Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Fall and 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 performing for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best loved lounges.
Juno-nominated and Galaxie Award-winning saxophonist SHIRANTHA BEDDAGE has been hailed by critics as “a fresh and powerful voice on the baritone saxophone”. His newest CD, Identity, was nominated for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards, and also garnered him the 2013 Galaxie Rising Star Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
As a composer for film and television, his original compositions have been featured on the FX television series Fargo (2014) starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. Beddage was previously Director of Jazz Studies at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and in 2007, earned one of the first doctoral degrees in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He is the current Head of Theory and Harmony at Toronto’s Humber College, and Vice Chair of Instrumental Jazz for MusicFest Canada.
This evening’s all-star SHIRANTHA BEDDAGE TRIO features jazz masters SHIRANTHA BEDDAGE (baritone saxophone), MIKE DOWNES on bass, and MARK KELSO 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: Home Smith Bar November 27