Archive for Latin Jazz

Patricia Cano + Louis Simão Featuring Carlos Bernardo

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 8:30pm

Patricia Cano + Louis Simao Featuring Carlos Bernardo
$20 Advance / $25 Door

Patricia Cano
Patricia Cano was born in Sudbury, where she began her career on stage as a young dancer, and later, as a community theatre player. After studies in Theater and Spanish Literature at the University of Toronto, she embraced the career of traveling artist, first with Tomson Highway, the Cree writer and composer, then with le Théâtre du Soleil


Louis Simão
Award winning, Toronto-based musician Louis Simão has been composing, performing and recording as a multi-instrumentalist in a variety of genres for twenty years. 2016 marked the release of his much-anticipated solo album, “A LUZ” (The Light) – a collection of Simão’s own compositions and arrangements. Joined by the best cross-genre musicians Toronto has to offer, Simão takes the listener on a journey through the sounds of the Portuguese-speaking world as experienced through the life of this first-generation Canadian son of Portuguese immigrants. His cultural background combined with his jazz sensibility and chamber music compositional style come together to create a voice that is at once universal while remaining deeply personal. Co-produced by Luis (Luisito) Orbegoso and recorded by John Bailey at The Drive Shed, Simão’s music easily flows from samba to folkloric Portuguese music, to funk-based grooves and lush string and woodwind arrangements. Accompanying Simão on stage for this new solo project will be Luis (Luisito) Orbegoso, David French, Rich Brown, Bill McBirnie & Marito Marques.


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Cynthia Tauro CD Release

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 8:30pm

Cynthia Tauro CD Release
Advance $15.00 / Door $20.00 *

Cynthia Tauro is a Toronto-based vocalist, pianist and composer who performs in a wide range of solo and collaborative projects. Born into a musical family, she has performed alongside jazz icons including Guido Basso, Terry Clarke, Bernie Senensky, and Robi Botos. Classically trained, Cynthia began to specialize in jazz in early years, and then branched out to Latin Jazz at Carleton University.

She was the first female leader of a host band in Le Petit Chicago’s 12-year history and continues to wow audiences with her original songs and creative covers at venues across the country.
In addition to her solo and quartet work, Cynthia is the keyboardist and backup vocalist of Harea Band, a six-piece pop-soul group based out of Ottawa. She also performs frequently with indie-pop outfit Little Scream (Dine Alone Records).  In 2016, Cynthia was the backup vocalist for ‘Comfortably Numb’,the only Canadian Pink Floyd Cover band to be recognized by Pink Floyd.  Cynthia also played keyboard for Orpheus Musical Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia in the summer of 2018.

She has entertained at a number of Canadian music festivals, including RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, CityFolk, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada 150’s Inspiration Village, and Riverfest Elora. Cynthia is ready and excited to release her upcoming album, March 1st 2019.  Recorded  Number 9 Audio Group in Toronto, some of  Canada’s finest musicians are featured on Cynthia’s album, ‘Moments’, produced by George Koller.

Cynthia feels as though each song on the album represents a part of her life. Made up of Cynthia’s jazz infused pop originals and jazz / latin standards, she feels as though this album represents where she is exactly at this point in time.

This March, Cynthia has chosen Hugh’s Room Live to unveil her latest album to the City of Toronto. Tickets available right now so don’t miss the chance to catch Cynthia in her debut performance on our stage.

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