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The Radiohead Jazz Project

The Toronto Jazz Orchestra teamed up with Idioteque - Toronto's best Radiohead tribute band - to present the city's first ever Radiohead Jazz Project in December, 2011 at The Rex Hotel. The TJO presented two sets of Radiohead music arranged for big band; Idioteque then performed one long set of note-for-note reproductions of Radiohead repertoire. It was a smash success - the standing-room-only audience cheered, danced and sang along.

The Radiohead Jazz Project is now a regular part of the Toronto Jazz Orchestra schedule, and has spurred the creation of several new arrangements by Toronto composers, commissioned in part by generous TJO supporters.

For the sixth edition of the Radiohead Jazz Project, we're on our own - Idioteque is not able to join us - so we're doing something special: for our second set, we'll perform Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer, in its entirety, beginning to end. We've commissioned seven new arrangements for the project: Chelsea McBride, Brad Cheeseman, Kyle Brenders, Shirantha Beddage and Ewan Divitt, along with new and previously created arrangements by Chris Hunt, Christian Overton and Josh Grossman. The first set will be instrumental; Alex Samaras will join us on vocals for OK Computer.

Get your name in print - help to commission one of the new arrangements
For a donation of $50, we'll add your name to our website, and you'll be credited on the sheet music for one of the new arrangements as follows:

"This arrangement commissioned by the Toronto Jazz Orchestra with the generous support of (your name here)."

To make your donation - and help to commission an arrangement - let us know below how you'd like to be credited and click "pay now". You'll be taken to PayPal to complete your donation.

How should we credit your contribution?

We thank the following supporters for their previous commissioning help:
Marcia Zuker and Jeffery Barnes
Elaine and Peter Gold
Sharon and Larry Grossman
Eileen Jensen
Raymond and Rochelle Koskie
Jennifer Waring
Ron and Gail Zuker