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Local pianist Ken Skinner proves himself at home ; Ken Skinner has resisted the urge to tour abroad
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Chapman, Geoff
Date: Aug 10, 2000
Start Page: WO.06
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[Ken Skinner] will put the skills you can appreciate on those CDs (the fascinating Maroon with imaginative numbers like "This Ain't Europe" and "Felonious Punk" and Stirling Silver on the Village Jazz label) to the test Monday. He's playing at the Montreal Bistro in an unusual combo with bass Paul Novotny and trumpeter Jake Wilkinson, though there'll likely be more duo than trio pieces.

The gig will feature material Skinner has composed for his next CD, Blue, due next winter. (You can hear material from the CDs, plus big band takes of some Blue music over the Internet on MP3.)

Skinner recently wound up a two-year residency at Circo Cafe E Bar on Eglinton Ave. E., which earned him, among other things, a grand piano that he can take to gigs, a distinct advantage.

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