JWQ Showcase 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

CANADA: Flute News - November 2017 - Bill McBirnie

Hi, Folks:

Here are a few short items, each of which is set out in a little more detail just below my signature.

(1) THE "BEST" & THE "WORST" ON YOUTUBE?

(2)  PLEASE, SUPPORT AN INDIE THIS CHRISTMAS!

(3)  ANI DIFRANCO! 

(4)  SOME 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) THE "BEST" & THE "WORST" ON YOUTUBE?

Here are the "most viewed" and the "least viewed" clips from my YouTube channel!  

I’m not sure what this all means (...but there you have it!... :-)

Most Viewed (51,436 views)
"Funky Flute" with James Brown (from December, 2008) - 4 minutes
Least Viewed (181 views)
"Mountains" with Prince (from August, 2017) - 5 minutes


(2) PLEASE, SUPPORT AN INDIE THIS CHRISTMAS!

…Now you could support me…or you could support anyone else…

In either case, a "personalized gift of music" is a worthwhile gesture (…all the way around!… :-)



(3)  ANI DIFRANCO! 

Here is a great 40-second clip of Ani DiFranco…Cool…and to the point!…



(4)  SOME FORTHCOMING GIGS

The following gig listing is in DESCENDING order.  And you can always find a current/updated listing at the following link:


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

Fri., Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Ripley’s Aquarium (right next to the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower)
With MIKE LALONDE & DYLAN BELL

Fri., Jan. 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Hirut Restaurant
With the DON NADURIAK E= Band!

Wed., Dec. 20, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant
681 St. Clair Ave. W. (at Christie)
Toronto, Ontario
With BERNIE SENENSKY (…and some "Music of the Season"!…)

Mon., Dec. 11, at 8:00 p.m. 
Sanderson Centre
With The BERNIE SENENSKY Quintet

Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
With the JIM SANDILANDS Trio

Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
The Rex
With BRUCE CASSIDY and his 'Anti-Gravity Machine'

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 at 9:30 p.m.
The Rex
With The BERNIE SENENSKY QUINTET

Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
The Jazz Room (located in the Huether Hotel)
With the LOUIS SIMAO 'A Luz' Band! (including DAVID FRENCH, RICH BROWN, MARITO MARQUES & MANINHO COSTA)

Sat., Nov. 25, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Delmanor Northtown
With the GEORGE MARTIN Trio

Tues., Nov. 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Valleyview Residence
With the GEORGE MARTON Trio

Sun., Nov. 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Array Music
BILL GILLIAM & DAVID STORY present "Luminous Gestures 2.0" 
With EUGENE MARTYNEC, CHERY O and DAN BROWNE on visuals!

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
The Carlu (Private Wedding)
444Young St.
Toronto, Ontario 
With TONY QUARRINGTON 

Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunnybrook Hospital - Warrior's Hall
With the GEORGE MARTON Trio

Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
King Edward Hotel (Corporate Function)
With ANTHONY TERPSTRA’s "BG Jazz Quintet"