October 5 2010
Let’s all celebrate a stress free fall... rather than a stress freefall –- there is so much to enjoy this month!!!
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7
THE ARNOLD PARTY: Annual Business for the Arts Awards Gala
The Royal Ontario Museum
University at Bloor
For more information please visit businessforthearts.org
The Arnold Party is a celebration of young volunteers in the arts. The party has a Madmen theme this year, inspiring over 500 guests to dress creatively and add to the sleek lounge environment. The ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and music by The Elise Le Grow Trio and the Made In Canada Quintet, featuring vocalists Barbra Lica and David Statham!
Gene Bertoncini is likely one of the greatest guitarists you will ever see live in concert!MONDAY OCTOBER 11
Alan Bergman & Gene Bertoncini in concert!
2261 Dundas St. West
$45 in advance / $50 at the door
tickets & dinner reservations - hughsroom.com | 416.531.6604
The JAZZ.FM91 Songwriters Series kicks off Monday October 11th with legendary jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini and famed lyricist Alan Bergman. The show will feature Bertoncini on solo guitar, accompanied by Bergman, sining many of his (and wife Marilyn’s) award winning songs. The Bergman’s classics include "Nice ‘n’ Easy", "The Way We Were" and "You Don’t Bring Me Flower". This is the first time Bergman and Bertoncini have performed together in Canada. Tickets at Hugh’s Room.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 14
JAZZ FOR JOE
Lula Lounge / 1585 Dundas St. West
Free Admission / campaign donations (with receipts given) will be accepted
For dinner reservations or more info please visit: lula.ca or call 416.588.0307. Also check out mayorjoe.ca
Join Michael Occhipinti, Yvette Tollar, Louis Simao, Rich Brown, Maryem Tollar, Pat Murray, Dan Fortin, Tania Gill, Michelle Willis and plenty of surprise guests at Lula Lounge next Thursday. Much of the music and arts community is backing Joe Pantalone for Mayor.
If you are pro-Joe or haven’t decided who you want to vote for…come meet the man and hear some great music! The event is hosted by JAZZ.FM91 radio host Jaymz Bee and Now Magazine columnist Andrew Cash. Bee recently declared on twitter: "We live in a friendly city and need a friendly Mayor! The fact that Joe Pantalone has been deputy Mayor (he’s experienced) and hasn’t berated minorities (he’s no small-minded bully) or cost the province millions (he’s responsible) should make voting for him the only logical choice".
Perhaps LaRiviere is best described by John Karastamatis of The National Post when he said that Serafin posses "a singular sound between man and woman, human and angel". You do not want to miss this celebration!THURSDAY OCTOBER 21
Lula Lounge / 1585 Dundas St. West
$10 or $15 with CD!
For dinner reservations or more info please visit: lula.ca or call 416.588.0307.
With a 5-octave vocal range that runs the gamult from tender to tempest, Serafin has cultivated a cross-genre audience that embraces Jazz, Torch and even Classical music. His third album, Love’s Worst Crime, launches on Thursday October 21st with a live performance at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West in Toronto. Appearing with Serafin is Tony Quarrington, George Koller, Christopher Plock and Great Bob Scott. Stick around for the second set, when Serafin opens up the stage for a roaring Jazz, Swing and Blues Jam featuring special guests.
The theme is Salvador Dali meets Alice In Wonderland at The Playboy Mansion!FRIDAY OCTOBER 29
(Pick one theme or mix it up... not sure... bring your pajamas or lingerie!)
The Casa Mendoza
HALLOWE'EN Full Moon Party
2161 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Call ahead for dinner reservations!!! 416.259.3756
Live music begins at 8pm sharp / dinner seating at 7pm.
w - casamendoza.com
The party Jaymz Bee threw at Casa Mendoza last month was incredible –- everyone was praising the incredible dinner, the great live music and the over-the-top party vibe that happened... so it’s time to do it again -– but this time with a Halloween theme! Save your zombie gear for Saturday or Sunday... Friday night it will be all about surreal, sexy style.
Along with the usual a la carte menu a special prix fixe is available for $35.00 (plus taxes and gratuities) and if you don’t want to drive afterwards they have a limited amount of rooms available for under $100 for the night. Dinner reservations and motel rooms are highly recommended!
You will see Zombies, Aliens and Demons on the dance floor all night long -– who knew terror could be so much fun?SATURDAY OCTOBER 30
Revival Event Theatre / 783 College Street
Doors at 9pm
Tickets $25 adv. / $30 at the door (if there are any left!)
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Rue Morgue magazine celebrates 13 years this Halloween and has pulled out all the stops for the most incredible three level party imaginable. Electrifying performances include Undead Occult, The Go-Go Ghouls and several things we’d rather not print here! The Midnight Costume Contest features some of the best and most outrageous costumes ever seen. You will see Zombies, Aliens and Demons on the dance floor all night long – who new terror could be so much fun?
This will sell out! Get your tickets in advance now on line; at Sonic Boom or the newest hot DVD shop in town, Eyesore Cinema on Queen West.
If you love the music of Ray Charles, don’t miss this tribute show October 25th!THE SOUND OF JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
October 25 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.
This month, Danny "B" and his band perform a Tribute to Ray Charles on Monday October 25th.
Other shows include performances by Bucky Pizzarelli, Ian Shaw, Jeremy Davenport, Steve Koven, Dick Hyman and more! For information and tickets please visit jazz.fm
Would you like to be in Cuba December 14-20?The JAZZ.FM91 Jazz Safari
For over five years high-end donors to JAZZ.FM91, a not-for-profit, registered charity and Canada’s premier 24 hour all-jazz radio station, have enjoyed exploring Toronto with 91.1 producer and on-air host, Jaymz Bee. The official campaign begins in November but at the moment the station is doing a "pre-campaign" and encourages donors to get in early with their pledge of support.
For every $40,000 raised pre-campaign, one day of the campaign will be taken off. This simply means, more music and less talk in November!
On top of the classic jazz safari which hits five jazz venues in one night, Bee also offers a vocal showcase night in February at Lula Lounge (over 24 singers in a three hour show) and even has an excursion to The Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba in mid-December for generous donors. For all the information or to make a donation please visit jazz.fm or call 1.800.811.2400 weekday mornings.
Performing traditional hits from the best known samba schools of Rio, Batucada Carioca combines cavaquinho, bass and trombone with special guest vocals for a high-energy performance!
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Saturday October 16
Sudbury Lounge - 99 Sudbury Street Toronto.
Come to a unique location for an evening of true Brasilian community flavour and a wicked party.