Welcome to the Jazz Performance and Education Centre
"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game."
Ian Patterson / All About Jazz
Two-time Grammy-winner, Ernie Watts
- Featured soloist with the Delaware Symphony at 16 while learning jazz by ear
- Boston’s Berklee College of Music on a Downbeat Scholarship
- Joined Buddy Rich’s Big Band, toured the world and recorded two albums with the band
- Joined Charlie Haden in Pat Metheny’s special Quartet
- 20 years in Johnny Carson’s Band
- Latest album 2016: Wheel of Time from Flying Dolphin Records
$20 for students; $48 others.
Call the box office for tickets or use this link
Quintet: Ernie Watts - sax,
Brad Goode - trumpet
Adrean Farrugia - piano
Terry Clarke - drums
Neil Swainson - bass
RICH BROWN & THE ABENG (opening set)
Rich Brown - bass
Luis Deniz - sax
Stan Fomin - piano
Mark Kelso - drums
Kevin Turcotte - trumpet
WholeNote Articles: link
Concert Series 2016 JPEC presents: We are thrilled to be back at the
Toronto Centre for the Arts for the presentation of our 2016 jazz series. Four concerts will be held in the newly refurbished Studio Theatre
which offers an intimate experience with the musicians. Two concerts will be in the George Weston Recital Hall. As always we present outstanding
musicians with each concert representing a different voice.
February 13 Everything I Love - Melissa Stylianou Trio
February 27 Justin Gray’s Synthesis - Trio
March 5 Jazz n' Pizazz - Jane Fair / Rosemary Galloway Quintet
March 19 Sonoluminescence Trio - David Mott, William Parker, and Jesse Stewart
April 16 Fred Hersch Trio - Fred Hersch, John Hébert, Eric McPherson
May 21 Ernie Watts Quintet - with Rich Brown & the Abeng Quintet opening
School Outreach For more information see Jazz Education and JPEC Outreach and click on Accessing Outreach Programs in the schools.
We appreciate your feedback and support and look forward to greeting you at our events. Click under the various tabs to find highlights of galas, concerts, outreach, and more.