Canadian Jazz Quartet with Tom Szczesniak

First Tuesday and every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Winter, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important entertainers on today’s jazz scene performing for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.

Respected across the national jazz scene for nearly three decades, the hard-swinging CANADIAN JAZZ QUARTET have established themselves, individually and collectively, among the elite of jazz musicians on air and in recording studios, in clubs and on concert stages, and at major music events and jazz festivals all over the country.

Founded by the late guitar luminary Gary Benson in 1987, the lineup has evolved over the years, but under the long-time current leadership of iconic vibes-master Frank Wright, today’s Canadian Jazz Quartet (FRANK WRIGHT on vibes, TED QUINLAN on guitar, PAT COLLINS on bass, DON VICKERY on drums) remains the standard of excellence in jazz in Canada.  

After a record-breaking 9-year run creating new mainstream jazz collaborations weekly at leading downtown jazz venues, the classy CJQ now brings their graceful treatment of standards and original material to a “first Friday” residency at the Home Smith Bar, showcasing a different headlining superstar each month.  

Tonight’s featured guest is jazz accordion preeminence TOM SZCZESNIAK, veteran musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, orchestrator, and one of the most respected artists in the national and international jazz communities.  With the release of his critically acclaimed ‘Waltz for Bill’ (2012) recording, Szczesniak was praised as having ‘moved to the creative forefront with a piano-centric project that is thrilling on all levels’. He has performed on the scores of more than 100 feature films, numerous TV shows, and over 1,000 commercials.  As a composer and arranger, he is the 12-time recipient of the prestigious SOCAN Award for Film and Television Music, an Emmy Award, and an International Film Festival of New York Award for his commercial work.

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

Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Location: Home Smith Bar October 6