our next event will be part of the Jazzmania weekend April 27 and will be held at the Beaver Valley Community Centre. This venue is large enough to provide a decent dance floor, so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Mike Grace is searching out the best numbers for you in his Dance and Jazz Book ,which may include dance numbers like One O’Clock Jump, Moon Dance, Blue Bossa, Mood Indigo or Moten Swing.  If you want to hear great Jazz Classics such as Lullaby Of Birdland, Have You Met Miss Jones, Out Of Nowhere, But Not For Me, St.Thomas, Stars Fell On Alabama or What’s New, you’ll be at the right place.

Refreshments will be available at the cash bar and if  you want to bring your friends, phone Linda at 519-599-3345 to reserve a table for eight.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Pharmasave in Thornbury, Riverside Graphics in Clarksburg, Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood and on line at www.jazzmania.ca

Don’t miss the fun

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The Magic of Music

Something extraordinary happened at the last JAZZ AT THE LIBRARY concert in Thornbury. Drew Jurecka, the astonishing jazz violinist, transformed the Gallery room with its beautiful paintings into an intimate concert hall filled with marvellous sound and music.

Drew Jyrecka on violin, Tom Szczesniak on piano, and Clark Johnston. Photo courtesy of Bill Rogers

The combination of Drew Jurecka on violin, doubling on clarinet, Tom Szczesniak on piano, doubling on accordion and Clark Johnston on double bass was perfect for their up-beat repertoire, played with joy and enthusiasm.
Jurecka paid tribute to the style of jazz created by Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith and showed his classical expertise by playing the Violin Partita No 3 in E major by Johann Sebastian Bach and Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms. It was remarkable how a violin and accordion are able to instill a modern rhythmic feeling into the classic tempo changes of the piece.
His diverse choice of jazz classics ranged from Gershwin’s Lady Be Good and I Got Rhythm to Sweet Georgia Brown, a violin solo of Irving berlin’s Russian Lullaby and a beautiful solo by bassist Clark Johnston of Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II.

On the light side, Drew’s vocal on I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate, a song written about 100 years ago, was so infectious that, well, you just wanted to shimmy…..

Two of Jurecka’s original compositions, On The Roof and Rebecca, had lovely melodies and harmonic lines which easily combined classic and jazz themes.

To comment on the instrument he is playing on, Jurecka pointed out that it is not a vintage edition, but a violin made by local instrument maker, Mark Schnurr who resides in Flesherton. As Mark was present, he received due recognition and applause.

The standing ovation by the appreciative audience prompted the encore of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust, a fitting closing for the sublime performance.

What was so special that evening was that the audience became part of the magic  with the  unspoken communication  and conversation between the musicians. A memorable evening indeed.

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Drew Jurecka with Tom Szczesniak and Clark Johnston

Dashing Jazz Violinist comes to Jazz At The Library

As Usual the Unusual will happen on Friday March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Thornbury.

One of the most exciting jazz musicians in the country, Drew Jurecka, will bring his Trio to the L.E.Shore Library with Tom Szczesniak on piano and Clark Johnston on bass. Classically trained, Jurecka performs in many contemporary styles, including jazz, pop and rock with such enthusiasm and vitality that it is infectious and uplifting.

Being a versatile musician he plays violin, viola, saxophone, clarinet and mandolin and has earned recognition as arranger, composer and producer. As educator Drew  is on the faculty at Humber College where he was instrumental in developing the Jazz String program. You don’t want to miss this fascinating performance.

Tickets $25 at Thornbury Pharmasave and Blue Mountain Music in Collingwood.

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