Season 8


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May 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Barbra Lica sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
Barbra Lica is a fast-rising Canadian jazz vocalist and songwriter, and has been receiving accolades for her unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Barbra’s live shows have captivated audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence. Hot on the heels of her 2017 Juno-nominated recording, …
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Manuel Valera Trio (NYC)
8:30 pm
Photo Credit – Jimmy Katz Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Well known on the New York City modern jazz scene, Manuel has garnered national American reviews and lent his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artists as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Jeff Tain Watts, …
Saina Singer and George Koller + special guest Mark Mosca
8:00 pm
This very special concert will feature Saina, George and Mark in a sumptuous blend of world, jazz, and indigenous musics. Saina Singer Saina is a Siberian ethno singer from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Her repertoire includes songs of the Siberian indigenous peoples that she learned directly from elders while traveling to concerts in the …
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
David Tiviluk with the Arrangements
8:30 pm
  Photo Credit – Peter McLennan David Tiviluk steeped himself in the music of the 1960′s during his adolescence which instilled within him a deep musical love for simple, beautiful melodies and harmonies.  His entry into the love of jazz happened at that time upon hearing Dave Brubeck’s Take Five. The thread of this love …
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Teri Parker Quartet
8:30 pm
✕ Teri on Ryan’s roof, Toronto, 2016 Teri Parker is a jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer based in Toronto. She leads her own band, the Teri Parker Quartet, and co-leads the Parker Abbott Trio with pianist Simeon Abbott. Both of these groups play frequently in jazz clubs in Toronto and feature all original music. She …
Patricia O'Calahan + David Braid sponsored by Diva International
4:00 pm
  Photo Credit – Andrew MacNaughtan Following a 2019 Juno Nomination for Best Vocal Album, this concert features award-winning vocalist Patricia O’Callaghan, and multi-Juno winner composer/pianist David Braid blending genres of Classical, Jazz, and Popular Song. They offer a mixture of pieces ranging from Kurt Weill to Leonard Cohen.  Featuring the crystalline, many-hued voice of …
Jun 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Big Band Theory
8:30 pm
Photo Credit – Suzie Fowler Can we fit them all on the stage? Yes, we can! and hopefully there will still be room for the audience! Don’t worry, there always is, but come early to get a seat as this show is always crowded. KW Big Band Theory is celebrating the end of 8 years …
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
One Word featuring Paul DeLong
8:30 pm
Photo Credit – Ralph Angelillo One Word, features Paul DeLong on drums, Will Jarvis on bass, Kim Ratcliffe on guitar, Eric Boucher on keys, and Aaron Solomon on violin. They’ll be playing fusion classics by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Tony Williams Lifetime, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, and the Dregs. Hope/Proto cosmos Paul DeLong-drums Eric …
Confabulation sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
“complex, orchestrated music, complete with unusual time signatures, backed by the stellar Confabulation…There’s a lot to absorb, but the melodies get embedded in your head.”  - Penguin Eggs  Bassist and multi-instrumentalist David Woodhead is one of the most accomplished and truly original musicians in Canada, and his whimsical and rambunctious Confabulation is a thrill-ride for players …
Jun 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dave Young Quintet
8:30 pm
Multiple award-winning bassist, composer and Order of Canada recipient, Dave Young, is, without a doubt, one of Canada’s most valuable and beloved musical exports. Whether performing as part of a symphony, or as an integral member of an iconic jazz trio (with the likes of the late Oscar Peterson), or leading any of his dynamic …
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Joe Huron Quartet
8:30 pm
Joe Huron at the guitar (Judy Watson photo) Joe Huron Trio at Fitzy’s – Barrie.  Not great video, but you get the idea….
Michael Occhipinti & Shine On sponsored by Diva International
8:30 pm
Shine On: the Universe of John Lennon is a spectacular group performing music by John Lennon and the Beatles uniquely arranged by Michael Occhipinti. The musicians in the group collectively boast over 20 JUNO Award nominations, and include the distinct voices of Elizabeth Shepherd, Yvette Tollar, and Dominic Mancuso, paired with the singular talents of …
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Heather Bambrick Quartet
8:00 pm
Heather Bambrick is a JUNO-nominated vocalist, voice actor, and broadcaster who’s performed with some of world’s finest musicians, including Fred Hirsch, Guido Basso, Gene DiNovi, Peter Appleyard Rob McConnell, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and others.  Her vocal talent is internationally recognized not only for her recordings but also for her work on several Emmy-winning animation …
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Melissa Stylianou + Heart (NYC)
8:00 pm
Join us for this very special show featuring Canadian Expat, Melissa Stylianou (living in New York City), and her exceptional band. Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of this century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies to top festival …
Jun 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sinal Aberto Quartet featuring Luanda Jones
8:30 pm
Come finish the eighth season with the Brazilian stylings of Sinal Aberto featuring Luanda Jones.  

 


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