Sit back, heighten your senses with a glass of red, and enjoy the decadent flavour of artisanal chocolate for an evening filled with the magic and lustre of top-quality jazz!
JazzWorks is hosting our very first virtual tasting & music event - Wine, Jazz, & Chocolate - on Zoom, in collaboration with Savvy Company. Savour some of the best wine and chocolate pairings featuring jazz mini concerts from our special guests; New York saxophonist/composer Don Braden - with pianist Oscar Perez, and Winnipeg based composer/trumpeter Derrick Gardner - with bassist/pianist power couple Marc & Candice Tugby.
Join us for a fantastic evening celebrating the art of jazz, and discover select Ontario-made red wines, paired with decadent local chocolates created by artisan chocolatiers.
The goal of this Special Fundraising event - with the help of your donation, is to provide JazzWorks with the funds to maintain operations and remain an active part of our music community, and continue to develop exciting new programming for Jazz enthusiasts at all levels.
Save the Date:
DATE: Thursday June 10, 2021
TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm
ZOOM DETAILS: Included in each Red Wine & Chocolate Box
The Full Experience...
Purchase of a Premium Package includes 2 event tickets, as well as your Red Wine & Chocolate Box (shipping and HST costs based on your address), which contains everything you’ll need for this fun-filled evening. Each box includes:
Plus…you’ll meet the winemakers, chocolate makers & learn from Somelliers too!
To enjoy this unique & blissful experience, you’ll be introduced to the art of wine and chocolate tasting by the makers themselves as well as a Sommelier from Savvy Company. Their tips will enrichen your enjoyment of the featured wines & chocolates to ensure you get the most out of these wonderful pairings.
Delivered right to your door, anywhere in Ontario!
For this event, Savvy Chocolate negotiated with their courier partners to get the best rates for you! The following shipping flat fees per Premium Package order will apply:
Are you located beyond these cities? No problem, Savvy Company certainly deliver to you too! After you place your order, the Savvy Team will contact you with Purolator’s estimated delivery fee before processing your order.
Premium Package event ticket: 135$ + shipping/HST
*Includes 2 bottles of wine, chocolate for 2 and 2 event tickets*
*Comes with 60$ tax receipt*
*Deadline for purchasing Premium Package tickets is Tuesday, June 8th
to allow for processing and shipment of Wine & Chocolate box.
Outside Ontario the deadline is June 4th.*
JazzWorks is taking the opportunity of this event to honour our dear friend, jazz enthusiast and benefactor Harvey Glatt, for his significant and wide-reaching contributions to the worlds of music and jazz.
For The Music Lover…
For those who prefer to focus on the music - or have their own preferred pairings for live shows, a “Concert Only” event ticket is available, which will give you full access to the concert performances from Don Braden and Derrick Gardner, with none of the extras. In the absence of wine, these two musicians are sure to have you buzzing with their unique compositions and stellar performances!
Concert Only event ticket: 45$
*Includes ticket for one person*
*Comes with $30 tax receipt*
Purchase a ticket for the concert only by clicking the "Buy Now" button below.
*If you are unable to attend, please consider donating directly to JazzWorks ! Tax receipts are available for any donation of $20 or more!*
About the Musicians:
For over 30 years, Don Braden has toured the world leading his own ensembles on saxophone and flute, in addition to performing with Jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, and Roy Haynes among others, as a special guest or sideman. He has composed music in many styles for ensembles ranging from duo to full symphonic orchestra, for recordings, film, and television networks such as NIckelodeon and CBS. He is an imaginative, soulful saxophonist, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising, as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings! All of this, combined with his joyous yet disciplined personality, makes him one of the most important musicians working today. For more information: www.donbraden.com
Performer, composer, and veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra and Harry Connick Jr. Big Bands, Derrick Gardner has worked with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Frank Foster, and Tony Bennet to name only a few. Recently, Derrick put together his 18-piece Big dig! Band for the recording of Still I Rise (Impact Jazz) - a powerful, explosive album released in July 2020 that spent over thirty weeks on the JazzWeek Top 50 chart. For more information: www.derrickgardnermusic.com