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April 2008

It's April - prepare yourself for Jaymz Bee's Birthday Weekend

Saturday April 12 9pm
Dominion On Queen / 508 Queen Street East, Toronto 416.368.6893
(Dinner reservations suggested for 8:00pm)

Join emcee Roger Clown and dozens of singers and musicians for a jazz variety show to celebrate Jaymz Bee's birthday. The backroom offers a DJ, videos and stand up comedy.

Donations are taken at the door to cover costs for the host band.

April 13 2pm
Diesel Playhouse / 56 Blue Jays Way 416.971.5656

April 13 is the birthday of Happy Fingers host/creator Jaymz Bee, this piano tribute will also feature special guest vocalists such as Lyne Tremblay, Sonya Cote and Sophia Perlman. Six piano greats are featured: Adam Makowicz, Adrean Farrugia, David Restivo, Waylen Miki, Elizabeth Shepherd and Robert Scott will perform on a Steinway grand piano (courtesy of Remenyi House of Music).

Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance, but why risk it? GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: or toll free 1.877.971.5656

April 13 8pm
Diesel Playhouse / 56 Blue Jays Way 416.971.5656

Kenny Rankin has had his songs recorded by jazz greats Carmen McRae, Mel Torme and Peggy Lee. He performed on Bob Dylan's landmark 1965 album "Bringing It All Back Home" and has performed on the Tonight Show more than 20 times. Paul McCartney asked Kenny to sing his version of the Beatles hit "Blackbird" when he and John Lennon were inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He has more than fourteen recordings, some of which will be available along with an autograph session after the show.

Other Interesting Things To Do In April

Thursday April 3 and Saturday April 5
Roy Thompson Hall / 60 Simcoe Street 416.593.4828
Special guest Benjamin Zandar with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Multi-talented Maestro Benjamin Zander is coming to Toronto for two shows at Roy Thompson Hall. As a prominent Mahler interpreter and specialist, he will conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as well as deliver pre-concert talks from the stage to all members of the audience.

There are few conductors on the planet with as much love and passion as Maestro Zander, who is also author of the best seller "The Art of Possibility". Hearing him speak is likely to inspire you in ways you cannot imagine... Don't be late -- he will be speaking from 7-7:30 and the concert begins at 8.

April 4 (Show times: 10:15am / 1:15pm / 4:15pm / 7:15pm / 10:15pm)
Scotiabank Theatre - formerly Paramount / 259 Richmond St. West 416.368.5600

A Rolling Stones concert film directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese that has been digitally re=mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality know as The IMAX Experience®. The worlds greatest rock and roll band as they've never been seen before by one of the worlds greatest filmmakers!

And coming up in May

Thursday May 8, 2008 8pm
Convocation Hall 31 Kings College Circle, Toronto 416.978.8849

JAZZ.FM91's annual, fundraising concert JAZZ LIVES returns for its fourth year with another outstanding line-up of internationally-renowned performers as well as rising stars on Thursday May 8, 2008 at Convocation Hall in Toronto.

This years event includes world renowned jazz vocalists Ian Shaw, Patricia Barber, Bob Dorough and musicians such as Bill McBirnie, Thompson Egbo Egbo and Peter Appleyard. The musical director is trombonist Russ Little and the house band features Tom Szczesniak (piano) Scott Alexander (bass) and Brian Barlow (drums).

This show sells out every year - get your tickets now!

Tickets $25-$55

JAZZ.FM91 is currently in the midst of a Fund Drive.
Please donate to this not-for-profit, registered charity that does so much for jazz music.
You can donate at or by calling 1-800-811-2400
The Fund Drive ends Sunday night but you can always donate and become a member on line!


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