Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists and leading vocalists on today’s jazz scene in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
Bass great PAT COLLINS is one of Toronto’s first call jazz musicians who has, since moving here from Qualicum Beach, B.C. in the late ‘80s, served as a long-time member of the Moe Koffman Quintet, touring across Canada and Germany; performed in the Ed Bickert Quartet; played with the Oscar Peterson Quartet, the Peter Appleyard Quartet, the Diana Krall Trio; and backed dozens of other giants of the entertainment industry. He is a current member of the widely respected Canadian Jazz Quartet.
After appearing on over 50 albums as a sideman, Collins released his critically-acclaimed first CD, “In The Moment” (Cornerstone) under his own leadership in 2005. He is a four-time National Jazz Awards nominee, and has been a full-time member of the music faculty of Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario since 2005. While maintaining a demanding performance and teaching schedule, he remains active as a jazz camp faculty member, clinician, and adjudicator across Canada.
This evening’s all-star trio also features jazz masters TOM SZCZESNIAK on piano and REG SCHWAGER on guitar, entertaining amid 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 March 7