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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.


* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8, 2019 | 8:30pm

International Women’s Day
Featuring Laila Biali, Eliana Cuevas, Miss Emily, Joni NehRita, Suzie Vinnick
Advance $20.00 / Door $25.00 *

Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As the world heads toward International Women’s Day 2019, planning is underway by organizations across the globe to celebrate women’s achievements and tenaciously challenge bias.

This year, Hugh’s Room Live has invited five of our favourite female artists to showcase their outstanding contributions to the musical landscape of our country and the world at large. We’re inviting everyone to participate in an evening of exceptional music and join a larger conversation about how each of us can help to accelerate the pursuit of gender parity. Artists confirmed for the evening include Laila Biali, Eliana Cueves, Miss Emily, Joni Nehrita and Suzie Vinnick. Read on to hear their amazing stories below.

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