Monday, February 25, 2008

Marsalis Brothers to honour Oscar Peterson (CHSF)

The latest addition to the already star-studded list of performers provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two jazz legends honour one of Canada’s own.

Hi Music Fans,

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 5th Annual Gala is excited to announce that it has today added two legends of the international jazz world to its already exciting lineup.

The addition of New Orleans icons Ellis and his son Branford Marsalis elevates the evening to new heights, as the duo perform in honour of Canadian jazz luminary, the late Oscar Peterson. Branford, a three-time Grammy Award winner and world-renowned saxophonist, will perform Peterson’s Wheatland alongside his father Ellis, who is the premier jazz pianist in New Orleans. This performance will be the first time that the two have played Wheatland together in public. Ellis originally learned the composition in the early 1990’s for his Canadian tour with the Ellis Marsalis Trio.

Tickets are limited and selling fast so get yours now before it is too late at

A Few More Opportunities to Catch the Show

For those of you who are unable to attend the Gala, broadcast partner CBC Radio will air two programs on CBC Radio 2 on March 2nd. At 7pm there will be a special interview with Paul Anka, followed by the broadcast of the Gala at 8pm. In addition, on March 3rd CBC Radio One will air one-hour specials at 2pm and 10pm.

A one-hour presentation of Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will air on CBC Television on Monday, March 3 at 7pm.

Make sure to visit the store to pick up some great music from this year's inductees and performing artists.

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The CSHF Team
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
56 Wellesley Street West, Suite 320
Toronto, ON M5S 2S3
Tel: 416.926.7953/ Fax: 416.926.7958

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