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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio Sells Out - SAT. March 27 @ 8pm

Rosenwinkels music represents the sound of the future-just as bebop once did. - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Toronto, ON March 12, 2010 The innovative and iconic, 39-year-old guitarist and Verve recording artist Kurt Rosenwinkel is performing in the fourth stunning installment of the Jazz Education and Performance Centre (JPEC) concert series - www.jazzcentre.caOn Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8 pm, The Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio will take the stage at Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West. One of the most widely admired jazz artists of his generation, Rosenwinkel will be accompanied by Eric Revis (bass) and Rodney Green (drums) in what promises to be a soul-stirring performance.
Tickets are $35 Regular and $20 for Student/Rush (available by phone or in person with student ID; a limited number of rush seats available 30 minutes before performance time). Tickets are available at the Roy Thomson Hall box office (416) 872-4255 or
Kurt is rightfully taking his place alongside significant contemporary figures like Pat Metheny, John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Bill Frisell. While his body of work as a leader is only beginning to develop, he has worked with a cross-generational who's who of players including drummer Paul Motian, vibraphonist Gary Burton, drummer Brian Blade and saxophonists Joe Henderson and Joshua Redman.
Rosenwinkel, who grew up in the U.S. and now lives in Berlin, cultivates his following by bucking tradition and has earned respect for his inventive, original tunes. His last album, Reflections by his Standards Trio, received excellent reviews and his encompassing musical vision has won him a mantel full of superlatives from fellow jazz artists like tenor sax star Joshua Redman, who declared that Rosenwinkel ''is without question one of the greatest artists of our generation."

''He somehow manages to write music that is incredibly sophisticated and complex, but so excruciatingly beautiful," Redman said in a recent conversation. ''He's created his own harmonic world, which in and of itself is a huge accomplishment in jazz. He has this incredible sense of melodic clarity and lyricism. His sound is so personal."

The Jazz Performance and Education Centre, officially founded in 2008, is a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and development of jazz in Canada. The result of a collaboration between business people, musicians and arts professionals who are passionate about jazz in Toronto, JPECs ultimate goal is to create a full-time jazz venue in the city: this first-class, multi-purpose facility will feature performances by top local, national and international jazz talent; educational programming through which fans of all ages can learn about jazz; recording facilities; and a Hall of Fame and Archives which will encompass and preserve Canadas outstanding jazz heritage and tradition. The facility will enhance Torontos reputation as one of the best cities in North America in which to experience live jazz.

"We are delighted to bring this exciting evening of Jazz to Toronto and look forward to supporting years of more great jazz performances, engaging presentations and creative collaboration with Toronto 's jazz community," says JPEC Chair Ray Koskie.

JPECs inaugural season features a variety of exciting programming including concerts at Glenn Gould Studio and the Bluma Appel Theatre, featuring the Oliver Jones Trio, Dianne Reeves, the Ingrid Jensen Quintet, the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio and the Bill Charlap/Renee Rosnes Duo. The season also celebrates a series of lectures, hosted by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, led by local jazz musicians and writers including Heather Bambrick, Mark Barnes, Jack Chambers and Andrew Scott; and a series of jazz programs for children hosted by Casa Loma.

For more information on the Jazz Performance and Education Centre, visit -
JPECs 2009-2010 season is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Koskie Minsky LLP and Media Partner Jazz.FM91 and National Post.

Jazz to me is a must for everyone. Its exciting, it makes you want to dance and its very cool.
- The Honourable
Lincoln M. Alexander 


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