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Jazz singer JEFF JONES is a Toronto-based vocal powerhouse who has been a luminary on this city’s jazz, gospel, and theatre scenes for decades. He has performed with giants including the Count Basie Band, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Joe Sealy Trio, and “Swingin’ Shepherd” Moe Koffman. He was an integral part of the respected ‘The Gospel Project’, a 20-voice group of the outstanding singers of the day — including Jackie Richardson, Debbie Fleming, Colina Phillips, Sharon Lee Williams, and David Blamers — produced by Keith Whiting originally for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Multiple award-winning composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, bassist, and accordionist TOM SZCZESNIAK has performed as a musician on the scores of over 100 feature films, numerous hit television shows, and more than 1,000 commercials. As a player, he has also been much in demand by some of the finest international performing artists, including Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Esthero (arrangements – Gold Album), Brian Adams, Little Richard, K.D. Lang, Lenny Breau, Joe Williams, Marc Jordan, Marvin Hamlisch, Dan Hill, The Rankin Family, Dionne Warwick, Bruce Guthrow, Smokey Robinson, Bobby McFerrin, Diahann Carole, and Susan Aglukark, as well as jazz greats “The Boss Brass”, Gil Evans, Thad Jones, Nimmons ‘n’ 9, and Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Band, as well as performances for former U.S. Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson.
This evening’s superstar JEFF JONES features jazz giants TOM SZCZESNIAK on piano, NEIL SWAINSON on bass, and DAVIDE DiRENZO on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.