Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Composer/Jazz Musician Jason White to Adjudicate at Rotary Burlington Music Festival

The Rotary Burlington Music Festival is pleased to have Jason White on board this year as one of its adjudicators. White will be adjudicating the Junior Piano, Composition and Live Creativity events. 

Jason White
As the founder of improvisation group Digital Prowess, curator for the K-W Arts Awards show, a project manager for the Open Ears Festival, and a board member for NUMUS, Jason White is active at the forefront of musical and interdisciplinary art-making in Waterloo Region. 

He performs regularly with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and works as a vocal accompanist for opera and musical theatre. In 2004, he received a K-W Arts Award in the Leading Edge category (for emerging artists). The Jason White Trio is popular on the creative jazz scene, and Jason is seen often throughout Ontario as a soloist. 

Jason is also in high demand as a festival adjudicator and as an educator, maintaining a private studio of approximately 70 students. He is an examiner with Conservatory Canada, and is a Registered Music Teacher through ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association), as well as a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association. In 2007, he published two books of harp music called Harpology, and 15 of its 16 compositions were added to the Royal Conservatory of Music harp syllabus.

Some examples of White's upcoming shows are: 
-an AIDS fundraising concert at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo) on Sunday Sep 9, 8pm
-the Fluxible conference of amazing speakers (much like the TED conference for tech sector) on Saturday Sep 22, all day at the Conrad Centre in Kitchener 
-Toronto's NUIT BLANCHE. I'll be performing Gordon Monahan's amazing Piano Mechanics for solo piano at the Hart House art gallery, on the U of T campus. FREE 
-Jason White Trio headlines at The Jazz Room in Waterloo on Fri Oct 26, 830pm to 11:30pm. $15. www.kwjazzroom.com 
-Pianist in the Video Games Live show, Sun Oct 28 @ Centre in the Square, Kitchener.

The Rotary Burlington Music Festival takes place from November 5 to November 17, 2012. A special Grand Festival Concert will be held on November 24, 7 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.


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