Tuesday November 3
Alex Pangman Live In Concert
Lula Lounge / 1585 Dundas Street West 416.588.0307
Doors at 7, show at 8:30 / Tickets $15 at the door
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This concert marks the first anniversary of Alex Pangman’s double lung transplant and the release of the CD "Say Uncle!" by her new band, Lickin’ Good Fried. The band also features her husband, Tom Parker, and is a group that recreates the classic old-time country and folk sounds of the 1930’s.
Her traditional swing band, Alex Pangman and her Alleycats, will also appear as the openers. They will perform songs from her various albums including the best seller, "Live In Montreal". You can hear Alex on http://www.jazz.fm (91.1 FM) on Benmergui In The Morning at 9:15am on November 3, talking about her life, her music and her new lungs!
Wednesday November 4
Serafin and Lyne Tremblay present: "Franglaise"
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom 1214 Queen Street West 416.531.4635
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00pm / Tickets only $5 at the door!
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An evening of French and English jazz, blues and something new
Featuring Tony Quarrington, Ross McIntyre, Christopher Plock and Great Bob Scott!
This concert will be filmed by Andy Frank – 3 cameras, the whole she-bang! There’ll be a dance floor and a bar and the most flattering lighting known to man, so make sure to dress up (or down) in your favourite ensemble and be ready for your close-up.
Thursday November 5
The Third Annual Jazz Cares for the Philip Aziz Centre with Rossano
The Old Mill Inn 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
6:30 Reception and Dinner / 8:00 Concert
Tickets $125 (incl. tax receipt) from Don Pangman 905.467.8551 or
The Philip Aziz Centre 416.363.9196 ext. 266
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Internationally acclaimed Rossano Sportiello's "touch, sensitivity, and eloquence are beyond category" and he will be joined by stellar musicians; Jim Galloway, Don Thompson (bass) and Don Vickery (drums). The event benefits The Philip Aziz Centre, which is a home hospice serving the needs of individuals and families living with a life-threatening illness. In 2010 they hope to open a new Children's home in Toronto, so come and join them in support of this great cause and hear the music of Rossano!
Saturday November 14
Downchild Blues Band
(National Tour October – December)
40th Anniversary Celebration with special guest Dan Aykroyd
Massey Hall 178 Victoria Street, Toronto 416.872.4255
8pm / Tickets $49.50 - $59.50
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It’s time for Canada to celebrate the legends of Blues! And when one thinks of blues music in Canada, the first name that springs to mind is Downchild. It’s been 40 years since Donnie "Mr. Downchild" Walsh and his late brother, Hock formed the renowned group that would be the inspiration behind the world famous Blues Brothers and Downchild plans to celebrate their anniversary in style, with some very special friends including blues brother and movie icon Dan Aykroyd, Colin Linden, James Cotton and Wayne Jackson of The Memphis Horns. They also have a new album "I Need A Hat" which was released this fall! Don't miss the chance to catch them live in Toronto or on the rest of the tour which goes until December.
Monday November 16
The JAZZ.FM91 Sound Of Jazz Concert SeriesTM
From New York: Hendrik Meurkens Live
The Old Mill Inn 21 Old Mill Rd. Etobicoke 416.232.3700
Tickets $35.00 / $30.00 for donors to JAZZ.FM91
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Hendrik Meurkens was born in Germany, studied in Rio and is currently based in New York. Meurkens is one of the world’s greatest living harmonica and vibraphone players; specializing in Latin jazz but also fully versed in jazz standards and is an extraordinary composer. Enjoy the coziness of The Old Mill Inn and check out one of the most accomplished chromatic harp players on the planet.
Other shows in Canada’s longest running jazz concert series include "When Frank Met Billie" starring Colin Hunter, Shawne Jackson and The Joe Sealy Quartet, Ranee Lee & Friends, Larry Coryell, Lenny Solomon and a tribute to Duke Ellington starring John Lamb, Duke’s bassist on some of his hippest recordings, including "The Far East Suite".
Please note: Once you have your tickets, if you wish to dine at The Old Mill Inn please contact the Old Mill directly at 416.207.2020 to make dinner reservations.
Every Friday in November
The Rex Hotel 194 Queen Street West 416.598.2475
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Scott Kemp is a Toronto bassist who has played and recorded three albums with The Elizabeth Shepherd Trio and toured throughout Canada and the US, Europe, and Japan. He can also be seen performing with Elvis Bossa Nova, NOJO, The Maisies, Shannon Butcher, Dylan Murray, as well as other Toronto artists. He is releasing his debut album entitled "Introductions" which includes; Scott Metcalfe (Nord Organ), Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Bobby Hsu (Alto Sax), and Colin Kingsmore (Drums) during a month-long weekly series at The Rex in November 2009.