Nov 2 at the Old Mill

October 26, 2017

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Do you know that November 2 is the Mexican Day of the Dead?
2 days after Halloween I’ll be including some of my more bewitching and thrilling repertoire and including some great music by Mexican composers. I just love this time of the year!

Please join me, George Koller and Nick Fraser for a night of Spooky fun, standards and musical adventures.

I would love to see you.

no cover, 20 food/beverage min. details here



Mom’s Night Out!

April 12, 2017

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This Mother’s Day, May 14 make it Mom’s Night Out at the Jazz Bistro! I can’t wait to perform with George Koller and Mark Kelso. The piano, sound, food and ambiance at the Jazz Bistro are second to none, and I am thrilled to be performing new and old favourites from my jazz repertoire with these tremendous musicians. Please join us for a night of fun, frivolity, beauty, elegance and a few surprises. 

I am so grateful to Mervon Mehta and the Royal Conservatory for featuring my quartet at the beautiful Mazzoleni Concert Hall. Our sold crowd was wonderfully enthusiastic. George Koller, Nick Fraser, Bill McBirnie and I had a tremendous time!

I just spent three glorious weeks at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as a Musician in Residence. I practiced and practiced, composed, performed, collaborated with wonderful musicians and was inspired by artists of multiple disciplines. I climbed mountains, took gondola rides, strolled around Lake Louise, ate too much, drank delicious tea and said hello to deer. Thank you to the Banff Centre for awarding me with the Elmer and Hilda Hildebrand Artist Award. I’m truly grateful.

thank you, Royal Conservatory

October 24, 2016

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IMG_3226I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the 2016/17 concert season at the Royal Conservatory of Music. My concert on March 5 is part of a series of free Sunday afternoon “interludes” occurring in the beautiful Mazzoleni Concert Hall in the Royal Conservatory. Tickets can be obtained here starting one month before the concert on February 6. Don’t worry. I’ll remind you.
A huge thank you to the Royal Conservatory for making my photo the centrefold!! I’m truly honoured.

I’m so looking forward to returning to the Home Smith Jazz Bar with two of my favorite musicians: bassist Ross MacIntyre and drummer Mark Kelso.

It’s been a while since I’ve played a jazz gig in Toronto and I can’t wait to introduce some new tunes and revisit my repertoire. It’s always to refreshing to come back to tunes I haven’t played in a while. I let the tune gnomes play in my imagination and what emerges always surprises me.

We’d love to see you!

This photo is from the Home Smith a couple of years ago. Gosh, my hair was short! Should I cut it again?

fern at home smith

no cover, 20 food/drink minimum

zorro rides again

April 8, 2016

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On Sunday, April 10 I’ll be performing my score to “The Mark of Zorro” for the Toronto Silent Film Festival at the Fox Theatre. I have chosen to incorporate some wonderful Spanish music as my basis for improvisation: bullfight music, habaneras, Spanish folk songs and flamenco. It’s been a joy to work on this film and to see Douglas Fairbanks in action as the original caped crusader! Zorro rides again!


silent films

November 26, 2015

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Five years ago I composed a score for my first silent film: Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. The score was commissioned by TIFF for the opening of the Bell Lighbox. It was presented as part of their series of live music with silent films. I wrote about the experience on my blog. You can read about it over here. I scored it for a klezmer/jazz sextet. You can watch this wonderful film over here.
I’ll be returning to the Bell Lightbox on Friday, November 28 to accompany The Lost World with my own score for piano and harmonium.It’s a fun film featuring stop action animation. Think Jurassic Park 1925. I’m looking forward to it! Here’s the link for tickets. TIFF

thank you, Waterloo, Merrickville and Montreal. What a pleasure it was to play for intense listening audiences. Wow!
Thank you to the Grand River Jazz Society and the Jazz Room in Waterloo, and thank you to Merrickville’s Jazz Festival and the Baldachin Inn. Thanks also to the Ottawa Jazz Scene for being there and for their wonderful review and fabulous pics by Brett Delmage! Fern Lindzon Trio performs at Merrickville's Jazz Fest

thank you also to the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal. What a thrill to play there!

Please join us on Thursday, October 29 at the 120 Diner on Church St. I’ll be playing duets with fab bass player Dan Fortin – Monk, Sexsmith, Jobim and some “holiday” surprises.

WMM tour

October 17, 2015

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Waterloo, Merrickville, Montreal. The tour has begun.Jazz Room
It started last night at The Jazz Room in Waterloo with George Koller and Mark Kelso. What a fantastic club and a great way to start a tour!
Next up is Merrickville where George Koller, Michel Delage and I will be closing out Merrickville’s Jazz Festival -tomorrow, Sunday, October 18. Thank you to Alayne McGregor and the Ottawa Jazz Scene for this wonderful interview.
On October 20 I’ll be playing at the fantastic Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill with Montreal bass player Joel Kerr. It’s always a treat to play with Joel!