MONDAY DECEMBER 8
Christmas, All Jazzed Up
THE OLD MILL INN
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
doors 6:00pm | show 8:00pm
Go to jazz.fm to purchase tickets
Call 416.872.4255 for dinner reservations
In this special holiday edition to the JAZZ.FM91 Sound of Jazz Concert Series, drummer extraordinaire Ernesto Cervini and Juno-nominated pianist Chris Donnelly team together to present Christmas, All Jazzed Up. With a full jazz band, featuring everyone's favourite holiday melodies, this energy filled performance is an evening for the whole family. New York-based vocalist Amy Cervini (yeah, Ernesto's sister) and the incredible Justin Bacchus are the featured vocalists. Join us for a very Cervini Christmas!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 13
Electro Swing TO ~ Jingle!
783 College Street
9:00pm - 2:00am
$15 in advance
w - electroswing.ca | For tickets: eventbrite.ca.
After months of chit chat, TO's reigning earl of carpet cutting, JAYMZ BEE, and Toronto's king of electro swing, MEDICINEMAN, have traded recipes to bring you a feast for your musical and dance floor senses. The evening's main course serves up the debut of GIGI's ELIXIR, a live electro swing band featuring the smouldering vocals of GIGI MARENTETTE backed by a quartet that features acclaimed pianist & composer ROBERT SCOTT... the man behind the international jazz hit "Hollywood" with Michael Buble! Recently coined "sultriest act" at the 2013 Toronto Burlesque Festival, film noir enchantress LAURA DESIREE promises naughty stocking stuffers... Of course, the TORONTO VINTAGE SOCIETY is back encouraging you to get your sequin, tassels and bells on to vote for the winners of TO's most fashionable crowd, YOU! This month's gift certificate sponsor is new kid on the block with that old school charm, TATYANA! And clearly no dance floor would be properly inspired without the snazzy chops and nostalgic cuts of THE GREAT GRANTSBY's retro visuals... Dress to excess in 1920s & 30s fashion & style!
FRIDAY NIGHTS @ 7:30PM
1585 Dundas West (West of Dufferin)
doors @ 6:30pm | show @ 7:30pm
FREE ADMISSION before 8:00pm
Dinner reservations guarantee seating - call 416.588.0307 for reservations
w - lula.ca
Launch your weekend with Lula's weekly Friday Jazz Series!
Each week, Lula Music and Arts Centre presents top Latin and world jazz trios and quartets to enhance your after work cocktail or dining hour. Come for just the show or book a table for the night. The $39 dinner special includes a dance lesson and show package including an introductory salsa lesson followed by a live salsa orchestra. What a deal!
- December 5 - Max Sennit Trio
- December 12 - The Victor Monsivais Quartet Tribute To Carlos Jobim
- December 19 - Eliana Cuevas
- December 26 - Guaracha y Son
NEW YEARS EVE
There are so many wonderful concerts, parties and events to bid farewell to 2014 and ring in the New Year...but here are our New Years picks...(it's technically possible to do both!)
Jaymz Bee's New Year's Eve Party
214 King West (across from Roy Thomson Hall)
doors 8:30pm | show 9:30pm-1:00am
$80 per person
To order tickets by phone call KAMA: 416.599.5262
Jaymz is known for producing wonderful events and parties and this one is certainly no exception. The cover charge includes a full Indian Buffet (with a few less spicy dishes for tender tummies) that is open till 8:30-11:30pm. No noise makers, balloons or paper hats – formal or cocktail attire encouraged!
Featured vocalists: Roger Clown, Don Francks, Barbra Lica and Gigi Marentette!
Musicians: Lou Pomanti, Tony Quarrington, Robert Scott, Great Bob Scott, Lee Hutchinson and Alison Young!
The 14th Annual Massey Hall New Year's Eve Comedy Extravaganza
178 Victoria Street
show 7:30pm – 10:30pm
tickets $39.50 - $69.50
w - masseyhall.com
Tom Green brings his hilarious, high-wire comic styling's to the stage as host of the 14th annual Comedy Extravaganza. Yuk Yuk's founder Mark Breslin always showcases some of the funniest comics on the continent. This year comics include: Alex Nussbaum, Michelle Shaugnessy, Patrick Coppolino, Mike Rita, Deanne Smith, Dave Martin and Kenny Robinson. Canada's own Derek Edwards will headline! Music supplied once again by the electronic funk-pop combo Bonzai Suzuki, debuting new material. Welcome the year with a smile on your face!