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Saturday, November 2019

Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Seemingly from the golden age!" – All About Jazz "America had the Gershwins, but Canada's got the Breithaupts!" - Toronto Star 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,…

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready

Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$50 – $100

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Tony Award winner, and UN Ambassador, recaptures the magic and history of the blues, R&B, and soul classics that were originally made in, or are associated with, Memphis.

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

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Wednesday, December 2019

Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$40 – $95

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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Holly Cole: Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 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 @ 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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