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Jazzcast n’ Joy

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 8:30PM

Jazzcast n’ Joy
Featuring Alexis Baro, Jay Douglas, Drew Jurecka, Alex Pangman, Denielle Bassels, Eliana Cuevas and Jeremy Ledbetter Trio as Musical Director
Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *

 

Alexis Baro
JUNO nominated trumpet player Alexis Baro was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. Classically trained, he took up the trumpet at the age of age 8 and completed his musical education receiving a teaching certification at the prestigious Amadeo Roldán Music Conservatory in Havana.  He moved to Canada in 2001 and has been wowing Canadian jazz fans ever since.

Jeremy Ledbetter
An engaging and fiery performer whose music knows no boundaries, Canadian pianist Jeremy Ledbetter has made a career from travelling the far-flung corners of the globe in search of the most fascinating and unique musical ideas out there, then seamlessly integrating them into his work as a pianist, composer, and producer.

Alex Pangman
Proudly known as ‘Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing’, Juno Nominee Alex Pangman’s natural vocal abilities and deep appreciation for the classic jazz era have earned her a place in our nation’s heart.  Alex is also a host on Jazzcast.ca with her show Swing Set.

Eliana Cuevas
Eliana Cuevas has grown into an accomplished singer-songwriter and bandleader with unlimited colours in her compositional and lyrical palette. Among her honours are the National Jazz Award for Latin Jazz Artist of the Year (2009), a nomination for Best World Music Solo Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2008) and a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best World Music Artist (2007).

Drew Jurecka
Drew Jurecka is a Toronto-based accomplished violinist who is comfortable in many genres. He has spent the last ten years playing jazz, pop, rock and other contemporary styles in Toronto. Though violin is his primary instrument, he also works frequently as a performer and recording sideman on viola, saxophone, clarinet and mandolin.

Denielle Bassels
Denielle Bassels is a rising star on the Canada jazz scene.  Her whimsical brand of music is a caravan of jazz manouche, blues, folk, with a tinge of pop, all wrapped in an innovative and scintillating package. Already an award-winning artist for the song “Cool Cool Water” from her 2017 album What About Wool Wishbags, Bassels garnered the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, for Jazz.

Jay Douglas
Jay Douglas first took to the stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica many years ago as youth. With over 45 years of showmanship, he has developed a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms, jazz standards, fancy footwork, and plenty of stage charisma and is a two-time Juno nominee.

 

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JAZZCAST International Jazz Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 8:30PM

JAZZCAST International Jazz Day
featuring Laila Biali, Alex Pangman, Heather Bambrick, Pat LaBarbera, Ted Quinlan, Michael Shand, Ross MacIntyre, Michael Occhipinti, Ben Wittman and other surprise guests
Student $15.00 / Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

Canada’s top jazz and blues talent come together at Hugh’s Room Live to mark International Jazz Day and officially launch www.JAZZCAST.ca, an incredible new all-jazz online radio station originating in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto, ON – Some of Canada’s best and brightest musicians will grace the stage of Hugh’s Room Live for All Together Now: A JAZZCAST Celebration of International Jazz Day. The evening will not only be one Toronto’s contributions to this world-wide event, it will also launch one of the most exciting things to happen to Jazz radio in years: JAZZCAST.ca.

The evenings top-tier talent includes: Laila Biali (2019 Juno Award-Winner for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year), Juno-nominated vocalists Alex Pangman and Heather Bambrick, renowned saxophone superstar Pat LaBarbera, eminent guitarist Ted Quinlan, multi-faceted pianist Michael Shand, bassist extraordinaire Ross MacIntyre, versatile guitarist Michael Occhipinti, highly sought-after drummer Ben Wittman, and other surprise guests throughout the night.

Besides adding to UNESCO and The Herbie Hancock Institute’s Jazz Day global calling, All Together Now: A JAZZCAST Celebration of International Jazz Day will also raise support for JAZZCAST.ca, an online radio station born out of a grassroots operation in Toronto featuring 24/7 music that’s jazz and jazz-inspired. Co-founded by broadcast veterans Dani Elwell, Walter Venafro and Garvia Bailey, along with JUNO-nominated jazz vocalist Heather Bambrick, JAZZCAST will also feature shows from across Canada and around the world, with hosts including Rich Brown ( rinsethealgorithm), Chris Butcher (Heavyweights Brass Band), Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Duchess, Cory Weeds , Céline Peterson, Shakura S’Aida, Alex Pangman, CoCo Jazz and more.

Full programming will begin on May 1 and the evening’s musical contribution to International Jazz Day is the perfect way to launch JAZZCAST into the global jazz community and raise awareness and support.

For interviews and further information, contact jazzcast.ca@gmail.com.


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