Grain of Sand was nominated in TWO categories for the 2016 TIMAs (Toronto Independent Music Awards). Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones - Extreme Flute is at the top of the listing in (1) the Best World and (2) the Best Instrumental classes!
[NOTE: A full list of the nominees appears at the following link: http://torontoima.com/awards/
…And the album is STILL available here (…just in case you don’t already have it… :-)
Claire Chase is one of the most monstrous flute players…EVER to be!…She exhibits a deep commitment to her craft, and she is absolutely remarkable at what she does. However, I recognize that this is NOT necessarily everyone’s cup of tea. Nonetheless, she is conscientious and intensely disciplined at what she has chosen to do, musically (…and it is musical!…Just let your backbone slip!… :-) Here is a short fragment (2:25 minutes) of an absolutely brilliant performance that is both raw and nuanced:
Finally, Claire will be performing in Toronto very soon!
Density 2036 and Claire ChaseTues., Oct. 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.Buddies in Bad Times Cabaret12 Alexander St.Toronto, Ontario
(3) SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS
The following gig listing is in DESCENDING order. Please note that you can always find a current/updated list at the following link: http://www.extremeflute.com/
And, if you need or want any flute, alto flute or piccolo work (…or any flute/improvisation coaching…), then do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon., May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.The Church of the Holy Trinity - Music Mondays10 Trinity Square (near the Eaton Centre)Toronto, OntarioA duo with BERNIE SENENSKY (Classical & Gospel)Fri., Mar. 10, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.The Registry Theatre122 Frederick St.Kitchener, OntarioWith BERNIE SENENSKY’s Moe Koffman Tribute BandSat., Jan. 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.The Jazz Room (located in the Huether Hotel)59 King St. N.Waterloo, OntarioWith WILLY JARVIS and the Con Gracias Latin BandSun., Dec. 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.St. Christopher's Anglican Church662 Guelph LineBurlington, OntarioA Charlie Brown Christmas with the JIM SANDILANDS TrioFri., Nov. 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.La Nouvelle Scene (Studio A)333 King Edward Ave.Ottawa, OntarioThe Rene Lavoie Trio (with RENE LAVOIE on reeds & TIM BEDNER on guitar)Fri., Nov. 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.Carleton University - Patrick Cardy Studio (Loeb A900)1125 Colonel By DriveOttawa, OntarioBILL MCBIRNIE - A Flute & Improvisation Clinic - for ALL instrumentalists!Wed., Nov. 9, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.The Burdock1184 Bloor St. W.Toronto, OntarioLOUIS SIMAO - CD Release! - Amazing!With DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUESSun., Oct. 16, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.Church of the Incarnation15 Clairtrell Rd.Toronto, OntarioJazz Vespers with the GEORGE MARTON TrioFri., Oct. 14, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.Eight Hundred Degrees99 Mississaga St. E.Orillia, OntarioWith the JOE HURON TrioThurs., Oct. 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.The Gasworks141 Park St. N.Hamilton, OntarioWith WILLY JARVIS & the "Con Gracias" BandWed., Oct. 12, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant681 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Christie)Toronto, OntarioWith BERNIE SENENSKY - Brazilian Jazz!Sun., Oct. 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.All Saints Kingsway - Jazz Vespers2850 Bloor St. W.Toronto, OntarioWith BERNIE SENENSKY’s Moe Koffman Tribute BandSat., Oct. 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.Beach United Church - Jazz and Reflection (Theme: Love)140 Wineva Ave.Toronto, OntarioWith the MICHAEL LALONDE Trio (including DYLAN BELL)
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