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Adam Makowicz’s Grand Finale a Parting Gift for Canadian Jazz Fans

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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Adam 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.

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Westwood marks inaugural season with Big Band Tributes

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“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

Get your advance tickets ($20) at BeMused Network!


The debut season of the Westwood Concerts series will be concluding this Thursday, July 10th at Heliconian Hall with a tribute to the 1920s-1940s era of swing and big band music. The concert will feature pieces by such familiar names as George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. New arrangements featuring the clarinet will be performed by artistic director Michael Westwood. He came back to music after a long journey away, armed with a desire to share a vision of classical music performance that’s accessible, engaging, and fun. Read on…

Cooking up a storm with Symphronica

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!

Check out Symphronica below!

SYMPHRONICA Sizzle Reel from RonDavisMusic on Vimeo.

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