Violinist Mark Fewer is breaking down old barrios between “classical” and “jazz” in 2018. Throughout my life span this barrier has been strong. Musicians have identified as one or the other. His exciting program started with a solo Bach piece, followed by a duo performance with cellist Joseph Johnson of a large work by Kodaly. Intermission was followed by a jazz trio with guitarist Nathan Hiltz and bassist Justin Gray. Mark was swingin’ hard, it was very exciting.
How many opportunities for musical growth and exciting collaborations have we musicians missed in the past due to this self imposed barriers? Good question.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 4th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.