|Bill Mays and the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet
|A Jazzy Nutcracker
|Bill Mays and the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet present the Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites.
The group combines jazz improvisation and holiday themes.
Instrumentation: rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) and four
saxophones (doubling on flutes and clarinets).
The group has
performed for enthusiastic audiences at the Glenn Gould
Theatre, Toronto, Banff Center For The Arts, Edmonton’s
Winspear Centre, Fort McMurray’s Keyano Theater, Kamloops’
Sagebrush Theater, Nanaimo’s Port Theater, Regina University’s Riddell Theater, Saltspring Island’s "ArtSpring," Saskatoon’s Broadway Theater, St. Albert, University of Calgary, Vancouver’s Orpheum and Norman Rothstein Theaters, Vernon, Victoria’s Alex Gooldin Theater, Whistler, Whitehorse’s Yukon Arts Centre and Winnipeg’s Berney Auditorium.
Their music has proven to be entertaining for adults and children alike (and not specific to any one religious group). The enthusiastic response the group always receives demonstrates their program’s wide audience appeal.
Bill Mays and the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet are:
- Bill Mays: piano/arrangements
- P. J. Perry: saxophones/woodwinds
- Phil Dwyer: saxophones/woodwinds
- Alternating: saxophones/woodwinds, drums & bass