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Welcome to our 95th Toronto Ravel Study!

TORONTO RAVEL STUDY is back in-person at The Tranzac Club

 

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This Month’s Guest

Bill King has been an integral part of the music scene in Toronto and Internationally for over 50 years. He arrived in Canada in 1969 and immediately secured a record deal with legendary producers Jack Richardson and Bob Ezrin, and released Every Living Thing by Homestead – the start of a very prolific career.

King has been nominated for 3 Junos, won New Artist of the Year with his Rockit 88 Band at the Maple Blues Awards, is a two-time Producer and Photographer of the Year from the National Jazz Awards and has four nominations for International Jazz Journalist of the Year, and two for  Jazz Photo of the Year by the International Jazz Journalist Association. 

Throughout his career, King has music directed legendary performers such as Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Martha Reeves, The Pointer Sisters and Craig Russell. He has been featured on hundreds of recordings , and has produced such luminaries as Sophie Milman,  Liberty Silver and John McDermott, among many others. He was artistic director for the Beaches International Jazz Festival for 30 years, and published the Jazz Report Magazine from 1988 – 2006.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST STUDY LEADER, please contact John info@torontoravel.com.

LISTEN TO PAST STUDIES @ https://soundcloud.com/toronto-ravel-podcast

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NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment.  Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.

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Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
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We need your helpWe know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help;  First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team.  We need people who can assist with publicity and promotion to work with Janal Bechtholt in spreading the word.  Please email info@torontoravel.com if you can lend a hand. 
 
Promo Video PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel 
http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
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See you at Ravel!
JH