Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Fall & Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists on today’s jazz scene performing for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
PAUL HOFFERT started playing jazz piano when he was 12, took up vibes when he was 14, began performing at coffee houses and on TV when he was 15, and had his first jazz album released when he was 16. In 1969, he founded the first jazz fusion band, Lighthouse, and earned nine gold, platinum, and diamond albums with hits such as One Fine Morning, Sunny Days, and Pretty Lady. He has performed at the Newport, Monterey, Boston, and Toronto jazz festivals, and headlined at Carnegie Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Berlin Festival, Sydney Opera House, and Massey Hall.
His recent jazz CD with drummer Jim Gelcer, How High The Bird, is in regular rotation on jazz radio and he has been hosting a Jazz Salon in Toronto since 2011, performing with Jackie Richardson, Don Thompson, Russ Little, Don Francks, Bruce Cassidy, Pat Lababera, Kevin Turcotte, Mike Murley, Tom Szczesniak, Dave Young, Neil Swainson, Reg Schwager, and Lorne Lofsky, among others. He is a Professor of Music at University of Toronto and received the Order of Canada for his contributions to music.
This evening’s all-star PAUL HOFFERT TRIO features jazz masters PAUL HOFFERT on piano, PAUL NOVOTNY on bass, and drummer JIM GELCER, 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: Home Smith Bar September 21