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NEW POST: THREE PIECES AFTER BACH

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BRAD MEHLDAU: THREE PIECES AFTER BACH AT KOERNER HALL
Brad Mehldau: Three Pieces After Bach at
Koerner Hall On a beautiful spring Thursday night, I caught a brilliant solo
piano concert by one of the premier pianists of our time, Brad Mehldau.      This particular solo piano concert is a special one since it
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NEW POST: OUT OF THE CLOSET

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OUT OF THE CLOSET
My 35 th year has got to be one of the most interesting
years that I have ever faced.     The year
started as business as usual serving at my local church, a visit from a
missionary, and a Bible study.    Then I
had a few jazz gigs here and there, and so fo...

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My first book

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2016 Donor Appeal
All my life there were two things that I wanted to do with my life.     One was to become a prominent jazz musician in my hometown of Toronto and hopefully out of that forge a worldwide career.      The other is excelling in my talents and gifts as a writer...

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UPDATED:   MY 2015 Year in Review

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CD REVIEW: DREAM BY LANDEN VIEIRA
DREAM Landen Viera Independent 5 out of 5 Stars At just 23 years of age, tenor saxophonist and composer Landen
Vieira is quickly emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the Toronto jazz
scene.    A student of the storied
University of Toronto, Landen in ...

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MY 2015 MUSICAL YEAR IN REVIEW
CD’S: 1) Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining: The Jerome Kern
Songbook Almost approaching 90, Tony Bennett shows with this album that he is
a fine wine that simply gets better and better with age.    This album featuring the sensitive piano sty...

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JUSTIN HAYNES' "THIS TRANQUIL LIFE" AT LA REVOLUCION
Nestled in the heart of the Junction in West Toronto is a live venue
that features genre-bending jazz and live music on certain nights of the week
called La Revolucion.    The band happened
to be led by Justin Haynes called “This Tranquil Life”. In this par...
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