Dave Restivo Trio


Every Friday, and Saturday throughout the Summer, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists on today’s jazz scene in the charming intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.

DAVID RESTIVO is an award-winning pianist and composer.  Born in Lansing, Michigan, molded by the mountains and coasts of New England, and based primarily in Toronto, Canada since 1982, he has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s

Well-known for his work with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan, Restivo has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Dave Holland, Curtis Fuller, Mel Torme, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Hendricks, and David Clayton-Thomas.  A dedicated music educator for more than 20 years, he currently serves on the music faculty at the University of Toronto  His own teachers have included Muhal Richard Abrams, Jim McNeely, and Kenny Werner.

Immersed in the arts from birth, a chance discovery of a Dizzy Gillespie recording at an early age led him to eventually focus on jazz and improvised music, though he derives inspiration from a wide range of musical and non-musical sources including John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Genesis, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gustav Mahler, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marc Chagall, and J.S. Bach.

“…simply one of the most exceptional jazz pianists of his generation…” (Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal)

This evening’s all-star DAVE RESTIVO TRIO features jazz masters DAVID RESTIVO on piano, DAN FORTIN on bass, and drummer DAVID RICHARDS, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.

Jazz Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
* Minimum Food & Beverage * $ 20.00 per person 
* Tax & Gratuity Additional 
*  Limited Seating Available / No Reservations 

Location: HSB September 2nd