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.
Lynchpin member of the Moe Koffman Quintet, jazz piano luminary BERNIE SENENSKY recorded with Oscar Peterson and Marian McPartland, and was a featured performer with legends including Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, the Herbie Mann/Al Grey All-Star Septet, and the Elvin Jones Quartet. Since 1975, he has released a number of albums, two of which were nominated for Juno Awards.
Born in Winnipeg, Senensky began playing piano at the age of eight, and from an early age began sitting in with Winnipeg groups which included guitarist Lenny Breau and bassist Dave Young. He moved to Toronto in 1968, quickly establishing himself as an accompanist playing with a wide variety of visiting musicians including Pepper Adams, Chet Baker, Ed Bickert, Terence Blanchard, Ruby Braff, Randy Brecker, Al Cohn, George Coleman, Buddy DeFranco, Herb Ellis, Art Farmer, Sonny Greenwich, Slide Hampton, Herbie Mann, Frank Morgan, Joe Pass, Art Pepper, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dizzy Reese, Red Rodney, Jack Sheldon, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Lew Tabackin, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Williams, and Phil Woods.
He formed his own trio in the early ‘70s, and began occupying the piano chair in The Moe Koffman Quintet in 1979 when the band was the number one small jazz combo in Canada. He contributed many of his own compositions to the band’s repertoire for more than twenty years, and continues to keep the memory and the music of Moe Koffman alive today as leader of his Tribute to Moe Koffman Band.
This evening’s all-star BERNIE SENENSKY TRIO features jazz masters BERNIE SENENSKY on piano, STEVE WALLACE on bass, and TERRY CLARKE on drums, 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: Friday April 22, 2016