JPEC presents Tom Harrell Quintet

& Opener Paul Tynan Quartet

Friday, March 16, 2012 - Glenn Gould Studio

Toronto, ON – Friday, February 24, 2012 -- JPEC's double bill on March 16 will present two generations of trumpet masters. The Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) - www.jazzcentre.ca - presents the third concert series of 2011/12 at the Glenn Gould Studio.

Tom Harrell leads his quintet with Johnathan Blake, Wayne Escoffery, David Berkman and Ugonna Okegwo. Originally a member of the post-bop school; Harrell has performed and recorded with the likes of Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, and Lee Konitz (who graced JPEC's stage last year)

Appearing on over 260 recordings, Harrell has been an active musician since the 1960s and has garnered numerous awards along the way. His influence permeates the jazz scene—Ron Carter, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, and Hank Jones are among the notable jazz instrumentalists who have recorded Harrell's compositions.

Tickets are $20 for adults or four for $40 or 10 for $75 and $5 for students (proper student ID required). Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.ca or 1.855.985.2787 or online

www.jazzcentre.ca or available at the GGS box office - 416-872-4255. More information on the concert:


The Paul Tynan quartet will open the show, and features Toronto's esteemed David Braid, Jon Maharaj, and Ethan Ardelli. To label Tynan simply as a "new generation" trumpeter might be misleading. He has performed with legendary artists like Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler and Bob Brookmeyer, as well as Michael Brecker, Kenny Werner and Chris Potter. Tynan is also an active educator. He has taught at prestigious jazz schools in the United States and currently runs programs supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and The Nova Scotia Department of Culture.

Beyond their common instrument, Harrell and Tynan are both Down Beat award winners and are ranked among the top performers and composers in jazz. Their appearance on Toronto's stage in March will be an exciting lineage of the trumpet.

The Jazz Performance and Education Centre is committed to supporting the development of the next generation of jazz musicians and audience members. Through programming for students and fans of all ages, JPEC is seeking to instil a love of jazz today in those that will create and support the music tomorrow.

JPEC - www.jazzcentre.ca - is the result of collaboration between business people, musicians and arts professionals who are passionate about jazz in Toronto. Officially incorporated in 2008, the concept for the Jazz Performance and Education Centre was born in 2007 when jazz aficionados Raymond and Rochelle Koskie assembled a committee of fellow enthusiasts to address the need for a full-time jazz venue in Toronto. This first-class, multi-purpose facility will feature performances by top local, national and international jazz talent, educational programming in which fans of all ages can learn about jazz, recording facilities, a Hall of Fame and Archives which will encompass and preserve Canada's outstanding jazz heritage and tradition. The facility will enhance Toronto's reputation as one of the best cities in North America in which to experience live jazz.

JPEC's 2011-2012 season is generously supported by Castlepoint, Yamaha Canada Music, Koskie Minsky LLP, RBC Foundation, Tridel, BPA Group, Premform, that PR thing and media partners JAZZ.FM91 and National Post.