We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, 15 March 2017.
All students enrolling in the class will be offered a special 2 for 1 price on advance tickets to the Oscar Peterson tribute concert by Montreal-based saxophonist Remi Bolduc at Lula Lounge on March 9th , 2017.
This series is a guided tour through the world of internationally renowned Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson, one of the most celebrated jazz artists of all time.We'll look at his extraordinary life in music from his upbringing in Montreal to performing with jazz legends and becoming a worldwide star. We'll explore his incredible body of work as an accompanist, bandleader, composer, and advocate, and discuss his influence on the jazz community and beyond. We will listen to music from throughout his illustrious career and help you compile a playlist of his greatest performances. The series will include a performance by a trio of outstanding Canadian musicians who will demonstrate Oscar's stylistic elements, unique compositions, and varied repertoire. Through lecture, discussion, and performance, you'll gain a unique perspective on Dr. Peterson and come away with a greater appreciation of the music of this great Canadian treasure.
This series is endorsed by the Estate of Oscar Peterson.
About the Instructor:
Mark Micklethwaite is an accomplished musician, educator, historian, and administrator.
His work experience in the music field includes positions at the Banff Centre, Greenleaf Music, JAZZ.FM91, and Manhattan School of Music. He has facilitated events at various venues including Glenn Gould Studio, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Blue Note Tokyo, working with such artists as Dave Douglas, Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer, Sheila Jordan, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, and Oscar Peterson.
As an educator, Mark has developed innovative community and educational programming for students of all ages and facilitated relationships with schools and community groups to present many engaging programs. He has taught classes, workshops, and ensembles in various settings including the Halton, Peel, Durham, and Toronto school boards, Queens College, University of Toronto, and York University. Beginning in 2013, Mark helped to develop the jazz appreciation curriculum at JAZZ.FM91 and taught 6-week interactive courses to over 300 students.
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