by Felice Marra
Celebrating Black History Month w jpec - 23 - 8pm
jazz performance and education centre (jpec)
a musical landscape featuring
JOE sealys africville stories
a salute to MOTOWN
Hon. justice michael h. tulloch
ontario court of appeal
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 8 pm
Toronto Centre for the arts
5040 Yonge Street
Gala Presenting Sponsor: cadillac (Division of gm Canada)
Media Partner: jazz.FM91
Sponsors: Koskie Minsky llp rbc Foundation
Supporter: cabl (Canadian association of Black Lawyers
Toronto, on January 9, 2013 - Jazz Performance and Education Centre (jpec) www.jazzcentre.ca - announces the fourth annual Jazz Gala to celebrate Black History Month, with a tribute to Honourable Justice Michael h. Tulloch, Ontario Court of appeal. He is the first african Canadian to serve on any provincial court of appeal. His appointment is a milestone for the black community and for Canada.
Joe Sealys africville Stories - from his Juno award-winning africville Suite featuring Jackie richardson, Paul Novotny and Mike Murley. africville Stories a narrative musical journey of a neighbourhood that overcame a multitude of challenges- conveys a profound memoir of the africville community and its people.
a salute to Motown with Torontos legendary r & b, soul, jazz, funk band, Soul Stew with roberto Occhipinti, Michael Dunston, alana Bridgewater, John Johnson, David Gray, Mark Kelso and more.
The audience will be on their feet dancing to songs made famous by legendary Motown artists and jazz musicians. -- rochelle Koskie, Gala Chair
1.855.985.2787 or visit TCa Box office
VIP with pre & post concert reception $250
General admission w/ post concert reception $100
Groups of 10 or more $75 each 416.733.0545
Students w/ id at the box office $20
(tax receipts will be issued for maximum amount allowable charitable #842921298rr0001)
For further information on jpec and the jpec GaLa, please visit jazzcentre.ca/gala.html
Founded by raymond and rochelle Koskie and officially incorporated in 2008, the Jazz Performance and Education Centre (jpec) is an organization of business people, musicians and arts professionals. These passionate individuals recognized the need for a full time jazz venue in Toronto. The planned first-class, multi-purpose facility will feature performances by top local, national and international jazz talent, and will have educational programming and recording facilities. a Hall of Fame and archives will encompass and preserve Canadas outstanding jazz heritage and tradition. The facility will enhance Torontos reputation as one of the top cities in North america to experience live jazz.
Media contact for interviews or more info; that Pr thing:
Danielle Iversen, Publicist or Tyra Jones-Hurst & Carissa Balestreri, Pr Interns
416.923.6566 or d - thatPrthing.com