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Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall

Saturday, December 2019

Holly Cole: Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$50 – $100

“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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Saturday, January 2020

Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers and Allison Au Quartet

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$21 – $90

Panamanian jazz pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez, leads musicians from Palestine, Greece, Jordan, and Panama, with varied musical traditions and instrumentation to match. Juno Award-winning saxophonist Au opens the show with special guest Laila Biali performing with Allison Au’s Quartet. The Royal Conservatory has commissioned both Pérez and Au to write new pieces, which will premiere at this concert. Pérez serves as a UNESCO Artist For Peace, Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz…

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$50 – $100

Lisa Fischer’s voice is described by Keith Richards as “powerful as the rest of the guys put together.” The mesmerizing singer has performed with the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, and was featured in the Oscar Award-winning documentary film, 20 Feet From Stardom. From foot-stomping rockers to delicate ballads, gospel, and soul, this astonishing artist is capable of almost infinite emotion. After the concert, enjoy a beverage and more music at the Postlude Performance. BECOME A…

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Wednesday, February 2020

Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$65 – $135

The world premiere of Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA! Early in 1983, Peterson completed and recorded his Africa Suite. Two songs from that suite, "Nigerian Marketplace" (containing echoes of gospel and salsa) and "Peace" (the blues-inspired conclusion) became part of his concert repertoire. The entire suite has never been performed live in front of an audience, until now. Join Benny Green (piano), Christian McBride (bass), Lewis Nash (drums), and a big band conducted by John Clayton, complete with Peterson’s own piano on the Koerner…

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Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$40 – $95

Genre-bending icons join forces for an evening of song and guitar wizardry, culminating in an unforgettable jam. Raul Midón is a “one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus” (The New York Times) and Paul Simon raves that Lionel Loueke, who hails from Benin, is “one of a rare handful of guitarists that move effortlessly between his West African roots and modern American Jazz.” After the concert, enjoy a beverage and more music…

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Sunday, March 2020

Alison Young

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

“One of the most versatile musicians in Canada!” (Jaymz Bee, JAZZ.FM91) Canadian saxophonist and composer Young plays with “endless creativity and flair. From Hank Crawford-esque to Dexter Gordonmeets-Herschel Evans, to Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis and Sonny Stitt territory. Equally on point” (Downbeat). Free tickets will be available starting Mon. Feb. 24.

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Branford Marsalis Quartet

Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$50 – $100

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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Saturday, May 2020

Orbert Davis “Soul Migration” featuring members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$35 – $85

Join celebrated Chicago trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Orbert Davis, as he presides over a celebration of the “Great Black Migration” to Chicago. “Imagine how diminished American music would be if the Great Migration had not brought Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Mahalia Jackson, Thomas A. Dorsey, Muddy Waters and uncounted others to Chicago, where their work could be disseminated globally via radio broadcasts, music publishing and recordings. The music they created serves as tangible testament to the…

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Meow Meow

Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$40 – $95

Named a Top Performer of the Year by The New Yorker, the spectacular crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has been called “sensational” (TheTimes), “diva of the highest order” (New York Post), “The Queen of Chanson” (Berliner Zeitung), and “a phenomenon” by Australian press. A prolific music and theatre creator, she specializes in the Weimar repertoire and French chanson. After the concert, enjoy a beverage and more music at the Postlude Performance. BECOME A ROYAL SUBSCRIBER! Choose any 4 or more concerts in the…

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