February 2013 archive

Friday, Mar 22 – Randy Lyght

The smooth and smokey voice of renowned jazz vocalist Randy Lyght returns by popular demand to the jazz room! “… just a load of talent and a brilliant sense of the feel of the song.” – randylyght.com/press Fluently surfacing the deep bass in standards of the 40’s to the 60’s, his engaging presence is Steppin’ …

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Saturday, Mar 16 – Alex Dean Quintet

Alex Dean is known throughout Canada as a highly versatile jazz artist, composer/arranger, musical director, and classical saxophonist. Alex held the tenor saxophone chair with Rob McConnell’s Grammy award winning Boss Brass and the Juno award winning Rob McConnell Tentet producing recordings such as Touch of your Lips. The Alex Dean Quintet is a high …

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Rising Star – Elizabeth Shepherd – on Tour from Montreal!

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Friday, Mar 15 – Andrew McAnsh Quintet

Andrew takes the lead of a broadly engaging quintet that features Toronto’s most exciting new talent.  Back by popular demand, Andrew’s bold trumpet lines are testament to his dedication as a composer, performer and arranger.  From forays into jazz, classical, funk, Latin, world, and folk music, his ensemble promises diversity and a fresh attack. His original …

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Saturday, Mar 9 – Bob Brough Quartet

Canadian jazz saxophonist Bob Brough is an established composer and performer with three JUNO nominations, one JUNO award and three CD releases. “Charming and sophisticated new melodies, interesting lyrics, top quality musicianship and wonderful performance values.” – Artistic Director, Distillery Jazz Festival From the stirring lines of Poinciana to the contemplative phrasing of In a …

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Friday, Mar 8 – Elizabeth Shepherd Trio

Elizabeth Shepherd’s soulful coolness has received nothing but praise from her tour of Rewind – London.Montreal.Tokyo.Toronto.New York.Sleep. “A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” – Real Detroit Weekly “Displays a profound understanding of the expressive power of the human voice” – Helsingborgs Dagblad (SWE) You want the soul behind Love for Sale, look no …

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Friday, Mar 1 – Will Fisher Coastal Quartet

Rising star Will Fisher is a drummer of the East coast jazz scene that has toured central and eastern Canada with a dynamic mix of Canadian jazz. “Whereas some drummers lead the charge and others spur on the ensemble from behind, Will Fisher takes the approach of examining the landscape from above and letting his rhythms …

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Saturday, Mar 2 – Myriad 3

Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad 3 is made up of Chris Donnelly on piano, Daniel Fortin on bass, and Ernesto Cervini on drums, and brings with it a unique mix of “modern jazz, meets classical, meets pop, meets Oscar Peterson.” Time Out New York encapsulated Ernesto Cervini as “a buoyant drummer as well as a sharp …

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