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Apr 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Eric St. Laurent Trio
“Guitarist Eric St. Laurent and his trio have to be seen to be believed. One of the most unique, kick-ass bands in the country!” - Jazz FM 91 “A solid Canadian contribution to modern jazz” -  Matthew Parsons, The Gateway   Born and raised in Montreal, St-Laurent studied improvisation in New York before moving to …
May 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Phoenix Jazz Group
“They’re a Canadian quartet of musicians with impressive credentials whose program of all original music swings with ease” – Oregon Jazz Society review of “Extensions”. The Phoenix Jazz Group performs original acoustic mainstream jazz in a contemporary vein, acknowledging the great traditions in jazz that have gone before it. The spirit of improvisation, so inherent …
May 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Trevor Giancola
Guitarist Trevor Giancola is becoming a staple of Toronto’s thriving jazz and creative music scene.  He has performed as a member the Mike Murley Quartet, the Kelly Jefferson Quartet, Boptarts featuring Seamus Blake, Trevor Falls Collective, The Trevor Giancola Quartet and Trio, Josh Cole 4tet, Monk’s Music, and others.  He has shared the stage with Sophie Millman, Dave Douglas, Seamus Blake,  …
Fawn Fritzen (Whitehorse) Special Tuesday Evening Performance
Winner of the The Julian Award of Excellence For Emerging Jazz Artists with her debut album “Bedroom Voice”. “Fawn’s CD is lovely. She has a warm, relaxed sound and she knows how to communicate. Her accompaniment here is perfect – clear and economical – always supporting, never overwhelming as she tells her story.” — Reg …
May 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Kevin Breit and Folkalarm
Masterful guitarist, vocalist, and singer-songwriter Kevin Breit hails from McKerrow, Ontario, Canada. ON of his groups, The Sisters Euclid, has been a fixture at the Orbit Room in Toronto for the past 13 years. Kevin has worked as a touring guitarist or session musician with a variety of musicians including Cassandra Wilson, The Miller Stain …
May 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Morgan Childs Quartet
Originally hailing from Invermere, BC, in that province’s mountainous East Kootenay region, Morgan Childs spent 10 years on the Vancouver music scene before making the move to Toronto in the fall of 2009. During that time, Morgan has built an international career as a performer and educator with some of the world’s finest musicians. Morgan …
Brad Goode (Chicago) & Adrean Farrugia Special Thursday Evening Performance
“The lyrical genius of the trumpet” – Chicago Tribune Brad Goode was named one of the most influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.” His 15 solo recordings can be heard on the Delmark, Sunlight, SteepleChase, and Origin …
May 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Carmine Ioanna Trio (Italy)
  We know that our audience has been clamoring for a jazz accordion player.  Well, we have one and maybe the best one. Dancers – rehearse your tangos. you don’t want to miss this. Neopolitan song meets post bop jazz. Carmine Ioanna was born in Avellino on October 20, 1985. At the age of 4 …
May 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Luca Ciarla Quartet (Italy)
“…a gem of a record from a violinist who has clearly absorbed the history of his instrument from Joe Venuti to Michal Urbaniak to become very much his own man.”  – Duncan Heining, All About Jazz  A native of Termoli, Italy, Luca began playing violin and piano at the age of eight. By twelve he …
Birth of the Cool Orchestra under the direction of Robin Jessome.
This nonet will be recreating the sound of the famous 1957 Miles Davis album: “Birth of the Cool” which advanced the jazz world into the post-bop era, nudging jazz into something orchestral, experimental and definitely “cool”. This album featured predominantly the writing and arranging skills of the band more than the individual soloing of some …
May 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for some fantastic dinner jazz!   Patrick Duxbury – Flute Jack Pender- Guitar
May 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Lorne Lofsky
“Lorne plays the guitar as if it is an extension of his brain” – Andre White One of Canada’s foremost jazz guitarists, Lorne Lofsky has performed with many notables, including Ed Bickert, Chet Baker, Pepper Adams, and Bob Brookmeyer in Toronto, across Canada, and in Spain, Brasil, and many cities throughout Europe. From ’94-’96, Lorne …
Jun 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
June Jazz Festival Closing Night!! Spin Cycle (NYC)
Spin Cycle, the new band led by saxophonist Tom Christensen and drummer Scott Neumann, plays an eclectic blend of hard hitting original music composed by the members of the band, four veterans of the New York City freelance jazz scene. Each member has recorded multiple albums as a leader and played in the bands of …

 


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