CAPIC Honorary Member Pat LaCriox’s Toronto Jazz Treasures
Well, it took us three and a half years but Toronto Jazz Treasures is now printed and available.
The book was the brainchild of my late wife Naomi Patricia. She conceived it, named it and brought it to life. Ted O’Reilly, Gerald George, who designed and produced the book and I, Pat LaCroix ,as well as all the wonderful people who donated their time and talents to the project are very proud of the book.
It is a celebration of the fantastic Jazz musicians who live, perform and teach the beautiful art of Jazz music in Toronto. The book consists of 100 black and white portraits I made of these musicians and the histories of their careers, beautifully written by Ted O’Reilly. This collection just scratched the surface of the huge number of Toronto’s world class Jazz players but we had to cut it off at a manageable number.
The total cost of printing the book was donated by several companies and individuals and everyone who worked on the book worked pro bono.
Thanks to these generous people, all the sales of the book will be donated to two charities. They are The Ken Page Memorial Trust a charity in aid of musicians, and Neshama a new palliative care hospice being started by Dr. Sandy Buchman.
The book can be purchased online for $60 dollars and $15 delivery fee.
Go to the attached link to our website and give it a look.