UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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Although the Toronto University Jazz Orchestra made a CD in 2017, it was as a backup to British jazz singer Norma Winstone. This disc, scheduled for release on January 10, 2020, is thus the band’s first outing as an instrumental group in their own right. Leader Gordon Foote, a jazz veteran with 26 years’ experience as a Professor of Jazz Studies at McGill University, has molded them into a stunning unit that can easily compete with the best professional jazz orchestras in both Canada and the U.S.

At 19 pieces, the sheer size of the band might seem to be overwhelming, but of course it’s all in the arranging. As Glenn Miller once said, four trumpets, four trombones and five reeds give you a lot of leeway to mix and match your players to create interesting timbres, and here the UT forces also includes two French horns à la Claude Thornhill
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA University Of Toronto 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra : Awakening album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
University Of Toronto 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra : Awakening
Big Band 2006
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Big Band 2013
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO JAZZ ORCHESTRA Sweet Ruby Suite : The Music of Kenny Wheeler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet Ruby Suite : The Music of Kenny Wheeler
Big Band 2017
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Big Band 2019

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