Amanda Tosoff Trio

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Spring, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists and leading vocalists on today’s jazz scene for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.

Amanda Tosoff is a West Coast-raised, Toronto-based pianist, composer, and bandleader, with five albums to her credit. Along her fascinating career path, she has performed with such internationally recognized artists as Ingrid Jensen, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Phil Dwyer, Christine Jensen, Brad Turner, Kelly Jefferson, and Jodi Proznick. She has opened for jazz legends Bobby Hutcherson, Renee Rosnes, Oliver Jones, and Brazilian singer Luciana Souza, and her groups have recorded for CBC Radio programs Hot Air, Tonic, Jazz Beat, and Espace Musique’s series, Portraits Jazz.

Tosoff has earned critical kudos, the respect of her peers, and such prestigious awards as the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2007 Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the General Motors Grand Prix de Jazz at the 2009 MontrŽéal Jazz Festival. Over the course of four earlier albums, Tosoff has established herself as one of the most exciting young talents on the Canadian jazz scene.

On her latest release Words, she takes an adventurous leap beyond the confines of conventional jazz, taking poems and lyrics that possess a personal resonance for her and framing them in original new compositions that utilize vocals for the first time (sung by highly-regarded singer Felicity Williams). The result is an eclectic collection that incorporates elements of pop, art song, classical, folk and jazz.

This evening’s all-star AMANDA TOSOFF TRIO features jazz masters AMANDA TOSOFF on piano, REG SCHWAGER on guitar, and bassist JON MAHARAJ,

entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.

* Minimum Food & Beverage of $ 20.00 per person 
* Taxes & Gratuities Additional
* Limited Seating Available
* No Reservations  Trio

Location: Home Smith Bar May 19th