UT 12TET conducted by Terry Promane
Details: The University of Toronto 12TET is a newly created ensemble comprised primarily of fourth-year students. The band was conceived as a vehicle for U of T jazz composers and arrangers to create new works—specifically original Canadian Jazz music. This hybrid format not only inspires new music, it provides more freedom for soloists not always available in the jazz orchestra setting. The 12tet sound pays tribute to classic bands taking cues from Art Pepper Plus 11, The Rob McConnell Tentet but steps further by encompassing contemporary time, feel and harmonic textures.
The University of Toronto Jazz Studies is fertile ground for young jazz artists; many are the best in the country, playing and writing well beyond their years. Onstage, the band is self-directed, but in the rehearsal studio, the 12TET is lead by Terry Promane primary known or his work with numerous JUNO winning and nominated bands including The Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet, Mike Murley Septet, The Rob McConnell Tentet, The John MacLeod Orchestra, The Carn/Davidson 9 and The Kirk Macdonald Jazz Orchestra.
When: Fri., Feb. 6, 2015 at 9 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Produced and coordinated by the Hart House Music Committee, Jazz at Oscar’s brings you jazz in all shapes, colours and moods. Innovative Improvisation – Scintillating Standards – Classic Jazz. Jazz at Oscars showcases the best musicians from our own backyard and from Toronto’s vibrant jazz community.