On March 27th, 2020 at Glenn Gould Studio,
audiences in Toronto have one last chance to experience jazz master Adam
Makowicz in concert. Known for his virtuosic performance as a jazz pianist and
unique interpretations of Chopin’s music, he will be joined by the members of
his jazz trio from New York — Krystof Medyna on saxophone and Jeff Dingler on
double bass – as well as Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski.
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Makowicz’s musical journey is a remarkable one. He studied classical piano
during the communist regime in Poland, which officially censored jazz music and
forbid it from being broadcasted on radio. Yet, every city has its underground life, and
jazz found a way to the people.
“I was surprised at how much we enjoyed playing and the audience was highly appreciative. So I decided to do a concert of this great music from the twenties to the forties with a classical twist.” ~ Michael Westwood
If it’s been a little quiet around here, it’s because we’ve been taking a break from our usual blog activities. Of course, we can’t wait to get back to doing it all bigger and better.
What we have been doing is teaming up with Ron Davis on Symphronica, happening at Lula Lounge three Sundays in a row on October 27, November 3 and November 10.
The concept of blending jazz, pop and classical music reflects our belief that the boundaries between musical genres, not to mention arts disciplines, should be bridged more often. Ron Davis, a Canadian performer and composer, also shares our passion for supporting local and independent artists and building these bridges.
While busy with grassroots outreach associated with Symphronica, we are also gearing up for BeMused Network’s launch and showcase as part of Canadian Film Centre’s ideaboost program, which we have been involved in since May. If you are not on our mailing list and want to be among the first to beta test our service, click here to sign up!