Jazz Primer Series 2017-2018

jazz_logoU of T Jazz offers a 4-part Jazz Primer Series intended for secondary school students. Teachers are also welcome!
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Categories: Jazz Primers
Time for Creativity

SOCAN_LogoFaculty drummer Nick Fraser directs your attention to the following article, which makes for a less hurried, more thoughtful and skillful creative process.

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Categories: Technology
Triptych

Triptych Front2nd year undergrads Carter Brodkorb, Evan Gratham and Petros Anagnostakos, have released an impressive debut CD featuring five originals by Carter and one by Evan.
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Categories: Recordings, Students
Why the Melody?

WallaceThoughts from U of T Jazz faculty bassist Steve Wallace.

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Categories: Bass,
U of T Grads are highly employable

graduation_capThe University of Toronto has one of the best graduate employability outcomes in the world, says a new independent study.

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Categories: Grads, Students, U of T
Students Listen


What kind of music are U of T Jazz students into? Here’s a short list of suggested listening, submitted by the students.
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Categories: Students
Audition Advice

Tips-and-AdviceThis post offers advice for a successful and less-stressful audition.
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Categories: Auditions,
Tips For A Successful Audition

Tips-and-Advice
More tips and advice from faculty member Chris Donnelly.
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Categories: Auditions, Program Info
Is U of T Jazz Right For You?


How do you decide where to study music after high school? You may know a school’s reputation through word of mouth; you may have done some research (as you are doing now); your music teacher may make a recommendation (often his or her Alma Mater), or you may have a friend who attends a particular institution.
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Categories: Auditions, Program Info
Why Should You Choose U of T Jazz?

Why should you choose U of T Jazz over other jazz programs? What is different about this program? These are common questions from students considering where to study. Here are just some of the reasons to choose U of T Jazz:
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Categories: Auditions, Program Info
Students Speak

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U of T Jazz students talk about the program, including advice for aspiring students.
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Jam Tunes

Check this post for tunes to be played at upcoming jam sessions, as well as the accumulated tune list. This is a good way to build your repertoire; if a tune has been called once it will be called again.

Feb 24: Andrew Downing UG Ensemble

Ornette!

Blues Connotation
Lonely Woman
Invisible

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Categories: Jam Sessions
KPMT Masterclass Clinicians

UnknownThe U of T Jazz / Ken Page Memorial Trust Masterclass Series has been ongoing since 1999. We are indebted to Anne Page and the Ken Page Memorial Trust for their long and continued support to a vital component of the U of T Jazz program.

Here, to the best of everyone’s recollection is the impressive list of clinicians who have taken part in the series to date.

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Categories: Masterclasses