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    Fern Lindzon at Jazz Bistro

    Tuesday, February 11 2014, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
    JUNO Award nominee Fern Lindzon is a multi-faceted pianist/vocalist/composer with a technique that The WholeNote calls “intricate, yet commanding”, and her latest CD Two Kites, “breathtakingly beautiful.” Montreal critic Irwin Block writes that Fern is a “rare and fascinating talent”, and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene’s Scott Yanow describes her as having “a warm and haunting voice along with excellent technique on the piano and an adventurous spirit.” From Jobim to Norma Winstone, with stop-overs in Brazil, Eastern Europe and on Basin Street, Fern’s highly original arrangements fly gracefully on the winds of contemporary jazz. A funny thing happened on the JUNO train from Toronto to the awards ceremony in Ottawa in 2012. Toronto jazz pianist and singer Fern Lindzon struck up a conversation with the iconic Canadian singer and songwriter Ron Sexsmith. Duly inspired, she asked Ron if she could arrange one of his songs for her jazz group. Ron was enthusiastic and Fern began her search for a Sexsmith song that could work in a jazz setting, that would be fun to sing, and that no one else had covered. What about Jazz at the Bookstore, from Ron’s 2006 CD Time Being? So obvious. So perfect! With creative input from bassist Mike McClennan and bassist/producer George Koller, Jazz at the Bookstore was reborn. Not only has it become an audience favourite, it’s destined to become a classic. And Ron loves it! Please join Fern Lindzon, with saxophonist Chris Gale, bassist George Koller and drummer Nick Fraser, on Tuesday, February 11, 7 p.m., at the Jazz Bistro as they release this wonderful single from Fern’s upcoming CD, Like a Circle in a Spiral, which will be coming out in May! Fern Lindzon – piano & vocals Chris Gale – saxophone George Koller – bass Nick Fraser – drums MUSIC STARTS AT 7pm MUSIC CHARGE $15 / $10 (students)
    Location: Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St.
    Contact: 416-363-5299

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