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December 2018

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | TSO Holiday Pops

December 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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This Christmas, treat your loved ones—and yourself—to our biggest Holiday Pops ever! Vocalist Matt Dusk lends his Sinatra-esque swagger to a host of festive classics, in a sparkling performance overflowing with yuletide cheer. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear! (Pictured: Matt Dusk, vocalist) Order tickets today when you purchase a TSO subscription. Single tickets go on sale in August! Performers: Steven Reineke, conductor (December 11 & 12) Lucas Waldin, conductor (December 13 & 15) Matt Dusk, vocalist Etobicoke School…

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Ron Davis | SymphRONica + the Tap Dancers Reunite

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5 Canada
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$25

For a third year, Ron Davis’ SymphRONica joins its internationally acclaimed jazz/groove/world instrumental sound to the dazzling artistry of some of the greatest tap dance artists anywhere from the Tap Dance Centre under the artistic direction of brilliant choreographer and tap wizard Kim Chalovich  (Director of the Tap Dance Centre) with ‘What’s On? TAP. Other dancers include Travis Knights, David Cox, Ryan Foley, Johnny Morin, Dianne Montgomery, Mats Nixon and MacKenzie Greenwell. An incredibly exciting collaboration, combining art forms, creating experiences beyond imagination. The perfect jazz for tap.  A phenomenal experience. Come dance and play with us! Tickets here.

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Royal Conservatory | Michael Kaeshammer

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35

Canadian boogie-woogie pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger brings his high-energy – and some musician friends, including Canadian bassist David Piltch and drummer Johnny Vidacovich, a New Orleans legend – to Koerner Hall. New Orleans, “The Big Easy,” has been a crucial component of Michael Kaeshammer's musical DNA since he began his career in his teens as a boogie-woogie pianist in his native Germany. "I grew up with the music of New Orleans, from listening to my dad's records," he recalls.…

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February 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Music | What Makes it Great?® The Music of Duke Ellington

February 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$40

What makes great music great?® Rob Kapilow takes listeners inside the music: he unravels, slows down, and recomposes key passages to reveal the extraordinary choices that make great music great. With UTJO, Gordon Foote, director Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park $40, $25 senior, $10 student | BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 416-408-0208 (U of T students admitted free with a valid T-Card, space permitting)

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April 2019

Music Toronto | The Hilario Duran Trio

April 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$53

Cuban-born Hilario Durán grew up in Havana in a musical family, and immigrated to Canada in 1998. A giant of Afro-Cuban jazz, Hilario Durán performed with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand and Arturo Sandoval. In his now 4-decade career, Durán has won multiple Junos and Canadian National Jazz Awards. For this special programme, Hilario will be joined by the Hilario Durán Trio: Hilario Durán – Piano, Roberto Occhipinti – Bass, Mark Kelso – Drums, and by Annalee Patipatanakoon…

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September 2019

Canadian Opera Company | Free Concert Series: The Offering

September 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JAZZ SERIES Canadian jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo leads his trio in music from his latest album, The Offering, which follows his acclaimed debut album, A New Standard. Egbo-Egbo balances his prodigious technical abilities with raw emotion in his compositions which are harmoniously complex, groovy, and memorable.

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October 2019

Canadian Opera Company | Free Concert Series: Autumn Jazz

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

JAZZ SERIES The University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra (UTJO) is the flagship ensemble of the jazz studies program at the Faculty of Music. Directed by Gordon Foote, UTJO performs a wide variety of music, from jazz standards to works by internationally known composers and arrangers, and contemporary music written by UofT students and faculty.

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November 2019

Royal Conservatory | Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook

November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35

The Breithaupt Brothers, Emmy Award winner Don Breithaupt (music) and Jeff Breithaupt (lyrics), write jazz and musical theatre "neo-standards" that have been hailed as the next generation of the Great American Songbook. Their songs have been performed and recorded by a who’s who of Broadway and  jazz singers. The Breithaupt Brothers host the show as Jackie Richardson, Kellylee Evans, Denzal Sinclaire, Heather Bambrick, Patricia O’Callaghan, Shelley McPherson, Marc Jordan, Jeff Madden, Aaron Walpole, Gavin Hope, and Nick Settimi are joined by…

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Royal Conservatory | Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready

November 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

To honour Memphis, a.k.a. Soulsville, and her roots, the 2017 NEA Jazz Master, three-time Grammy and Tony Award winner, and UN Ambassador, recaptures the magic and history of the blues, R&B, and soul classics that were originally made in, or are associated with, Memphis. Tickets, here.

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Royal Conservatory | SEASON GALA: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$99.00

Join us for an extra special jazz concert in support of The Royal Conservatory’s Fund for Koerner Hall, and kick off the most wonderful time of the year! “Big Band Holidays” brings you soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular. In addition to swinging instrumentals, special guest vocalists Alexis Morrast and Toronto’s own Denzal Sinclaire, join the band for imaginative new versions of holiday season classics. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is…

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December 2019

Royal Conservatory | Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá

December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Godfather of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés, performs music from his newest release, Jazz Batá, revisiting his 1972 album of the same name. The complexity of batá – the deep classical music of West Africa – permeates Valdés’s piano solos. All three supporting musicians are from the Guantánamo region, with deep roots in Cuban musical culture as well as being conservatory-trained. Chucho Valdés, Jazz Batá 2 was named one of Billboard’s 20 Best Latin Jazz Albums of 2018. “Chucho Valdés’ Cuban jazz masterpiece honors…

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Royal Conservatory | Holly Cole: Happy Holidays

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

“Christmas Time is Here!” Jazz songstress and Canadian icon Holly Cole will ensure that you “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Her legendary Christmas concert, full of much-loved standards alongside eclectic selections of songs, is a highlight of the holiday season! There is an intelligence and sophistication to Holly Cole’s singing that sets her apart. She can imbue standards and eclectic songs with an uncanny combination of sensuality, innocence, originality, and sheer musicality. She takes tunes everybody thinks they know and…

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March 2020

Royal Conservatory | Branford Marsalis Quartet

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Grammy Award-winning, New Orleans-born Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator – a 21st century mainstay of artistic excellence. It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance. Saxophonist Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, and…

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October 2020

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Kings of Ragtime

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1A5 Canada
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$80

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00pm Kings of Ragtime One of the building-blocks of jazz, ragtime exploded in popularity at the turn of the 20th century in America and around the world. The undisputed King of Ragtime was composer Scott Joplin, whose syncopated standards—including the ever-popular “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer”—are on the program, which also features lively works by Jelly Roll Morton, George Gershwin, and others. This concert is approximately one hour in length and will feature a smaller…

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December 2020

ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE | To All A Good Night

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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Free

Art of Time Ensemble's Virtually Live season continues December 17th at 7:30 pm with To All A Good Night - a holiday concert like no other, it is at once humorous, nostalgic and irreverent. Available for free streaming on YouTube until 7:30 pm on Sunday, December 20th.

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February 2021

Royal Conservatory | Oscar Peterson & Friends

February 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us online on February 27 for an exclusive presentation in association with the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival! This broadcast includes a compilation of select moments from Oscar Peterson & Friends, a CBC television series which originally aired in 1981, and features special guests Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Lorne Lofsky, Jimmy Rowles, Butch Watanabe, and Mary Lou Williams Presented in association with the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival *Photo courtesy of Edward Gajdel

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August 2021

Stratford Summer Music | Friday Night Live at Revival House – Hilario Duran Trio

August 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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$20.00

Cuban-Canadian pianist Hilario Duran’s latest project was providing the riveting music for the recent film “The Cuban”, but his decades long career has too many highlights to list. He is a singular force of nature, recognized the world over as one of the best of the best. Joining him is bassist Roberto Occhipinti and drummer Mark Kelso. Viewing access will be granted for one week following the scheduled performance. Instructions for access to the online stream will be emailed prior to the event.

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Stratford Summer Music | Jens Lindemann — Season Finale

August 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Avondale, 194 Avondale Avenue
Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4 Canada
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$60.00

Despite Covid constraints, this multiple award-winning musician continues to perform, record and connect music lovers around the world. Headlining our 2021 Grand Finale concert, Jens Lindemann's Brassfire will thrill you with new arrangements of favourites by Tommy Dorsey, Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and more. Robi Botos, piano, Mike Downes, bass, Ernesto Cervini, drums This performance will be, at maximum, 75 minutes without intermission. Series Sponsored by: Presented by: Wayne and Nancy Treitz In memory of: Harold "Gerry" Lewis

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September 2021

Toronto International Film Festival | Oscar Peterson: Black + White

September 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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$19.00

Born in a working-class area of Montreal, Oscar Peterson catapulted to the top of the jazz world in the late 1940s, remaining there until his death in 2007 at the age of 82. The legendary Count Basie offered the pianist a job when he was practically still a teenager. He founded one of the greatest jazz quartets in the genre’s history, worked with many of the world’s greatest jazz artists — Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt, and Stan Getz…

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October 2021

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra | Parade on Bourbon Street (online)

October 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - October 17, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Online, Your House
Your City, Your City Canada
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$15.00

Lucas Waldin, conductor Michael Kaeshammer, piano Boogie down to Bourbon Street with virtuoso Canadian pianist Michael Kaeshammer and your KWS. Featuring New Orleans standards like The Saints Go Marching In, St. James Infirmary, and The Basin Street Blues, this program brings a fresh take to music of the Big Easy.

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January 2022

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Tribute to Louis Armstrong

January 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$56.00
Byron Stripling

In accordance with Public Health policy, capacity limits for TSO concerts will be reduced to 50% until approximately the end of January. His voice was unmistakable, his personality magnetic, and his artistry astonishing. With a career that spanned five decades and changed jazz forever, Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In this loving and electrifying hommage, celebrated trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling performs and leads the TSO in many of Satchmo’s greatest hits…

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Tribute to Louis Armstrong

January 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$56.00
Byron Stripling

In accordance with Public Health policy, capacity limits for TSO concerts will be reduced to 50% until approximately the end of January. His voice was unmistakable, his personality magnetic, and his artistry astonishing. With a career that spanned five decades and changed jazz forever, Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In this loving and electrifying hommage, celebrated trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling performs and leads the TSO in many of Satchmo’s greatest hits…

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Tribute to Louis Armstrong

January 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on January 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2H5 Canada
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$56.00
Byron Stripling

In accordance with Public Health policy, capacity limits for TSO concerts will be reduced to 50% until approximately the end of January. His voice was unmistakable, his personality magnetic, and his artistry astonishing. With a career that spanned five decades and changed jazz forever, Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In this loving and electrifying hommage, celebrated trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling performs and leads the TSO in many of Satchmo’s greatest hits…

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March 2022

Royal Conservatory | Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrate Dave Brubeck

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Celebrate the life and music of Dave Brubeck with his sons, bassist Chris, drummer Dan, and cellist Matt, plus saxophonist Bobby Militello, who performed and recorded with Brubeck from the 1970s. This multimedia show with stories, video, and music performed by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet takes us on a journey along the timeline of Brubeck’s extraordinary life and career.

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Royal Conservatory | Joey Alexander Quartet and Selçuk Suna Quartet

March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021.​ Jazz From Around the World: Indonesia and Turkey Jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, became the first Indonesian musician to chart on Billboard 200 with his album, My Favorite Things, released when he was 11 years old – in 2015. He is one of the youngest musicians ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category.

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April 2022

Royal Conservatory | Miles from India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

This concert was originally scheduled for October 3, 2020.Jazz From Around the World: India “The beauty of Miles from India is how the players from different cultures and backgrounds meet on Miles’ turf with their individual voices completely intact. Miles from India is not only an amazing celebration of the music of Miles Davis, it’s also a tribute to the way Miles and Teo Macero changed the way jazz music can be made.” (All Music Guide)

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Royal Conservatory | Dianne Reeves

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Five-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves’s timeless voice and enthralling performances have made her the “most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday” (The New York Times).

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Royal Conservatory | Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade: A MoodSwing Reunion

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$65.00

Celebrated tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman’s 1994 album MoodSwing introduced his first permanent band, an astonishing collection by four precociously talented musicians who would rapidly establish themselves as creative beacons. After years of individual triumphs, Redman reunites the original group, all Koerner Hall regulars — pianist Brad Mehldau, who won the 2020 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade — for an unforgettable performance of brand new material alongside signature work that showcases Redman’s “musical…

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Royal Conservatory | The Canadian Jazz Master Awards Presentation and Performance

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$65.00

The Royal Conservatory teams up once again with The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival to present two concerts. The first in our intimate Temerty Theatre will feature musicians dear to Oscar. Celebrating the 2022 Canadian Jazz Master Award recipients, Pat LaBarbera and the late Paul Bley; featuring special musical performances and the presentation of the awards. Performing artists will include musicians who have worked with Mr. LaBarbera for many years, and some very special surprise guests. Presented in partnership with…

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Royal Conservatory | Makoto Ozone Trio and Youn Sun Nah with special guest Ulf Wakenius

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Jazz From Around the World: Japan and South Korea Japanese jazz and classical pianist Makoto Ozone has performed with Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, and was a favourite of Oscar Peterson. He founded the group No Name Horses, hosts a jazz radio program, and writes music for live theatre and TV. “The astonishing Seoul-born singer Youn Sun Nah ... a discreet, diminutive vocal giant.” (The Guardian) “Youn Sun Nah is “a UFO touching the universe of music with a magnificent voice and passionate originality” (Le…

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May 2022

Royal Conservatory | Las Cafeteras and Patricia Cano

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40.00

Las Cafeteras is a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic” (Los Angeles Times). Patricia Cano is an award-winning Peruvian-Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, and “a supremely talented songwriter and vocalist” (JazzdaGama). Presented in association with Small World Music, in celebration of SWM’s 25th anniversary.

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June 2022

Royal Conservatory | Joey Alexander Quartet and Selçuk Suna Quartet

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00

Jazz From Around the World: Indonesia and Turkey Jazz pianist, Joey Alexander, became the first Indonesian musician to chart on Billboard 200 with his album, My Favorite Things, released when he was 11 years old – in 2015. He is one of the youngest musicians ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category.

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