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    ARTS TORONTO - JUNE 4th EDITION


    This Sunday from 8-9am, it’s Arts Toronto with your host Mark Wigmore on JAZZ.FM91.


    This episode:

    Jake Koffman grew up admiring the accomplishments of not one, but two musical grandfathers who became recipients of The Order Of Canada: Victor Feldbrill, who served as the resident conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Moe Koffman, the jazz legend behind the iconic “Swinging Shepherd Blues”. Jake is very much a musician, educator and showman in his own right. He's been a professional performer for the last decade or so, and a music teacher. Now, he's teamed up with his wife Ellie to create, The Koffman Academy, a music and dance school in Bloor West Village which will offer dance and music programs. Jake sits down with Mark Wigmore to share memories of his Grandfathers, and how Moe inspired him to become a musician himself.

    And Garvia Bailey continues here fantastic series, “Giant Steps”. This week a celebration of British wunderkind, Jacob Collier.

    And, the countdown to the 2017 Dora Awards started this past Tuesday when Toronto's theatre community convened at the Sony Centre for the announcement of this year's nominees. Mark Wigmore shares highlights from the General, Independent, Children’s, and Musical Theatre divisions, as well as dance and opera. Mark also catches up with Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen, and Award night host; actor, producer and musician, Raoul Bhaneja.

    Catch the show from 8-9am on Sunday or online at jazz.fm

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