Plan A: The most significant part of my education came in the form of an apprenticeship with Jazz Master Barry Harris from 1978 – 1984 in New York City. Profoundly inspired, I returned to Toronto eager to pass on the wisdom of Dr. Harris. This resulted in the founding of Howard Rees’ Jazz Workshops (Canada’s Oldest Independent Jazz School), now celebrating its 30th year. The Jazz Workshops have attracted more than 2,500 students from as far a field as Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, France, Holland, Japan, Serbia, Switzerland, Trinidad, the UK and the USA.
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