The TJO presents Thank You Thad
The Toronto Jazz Orchestra (TJO) kicks off its 15th season on Monday, October 1 with a performance called “Thank You Thad”, 9:30 pm at The Rex Hotel, 194 Queen Street West. The evening will feature two sets of big band music written and inspired by Thad Jones – tunes as performed by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra along with tunes written by composers influenced by Thad Jones’ unique compositional style. Cover for “Thank you Thad” is $10.
Audience members can expect to hear some of Thad’s most well-known tunes (such as Three and One, To You, Tiptoe, Greetings and Salutations and more) along with music by other composers who contributed works to the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (now known as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) such as Michael Abene and Bob Brookmeyer. Also featured will be works by local composers such as Christian Overton and Josh Grossman, who list Thad Jones as an important influence.
The Toronto Jazz Orchestra (TJO) was formed in 1998 by Artistic Director and Conductor Josh Grossman and is made up of some of the top emerging jazz talent in Toronto. The TJO performs regularly at the Rex Hotel, has released three CDs and has collaborated with such artists as Kurt Elling, Seamus Blake, Ingrid Jensen and Geoffrey Keezer. Other special presentations have included the music of Phil Nimmons, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Gil Evans’ Miles Ahead and the Radiohead Jazz Project.
For more information on the October 1 presentation of “Thank you Thad” please call
(416) 899-5299, email email@example.com, or visit www.thetjo.com.
The Toronto Jazz Orchestra presents “Thank you Thad”
Celebrating music written and inspired by Thad Jones
Monday, October 1, 9:30 pm
The Rex Hotel
194 Queen Street West