Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Fall and Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists and leading vocalists on today’s jazz scene for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
Gemini Award winner LOU POMANTI is one of Canada’s most accomplished composers, musicians, and musical directors. His original music and performances are featured on soundtracks and recordings heard all over the world. He studied music at Humber College in Toronto where he was the recipient of The Duke Ellington Scholarship Award for Arranging.
In 1980, Pomanti received a call from David Clayton-Thomas to join the seminal jazz rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears and toured the world. It began a decades long assocation that culminated in 2010 with Lou producing DCT’s CD “Soul Ballads” for Universal Records. 1983 saw the beginning of Lou’s session career as the #1 top call pianist/synthesist in Toronto. His playing and arranging has enhanced the recordings of Michael Buble, Gordon Lightfoot, and Anne Murray, as well as Rock’s Kim Mitchell and Triumph.
Pomanti was the Musical Director for the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame ( 6 times), the Gemini Awards ( 7 times ), the Genie Awards (5 times) and the Juno Awards. He has written and MDed music for James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Leonard Cohen, and Michael Buble, and received a Gemini Award for arranging and conducting Both Sides Now for Joni Mitchell’s induction. He arranged the orchestra for Michael Buble’s smash hit Haven’t Met You Yet, which has sold over seven million copies worldwide.
This evening’s all-star LOU POMANTI TRIO features jazz masters LOU POMANTI on piano, MARC ROGERS on bass, and drummer DAVIDE DiRENZO, 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 14th