April 2008

Jazz at the Breezeway 2008

Once again Century Group will be sponsoring a series of outdoor concerts at the Tsawwassen Centre Mall. From May 31 – September 7, 2008 there will be a series of Jazz concerts, Saturdays from 12 noon – 2 pm.

May 31 – Marty Franklin
June 7 – Tim Barrett
June 14 – Brad Muirhead
June 21 – Clyde Reed
June 28 – Marty Franklin
July 5 – South Delta Jazz Workshop Quintet
July 12 – Cory Weeds
July 19 – Children’s Day (no Jazz Music)
July 26 – Stephen Robb & Tommy Babin

August 2 – Ross Bliss Gypsy Guitar duo
August 9 – Brad Muirhead
August 16 – Marty Franklin
August 23 – Ross Bliss Gypsy Guitar duo
August 30 – Tim Barrett
September 6 – Toozdays Rhythm
September 13 – Tim Barrett
September 20 – Cory Weeds
September 27 – Toozdays Rhythm

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Save the CBC Radio Orchestra

I’m interupting your regular jazz fest posting here to inform you about the fact that the seventy year old CBC Vancouver Radio Orchestra is being disbanded in November 2008. The pudits will tell you that radio orchestras are a dying breed (this was the last one here in the Americas, but such organizations are still flourishing in Europe). What has been forgotten is that the mandate of our national broadcaster is to promote and foster home grown Canadian talent in both the classical and jazz idioms. The CBC orchestra has been responsible for many commissions of new music by Canadian composers. Also the CBC has cut its Young Composers Competition and is currently removing most of its quality jazz and classical music programing from Radio 2.

If you care about classical and jazz art music in Canada, please sign the petition at savecbcorchestra.com

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