YARDBIRD SUITE 60TH ANNIVERSARY

P.J. Perry & Strings Play “Charlie Parker with Strings”

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 3-4, 2017
TICKETS - MEMBERS $32, GUESTS $36
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM

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Jennifer Bustin (Concertmaster), Allyson Lyne, Marie Krejcar,
Marie Forestier, John Calverley, Shannon Johnson - violins
Miriam Ferguson, Sarah Wilbur-Woodman - violas
Silvia Buttiglione - cello
Beth Levia - oboe
Mary Fearon - horn
Keri Zwicker - harp
 P.J. Perry - alto saxophone
Bobby Cairns - guitar
Chris Andrew - piano
Neil Swainson - bass
Jamie Cooper - drums

Conductor: Tommy Banks

Since "Yardbird Suite" is one of Charlie Parker's most famous tunes, it is more than appropriate to have one weekend featuring Bird's music. Between 1947 and 1952, Parker recorded on several occasions with a small classical string ensemble and a jazz rhythm section. Although considered somewhat controversial when they were first released, they are now considered landmarks for orchestral jazz productions and rank among the best in Charlie Parker's discography. This event features P.J. Perry on alto saxophone and Tommy Banks on piano. Toronto bassist Neil Swainson will be joining the group for this special occasion.

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