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January 2020

IRINÉA MARIA RIBEIRO

January 18 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Revered Brazilian songwriter and guitarist, Rio native IRINÉA MARIA RIBEIRO includes a performance at the Home Smith Bar on her brief mid-winter visit to Toronto, in concert with piano maestro and ethnomusicologist GORD SHEARD, bassist EZEQUIEL ‘ZICAMAN' SILVA, and Irinea’s daughter LUANDA JONES on vocals.   As a songwriter, producer, and music director, Irinéa Maria has been a fixture in the Brazilian music scene since the boisterous early ‘60s. She took part in the bossa nova movement largely as a composer, contributing songs to the…

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JOHN MacMURCHY

January 22 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Stellar performer, composer, and recording artist JOHN MacMURCHY plays host for the  “Wednesday Night Jazz Party” monthly series, each time featuring a different jazz quartet, and always welcoming some unannounced musical A-listers dropping by to join the party! A widely respected woodwind player, MacMurchy concentrates on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone and is fluent in jazz and classical repertoire. He has released five full length records to critical acclaim and international airplay. John has worked with international artists as varied as Warren…

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BOB DeANGELIS

January 23 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Juno Award-winning bandleader and instrumentalist BOB DeANGELIS is widely regarded as “Canada’s Own ‘King of Swing’”, and long considered to be one of this country’s most popular bandleaders.  He is a multiple award-winning instrumentalist, including two JUNO Awards and was awarded the title of “Jazz Clarinetist of the Year” from the Canadian National Jazz Awards.  Internationally recognized for his woodwind playing prowess, his diverse performing career includes appearances at international jazz festivals from Toronto to Montreux. He has performed as a guest…

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TED QUINLAN

January 24 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Award-winning guitarist TED QUINLAN, respected as one of Canada’s elite guitar players, highly in demand as a jazz player, session musician, writer, and dedicated educator (he recently wrapped a 25-year tenure as head of the guitar program at Humber College), currently celebrates the critically-lauded release of his latest recording, “Absolutely Dreaming”. As a sought-after sideman, Quinlan has performed with renowned international jazz stars including Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Maria Schneider, and Dave Liebman.…

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Fleetwood Mac Mania

January 25 @ 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Dining Room, 21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, On M8X1G5 Canada
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Formerly Fleetwood Mix, FLEETWOOD MAC MANIA is a stunning visual and musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Each veteran player in this world class tribute band brings their spirit to re-create with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks.  The harmonies, instrumentation and on-stage chemistry has impressed and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast. Fleetwood Mac Mania has earned the reputation of being the most authentic sounding Fleetwood Mac tribute band in North America, and have played for…

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MICHAEL DUNSTON

January 25 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tonight we feature chart-topping R&B recording artist MICHAEL DUNSTON. Long revered as a leader in the ‘soul revolution’, he’s a multiple ‘Wave Awards’ nominee, who’s been dubbed ‘a ballad’s best friend’ by respected peers.  His impressive career resume includes notable work in film including a starring role as Bo Diddley. He is a writer, performer, and producer who collaborated with ‘Urban Music Award’ winning guitarist Andrew Scott, who enthused “Michael is someone who channels the whole history of male R&B vocals…

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ROSS WOOLDRIDGE

January 29 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Tonight’s edition of ‘Hidden Gems – an Evening of Buried Treasures’, again features skilled pianist ROSS WOOLDRIDGE as he delves into the Great North American Songbook ‘In Tribute to the Torch Song’, showcasing vocalist CAROLYN CREDICO, with LEW MELE on bass. Born in Hamilton Ontario, Ross Wooldridge showed early musical ability, taking piano lessons by age four.  Self-taught on clarinet at age 13, he took up the saxophone while a student at Ancaster High.  While attending Mohawk College and Humber…

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HENRY HEILLIG

January 30 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Bass ace HENRY HEILLIG is co-founder and three-decade musical director of the world-touring, 10-album-recording, Juno-winning latin/funk/salza/jazz band ‘Manteca’, respected musical director for both the Genie and Gemini Awards, prolific music composer for film and documentaries, and founding leader of acclaimed progressive jazz band ‘The Heillig Manoeuvre’. “Ladybug Waltz” the title track from Heillig Manoeuvre’s 2nd CD, “inmotion” has been in steady rotation on JAZZ.FM91 since its release in 2004.  The band's latest recording, ‘But Wait, There’s More!’ is a collection Heillig describes…

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