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June 11 Tonight, Jim Curto took a look at the life and career of the legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. We listened to some great music that concentrated mainly on Oscar's 1950's playing and his trio/quartet recordings from that period.

June 4 This evening, Perry Huntoon concluded his series of presentations on Count Basie with "The Count Basie Legacy." Perry discussed and played tunes from the albums that the Count Basie Orchestra has made since the death of their leader, and which have kept the Count's sound alive.

May 28 This evening's live live jazz was performed by the "Spats" Studebaker Trio.  This superb trio is made up of Greg "Spats" Studebaker (cornet/trumpet/guitar/vocals), Bill Hutchins (guitar) and Dennis Morris (bass). "Spats" is a multi-instrumentalist who can imitate the great Louis Armstrong both in vocal style and on the cornet. Studebaker also recreated the wonderful guitar work of Django Reinhardt, as well has playing a selection of other great jazz material. "Spats" was ably backed by Bill Hutchins' fine guitar work and Dennis Morris' steady bass playing.

May 21 This evening Marc Kritzer presented "Brookfield Jazz Society in Review (Part 2). Marc took another audio-visual look at some of the live jazz that the BJS hosted during its first ten years, together with photographs and information about the people who have been involved with the society during that time.

May 14  Tonight’s presentation by society president Ian Tiele was "Body and Soul: The Coleman Hawkins Story." Ian took an audio-visual look at the life and career of the legendary tenor saxophonist. We watched some rare film footage of Hawkins recorded in Europe and two versions of him playing the tune he made famous; Body and Soul.

May 7  For this evening's "Jazz Movie Night," Perry Huntoon presented European Glenn Miller, a look at one of several Glenn Miller "ghost" bands that is based in Europe. We watched a 2005 German concert featuring a Miller band that is based in that country.

April 30  Tonight's live jazz entertainment was provided by the Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio. The trio is made up of Kimberly Gordon (vocal), Demos Petropoulos (organ) and Kyle Asche (guitar). Kimberly was in great voice and the organ/guitar accompaniment was also a delight. In the first set we listened to a number of tunes associated with Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. After the break, the repertoire ref]ected the music of Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and others.

April 23 This evening Marc Kritzer presented "Brookfield Jazz Society in Review (Part 1). Marc took an audio-visual look at some of the live jazz that the BJS hosted during its first five years, together with photographs and information about the people who have been involved with the society over that period of time.

April 16  In the first half of  tonight's proceedings Perry Huntoon presented "Louis Armstrong Meets Norman Granz," a look at Armstrong's recordings for the Verve label. After the break we had a "Jazz Social Evening" where members brought a jazz CD or DVD to play and discuss.

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SOCIETY DIARY 04/10/15 - 06/11/15
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