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.
BARRY ELMES Elmes has occupied a position of prominence on the Canadian jazz scene since the 1980s and has become internationally-respected over the years since, not only as one of Canada’s most talented drummers, but for parallel accomplishments as a composer, producer, recording artist, and dedicated educator. His award-winning work has been documented on over 90 jazz CDs and he has performed all over the world with many renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Haden, Diana Krall, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Oliver Jones, Cedar Walton, Phil Nimmons, and Moe Koffman.
In 1991 he formed the Barry Elmes Quintet, featuring a “who’s who” of the best in Canadian jazz. A success from the beginning, this group has released five critically acclaimed recordings, toured Canada coast-to-coast and performed internationally, including a groundbreaking tour of Chile. Their latest CD “Redshift” showcases Barry’s new compositions performed by regular quintet members Mike Murley (saxophone), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Reg Schwager (guitar), Steve Wallace (bass), plus special guests Kelly Jefferson (saxophone, flute) and Vanessa Rodrigues (Hammond organ).
In addition, Elmes continues to produce recordings for a variety of artists, co-leads the quartet Time Warp, and presides over Cornerstone Records, a successful artist-owned jazz label and publishing company dedicated to presenting recordings by Canadian jazz artists. He is an associate professor of music at York University and currently serves as the Jazz Area Coordinator.
This evening’s all-star BARRY ELMES QUARTET features jazz masters MIKE MURLEY on saxophone, REG SCHWAGER on guitar, STEVE WALLACE on bass, and BARRY ELMES on bass, 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
Location: Home Smith Bar June 23rd