WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5
Scarlett Jane and The Weber Brothers
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Tickets just $10!
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There are few singer-songwriter duos who have made as much magic on a debut recording as Scarlett Jane on their CD "Stranger". Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire are both accomplished sing-songwriters in their own right, but combined they are truly a force to be reckoned with. Whether you choose to label this as folk music, roots, alternative-western-pop or whatever, one thing is for certain: Their lyrics, melodies and effortless harmonies are causing big waves among the music industry and will no doubt bring them fame and fortune any day now. Oh yeah... and they are quite easy on the eyes, as well as the ears!
If you can’t get to the concert on Wednesday December 5th be sure to check out their website and pick up their CD!
MONDAY DECEMBER 10
Christmas Kiss with Diana Panton
The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
$39 / $34 for JazzFM Members and Students
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Celebrate the official release of Diana Panton’s new album, "Christmas Kiss", at the Sound of Jazz Concert Series, presented by JAZZ.FM91 and Raymond James. Diana will be accompanied by Guido Basso, Don Thompson and Reg Schwager. It’s Christmas, it’s a party, and Diana’s charm and soothing vocals will bring warmth to this Christmas event.
The show is almost sold out so go to jazz.fm now and if you are lucky enough to get tickets, you can make dinner reservations at The Old Mill!
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
Batucada Carioca Holiday Samba Party
1585 Dundas West
doors 7:30pm / show 8:30pm
$10 ($15 after 8:30pm)
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Batucada Carioca -- joined by special guests Aline Morales and Cibelle Iglesias -- bring the essence of the Brazilian Carnaval to Lula Lounge on Sunday, December 16! Enjoy a holiday evening of traditional samba, fusion grooves and Brazilian rhythms.
Classic songs from some of Rio de Janeiro's top Samba Schools including Mangueira, Portela, União da Ilha, Mocidade, Salgueiro as well as songs written by renowned sambistas such as Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho will make it very hard to resist the impulse to dance like it's the last dance of the year!
MONDAY DECEMBER 31
The New Years Eve Comedy Extravaganza
178 Victoria Street
$39.50 - $69.50
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Massey Hall once again offers a hilarious way to laugh your way into the New Year by presenting its 12th Annual Comedy Extravaganza with some of Canada’s funniest stand-up comics, hand-picked by Mark Breslin. The night features headliner Niki Payne and appearances by Winston Spear, Dave Hemstad, Rebecca Kohler and many others. Once again, Jaymz Bee plays MD and Bonzai Suzuki will appear, as well as Kevin Hearn from Bare Naked Ladies who will perform with the emcee of the evening... the inimitable Harland Williams! The show is early (7:30 until about 10:30) so after you’ve had your fill of belly laughs you can always beeline to another party...
MONDAY DECEMBER 31
Jane Bunnett & The Spirits of Havana
2261 Dundas St. West
7:00pm dining 9:30pm music
$45 adv. $50 door
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Throughout the month of December there are so many reasons to drop by Hugh’s Room! In the next few weeks you can enjoy Christmas concerts by acts such as: The Good Lovelies, The Ault Sisters, The Nylons, Quartette, Jay Aymar and concerts by Jane Sibbery, Don Ross and Suzie Vinnick. On New Year’s Eve, Hugh’s Room presents Jane Bunnett & The Spirits of Havana (featuring Hilario Duran) for an epic evening that begins with dinner a 7:00pm. The word is that they’ll be going the extra mile in terms of ambience and party favours... bring your dancing shoes! Jane will have just returned from The Havana Jazz Festival and is looking forward to ringing in the New Year with her award-winning band in one of Toronto’s best live venues.