JWQ Showcase 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CANADA: Flute Bits - April 2017 - Bill McBirnie

Flute Bits - April 2017 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Folks:

Here is a very short list of items (each of which is set out in more detail, just below my signature).

(1)  …"PLASTIC" PRINCE!…

(2)  A RARE LATIN FLUTE CLINIC

(3)  PAVLOVIAN CATS?!

(4)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

Thanks very much…for both 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)  …"PLASTIC" PRINCE!…

Here is a clip of me playing a plastic Tocco flute (made by Geoffrey Guo) along with the title track from the album, Musicology, by Prince.

(And there you have it…"Plastic" Prince!… :-)


(2)  A RARE LATIN FLUTE CLINIC

This doesn’t happen very often.  So, for those of you in the Toronto area, here are the deets:  

Fri., Apr. 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hart House - South Sitting Room (UoT)
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario
A Latin-Oriented Flute/Improvisation Clinic/Masterclass!
(Part of the 2017 Toronto Latin American Flute Festival - TLAFF)

(3)  PAVLOVIAN CATS?!

OK, I admit it.  I'm a cat person!

So, for those of you who are of the same bent of mind, here is a very short - but very funny - clip!


(4)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

Please note that the following gig listing is in DESCENDING order and, further, that you can always find a current/updated listing at the following link:


Also, if you need - or want - any flute, alto flute or piccolo work (…or some flute/improvisation coaching…), then just drop me a line at extremeflute@look.ca

Sun., Jul. 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Meglomaniac Winery
3930 Cherry Ave.
Vineland, Ontario
Celebrating Moe Koffman (with BERNIE SENENSKY's Moe Koffman Tribute Band)

Fri., June 9, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES​)

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 ("Bach, Bebop & Gospel!")

Thurs., May 18, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
The Burdock
1184 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES)

Sat., May 6, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With BRUCE CASSIDY and his 'Anti-Gravity Machine'

Sat., Apr. 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Hope United Church
2550 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with MIKE LALONDE & RICHARD WHITEHOUSE

Tues., Apr. 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
La Revolucion
2848 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With PETER HILL (piano)

Fri., Apr. 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Hirut Restaurant
2050 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
With the DON NADURIAK Band (including RUSS LITTLE, GEORGE KOLLER & JOAQUIN HIDALGO)

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Koerner Hall
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Jazz.FM91 Jazz Lives 2017 (including JOHN PIZZARELLI, DAVID-CLAYTON THOMAS, BARBRA LICA, ROBI BOTOS & Musicial Director, LOU POMANTI)

Sun., Apr. 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Jazz Vespers with the JIM SANDILANDS Trio

Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 at 9:45 p.m.
The Rex
194 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, LUIS ORBEGOSO, RICH BROWN & MARITO MARQUES)

Fri., Apr. 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hart House - South Sitting Room (UoT)
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario
A Latin-Oriented Flute/Improvisation Clinic/Masterclass!
(Part of the 2017 Toronto Latin American Flute Festival - TLAFF)

Wed., Apr. 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Hart House - East Common Room (UoT)
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario
With JAMES BROWN on guitar (featuring CHRISTINE BEARD)
(Part of the 2017 Toronto Latin American Flute Festival - TLAFF)