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Markham Jazz Festival Newsletter
November 25, 2019
Music in the Community…
Richard Flohil presents
“America’s Soul: How the Blues Changed Popular Music & the Rest of our Lives”
Sunday, January 19, Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham
Lecture and live music – featuring 3 of Toronto’s finest Blues musicians!
*Presented by Lifelong Learning Markham

Greetings, Jazz and Blues Fans!

Occasionally there are jazz-related events happening in Markham that we think might be of interest to you.

On Sunday, January 19, 2020  Lifelong Learning Markham will be presenting “America’s Soul:  How the Blues Changed Popular Music and the Rest of our Lives featuring music promoter and publicist Richard Flohil.

Richard will be accompanied by Diana Braithwaite – vocals, Chris Whiteley – trumpet and guitar, Jesse Whiteley – keyboard.

The “infotainment” event will be a mixture of lecture illustrated by samples and pieces of music played by an outstanding trio of musicians
  • Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road, Markham
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 19, 2020
What a wonderful Christmas gift for a friend, or a great way for us all to spend a frosty afternoon! 
 More detail follows:
January 19:  America’s Soul: How the Blues Changed Popular Music and the Rest of Our Lives

Presenter:  Richard Flohil (with Diana Braithwaite- vocals, Chris Whiteley – guitar and trumpet, Jesse Whiteley – keys.

From the Mississippi Delta to Memphis, Chicago, London and the rest of the world, the blues has changed the sound of almost all the popular music we hear, dance to, and watch.  Richard Flohil, a one-time British immigrant to Toronto, was involved in bringing pioneering blues artists — Muddy Waters, B .B. King, Bobby Bland and more — to Canada for the first time. He tells their stories, the fascinating history of the blues and the men and women who created it - and explains how the blues has spread around the world and how it’s still the beating heart of American culture. 
This lecture is part of a three-part  Music Education series.  Tickets are also available for the full series at $75.
Below is a snapshot of the whole series.

Any questions -  please contact Linda Briggs at 416-200-4306
The TD Markham Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the region by bringing emerging and established jazz artists to Markham for all to enjoy. Established in 1998, the festival draws more than 25,000 residents and visitors to the streets of Unionville during the third weekend in August. Local and international artists deliver over 30 open-air performances during the weekend as well as in selected “hot spots” and at a ticketed opening-night concert. During the year, the festival hosts “Hot Spot Concerts” at selected venues in Markham. TD Canada Trust became its title sponsor in 2014.
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