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October 2008

Bryan Van Dusen and his band deliver the goods at the Mod Club Theatre!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7pm-9pm

Bryan Van Dusen CD launch of "ENTER THE SCORPION"
The Mod Club Theatre / 722 College Street 416.588.4MOD
$10 at the door (includes a CD!)

"Enter The Scorpion" is a collection of witty lyrics and poignant insights combined with diverse and upbeat scores to showcase his love of hip-hop, lyrical wordplay and classic story telling.

Guests on the CD include: Major Maker, Natalie Donnelly, Mindbender, Sophia Perlman, Kenny Neal Jr., Christopher Estridge and Mark McKay. Many of these great talents will appear at the release party, joining BVD's new live band - known as "Real People" - consisting of Kyle Sullivan on drums, Shafton Thomas on bass and Jordan Posterino on guitar.

Ten dollars at the door gets you into the show and a free CD!

Anyone who has met Christopher Estridge has likely experienced fashion envy!
October 16, 2008 6-9pm

Trias Gallery
80 Spadina Avenue #403, Toronto

From October 16 - 25 selected works from the artist's collection (1978-2008) will be on display.

GHETTO PANDA was formed by artist-designer Christopher Estridge and writer/musician Bryan Van Dusen. It is a multimedia idea factory and design house.

The evening will offer an exclusive opportunity for their clients to preview music, art and fashion.

Harry Connick Jr’s Tenor comes out swingin’ like a MF!

Saturday October 18, 2008

Diesel Playhouse
56 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
$15 at door - (donate $5 more and receive a selection of downloadable Ned Goold tunes by email)

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New York Jazz composer / tenor "genius", Ned Goold (who can count famed, Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr - in whose band Goold plays - as fans), adamantly waives his fee (to pay the rest of the band) and brings his trademark sophisticated, foot-tapping, funky, "Quirky Bop melodies and Bottom-Heavy Bounce" to a Toronto debut of his new works at the Diesel Playhouse on Oct 18th, 2008. TorontoJazzBuzz presents this concert which is guaranteed to have audiences dancing in their seats. TorontoJazzBuzz brings you outrageously swinging Jazz Greats - Live!

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Bob Dorough is one of the most loveable performers on the planet!
Monday, October 27, 2008 8pm

Bob Dorough Live In Concert
The Old Mill Inn
Part of the JAZZ.FM91 Sound Of Jazz Concert Series

Bob Dorough is one of America's great songwriters; having penned songs covered by Mel Torme, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Blossom Dearie, Ray Charles and countless others. Hits include "Comin' Home Baby", "Devil May Care", "I've Got Just About Everything I Need" and "Conjunction Junction". He is also one of the few singers to ever record with Miles Davis and is as good a story teller as a singer-songwriter.

JAZZ.FM91's popular Sound of Jazz Concert Series™ returns this fall for a 33rd season with an all-star cast of jazz musicians and performers. All shows will be held at The Old Mill Inn and will feature an eclectic mix of master musicians and the brightest newcomers on the scene today. Last year all shows were sold out - so purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment. The first concert (Russ Little - Oct. 6) is already sold out. Concerts coming up for the 2008-2009 season:

Bob Dorough (Oct. 27), Ian Shaw (Nov. 18), Seasonal Favourites From The Jim Galloway Wee Big Band (Dec. 8), Ben Sidran (Jan. 12), Guido Basso: The Greatest Love Songs (Feb. 9), Elizabeth Shepherd Trio / Laila Biali Trio (Feb. 23), The Music of Art Tatum featuring Adam Makowicz and Robi Botos (March 15), and Joe Sealy Celebrates Hoagy Carmichael (March 30). Tickets and Information at

Great Bob Scott and Robert Scott are so tight you'd swear they were Siamese Twins. They are not related.
Every Friday Night (9pm-1am)

Pantages Hotel Martini Bar
200 Victoria Street, Toronto
Robert Scott and Great Bob Scott Live - no cover!

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Every Friday you have the opportunity to experience something unique. Piano genius Robert Scott performs for four hours and is joined by Great Bob Scott on drums, percussion and props for two of those hours. Jazz gone wild!!! This dynamic duo are also available for parties and special events. Contact Bullhorn for details.

Robert Scott
Robert Scott has just received the second pressing of his debut recording, "Pianoptic". He has added the Brian Wilson composition "God Only Knows" to this collection of solo piano recordings - on a $250,000 Bosendorffer Imperial Grand Piano - and has had the graphic design improved as well. Robert has recently performed for Harry Belafonte and Shirley MacLaine and has played with Bill Cosby, Michael Buble and the late great Jeff Healey.

Great Bob Scott
Great Bob Scott is a fiendishly talented drummer, percussionist, artist and performer. His versatility and stage antics are legendary in Canada and much of Europe and the U.S. He has worked with Holly Cole, Mary Magaret O'Hara, Bob Wiseman, Pizzicato Five, Nash The Slash, The Shuffle Demons, Peter Appleyard, John Southworth, Colin Linden and comedians including Jim Carrey, Judy Tenuta, Harland Williams and Sean Cullen.

Sahra is available for weddings, corporate events or private parties!
Sahra Featherstone

Sahra is a Celtic harpist and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto who has been performing music professionally for over ten years. Her repertoire includes Celtic (jigs to waltzes), Classical and Renaissance as well as contemporary music. She also plays violin, pennywhistle, flute and sings.

As well as performing for special events, Sahra is a concert performer, studio musician, audio engineer, producer and private music instructor. For a selection of audio samples please visit:

The line-up of the Royal Jelly Orchestra changes to suit the special event or concert venue. Here is a look at just some of the great musicians and singers that play with The RJO.
The Royal Jelly Orchestra

The RJO have been performing and recording for over a decade and have seen many of their featured singers, like Sophie Milman and Michael Buble, go on to big things. The band ranges from a seven to thirteen piece band and can feature anywhere from four to ten singers at a given show. Their extensive repertoire and willingness to go from tuxedos to pajamas, allows them maximum flexibility for dining, dancing or soft-seat-watching. The group features award winning musicians, such as: Tony Quarrington, Richard Underhill, Waylen Miki, Brandi Disterheft and Christopher Plock and singers including Heather Bambrick, Terra Hazelton, Roger Clown and Sophia Perlman, to name a few.

To book the RJO for your party or for more information please call: 416.999.5233

Ted and Rick Fearnley will sign copies of their book "Life's Lessons" in November.

Monday November 10, 2008 7pm-10pm
"Life's Lessons: A Successful Collections of Failures" book launch
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom / 1214 Queen Street West 416.531.4635

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Join the authors to celebrate the release of their book of short stories. Ted and Rick Fearnley (father and son) are two loveable eccentrics who have spent years putting this collection of true stories together. At the end of every story there is a lesson learned. This book is geared to readers of any age and the authors will be happy to sign the hard and soft copy editions they will have at the event. Makes a great Christmas gift!


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