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September 17, 2006

5th Annual All-Canadian Jazz Festival Sept 22-24

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz news

Oliver Jones Trio Headlines All-Canadian Jazz Festival

Canada’s finest in jazz are showcased next week as the fifth annual All-Canadian Jazz Festival runs September 22-24 in Port Hope, Ontario.

Legendary pianist Oliver Jones headlines the 2006 festival, along with a full roster of Canadian jazz giants including the Jake Langley Quartet, the Michelle Gregoire Quintet, and “Between Friends,” the jazz/blues/ roots trio featuring Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington & Ken Whiteley among the many.

Also making appearances are vocalists Melissa Stylianou with her quartet of Rob Piltch, Andrew Downing and Davide Direnzo, and Diana Panton, who appears with legends Don Thompson and Reg Schwager.

“Two New Voices,” the festival’s opening concert Friday evening, features two up and coming vocal talents on the jazz scene, Kellylee Evans (Ottawa) and DK Ibomeka (Toronto).

On Saturday at noon trumpeter Kevin Clark leads the popular “Blow Your Own Horn” Jazz Parade, an annual event that brings a taste of New Orleans to the Ontario city as it winds its musical way through the streets.

Local music students will have the opportunity to work with master musicians during an afternoon of workshops led by Calgary vibraphonist Arnold Faber, and Toronto musicians Quinsin Nachoff (saxophone), and trumpeter (flugelhorn) Jim Lewis. The master musicians will perform with the students during concerts slated for Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

A premier performance of the 17-piece Paul Read Orchestra will close the festival Sunday night.

for more information visit www.allcanadianjazz.ca

ALL-CANADIAN JAZZ FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY September 22, 2006

7:30 pm Concert Tent
Two New Voices: Kellylee Evans and DK Ibomeka
with opening set by Trinity College School Jazz Ensemble

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2006

10:30 am St. John’s Church Hall
Jazz Parade Workshop with Kevin Clark

11:30 am Walton Street to Memorial Park
‘Blow Your Own Horn’ Jazz Parade

Noon Concert Tent
Kevin Clark & Dirty South

12:50 pm Club Tent
Colborne Public School Band

1:10 pm Concert Tent
Melissa Stylianou Quartet

2:20 pm Concert Tent
Michelle Grégoire Quintet

3:10 pm Club Tent
TD Canada Trust Young Jazz Showcase

3:30 pm Concert Tent
Brenda Earle Quartet

4:20 pm Club Tent
Christopher Willes Quintet

4:40 pm Concert Tent
Swing Rosie

5:45 pm Concert Tent
Artie Roth Quintet

6:30 pm Club Tent
Christopher Willes Quintet

8:00 pm Concert Tent
Oliver Jones Trio

SUNDAY SEPETEMBER 24, 2006

10:30 am St. John’s Church, Pine Street North
Jazz Vespers with Brian Barlow

noon Concert Tent
“Between Friends”
Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington & Ken Whiteley

12:50 pm Club Tent
TD Canada Trust Young Jazz Showcase

1:10 pm Concert Tent
Brian Barlow and Brass

2:00 pm Club Tent
Diana Panton with Don Thompson and Reg Schwager

3:00 pm Concert Tent
Arnold Faber’s Vibré

4:00 pm Club Tent
Jake Langley Quartet

5:30 pm Concert Tent
Paul Read Jazz Orchestra

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