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March 14, 2008

Banff Centre Jazz Program Receives 150k Donation

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz news, Canada

Students of Fall/Winter Residency to Benefit from Scholarships

Banff Centre Jazz Program students will benefit from $150,000 donation made to the program by TD Canada Trust. The donation will be used to establish the TD Canada Trust Music Fellowships in Jazz, which will go to musicians attending programs from 2008 through 2011.

The world-famous school established its jazz program in 1974, designed with the expertise of Canadian jazz legends Oscar Peterson and Phil Nimmons. Since that time many of the top names in the field have passed through it’s halls, such as Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Kenny Werner, Steve Coleman, Ed Blackwell, Kevin Eubanks, Keith Copeland, Don Thompson, Hugh Fraser, and Dave Douglas.

The TD Canada Trust Music Fellowships will go toward providing scholarships to the student’s of the Banff Centre’s fall and winter music residency, with the program offering combined education and performance, with the student musicians showcased in public performances during the Banff Winter Arts Festival.

for more info visit www.banffcentre.ca/music

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