by carl wilson

Let Them Eat Jazz!

Ugh, with one thing & another this week I forgot to put together my planned post about tonight's concert, We Are One: Art of Jazz Community Voices, a project in which jazz musicians come together with kids 8 to 18 from the Jane-Finch corridor. Their show tonight at the Danforth Music Hall is their debut, featuring 240 young singers in a jazz choir as well as veteran musicians Barry Harris and Don Thompson. It's at 7 pm, and it deserves support. I hope to follow up with more on the program at some point. Meanwhile, here is some coverage from my colleague JD Considine today in The Globe and a piece from the Toronto Star.

Other shows worth catching tonight, while I'm stuck at work: New York rockers Earl Greyhound at the Silver Dollar, whom I just-missed at Pop Montreal but immediately heard was one of the best sets in the festival, an endorsement backed by The New Yorker's Sasha Frere Jones and other critics since then. Also the first of two "evenings of Jewish music" at Harbourfront with the Art of Time Ensemble, playing music by John Zorn, Osvaldo Golijov, Sergei Prokofiev, Jeff Wall, Marilyn Lerner, David Buchbinder and trad. Yiddish songs & klezmer. More details in the gig guide.

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