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September 14, 2007

32nd Sound of Jazz Series Announced

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada

Jazz Series Offers Something for Everyone

Canada’s longest-running jazz concert series kicks off its 2007-08 season with acclaimed vocalist Kenny Rankin on October 9th, at the Old Mill in Toronto. Rankin returns to Toronto by popular demand, having wowed audiences at the JAZZ LIVES event earlier this spring.

JAZZFM91’s Sound of Jazz Series runs its 32nd season from October 9, 2007 through till March 3rd, 2008, and presents a wide range of styles and feels and an impressive roster of headline artists, offering something for jazz lovers of all tastes.

The series began in 1976 as eight live concerts that were broadcasted from the Science Centre on CJRT-FM, Ryerson’s radio station and the forerunner of Toronto’s only 24-hour jazz station, JAZZFM91.1. The series has grown to include live performances as part of the celebration, and is known for profiling some of the finest in Canadian jazz.

2007/2008 SOUND OF JAZZ SERIES SCHEDULE

KENNY RANKIN – SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

Back by popular demand, JAZZ LIVES 2007 favourite Kenny Rankin helps kick-off our 32nd season.

THE GREATEST JAZZ CONCERT EVER
Monday, October 22nd at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

A recreation of the legendary 1953 Massey Hall concert featuring Campbell Ryga as Charlie Parker, Steve McDade as Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Collins as Charles Mingus, Ted Warren as Max Roach and Don Thompson as Bud Powell.

KIND OF BLUE
Monday, November 5th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

A celebration of the all time, best-selling Jazz album by Miles Davis, considered by many to be the greatest Jazz recording ever made. Featured musicians include: Kevin Turcotte; Pat LaBarbera; Richard Underhill; Bernie Senensky; Brandi Disterheft; and Terry Clarke.

LUSH LIFE: BILLY STRAYHORN REMEMBERED
Monday, November 19th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

A look at the work of the great Duke Ellington arranger and composer as remembered by Mike Murley, Kevin Turcotte, William Carn, Nick Fraser, Steve Wallace and David Braid.

DICK HYMAN
Monday, December 10th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

The ultimate musical chameleon and Woody Allen favourite, Dick Hyman shows us why he is one of the most versatile jazz pianists and composers alive today.

JEEP’S BLUES: THE ARTISTRY OF JOHNNY HODGES
Monday, January 7th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

Jim Galloway leads us on a musical journey through the work of one of the most distinctive solo voices in jazz, alto saxophonist and lead player for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Johnny Hodges.

IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE MUSIC OF PEGGY LEE
Monday, January 21st at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

The unforgettable music of singer, songwriter and actress Peggy Lee performed by Carol McCartney, Kinga Gorny and Irene Atman.

BUCKY PIZZARELLI
Monday, February 4th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

Master of the seven-string guitar, jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, with special guests Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums, plays us some of his favourites.

THE THREE TENORS
Monday, February 18th at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

Three of Canada’s best saxophonists Alex Dean, Kelly Jefferson and Kirk MacDonald pay tribute to the jazz musician’s greatest ally, the tenor saxophone.

DAVE McMURDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Monday, March 3rd at 8:00PM, The Old Mill Inn

Toronto’s own 19-piece, all-star jazz orchestra takes centre stage at the Old Mill with their dynamic blend of 21st century musical compositions and arrangements.

for more information visit www.jazz.fm.

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