Archives: Speakers

Duncan Hopkins

Double bassist, composer and arranger Duncan Hopkins has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years. In that time he has worked with such luminaries as Norma Winstone, Rob McConnell, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Ed Bickert, Mark Murphy, Bobo Stenson, Dianna Krall, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Watson, Sam Rivers, Harry…

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Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army, based in Toronto, has established a worldwide reputation for the finest in brass band playing.  Wherever the group has travelled it has shown its ability to present clearly and convincingly the spirit and significance of great music. As well as meeting the many demands upon its services in…

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Major Leonard Ballantine

Major Leonard Ballantine is well known throughout the world for his choral and brass leadership and compositions. In 1 992 Len was appointed conductor of the UK’s International Staff Songsters where he brought a decidedly contemporary note to main stream vocal ensemble work within The Salvation Army. Len is comfortable with a wide range of musical expressions from the Classics to…

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Ian Sadler

Ian Sadler is a Canadian concert organist and choral director. He has recently completed his 26th Season as Artistic Director of The Stratford Concert Choir.  His Cathedral Singers of Ontario have recently undertaken its 22nd visit to the UK acting as choir-in-residence for a week at Worcester Cathedral.  Recitals have taken Ian most recently to…

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Colin Fox

Aside from a busy acting career, Colin has enjoyed appearing with musicians as narrator/actor: the Toronto and Boston Symphonies, Anton Kuerti, the Gryphon Trio etc. Winner of Genie, Gemini and Juno awards, he has appeared in “Daylight” with Sylvester Stallone, in series TV: “Psi Factor” and “Nero Wolfe”. Colin recently narrated Platero and I: Mario…

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Elizabeth Shepherd

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene…

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