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.

“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