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Thursday, April 23, 2009

JAZZ@MASSEY/09-10 season/Starting Aug 5!


Massey Hall presents

JAZZ @ MASSEY HALL 09/10

Single Tickets Now On Sale!

Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock Wednesday, August 5, 2009 8pm

Ornette Coleman Thursday, September 24, 2009 8pm

Brad Mehldau Trio Saturday, April 10, 2010 8pm

Single Tickets On Sale to FriendsFirst members: 10 am, Wed April 22, 2009

Single Tickets On Sale to Public: 12 Noon, Sat April 25, 2009

Subscriptions (3 Concerts) Still Available

Call 416-872-4255 or online at www.masseyhall.com or www.roythomson.com

Or visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office


JAZZ @ MASSEY HALL 2009-2010 Season (Series of 3 concerts)

Massey Hall presents its 2nd spectacular season of Jazz @ Massey Hall a three-concert series featuring a stellar lineup of internationally acclaimed artists with three very distinct perspectives on jazz. The lines are blurred between classical and jazz; contemporary popular music is re-worked as jazz standards; and uncharted territory is explored through improvisation. Toronto audiences will be treated to the extraordinary partnership of piano greats Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock, the inimitable genius of saxophonist Ornette Coleman, and the incomparable stylings of the Brad Mehldau Trio all on the stage of Massey Hall, Canadas historic concert venue long recognized internationally as one of the great halls for jazz.

Subscriptions (3 concerts) Still Available: $295 - $145

1) LANG LANG & HERBIE HANCOCK with ORCHESTRA

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 8 PM Massey Hall

Single Tickets: $199.50 - $69.50

Pianists Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock reunite after their thrilling, dueling-keys performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008. The hottest artist on the classical music planet and the legendary jazz pianist join forces to perform a variety of solos, duets and concertos for two pianos, with orchestra, by such masters as Gershwin, Bernstein, Ravel, and others.

"...a genre-crossing revamp of George Gershwin's ''Rhapsody in Blue'' was the perfect showcase for these two hugely talented ivory tinklers." -- Entertainment Weekly on 50th Grammy Awards performance

2) ORNETTE COLEMAN

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 8 PM Massey Hall

Single Tickets: $89.50 - $69.50

Fifty years ago, saxophonist Ornette Coleman shook up the world of jazz with The Shape Of Jazz To Come, a groundbreaking album whose influence has been felt by virtually every jazz musician. Coleman has always sought that most prized quality in jazz: freedom. His profound artistry was recognized in 2007 with both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement. We have heard first hand how powerfully his music continues to resonate, thanks to his deeply memorable concert at Massey Hall in 2005. There are concerts in the world of jazz, plenty of concerts, and then there are events. Ornette Colemans appearance in Toronto was both. --The Globe & Mail

3) BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO

Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 8 PM Massey Hall

Single Tickets: $69.50 - $49.50

Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists on the jazz scene today, Brad Mehldau pushes boundaries to blend musical genres and blaze trails into new musical territory. His hauntingly beautiful melody lines and stunning improvisations reveal his deeply intelligent musicianship. Mehldau has recorded and performed around the world since the mid 1990s as a soloist and in collaboration with Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Wayne Shorter, and many others. His acclaimed trio includes bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. The elliptical lines, volatile rhythmic figures and unexpected bursts of color and dissonanceĶ prove that Mehldau writes as cleverly as he plays. --The Chicago Tribune

Jazz @ Massey Hall is sponsored by TD Canada Trust

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