Wayne Shorter
Ted Rogers Hot Docs presents
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Sept. 13 to Sept. 26

Horn player, bandleader, force of nature. From Emmy Award–winning director Stanley Nelson comes a rare look at one of the most innovative and influential jazz figures of the past century.

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Steve Wallace Pays Tribute to Rochelle Koskie
In his recent blog that appeared in WholeNote Magazine, Toronto bass player, Steve Wallace lamented the loss of members of the jazz community, including our own co-founder, Rochelle Koskie. See his touching words here.

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Jazz Performance and Education Centre

Officially incorporated in 2008 as a non-profit charitable organization, JPEC was born when jazz aficionados Raymond and Rochelle Koskie assembled a committee of fellow enthusiasts, who, over the course of 10 years has committed itself to jazz by:

  • - Petitioning for a full-time, non-profit performing Music/Arts Hub in Toronto, including a detailed plan as to how this could benefit Toronto.

  • - Coordinating the support of a group of non-profit arts organizations towards this goal.

  • - Solidifying an education outreach program that sends musicians to conduct workshops in schools with little or no music program.

  • - Presenting over 50 concerts in the past decade to a strong jazz fan base.
The Blue Note Years
The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff

Forward by Herbie Hancock

"Blue Note was exposing the talents of a lot of young musicians who became influential leaders in their own right. It influenced the whole jazz scene. Their whole strategy was to present this music to the people and capture the spirit of true jazz improvisation and the youthful vitality that was so important in jazz."

The Diwan Restaurant
Aga Khan Musuem & JPEC Announce An Extension of Rising Star Jazz dining:
  • September 4 – Dinner, 6:00pm till 8:00pm
    September 8 – Brunch, 12:30 pm till 2:30pm
  • September 15 – Dinner, 6:00pm till 8:00pm
  • September 18 – Brunch, 12:30pm till 2:30pm
  • September 25 – Dinner, 6:00pm till 8:00pm

Dine in the Museum's courtyard café or enjoy alfresco food and drinks on Diwan's patio, called one of Toronto's prettiest patios by the Los Angeles Times and one of Toronto's best by Now Magazine.

The Best of the Blue Note Records
  • Bernie Senensky – piano and organ
  • Alex Brown – trumpet
  • Pat Labarbera – sax & other multi – reeds
  • Jake Koffman – sax & other multi – reeds
  • Kieran Overs – bass
  • October 26, 2019 @ 8:00pm
  • Location: Aga Khan Museum
  • 77 Wynford Drive, North York

The Best of Blue Note Records Concert:

The combination of performing classic BlueNote tunes, together with display of highly acclaimed stunning Francis Wolf photos of Blue Note artists owned by Michael Cuscuna of Mosaic Records, offers an exciting concert which catches... " the whole spirit of modern and post-modern jazz" (Herbie Hancock ). The music and the photographs speak for themselves.

From Jazz Journal

Rochelle Koskie RIP 2019

With great sadness we share the news that Rochelle Koskie, JPEC's co-founder, passed away peacefully at home on July 28. Her vitality, her knowledge and her dedication to the music and to the musicians will be missed.

As Rochelle would have wanted, JPEC is continuing with all plans for upcoming concerts and Rochelle's beloved Outreach Program in the Schools. A Foundation has been set up in her name. If you would like to donate, please click here.