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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CANADA: Flute Bits - March 2016 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Folks:

Here is a short list of items, each of which is set out in more detail just below my signature: 

(1) - "FIND YOUR PLACE" RECEIVES AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD (IMA) IN THE USA

(2) - ARETHA, AGAIN!

(3) - SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

As always, thanks very much (…both for reading and for listening!…)

Sincerely,

Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute
Phone:  (416) 652-1541
 
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.  In practice, there is."  (Yogi Berra)


(1)  "FIND YOUR PLACE" RECEIVES AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD (IMA) IN THE USA

The USA Independent Music Awards recently announced the results of the IMA Vox Pop 14th annual poll which is the fan-determined portion of the prestigious international program for independent artists and releases.  "FIND YOUR PLACE" (an organ trio with me on flute,Bernie Senensky on Hammond B3 organ, Anthony Michelli on drums and Pacy Shulman of Hilo Studio at the sound board) won in the Jazz Instrumental category.  The album is available here:


NOTE:  The Independent Music Awards (produced by Music Resource Group LLC) receives entries from nearly 100 countries on six continents, and its active support places top-ranked indie artists (both winners and nominees) in front of millions of industry decision makers and music consumers, around the world.
 
(2)  ARETHA, AGAIN!

I think I can say without fear of hyperbole that "Are You Leaving Me" is one of the most remarkable things you will EVER hear!…Four minutes of pained but utter bliss (…with Aretha……all alone…at the keyboard…and it’s a demo…)

"…Tell me…"


  
(3)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

[NOTE:  The following gig listing is in DESCENDING order.  You can always find a current/updated listing at the following link:  http://www.extremeflute.com/contact.html  Finally, don’t hesitate to contact me if you need or want any flute, alto flute or piccolo work…or flute/improvisation lessons or coaching!…]

Fri., Jul. 1, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant (part of the annual TDJF)
681 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Christie)
Toronto, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY - Brazilian Jazz!

Sun., June 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Morgans on the Danforth (part of the annual TDJF)
1282 Danforth Ave. (at Greenwood)
Toronto, Ontario
With STEPHEN GARDNER on keys

Wed., June 22, 2016 at 6:30
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the JIM GELCER band

Wed., June 15, 2016 at 6:30
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the JIM GELCER band

Thurs., Fri. & Sat., June 9, 10 & 11, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario
With Bernie Senensky's MOE KOFFMAN TRIBUTE BAND

Sun., May. 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Hudson
147 Dunlop St. E.
Barrie, Ontario
With the JOE HURON Trio

Sun., May. 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Apple Annie's Cafe
101 Mississaga St. E.
Orillia, Ontario
With the JOE HURON Trio
 
Sun., Apr. 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
Church of the Incarnation
15 Clairtrell Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with the GEORGE MARTON Trio

Sat., Mar. 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Pearson Convention Centre - FPCBP Annual Gala
2683 Steeles Ave. E.
Brampton, Ontario
With the FERNANDO TAVARES Group

Fri., Mar. 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Hirut Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
With the DON NADURIAK Band

Tues., Mar. 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
The Salty Dog
1980 Queen St. E.
Toronto, Ontario
With the GREG PILO trio (including BERNIE SENENSKY and NEIL SWIANSON)