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AMANDA TOSOFF is a West Coast-raised, Toronto-based, Juno-nominated pianist, composer, and bandleader, with five albums to her credit. Along her fascinating career path, she has performed with such internationally recognized artists as Ingrid Jensen, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Phil Dwyer, Christine Jensen, Brad Turner, Kelly Jefferson, and Jodi Proznick. She has opened for jazz legends Bobby Hutcherson, Renee Rosnes, Oliver Jones, and Brazilian singer Luciana Souza, and her groups have recorded for CBC Radio programs Hot AirTonicJazz Beat, and Espace Musique’s series, Portraits Jazz.

Tosoff has earned critical kudos, the respect of her peers, and such prestigious awards as the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2007 Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the General Motors Grand Prix de Jazz at the 2009 MontrŽéal Jazz Festival. Over the course of five recordings that showcase her original compositions, Tosoff has established herself as one of the most exciting young talents on the Canadian jazz scene.

This evening’s all-star AMANDA TOSOFF QUARTET also features TOM SZCZESNIAK on accordion, JON MEYER on bass, and FABIO RAGNELLI on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.