Jazz Goes To The Movies: A Big Band Benefit
1602 Lake Shore Blvd. West
doors @ 700pm | show @ 8:00pm
Tickets $40 in advance | $50 at the door: palaisroyale.ca
For tickets on-line please visit: ticketweb.ca
Palais Royale will be home to a swing dance party that takes place in the middle of the Toronto International Film Festival. While this is not an official event, there is a good chance you’ll have a hard time telling the movie stars from the celebrity look-a-likes coming to the party. Prizes are awarded for best attire and best look-a-likes. The doors are at 7, live music begins at 8 and at 8:30 there is a short (free) swing dance lesson before the big band hits at 9pm.
This gala will raise money and awareness for Unison Benevolent Fund; a relatively new charity that assists people who work in the music industry full time and need help due to illness, injury or other difficulties. It features Anthony Terpstra’s Hollywood North Starlight Orchestra and many guest vocalists including Chris Norton, Barbra Lica, Amy McConnell, Colin Hunter, Sam Broverman, Pam Hyatt, Don Francks and The Sparklettes... don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Toronto International Film Festival
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Lots of movies, parties and movie star sightings coming up this month!
We don’t work for TIFF but would be remiss if we didn’t pass on their site so you can spend hours surfing around, while deciding which movies to try and get tickets for.
Be forewarned... you’ll want to get on this right away as most movies sell out way in advance!
The Brantford Jazz Festival
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Friday, September 13 Bill King’s Rhythm Express opens the 6th annual Brantford Jazz Festival and the following Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy a bevy of diverse jazz artists at Bell Stage in Harmony Square including Tyler Yarema, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Heather Bambrick, Carol McCartney, The Canadian Jazz Quartet’s "Tribute To Peter Appleyard" and more!
There are also local stages featuring artists of all ages and a new Mardi Gras Stage which acts as a tribute to New Orleans. Best of all – everything is free!
The only show that requires a ticket (no surprise there) is Manhattan Transfer who will perform Saturday the 14th at The Sanderson Centre For The Performing Arts. Check their website for ticket info and details.
For the first time in Toronto!
doors 7:00 / show 9:00
1585 Dundas West
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After extensive touring through the US, South America, Europe and Asia, Havana D'Primera is poised to become the most popular Cuban group of our time. Fans won't want to miss this chance to see them in the intimate setting offered by Lula Lounge, Toronto's home to live salsa, jazz, Brazilian and world music.
Havana D'Primera, arguably the VERY HOTTEST timba band of 2013, is comprised of 13 of the most accomplished and celebrated musicians currently working in Cuba. Composer, arranger and lead vocalist for the group, Abreu is also renowned for his instrumental work with groups such as Irakere, Chucho Valdés, Juan Formell, Omara Portuondo, Paulo FG, Isaac Delgado and Manolín El Médico De La Salsa.
The group has two enthusiastically received CDs to its credit, Haciendo Historia in 2011 and Pasaporte in 2012. The latter won the Cubodisco Award this year for Best Popular Dance Music.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30–MONDAY DECEMBER 16
The JAZZ.FM91 Sound Of Jazz Concert SeriesTM
The Old Mill Inn
21 Old Mill Road
For ticket information: jazz.fm or call 416.595.0404
The 38th season of Canada’s longest running music series features all types of jazz from both international and local artists including Jackie Richardson, Ian Shaw and Joey DeFrancesco. All six concerts are held on Mondays at 8pm but this series always sells out so don’t delay!
The season kicks off September 30th with a concert by multiple award-winning pianist, composer, songwriter and music director, Dick Hyman. Hyman has served as composer, arranger, conductor and pianist for over a dozen Woody Allen films including "Mighty Aphrodite", "Everyone Says I Love You" and "Bullets Over Broadway".
The 2013 Sound of Jazz Concert Series is sponsored by Churchill Cellars, Hakim Optical and Sunwing. Tickets are $39 each, and Series Subscriptions are also available for $210, with special discounts for students and JAZZ.FM91 Members.