JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, November 6, 2016

CANADA: Flute Bits - November 2016 - Bill McBirnie

Flute Bits - November 2016 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Folks:

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

(1)  'GRAIN OF SAND' WINS A TIMA

(2)  A "KOOL BREEZE" VIDEO INTERVIEW

(3)  …SO SUPPORT AN INDIE AT CHRISTMAS!

(4)  A BIT OF BAROQUE

(5)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

Thanks very much…both for reading and 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)  'GRAIN OF SAND' WINS A TIMA

Grain of Sand (Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones - Extreme Flute) was nominated in two categories at the 2016 TIMAs (Toronto Independent Music Awards); (1) the Best World and (2) the Best Instrumental.  And it was successful winning in the Best Instrumental category.

Grain of Sand is STILL available here! :-)  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billmcbirniebrucejones
(2)  A "KOOL BREEZE" VIDEO INTERVIEW

Here is an interview that may be of some interest to some of you (…but you will have to commit about 45 minutes for the whole thing!…So you may simply want to save the link for later!…) :-)  It is pretty far-ranging and has a lot of history...even some funny stuff...about me and many others along my musical path!


(Thanks to Anthony Hakim at Radio Regent for his enthusiastic support of ALL indie musicians!)


(3)  …SO SUPPORT AN INDIE AT CHRISTMAS!

…Oh, and of course CDs make great stocking stuffers and/or personalized gifts for Christmas…So support an indie (…ANY indie!… :-)


- GRAIN OF SAND (Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones - Extreme Flute) - 2015
- FIND YOUR PLACE (an organ with Bernie Senensky & Anthony Michelli) - 2014
​- MERCY (duos and quartets with Robi Botos) - 2010
- PACO PACO (duos and quartets with Bernie Senensky) - 2006
- NATURE BOY (duos and quartets with Mark Eisenman) - 2003
- SCRATCH IT! Extreme Flute - 2002
​- DESVIO Extreme Flute (with Bruce Jones) - 1998


(4)  A BIT OF BAROQUE…

Here is a short bit (about 2.5 minutes) of Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth, nailing it…in a BIG way!…



(5)  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/contact.html 

Finally, 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 extremeflute@look.ca

Mon., May 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Trinity - Music Mondays
10 Trinity Square (near the Eaton Centre)
Toronto, Ontario
A duo with BERNIE SENENSKY (Classical & Gospel)

Fri., Mar. 10, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick St.
Kitchener, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY’s Moe Koffman Tribute Band

Sat., Jan. 7, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
The Jazz Room (located in the Huether Hotel)
59 King St. N.
Waterloo, Ontario
With WILLY JARVIS and the Con Gracias Latin Band

Sat., Dec. 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m
Amica at Bayview Gardens
19 Rean Dr.
North York, Ontario
With the GEORGE MARTON Trio

Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 22 & 23, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario
With HOWIE SILVERMAN

Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
A Charlie Brown Christmas with the JIM SANDILANDS Trio

Fri., Nov. 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
La Nouvelle Scene (Studio A)
333 King Edward Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
The Rene Lavoie Trio (with RENE LAVOIE, TIM BEDNER & NORMAND GLAUDE)

Fri., Nov. 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Carleton University - Patrick Cardy Studio (Loeb A900)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
BILL MCBIRNIE - A Flute & Improvisation Clinic - for ALL instrumentalists!

Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Jazz.FM91 - On Air - Afternoon Drive
4 Pardee Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
Live with BRAD BARKER (and me on alto flute!) - "One Mic, One Chair"

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
The Burdock
1184 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
LOUIS SIMAO - 'A Luz' CD Release! - Amazing!
With DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES

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