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ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER – A SEASONAL CELEBRATION WITH FERN LINDZON AND COLLEEN ALLEN
December 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST$15
FERN LINDZON – PIANO, COLLEEN ALLEN – FLUTE SAXOPHONE AND CLARINET, PETER TELFORD – BASS AND MORGAN CHILDS – DRUMS
“Fern Lindzon is an engaging pianist and singer who brings an unassuming authority, an inquiring spirit and a natural grace to contemporary jazz.”–Mark Miller, jazz writer
2012 JUNO Awards “Vocal Jazz Album of the Year” Nominee, Fern Lindzon, is a muti-faceted pianist/vocalist/composer with a technique Whole Note Magazine called “intricate, yet commanding”, and her latest CD “breathtakingly beautiful.” Montreal critic Irwin Block writes that Fern is a “rare and fascinating talent”, and the Los Angeles Jazz Scene’s Scott Yanow describes her as having “a warm and haunting voice along with excellent technique on the piano and an adverturous spirit.” From Jobim to Norma Winstone, with stop-overs in Brazil, Eastern Europe and Basin Street, Fern’s highly original arrangements fly gracefully on the winds of contemporary jazz.
Colleen Allen is one of Canada’s most in-demand musicians for live concerts and recording sessions. Based in Toronto, the acclaimed and versatile multi-instrumentalist has performed all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe with world class jazz and pop artists including Molly Johnson, David Clayton-Thomas, Holly Cole, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Rik Emmett, Marc Jordan, Andrew Craig and Jackie Richardson, to name a few. Known for her warm, authentic tone and soulful style of soloing, she works frequently with Brian Barlow’s Big Band, Cirque du Soleil, is a resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre, and a member of Manteca, Canada’s premier fusion jazz big band. She has been in the house band of the Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue since its inception in 1986.