Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the Fall & Winter, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important entertainers on today’s jazz scene performing for your pleasure in the cozy intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.
Since completing her studies at Humber College in Toronto, SOPHIA PERLMAN has become a fixture on the Ontario jazz and blues scene. Her musicality, old-soul voice, and skill as an improviser have made her a first-call featured singer with some of the top ensembles and musicians in the country. In addition to performing and touring with her own quartet, she is found performing regularly with numerous artists and ensembles including Adrean Farrugia, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, The Toronto Rhythm Initiative, The Vipers, and Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band.
Early choral training, and a knack for picking out harmony nurtured a deep love for singing with others, and Sophia often collaborates with other vocalists including Terra Hazelton, Julie Michels, Alex Samaras, and Tyler Yarema. From 2008-2013, she worked with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s OPERAtion KIDS outreach program, and during her tenure worked with nearly 2000 elementary aged students in Toronto creating music and opera, as well as instructing two of their choruses for children as young as 3.
Her most recent recording — Sophia Perlman & Adrean Farrugia: Alive at Musideum — was released in 2012. She is also heard on numerous other recordings, fronting two albums by The Vipers, and as a featured guest on Adrean Farrugia’s Ricochet (JUNO Award nominee, Contemporary Jazz), Brandi Disterheft’s Debut (JUNO Award winner, Traditional Jazz), as well as recordings by The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, Jesse Barksdale, Mike Fields, Chuck Jackson and many others.
This evening’s singing star SOPHIA PERLMAN features jazz masters ADRIAN FARRUGIA on piano, ROSS MacINTYRE on bass, and JEFF HALISCHUK on drums, 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 Nov 10