Monday, May 17, 2010

Passing the torch or trombone, trumpet.....

As always - how delightful to see the talents of young jazz musicians - the Humber Community Outreach Bands and the Jazz FM Youth Band....

I caught the last of the Honour Combo "A" group - phenomenal - you will get to hear them at the Beaches Jazz Festival - so check that out.

Matthew Chalmers cooking on the vibes...the Jazz FM group - that's Jules Estrin conducting - did "Groovin High" and "Morocco" as part of their set.  There were also of course many proud parents in attendance.....and Cathy Mitro doing the emcee honours.

In attendance: Kirk McDonald, Jim Vivian, Nathan Hiltz, Jonathan Kay...among others - of course there are many of Canada's finest on staff at Humber and other schools.

Thank you to the Rex for setting aside this time to foster the future.

Lastly, speaking of "yute" - go check out Chris Butcher on trombone and Jon Challoner on trumpet at Grossman's tonight at 9ish (on Spadina) and their group The Heavyweights Brass Band - everything from funky New Orleans to Lady Gaga...
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