The “Order of Canada” Band at Koerner Hall

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The Order of Canada Band

Music Mix Series, Royal Conservatory 2015-2016 Season, Jazz, Royal Conservatory Presents: The “Order of Canada” Band
Generously supported by Michael Foulkes & Linda Brennan
DATE: Friday, October 23, 2015 | TIME: 8:00 pm
PRICE: Starting at $40.00
| VENUE: Koerner Hall
BUY TICKETS ONLINE: tickets.rcmusic.ca

This star-studded group of Order of Canada recipients, together specially for this concert, features Jens Lindemann, Tommy Banks, Guido Basso, Terry Clarke, Phil Dwyer, Phil Nimmons, Don Thompson, and Dave Young. You will hear Oscar Peterson’s Canadiana Suite, Allan Gilliland’s Dreaming of the Masters, and new pieces by Phil Dwyer.

In a brilliant career spanning six decades, jazz musician, composer, and educator Phil Nimmons has made an indelible contribution to the cultural life of Canada. His music is familiar to Canadians and internationally, thanks to his performances on his own CBC Radio show beginning in 1953 and as clarinetist and bandleader with his jazz group, Nimmons ‘N’ Nine, which he later expanded to Nimmons ‘N’ Nine Plus Six. Nimmons received the first Juno Award ever given in the jazz category for his group’s recording ofThe Atlantic Suite. In addition to over 400 original jazz compositions and countless arrangements, he has written numerous contemporary chamber and orchestral works for voice, piano, strings, and other ensembles.

Jens Lindemann, named “International Brass Personality of the Year” by the Brass Herald, is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history. His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, performing at London’s Last Night of the Proms, recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, to playing lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for the Queen of England. Lindemann has won major awards ranging from Grammy and Juno nominations to winning the prestigious Echo Klassik in Germany, as well as receiving an honorary doctorate. “A world-class talent” (Los Angeles Times), Los Angeles-based Lindemann performs exclusively on 24K gold plated trumpets. “Golden timbre and virtuosic flair.” (New York Times)

The “Order of Canada” Band
Jens Lindemann, trumpet & Artistic Director
Tommy Banks, piano & conductor
Guido Basso, flugelhorn & trumpet
Terry Clarke, drums
Phil Dwyer, saxophone
Ian McDougall, trombone
Phil Nimmons, clarinet
Don Thompson, bass, piano & vibes
Dave Young, bass
Joseph Macerollo, accordion

Program:
Phil Nimmons: The Dorian Way
Phil Nimmons: Nufsicisum
Don Thompson: For Kenny Wheeler
Phil Dwyer: Portrait of Guido
Allan Gilliland: Dreaming of the Masters
1. 101 Damnations
2. Prayer
3. Lower Neighbors
INTERMISSION
Oscar Peterson: Canadiana Suite (arr. Phil Nimmons)
1. “Overture”
2. “Ballad to the East”
3. “Laurentide Waltz”
4. “Place St. Henri”
5. “Hogtown Blues”
6. “Wheatland”
7. “March Past”
8. “Land of the Misty Giants”

Oscar Peterson: Hymn to Freedom (arr. Dean McNeill)
Mercer Ellington: Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (arr. Rob McConnell)
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