September 7 2010
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8
MIMI FEST: A Tribute To Mimi
The Horseshoe Tavern
368 Queen Street West
Doors at 8:30 / Show at 9:00pm
While very few local musicians and artists knew her by the name Miriam Braidberg, most knew – and ate – at Mimi’s Restaurant on Bathurst for many years, or had her cater their concerts. Mimi passed away recently and now many of the musicians she fed will congregate to celebrate her memory. (Please note, the acts are booked: this is not a jam night.) This event is for people who knew and loved Mimi so we will not be posting the list of entertainers. Suffice to say it will be a magical night!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10
Leyland Gordon Live In Concert
The Glenn Gould Studio
tickets - roythomson.com
Accomplished guitarist and composer Leyland Gordon celebrates the launch of his CD "Time Dances" with his all-star ensemble at The Glenn Gould Studio this Friday! Primarily jazz but influenced by classical, progressive-rock, funk and Brazilian music, Leyland Gordon Group in concert is a unique experience! Leyland is joined by David Restivo (piano), George Koller (bass), Ben Riley (drums), Alan Hetherington (percussion), Igor Vrabac (keys) and Sienna Dahlen and Alex Samara (vocals). "Time Dances" is available.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Yvette Tollar and Sheila Jordan
2261 Dundas St. West
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
tickets & dinner reservations - hughsroom.com | 416.531.6604
Juno nominated vocalist Yvette Tollar, joins forces with the legendary singer, 81 year-young Sheila Jordan for an evening of nonpareil at Hugh’s Room. Tollar has been praised by the media, calling her "Ima" CD "one of the best releases of the year" (Wholenote) and "elegant and sophisticated" by NOW Magazine. Sheila Jordan studied, performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Charlie Parker, George Russel and Charles Mingus. "If I’ve ever had a mentor, it’s Sheila," Yvette explains. "I have so much respect for the woman she is, her musicianship, her generosity, her warmth, her mastery. This concert has been a dream of mine 12 years in the making!"
The Brantford Jazz Festival
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The Brantford Jazz Festival celebrates its 3rd year with an impressive line-up this month that includes international and local jazz greats including Ranee Lee, Hot Club of Detroit, Spitfire Band, Amanda Martinez, Michael Kaeshammer, Tony Monaco and more. All free shows are located in Harmony Square in downtown Brantford. The only ticketed event is for Chuck Mangione who will perform at Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts at 8pm on Saturday September 18th. Tickets are $55 (includes HST) and can be obtained by calling 1.800.265.0710.
One of the last motels on the Lakeshore strip... and on this occasion, beautiful girls will serve Polish vodka!THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23
The Casa Mendoza End Of Summer Full Moon Party
2161 Lakeshore Blvd. West
NO COVER!!! Live music 7:00pm – 12midnight
Call 416.259.3756 for dinner reservations
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To celebrate the end of summer, Jaymz Bee is throwing an old-skool party at one of his favourite not-so-secret haunts... Casa Mendoza! This party offers one of the best views you’ll ever have of the Toronto Skyline while dining on incredible food and hearing all styles of music.
From 7-8pm Luis Mario Ochoa and Roger Clown will serenade on the patio and inside the dining area. At 8pm Eric St. Laurent Trio will amaze and at 10pm Mark Kieswetter and a dozen singers entertain till midnight. Throughout the evening DJ GIGI will spin her favourite music in the lounge on the second floor which guarantees dancing and conversation throughout the night.
Along with the usual à la carte menu a special prix fixe is available for $35.00 (plus taxes and gratuities) and the evening is sponsored by Steam Whistle Beer and by Luksusowa and Zubrowka Vodka. Thanks to the sponsors and Casa Mendoza, there is no cover for this event! If you don’t want to drive afterwards they have a limited amount of rooms available for under $100 per night. Dinner reservations are highly recommended!
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25
Jazz FM and The Royal Present: Hilario Duran and his Latin Jazz Band
The Royal - 608 College Street
doors @ 8:00pm - show @ 8:30pm
@ Ticketmaster/ Soundscapes (572 College St) and the door
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Hosted by Jazz FM’s Laura Fernandez
With special guest Jane Bunnett
Commemorating his 35-year musical career, Juno award-winning and Grammy nominated Cuban-Canadian Hilario Duran will be joined by the who’s who of the Canadian jazz scene, including renowned Soprano Saxophonist and Flutist Jane Bunnett. This incredible night will feature traditional Afro-Cuban music infused with Latin Jazz. Included will be selections from Hilario Duran’s latest CD ‘Motion’ and his award-winning album ‘From the Heart’, as well as Jane Bunnett’s compositions specially arranged by Hilario Duran for this exceptional evening.
Join us at The Royal for an intimate celebration between friends who over the decades have created rich, intricate, joyful music together and want to share this journey with you.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
"World Jazz For Haiti"
CD Release Party
2261 Dundas Street West
Tickets $22.50 Advance/$25 Door
w - worldjazzforhaiti.com | number9.ca
Canadian Musicians Unite For Haiti, "World Jazz For Haiti" is a double CD compilation of 23 original songs - 12 vocal and 11 instrumental. All of the compositions on the album are either brand new or variations on recent works, and have been written and recorded by Canadian artists living in Toronto. Produced by Number 9 Audio Group in Toronto, this is a once-in-a-lifetime album with world-class artists for an extremely worthwhile international cause. Musical director/producer George Koller and associate producer Jesse Capon have put together an eclectic mix of talent for the album, including industry veterans; David Clayton-Thomas, Holly Cole, Guido Basso, Jane Bunnett Jackie Richardson and John McDermott along with emerging artists; Laila Biali, DK Ibomeka, Gord Sheard, Luis Orbegoso, Nancy Walker, David Restivo and many more...
"Music is a gift like no other, and is especially potent in this time of healing, rebuilding and renewal."
~ George Koller
Jacky Terrasson kicks off The 2010-2011 Sound Of Jazz Concert Series for JAZZ.Fm91THE SOUND OF JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
September 27 2010 – March 28 2011
The Old Mill Inn
The JAZZ.FM91’s 2010-2011 Sound of Jazz Concert Series features top international talent and homegrown favourites on ten separate evenings at The Old Mill Inn, one of the most jazz-friendly venues in the country. Canada’s longest running jazz series returns for its 35th season September 2010 to March 2011.
The season gets underway with Jacky Terrason. One of the most renowned pianists and composers in modern jazz, Terrason, a two-time Grammy nominee will perform songs from his most recent CD "Push".
Other shows include performances by Danny "B", Bucky Pizzarelli, Ian Shaw, Jeremy Davenport, Steve Koven, Dick Hyman and more! For information and tickets please visit jazz.fm