Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival
with the Singer's Jazz Series
feat. Laura Marks and Julie McGregor
Come join us for dinner or just drinks and enjoy a Saturday evening filled with romantic jazz music in the cozy piano bar setting on the second floor of Pauper's pub. Pauper's Pub in a popular haunt of many local Toronto actors, writers and artists. On June 29th 2013 THE SINGER'S JAZZ SERIES features vocalists Laura Marks and Julie McGregor with special guest; saxophonist, Ken Foster. In our Valentine's Show we'll be performing a variety of jazz standards accompanied by the great Norman Amadio on grand piano, Duncan Hopkins on double bass and Cam Jobson on drums. Book your table reservation early as not to be disappointed.
Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Call (416) 530-1331or book online Reservations
and Julie McGregor
Special Guest: Saxophonist
with Norman Amadio on piano,
Duncan Hopkins on bass
and Cam Jobson on drums
Laura Marks is a wonderful up and coming jazz vocalist who recently recorded her debut CD “57 Minutes”. Laura has a moving yet natural, unaffected delivery and colourful singing style all her own. The timbre of her appealing voice has an essence of Billie Holiday and the words she sings are almost conversational that speak of someone who has really lived.
Julie McGregor is a soulful jazz vocalist and the host of the Singer’s Jazz Series who draws her audiences in with her storytelling style. Julie has been collaborating with jazz pianist, Norm Amadio for the past five years performing and writing music. Julie was nominated for Best Jazz for the New Music Awards for 2011." More info: http://juliemcgregor.com
with the great Norman Amadio on piano
Our esteemed piano player is at the center of The Singer’s Jazz Series. Norm was the first Canadian to play Birdland in New York City in1956. Amadio worked with most all of the greatest artists from the jazz era. Norman was the musical director for the CBC on various Television shows for over 40 years. He has accompanied some of the greatest jazz and musical stars of our time, from Judy Garland to Dinah Washington. To find out more about Norman Amadio, he is now on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Amadio
The Toronto Star “Reliability got him work. Unrivaled musicality gave him stature and clout. Jazz stars arriving in town — Carmen McRae, Miles Davis, Joe Williams or Jimmy Rushing — wanted him. Or even needed him, as the veteran American singer Maxine Sullivan once told me.” Peter Goddard (freelance journalist).
and Duncan Hopkins on bass
Duncan Hopkins has been likened to the world’s best : “St.Catharines has given the jazz world one important composer…Kenny Wheeler. It may have another one … in the person of Duncan Hopkins”. Globe and Mail Aside from his own projects, he is a popular sideman for a wide variety of artists such as Dianna Krall, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, John Hicks, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, D.D. Jackson, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache and Sam Rivers.
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival - June 29th at Pauper's Pub
539 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada