JazzWorks is very excited to host Italian saxophonist, Fulvio Albano, founder of the Torino Jazz Club and Torino Jazz Festival, as well as pianist Massimo Farao, founder of the “We Love Jazz” workshop, one of the biggest events in Europe for jazz teaching. They will be performing with Toronto artist’s vocalist Julie Michels and drummer Nick Fraser, with Toronto bassist Keiran Overs. We invite you to come watch these talented artists perform two incredible sets while enjoying finger foods.
Are you a musician yourself? Fulvio and Massimo will be offering a masterclass opportunity in addition to the concert. A cash bar will be available for guests to purchase Italian inspired spirits and wine. In addition, we are planning a silent auction, proceeds to JazzWorks scholarship funds and programming.
We will announce the venue and other details next week, so stay tuned!
Nick Fraser has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from Ottawa in 1995. He has worked with a veritable "who's who" of Canadian jazz and improvised music including Justin Haynes, Mike Murley, Rich Underhill, P.J. Perry, Phil Dwyer, Michael Snow, John Oswald, Andrew Downing, Jean Martin, Christine Duncan, Lina Allemano, Quinsin Nachoff, Dave Restivo, Jim Vivian, David Braid, Ryan Driver, David Occhipinti, William Carn, Nancy Walker, Kieran Overs, Kelly Jefferson, John Geggie, Scott Thomson, Marilyn Lerner, David Mott, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Ron Samworth and Kirk MacDonald.
We're aiming for a full house this Sunday, February 7, so come on down! We try to engage all comers, so bring your instruments along and plan to join in.
2-4 pm, Festival House, 450 Churchill. $5.00 for JW Friends, $8 for others.