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Valentine's with The Singer's Jazz Series
Come join us for a romantic, candlelit dinner and Valentine's show in an intimate concert setting at Hugh's Room. It will be an exciting, fun-filled evening of jazz music performed by a wonderful line up of vocalists feat. Michele Mele and spoken word artist; by Reiner Schwarz accompanied by Norm Amadio on grand piano, Duncan Hopkins on double bass and Cam Jobson on drums.


Features Vocalists:

Michele Mele,

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 a natural, highly connective and communicative performer and composer. Michele’s fuses her love for Bossa Nova and jazz styling’s with pop sensibilities and her appealing Astrud-Gilberto-ish vocals. http://michelemele.com

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. He has been described as a ‘working class hero’ Rolling Stone Magazine.

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.

Neil Kristian Parent 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!

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.http://juliemcgregor.com

with Norman Amadio on piano

Norman Amadio
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.

Wed. Feb 13th at Hugh's Room is located at:
2261 Dundas St. W. (just south of Bloor St.)
Toronto, ON. M6R 1X6


(416) 531-6604

Tickets and more info:

More info @ www.hughsroom.com

Reservations & Tickets $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door
Doors open 6:00 for dinner and show starts 8:30

For dinner reservations or concert tickets please call the club during regular business hours @ 416 531-6604

Reservations highly recommended.

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