[ONLINE] Northern Cadence 2023 International Jazz Series | NAC Livestream

Saturday, March 18, 2023 20:00to21:30
Northern Cadence 2023 International Jazz Series | NAC Livestream

The National Arts Centre Orchestra is excited to present the 2023 Northern Cadence International Jazz Series: three mini jazz concerts from three schools in three different countries. Between March 15-17, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, USA, will each present separate 30-minute concerts. Moderated by Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans, the three noon-hour webinar events will include the pre-recorded concert followed by a 20-minute Q&A / interview exchange between the ensembles.

On March 18, the three 30-minute concerts will be featured as a 90-minute concert, presented by the NAC, and live streamed from our website and on Facebook. Each school's faculty and students will perform original and standard repertoire together, including pieces by renowned jazz artists such as Richard Rodgers, Abbey Lincoln, Geri Allen, and Wayne Shorter.

Featuring the McGill Jazz Conglomerate


It's Easy To Blame The Weather 
Composed by Saul Chaplin 
Arranged by Alison Levy and Margaret Donovan 

It Might As Well Be Spring 
Composed by Richard Rodgers 
Vocalese Lyrics by Marie-Jeanne Paquet 

Throw It Away
Composed by Abbey Lincoln 
Arranged by Ruiqi Wang 

Au Pays de Cocagne
Composed by Laila Biali and Sonia Johnson
Arranged by Charlotte Désilets

McGill Jazz Conglomerate

Alison Levy, Ruiqi Wang, Charlotte Désilets, Marie-Jeannne Paquet, voice 
Florence Beauquier-Léger, saxophone  
Felix Hartley, bass  
Zachary Winter, guitar  
Tony Wang, drums  
Ludovic Rochon, piano 
Camille Thurman and Darrell Green, ensemble coaches

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