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June 2008

Marieve Herington is busy doing cartoon voice and acting in Hollywood... but not too busy to come home for a special concert of up beat jazz standards!
Friday June 6 (8pm - 11pm)

Marieve Herington Live
Warehouse Grill / 70 Fraser Avenue 416.533.2446
No Cover!

Marieve Herington has been based in Hollywood for the past year, doing both singing and voice over/acting work. She is excited about this rare appearance for her Toronto friends, fans and family, which includes some of her favourite musicians: Ben Miller on bass, Jeff Halischuk on drums and Dora Award winner Waylen Miki on keys. There will be many surprise musicians and singers as well! There will be two sets at 8:00pm and 9:30pm.

Dinner reservations are not necessary but are recommended.

Bring your appetite! The Warehouse is licensed for beer and wine and has a full dinner menu available. Try the mushroom risotto!

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Egberto Gismonti is just one of the incredible artists being honored at the 3rd annual Art of Jazz celebration this month!
JUNE 4-8

Art of Jazz
Distillery Historic District / 55 Mill Street Toronto
Various prices (see website)

Once again Jane Bunnett and Larry Kramer have been working hard to bring in some great international jazz talent, and to celebrate the jazz genius that resides in the GTA. This is the third year for the Art of Jazz and highlights this year include celebrating the founder of CODA Magazine and Sackville Records, John Norris and concerts by Art of Jazz Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti.

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When it comes to great music to accompany tasty wine... you can always trust jazz Icon Archie Alleyne! photo by Don Vickery.
JUNE 18 (6PM)

Stonegrill on Winchester / 51B Winchester Street, Toronto
Non-Members $85 each / Members $75 for you and one guest (only 80 seats available!)

Jazz and Shiraz sounds like a nice fit; but what kind of jazz and what brand of Shiraz? Find out with emcee Jaymz Bee (of JAZZ.FM91) and Ken Bruford (President of The Ontario Wine Society) while enjoying some great live music. The evening will feature Archie Alleyne on drums, David Virelles on keyboard and Artie Roth on bass. The Stonegrill on Winchester has a chic décor and lush atmosphere. Mix their cool ambience with incredible food and friendly service and you have a night you will never forget!

For ticket information contact The Ontario Wine Society and read more at or click on


DK Ibomeka's new album: "I'm Your Man" is now available in Canada at iTUNES and in stores across the country.

DK offers his own distinctive, tender and soulful interpretations of vintage classics. As noted jazz author Mike Hennessey says "DK Ibomeka's interpretations on this album vividly demonstrate that he not only has an extensive range in terms of octaves, but also in terms of expressing emotion". As the site reports "DK has the voice, stage presence and personality to make it big in this business, and "I'm Your Man" might be just the recording to bring him the recognition he so richly deserves".

The CD track list includes: "God Bless The Child", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "I Get Along Without You", "I'm Your Man", "You Turned The Tables On Me", "These Foolish Things", "The Very Thought Of You", "Some Of These Days", "My One And Only Love" and "I Put A Spell On You".

To purchase on iTUNES click here

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JUNE 19-29

The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival

Al Green performs at The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts on June 19th, followed by two weeks of jazz bliss. Visiting dignitaries include Maceo Parker, Ahmad Jamal, Oliver Jones, Michel Legrand, Dave Brubeck, Dr. John, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Blind Boys Of Alabama, John Scofield, RJD2, Marcus Miller, Lizz Wright, Arturo Sandoval and tons more.

Many of Toronto's most talented jazz musicians also appear at the festival: Guido Basso, Jake Langley, Dione Taylor, Steve Koven, Russ Little, Bill McBirnie, John Sherwood, Sophia Perlman, Andrew Scott and dozens more!

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JUNE 28 - JULY 1
(noon - 11pm each day)

CHIN Picnic
Exhibition Place - West Grounds - Better Living Building
Free admission
For more info: 416.531.9991 ext. 2210

The CHIN International Picnic defines summertime within our city; it is a growing tradition allowing the public to discover the diversity of Toronto.

More than 2,000 performers from over 15 ethno-cultural communities entertain the estimated 250,000 people who attend.

This event promotes our community by underlining its most unique trait: multiculturalism.

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SUNDAY JUNE 15 4:15pm


Harbourfront Centre - Queens Quay
Neptune's Cove (Parking Lot Tent)

Join the Brazilian samba group Batacuda Carioca as they perform with their full bateria and give a workshop on traditional samba drumming of Brazil. Led by sambista Maninho Costa from Rio de Janeiro, the group is made up of 20 percussionists from the local community. It’s guaranteed to have you up and dancing -- Samba no Pé!

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