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March 29, 2007

Art of Jazz Announces Lineup for 2007

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz festival

Art of Jazz Celebration 2007 at the Distillery Historic District in Toronto
From May 30- June 3, 2007, the 2nd Annual Art of Jazz Celebration will take place in the Distillery Historic District in Toronto with five days of concerts, workshops, jam sessions, photo exhibits, author readings and special programming. Clinics by masters Barry Harris, Carla Bley, Bob Brookmeyer and others form this year’s educational centre, while stellar tribute evenings to legendary Canadian composer and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and vocal jazz icon Jon Hendricks are at the core of the celebration.

Art of Jazz Celebration Schedule

ART OF JAZZ OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Honouring Kenny Wheeler and Jon Hendricks
Wednesday May 30, 2007 7:00 PM
Fermenting Cellar, Distillery Historic District

Friday June 1, 2007 8:00 PM
Tribute Concert
Kenny Wheeler & Friends,
Featuring Jazz Legends Dave Holland, Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Konitz, Joe La Barbera, Don Thompson & Norma Winstone

Sunday June 3, 2007 8:00 PM
Tribute Concert
Jon Hendricks and the “Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Redux”

Thursday May 31, 2007 8:00 PM
Footprints – A Journey in Dance and Drums

Hosted by Veronica Tennant, Featuring New York Jazz Tap-Dancing Legend, Jimmy Slyde; Afro-Cuban Dance Master Felix “Pupy” Insua & “The Blue Flame of Cameroon” dancer and singer Muna Mingole
Fermenting Cellar, Distillery Historic District

Thursday May 31, 2007 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Late Night Jam
Fermenting Cellar

Friday June 1, 2007 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dance Clinics
Venue TBA

Friday June 1, 2007 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free Jazz Performance
Boiler House/Pure Spirits Patio

Friday June 1, 2007 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Late Night Jam
Fermenting Cellar

Saturday June 2, 2007 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Barry Harris Clinic
Improvisation for all instruments & vocalists

Saturday June 2, 2007 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Jazz and Blues for Juniors
Fermenting Cellar
Featuring Brian Katz, Chris McKhool, Fruteland Jackson and more!

Saturday June 2, 2007 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Free Jazz Performances
Where: Boiler House/Pure Spirits Patio

Saturday June 2, 2007 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Carla Bley Clinic

Saturday June 2, 2007 1:00 PM
Francisco Mela in Concert

Saturday June 2, 2007 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bob Brookmeyer Clinic

Saturday June 2, 2007 2:15 PM
The Barry Harris Trio
Featuring Kevin Mahogany & Surprise Guests

Saturday June 2, 2007 3:30 PM
The Lee Konitz Trio

Saturday June 2, 2007 5:00 PM
Jon Hendricks Clinic

Saturday June 2, 2007 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Carla Bley & The Art of Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Steve Swallow and special guest Howard Johnson

Saturday June 2, 2007 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Afro Cuban Jazz and Dance Party
Fermenting Cellar, Distillery Historic District

Sunday June 3, 2007 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Barry Harris Clinic
Harmony Clinic

Sunday June 3, 2007 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free Jazz Performance
Where: Boiler House/Pure Spirits Patio

Sunday June 3, 2007 1:00 PM
Mela Latin Percussion Clinic

Sunday June 3, 2007 2:00 PM
We Are One
Art of Jazz Community Voices with Barry Harris and Kevin Mahogany

Sunday June 3, 2007 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Late Night Jam and Closing Party
Fermenting Cellar

For more information visit www.artofjazz.org

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