If you don’t know about the Unison Benevolent Fund for musicians, check out this article in today’s Sun. JAZZ.FM91 radio personality Jaymz Bee is holding a benefit for the fund at the Palais Royale on Thursday, Sep 12th, featuring a swinging big band featuring Barbra Lica, Pam Hyatt, Don Francks, Sam Broverman, Colin Hunter, Chris Norton and Amy McConnell. A great cause and a great time, come on out!
Sorry to everyone who didn’t get tickets, but we will be mounting this show again. Join our mailing list and we’ll let you know.
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“From Paris with Love” is part of the first annual JAZZ.FM91′s World Music Festival and features different world music every night. The festival takes place at Hugh’s Room and goes from Tuesday, August 6th to Saturday, August 10th. ”From Paris with Love” is on Friday, August 9th. It features vocalists Amy McConnell & Lyne Tremblay singing the music of Piaf, Brel, Trenet, Legrand and many more. The band features Mark Kieswetter on piano, Jesse Barksdale on guitar, Drew Jurecka on violin, Fabrice Sicco on accordion, Ross MacIntyre on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums.
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 8:30PM, JAZZ.FM91 presents an evening of French Jazz featuring Amy McConnell & Lyne Tremblay, with Mark Kieswetter on piano, Jesse Barskdale on guitar, Drew Jurecka on violin, Fabrice Sicco on accordion, Ross MacIntyre on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums.
We will be performing the songs of Michel Legrand, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Django Reinhardt, Josephine Baker and more.
This performance is part of the first annual JAZZ.FM91 World Music Festival – with 5 concerts running from Tuesday, August 6, 2013 to Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Hugh’s Room. The festival showcases jazz fusion from around the world featuring an eclectic mix of international and local jazz artists.
Tickets are $39.50 each or $99.50 3 Show Pass. Call Hugh’s Room at (416) 531-6604 or go to http://hughsroom.com/2013/06/jazz-fm91-world-music-festival-france/
My friend and director of photography Nigel Akam was testing the newest Sony Cinealta camera down at the skating rink at City Hall. Every time he gets a new camera to test, he makes a “postcard from” video set to music. This time he used a song from my album “Back In Your Mind Somewhere.” I think it suits the subject beautifully and he really captured all the fleeting little moments and stories from the skating rink that evening.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:30PM. Looking forward to my excellent adventure with Bill & Ted! Tune in
Vocalists Amy McConnell and Sam Broverman present a “Tribute to Johnny Mercer”.
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“For its’ jaw-dropping chutzpah, Stealing Genius deserves a Juno.” – Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star
“The trumpet work by Mr. Sperandei is exquisite and Ms. McConnell has restored my faith in Canadian female vocalists.” -Jim Gould, CJAI 92.1FM
“One of the top jazz albums of 2012.” -Jaymz Bee, JAZZ FM 91.1