U of T Jazz Orchestra
Details: The University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra is one of the many ensembles of the Jazz Studies Program at the Faculty of Music. With standard big band instrumentation, it performs a wide variety of music from jazz standards of the 1930s and 40s to music of U of T students and faculty, as well as works by internationally known composers and arrangers. Conducted by Gordon Foote since the fall of 2012, each semester the ensemble performs at various venues including around campus and at local high schools.
Gordon Foote spent 26 years as a professor in the Jazz Studies Program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec. Gordon is one of the pioneers of jazz education in Canada, being instrumental in the development of the first undergraduate and graduate university jazz studies programs in the country.
As a saxophonist, Gordon has performed in Canada, Europe and the United States. His studies combined with his teaching, performing and conducting experience over 37 years position him as probably the most requested adjudicator, conductor, clinician and jazz educator/performer in Canada.
When: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House