WELCOME TO TDES 40 IN TORONTO
Please see under the Meetings and Events tab for the results of our reopening survey and the Financial statement.
We hope that we will be able to arrange the Spring Fundrasing Concert for April 2023 with The John MacLeod Rex Hotel Orchestra and Jackie Richardson. Covid restrictions may interfere with our plans.
The music of Duke Ellington continues to bring people of all ages, backgrounds, artistic, social and cultural inclinations together in the spirit of swinging celebration. That is why TDES 40 continues to build awareness of Ellington’s music and influence through study, discussion and analysis in a welcoming and hospitable forum. We undertake the wonderfully rewarding work of encouraging the performance of jazz and of Ellington’s music by local, national and international musicians through our organization of concerts and through the awarding of scholarships to today’s musicians of the future.
Concerts are presented at a December Holiday Party and on a date near April 29, Duke’s birthday, every year. These eagerly awaited events have added significantly to the Chapter’s scholarship fund raising capabilities. Since September 2012 we are now getting our season underway with a live jazz performance by a trio or quartet at our meeting location of Montgomery’s Inn.