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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Michel Legrand Makes Rare Canadian Appearance @ Toronto Jazz Festival

LEGRAND CAREER
French Jazz Icon MICHEL LEGRAND Makes Rare Canadian Appearance at
TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival
June 20 - June 29, 2008

Toronto Singer, songwriter, composer, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand's last name may mean "great," but it is his impressive career which makes him musical "greatness." As part of the GRANDMASTERS Series, presented by Panasonic, international icon, Legrand will perform on Saturday, June 28 at 8pm at the Four Seasons Centre, for the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, running June 20 29.

"Michel's contribution to jazz music, and to pop culture in general, is undeniable and worth recognizing," states the Festival's Executive Producer Patrick Taylor, who put together this year's GRANDMASTERS Series, which also includes legendary jazz pianists Dave Brubeck (July 2), and Oliver Jones & Ahmad Jamal (June 23) in a special double bill concert.

With a career that spans over five decades, Legrand's influence is far-reaching. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1990, Legrand boasts three Academy Awards, five Grammys, more than 250 film and television scores and a number of jazz, classical and pop albums.

Witness this rare Canadian performance and discover the man behind the music who has shaped the landscape of movies and music, as we know it today. Journey through Legrand's extensive body of work that includes classics such as:

Film Scores
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Yentl with Barbra Streisand (1983)
Wuthering Heights (1970)
Madeline (1998)
Never Say Never Again James Bond 007 (1983)
F for Fake (1975)

Recordings/Arrangements/Compositions
I Love Paris (1954)
Legrand Jazz (1958)
Unforgettable: With Love Natalie Cole (1991)
Brian's Song
The Way He Makes Me Feel
What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life?

Click here to see Michel Legrand performing What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life.

Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets. Call 416-872-1111 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca. Quartetto Guido Basso will open.

For more information, visit www.torontojazz.com.

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