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Sunday, April 17, 2016

CANADA: Flute Bits - April 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) - INTERVIEW FOR THE OTTAWA JAZZ SCENE

(2) - ERROL GARNER - "FULL MOON AND EMPTY ARMS"

(3) - FORTHCOMING GIGS

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) - INTERVIEW WITH THE OTTAWA JAZZ SCENE

This is the link to a fairly extensive interview (written by Alayne McGregor of the Ottawa Jazz Scene) which includes my history on the instrument, as well as a few interesting anecdotes along the way.



(2) - ERROL GARNER - "FULL MOON AND EMPTY ARMS"

According to Mark Eisenman, "If you haven’t heard this, then you’re missing out on one the best four minutes of jazz, ever!"  (…I tend to agree…Have a listen for yourself and see!… :-) 


 
(3) - FORTHCOMING GIGS

[NOTE:  This listing is in DESCENDING order.  Also, 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 should need or want any flute, alto flute or piccolo work…or any flute/improvisation lessons/coaching!…]

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

Sun., June 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Morgans on the Danforth (part of the 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" (including JAKE KOFFMAN, KIERAN OVERS & TERRY CLARKE)

Mon., May 23, 2016 at 9:30
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the DON NADURIAK band

Thurs., May 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With MARISA OLIVEIRA (including FERNANDO TAVARES, PEDRO JOEL & ENRIQUE LAYOLA)

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

Wed., May 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With WILL JARVIS CD Release - "Con Gracias" - including HILARIO DURAN, KEVIN TURCOTTE, LUIS ORBEGOSO, CHENDY LEON, TREVOR DICK & AARON SOLOMON

Sun., Apr. 24, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
St. James Anglican Church
137 Melville St.
Dundas, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with JIM SANDILANDS, STACIE MCGREGOR & TED WARREN

Thurs., Apr. 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario
With HOWIE SILVERMAN - CD Release - "Duets" - including HOWIE SILVERMAN (piano), PAT COLLINS (bass), ETHAN ARDELLI (drums) & SARAH SILVERMAN (vocals)

Wed., Apr. 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Orbit Room
580 College St.
Toronto, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY on the Hammond B3 & ANTHONY MICHELLI on drums!

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

Thurs., Apr. 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunnybrook Hospital - Warrior's Hall
2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
With the GEORGE MARTON Trio