by Kerry Doole, Tandem, On The Beat, April 10, 2013
FERN LINDZON: A Juno Award nominee last year (for her lovely album Two Kites), this local jazz vocalist/composer/pianist is an On The Beat favourite. Her skill as a pianist/composer will be on display at TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 12 and 13, when she plays her piano score for the BUSTER KEATON silent film, Sherlock Jr. Lindzon is then back in more orthodox jazz territory when she continues her April residency at The Rex, every Tuesday (6:30 to 8:30), accompanied by saxophonist DAVID FRENCH and friends. On June 6, she performs at The Old Mill, and a Toronto Jazz Festival show is also lined up, for Musideum on June 26.
by David Fiore, Toronto Silent Film Festival, Sound on Sight, April 8, 2013
Sunday’s Toronto Silent Film Festival screening brought together five sight-gag laden comedy shorts handpicked by programmer Chris Seguin. This wild and quazy quintet covered a lot of banana peel-littered ground, showcasing a very nice cross section of silent comedy immortals and candidates for rediscovery. The event benefited immensely from its venue (the nearly 100-year old Fox Theatre, which still has its washrooms inside the cinema) and the accompaniment of jazz notable Fern Lindzon, who worked a number of ironic pop melodies and dark variations on the Wedding March into her nimble piano kibitzing.