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Toronto Jazz Orchestra: 20

Read "20" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The name on the album--20--says it all: the world-class Toronto Jazz Orchestra has been presenting marvelous music in eastern Canada and beyond for twenty years and has marked the special anniversary by releasing the fourth in a series of admirable recordings that began in 2001 with Toronto Jazz Orchestra. This time out, all ...

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The Toronto Jazz Orchestra

The 18-piece Toronto Jazz Orchestra (TJO) was created in 1998 to perform music by some of the most important composers in jazz – writers like Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell and more. Over the past 19 years, their repertoire has evolved to include compositions and arrangements ranging from classic swing tunes to the leading edge of contemporary jazz, with an emphasis on Canadian composers and arrangers. The TJO seeks to educate, entertain, and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of big band jazz. Since 1998, the TJO has performed regularly at Toronto’s Rex Hotel and has released three recordings


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