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July 2019

JAY DANLEY

July 26 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Outstanding guitarist JAY DANLEY has been one of the most sought-after Jazz and Latin multi-instrumentalist musician/composers in Toronto for 25 years. His extensive experience roster is stacked with a multitude of legendary musicians from around the world. His extensive performance experience includes Juno nominated and winning albums. He recorded two nominated albums with Cuban piano master Hilario Duran, and was the featured guitarist on Julian Fauth’s 2009 Juno winning Blues album of the year “Ramblin Son.”  He has performed with Order of Canada honored soprano…

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AMANDA TOSOFF

July 27 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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 Air, Tonic, Jazz Beat, and Espace Musique’s series, Portraits Jazz. Tosoff has…

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August 2019

NANCY WALKER

August 2 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Pianist/composer NANCY WALKER has been recognized with honours Canada-wide, including the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist of the Year Award, the Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, a Juno nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame.  Nancy has a solid background as a pianist and keyboard player for a variety of international recording and concert acts, both in and outside the jazz idiom. She’s recorded and toured with…

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ANDREW SCOTT

August 3 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Many-faceted guitarist, arranger, composer, educator, and prolific recording artist ANDREW SCOTT‘s music has been heard in concerts, on recordings, and in film and television projects for more than twenty years.   He swings on a repertoire of blues, ballads, and bebop that demonstrates a commitment to the rich tradition of jazz guitar, and entertainment excellence that has earned him a Toronto Independent Music Award, a Canadian Urban Music Award, four Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, and two National Jazz Award nominations. Scott has released five internationally recognized CDs,…

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Babies at Lunch

August 8 @ 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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SUNDAR VISWANATHAN

August 9 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Juno-nominated saxophonist/vocalist/composer Dr. SUNDAR VISWANATHAN has performed extensively in Europe (including with Grammy-nominated Charles Tolliver Big Band), Japan, South Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the USA.  Musical associations have included Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Wheeler, Jaffa Road, Kiran Ahluwalia, Rez Abbasi, Luciana Souza, John Abercrombie, Terry Clarke, George Cables, Joe Lovano, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, Billy Hart, and Jim McNeely. Sundar’s critically-acclaimed quartet CD ‘What a Dream I Had’, presents imaginative interpretations of vocal jazz standards, bossa novas and…

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NATHAN HILTZ

August 10 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Multiply-gifted guitarist NATHAN HILTZ debuts his latest project at the Home Smith Bar with a unique program of Canadian poetry set to music and arranged for a small choir.  Christened “THE HILTZ FAMILY SINGERS”, the four-piece ensemble features three of Toronto’s A-list vocalists – SHANNON BUTCHER, JESSICA LALONDE, and MELISSA LAUREN – giving voice to HILTZ’s remarkable new compositions. NATHAN HILTZ is an outstanding jazz guitarist who moved to Toronto from his native Halifax in 1999. Since then he has…

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DAVID OCCHIPINTI

August 16 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Multiple Juno Award nominee DAVID OCCHIPINTI has released five CDs as a leader that feature his unique voice as a composer and as a guitarist. On his Camera (2012) CD, he combines elements of contemporary chamber music with improvisation. The recording features David’s compositions and guitar playing, and was heralded by his teacher and mentor, legendary guitarist Jim Hall: "David Occhipinti has created an absolute gem. His writing is unique, his playing is completely original and stunning. I just wanted to keep…

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