ADREAN FARRUGIA & SOPHIA PERLMAN CO-HOST ANOTHER ‘THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ PARTY’
SOPHIA PERLMAN, Juno Award-winning singing star, widely respected as one of the brightest young lights on the national jazz scene, and her multi-talented life partner ADREAN FARRUGIA, known as one of Canada’s most distinct piano voices, co-host another THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ PARTY.
Tonight, pre-eminent Chicago jazz trumpeter BRAD GOODE blows into town to headline festivities for another evening of non-stop entertainment around the grand piano in the charming intimacy of the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. The American jazz trumpeter, bassist, drummer, composer, and music educator has worked with greats Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Barrett Deems, Jack DeJohnette, Curtis Fuller, Sheila Jordan, and countless other luminaries. Dizzy Gillespie himself dubbed Brad Goode ‘Little Red Rodney’ more than three decades ago. He has led his own groups since the early ‘80s, releasing 18 albums as a leader. He has been a member of the faculties of the American Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado. Bass giant NEIL SWAINSON also guests.
Recording artist and high soaring jazz and blues singing star SOPHIA PERLMAN sings on two Juno Award-winning albums; co-released her most recent recording “Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia: Alive at Musideum” in 2012; tours Canada as a bandleader and clinician (The Vipers, PerlHaze); and is critically praised for her ‘musical maturity’ and ‘impressive improvisational ability’.
Renowned pianist ADREAN FARRUGIA performs with legendary jazz names in major cities around the world; member of Brandi Disterheft’s 2008 Juno-winning band; 2011 Juno nominee; currently pianist for the renowned Matt Dusk Band, the Darcy
Hepner Big Band, NYC saxophonist Quinsin Nachoff’s ‘Forward Motion’, the Bob Brough Quartet, Chicago trumpet virtuoso Brad Goode’s Quartet, RaviNaimpally’s Indo-Jazz fusion band ‘Tasa’, the Ernesto Cervini Quartet, the Jason Logue Sextet, and ‘The Worst Pop Band Ever’.