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Friday, November 13, 2009

Canadian Jazz Legend "Oliver Jones" performs Sat. NOV 14 @ 8pm @ JPEC's Opening Concert Series

Oliver Jones Trio
JPECs Opening Concert Series
@ Glenn Gould Studio
Saturday, November 14 @ 8pm

WHAT: Oliver Jones Trio - In the opening concert of JPECs inaugural concert series, pianist and Canadian jazz legend Oliver Jones takes the stage with his acclaimed trio. Oliver Jones is a Justin Time recording artist, a Juno Award winner, and recipient of the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Oliver Jones inspiration is not confined to the artistic community. Hes also the proud recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. award, celebrating his contributions to the Black Community in Canada and in his native Montreal. In 1993 he received the Order of Qubec, the provinces highest honour, and the next year he was awarded the Order of Canada, for "outstanding achievement in the arts." That same year, at the invitation of the Government of Canada, Jones toured several cities in China with bassist Dave Young and drummer Barry Elmes.

TICKETS: $70 VIP (includes a pre-concert reception and post-concert meet-and- greet with the artists)
$45 Regular
$20 Student/Rush (must be purchased in person with proper ID; rush seats available 30 minutes before performance time)
Tickets available from the Roy Thomson Hall box office (416) 872-4255 or buy now online from

WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West
ĮWHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2009 @ 8pm

INFO: Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) inspires and grows audiences for Jazz music through performances, education and recordings. It will be a sophisticated first class venue and education centre for local and International musicians to showcase their talent. The facility will expand Torontos reputation as one of the most vibrant cities in North America to experience live Jazz, thereby creating an environment that nurtures local talent and develops a new and diverse audience. JPEC will provide a Hall of Fame and Archive of Canadian and International Jazz history.

Founded in 2006, JPEC is dedicated to the preservation and continued development of jazz music in Canada. In August 2008, JPEC was incorporated as a not-for- profit organization and received charitable status in May 2009. JPECs mandate is to increase the audience for Jazz a universal language, through performances, education and recordings. In order to fulfill its mandate, it is vital that JPEC establish a sophisticated first class venue. JPEC is proudly inspired and draws heavily from the well known Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York replicated on a smaller scale.



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