Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Home Smith Bar is a showcase for some of the most important instrumentalists and outstanding singers on today’s jazz scene performing in the charming intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
Tonight, we feature celebrated singer, songwriter, stage/screen actor, poet, artist, and raconteur, DON FRANCKS, regarded by many as one of today’s most authentic jazz voices, celebrating the successful February 2014 launch of his ‘21st Century Francks’ CD. At 82 years of age, Francks is at the top of his game, after decades starring in major television specials, working in New York where he performed on The Jackie Gleason Show, sang at the Blue Angel, recorded a live album at the Village Vanguard, and made several appearances on the Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett, and Merv Griffin shows. Hollywood became another home away from home for Francks, guest starring in important television series, and as a featured player in notable movies including his best-known role starring in ‘Finian’s Rainbow’. This evening’s all-star Don Francks Trio also features BERNIE SENENSKY on piano and bassist DAVE YOUNG, performing for your pleasure in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.
* Minimum Food & Beverage
* $ 20.00 per person
* Taxes & Gratuities Additional
Limited Seating Available
Location: Home Smith Bar June 12