Our Valentine's with The Singer's Jazz Series feat. Reiner Schwarz
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The Singer's Jazz Series
Our Valentine's Show - Sold out
Upstairs - Doors open 2pm/Show starts 4:30pm
Our Valentine's with The Singer's Jazz Series feat. Reiner W. Schwarz and Michele Mele
Valentine's with The Singer's Jazz Series
Come join us for dinner or just drinks and enjoy a late Sunday afternoon filled with romantic jazz music in the 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 Feb 10th 2013 THE SINGER'S JAZZ SERIES features singer/songwriter Michele Mele and a wonderful line up of jazz vocalists and our very special guest; spoken word artist, Reiner Schwarz. In our Valentine's Show we'll be performing a variety of jazz standards, duets, poetry accompanied by the great Norman Amadio on grand piano, Duncan Hopkins on double bass and Cam Jobson on drums. Pauper's offers drink specials between 3:00pm-6:00pm, so book your table reservation early.
Doors open at 2:00pm and the show starts at 4:30pm. Call (416) 530-1331or book online Reservations
Neil Kristian Parent,
and host, Julie McGregor
Special Guest: MC and Spoken Word Jazz Artist
Reiner W. Schwarz
with Norman Amadio on piano,
Duncan Hopkins on bass
and Cam Jobson on drums
Michele Mele is one of Canada’s promising vocalists. Michele Mele is a natural, highly connective and communicative performer and composer. Michele’s new CD, Cha Cha, fuses her love for Bossa Nova and jazz styling’s with pop sensibilities and her appealing Astrud-Gilberto-ish vocals. http://michelemele.com
Neil Kristian Parent is a proud father of 4. He loves arranging and composing music and has an eternal passion for listening to and learning music. He has enjoyed singing and performing all over the world with his closest friends in the acapella group 'FATE' and all over the greater Toronto area with the 'Uptown Swing Band'. He was the team captain for Airborne11, one of the winners on the Global television show 'Canada Sings'. The prize was a $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice - Ronald McDonald House. Most recently Neil arranged and recorded with Airborne11 for Sony Music Canada's artist Emilio Fina who was a 'Canada's got Talent' finalist!
Reiner Schwarz is a cool, edgy jazz poet and spoken word artist. Noted and widely reviewed for his innovative approach to radio and television in Canada during the past four decades. Reiner’s experience includes ventures into media writing, production and some 50 appearances as an actor in television dramas and films.
He has been described as a ‘working class hero’ Rolling Stone Magazine.
‘A man for all media’ TV Guide
‘Either Darling or Devil of the airwaves depending who you talk to…but all in all, making a multi-media odyssey of a career’ Globe and Mail
The Toronto Star praised his now legendary mid-seventies Nightmusic television series as; ‘A visual Oasis—what rock once was to the rest of music…’
Reiner is currently writing fresh spoken word material, music and creating visual art. He has traveled extensively and draws from these backgrounds for his art. Themes and concepts follow continuing concerns regarding the human condition social justice and survival of the planet. Reiner makes his debut back from the wilderness at Hugh’s Room with The Singer’s Jazz Series – Valentine’s Show Feb 13th, 2013 as the MC and spoken word artist.
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.
Julie had this to say about their shows at Hugh's Room, "The warmth and connection of the audience was incomparable. The room itself is a very intimate concert setting with a romantic atmosphere. It's very thrilling to be in a club where up to 200 people are listening intently to the singers and the musicians. You can feel their energy and it's really beautiful." More info: http://juliemcgregor.com
with 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.
Late Sunday Afternoon Jazz - Feb 10th at Pauper's Pub
539 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tickets and more info: Sold Out
Contact Pauper's Pub
Advance Tickets $12.00 (plus small service charge) or pay $15.00 at the Door / Advance Tickets for Groups of 6 or more - $10 pp. (group discount code: Jazz)
Doors open 2:00pm and show starts 4:30pm
Reservations highly recommended
For show reservations call the Pauper's during regular business hours @ (416) 530-1331 or make Reservations online
Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets by ordering online, by phone through their live 24/7 in-house call center, or through through walk-up locations. Attendees can choose to receive will-call tickets, print-at-home tickets, mobile tickets, or physical tickets for no additional cost.
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