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Next Generation Jazz Festival

Wednesday, February 23 2011, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The 4th annual Next Generation Jazz festival will be taking place Feb. 22, 23, and 24 at Humber College (Lake Shore campus). The performances and afternoon concerts are free and open to the public. Wednesday February 23, 2:00pm concert: Youth Jazz in the City Honour Combo A A project of the Humber College Community Music School, sponsored by the Beaches Jazz Festival Youth Initiatives. The project creates opportunities for talented young jazz musicians ages 14 - 18 to rehearse, perform and study with some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Canada. Students audition from across the GTA and are selected to perform with one of two GTA Honour Combos. The project provides gifted young players with stepping-stones towards national and international performance opportunities. Honour Combo A was selected in mid-January after a highly competitive process that saw applications submitted from across the GTA. Directed by renowned saxophonist and composer Kirk MacDonald, the group will rehearse and perform at various locations and events including the TD Downtown Jazz Festival, The Beaches Jazz Festival, the Next Generation Jazz Festival, the Rex Hotel, and Chalkers Pub in addition to various coporate and civic functions. The members of the group are Michael Gracie, trpt (University of Toronto School); Liam Masil-Mitro, alto (Forest Hill Collegiate); Andrew Marzotto, gtr (Rosedale Heights); Holt Stuart-Hitchcox, bass (Martingrove Collegiate Institute); Louis Baranyi-Irvine, drums (Etobicoke School of the Arts).
Location: Humber College - Lakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto
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