Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 2:00PM
The Tiki Collective: Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch
special guest: DJ Swankenstein!
Advance $25.00 / Doors $30.00
To all the mothers on earth and beyond, you’re beautiful.
On Mother’s Day, Jaymz Bee presents a very special jazz brunch with The Tiki Collective for an afternoon of beautiful food and beautiful music in celebration of motherhood past, present and future. Join the musicians in bringing mama bear somewhere special this year. If possible, rejoice in the look on your siblings’ faces as they show up up with predictable bouquets as you lay down tickets to an elegant jazz brunch for everyone.
The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto, Canada and have been performing together live since 2016. Their debut CD, Muse, has just been released and is available for listening and purchase now at http://smarturl.it/tcmuse. It’ll be perfect over eggs and bubbles. The band is big and includes:
Genevieve Marentette, Joanna Majoko, Heather Luckhart, Lily Frost, Tyra Jutai, Melissa Lauren, The Willows (Krista Deady, Andrea Gregorio, Lauren Pedersen), Jessica Lalonde, Paget Biscayne, Irene Torres, Jocelyn Barth, Mingjia Chen, Avery Raquel, Denielle Bassels
Eric St-Laurent, George Koller, Great Bob Scott, Michael Davidson, Attila Fias, Ernie Tollar, and guests Drew Jurecka, Bill McBirnie, Carlos Del Junco, Tom Walsh, John MacMurchy, William Sperandei, Jono Grant.
The Tiki Collective is produced by Jaymz Bee and Jono Grant with executive producer, Lorenzo DiGianFelice.
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and fees.
Denielle Bassels will join forces with Eric St. Laurent with Scott Hunter on Bass to showcase original works in a stripped down ensemble.
Show starts at 10pm sharp. 10pm - 10:45
Reserve your table now!
The songs of WIllie Nelson sung by Alana Bridgewater, Angie Gunn, Denielle Bassels, Jenie Thai, Lily Frost Music, Suba Sankaran and Tyra Jutai, backed by Mike Daley Music, Alec Fraser, Denis Keldie and Nichol Robertson.
Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Show Starts: 8:00 pm.
Admission: $30 in advance / $35 at the door.
Dinner reservations guarantee seating. 416 588 0307
Every year broadcaster-producer-empresario Jaymz Bee celebrates his birthday with at least one fundraising event for charity. This year will mark his biggest yet with a series of simultaneous concerts held in ten rooms at Old Mill Toronto that will benefit Unison Benevolent Fund.
Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music is a four hour event where hundreds of people tour the various rooms at Old Mill Toronto, taking in a few songs from each band in each room. Tickets (ie. a Passport) are $40 and get you into all of the rooms. As you exit the room your passport is stamped and those with completed passports (meaning those who have been inside every room at least once) are entered in a draw for some fabulous prizes at the end of the night.
The night also features a VIP Gala Dinner from 6-8 pm with a special concert from Tom Cochrane and friends. Gala tickets can be purchased for $200 and ticket holders also have full run of the Caravan that goes from 8pm to Midnight. You can purchase tickets for the VIP Gala Dinner and the Caravan here.
Having helped shape the musical landscape for future generations of Canadian artists, Tom Cochrane remains one of only 3 male Canadian singer songwriters to have a diamond certified album in Canada (over a million copies sold). Mad Mad World is now around 1.7 million in Canada, and at over 3 million worldwide. Songs such as "Life Is A Highway" and "Lunatic Fringe" have been international hits and continue to garner much airplay around the world.
Throughout his career, Tom has thrown his support behind a wide range of worthy causes. He has traveled the world, including Africa 9 times and Asia twice on behalf of World Vision. He helped spearhead the Canada for Asia initiative, entertained our troops in Afghanistan, raised money for Parkinson’s research, has performed at Live 8, in Tears Are Not Enough, Young Artists for Haiti, and more.
About the Venue
Old Mill Toronto is a heritage boutique hotel with 57 deluxe rooms & suites complete with a luxurious on-site spa. The Old Mill 200-seat fine dining restaurant has been in operation for over 100 years and continues to provide live entertainment for your dining and dancing pleasure. Its rustic rooms and vintage charm transport you to moments in history while enjoying modern day entertainment.
Everyone is welcome! No prior experience is needed. There is no need to bring your own dance partners. Parking and subway are close by. Licensed bar.
Beginner dance classes 7pm to 9pm before the Dance Party, Charleston 7pm, Lindy Hop 8pm.
Swing Dance Party 9:10pm to 1am.
Band: Denielle Bassels Swing Band!
Please invite your friends.
The event is 19 years old and up after 10pm. Teenagers under 19 are very welcome to attend til then (for just $10 for both classes and the dance til 10pm). If you are under 19 you may stay past 10pm only with parental accompaniment. (This is a policy of the venue, not of Swing Toronto.)
WebsiteDance Party $15, $17 with one class, $20 with both. $5 off for full-time students.:
The Tiki Collective are a large ensemble of friends who perform jazz, pop and exotica music. Their debut CD "MUSE" is released on Vesuvius Music. The collective was conceived by Jaymz Bee and Music Director, Eric St-Laurent in 2016. Bee has been a fan of exotica and Lounge music for years and felt the time was right to present a nuevo-retro sounding ensemble that included elements of surf, jazz and pop with a nod to Tiki Culture. The instrumentalists bring decades of experience and share a love of world music while the singers bring a fresh approach to a diverse array of material. This ensemble steers clear of the type of cultural appropriation that appeared in exotica recordings of the fifties, relative to Polynesian and South Pacific island cultures. Instead, the collective focuses on using similar instrumentation to those of early exotica records, with thoughtful arrangements that blend Eastern, Western, and local influences.
Come celebrate the amazing women for the retro scene in Toronto with an all woman band starring lead singers Corry Ouellette, Rebecca Everette, Lily Frost, Denielle Bassels and Angie Gunn. $15, 10-2am. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vintage-vixens-valentines-at-the-dakota-tickets-54322875182?utm_term=eventurl_text
Friday February 8th will be LHR PARTY TIME!
Join us for a drop-in beginner lesson to get warmed up and then dance the night away to THE DENIELLE BASSELS QUARTET! Everyone is welcome! No partner or experience required!
Date: Friday February 8th
Time: Doors Open 7:30pm / Beginner Lesson 8pm / Band Plays 9pm-12am
Address: 374 Dupont Street, 2nd floor (Steps from Dupont Subway Station)
Admission Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Tickets on sale now! Everyone is welcome! Please bring a pair of clean indoor shoes to wear on the dance floor.
Sister and Brother team of Jazz singer/songwriter and Visual Artist/Sensei join forces to set new heights for Toronto’s Jazz Culture. Toronto is chock full of some of the finest jazz musicians the world has to offer and Jason Bassels latest collection of paintings celebrates some of these musicians with pieces going on display at 120 diner. Guest musicians will take the stage and paintings will be unveiled in the second set.
TD Niagara welcomes Denielle Bassels on July 29th to Jazz In The Park in beautiful Niagara On The Lake! Bassels is an exciting Toronto vocalist, award-winning songwriter, and dynamic performer. “She will stop you in your tracks” - Juliet Dunn, Executive Director, Niagara Jazz Festival. Bassels’ voice has been described as Julie London meets Amy Winehouse and Ella Fitzgerald; and her music akin to Koop, Nouvelle Vague, and Nina Simone. While influenced by jazz giants, her sound remains her own; romantic, modern and unique."...one of the most memorable recordings I heard in 2017. Denielle is such a wonderful storyteller. -“ says Terry McElligott of 91.1 JazzFM 91.1In her latest album, Denielle merges genres of swing, indie-pop, blues and folk in a way that is fresh and exciting.Whimsy and charm intertwine elegantly with a feeling that is natural and life-like. The songs pull you just beyond the borders of reality, so you can get lost happily.Denielle will be sharing songs from her latest album "What About Wool WIshbags" and will give listeners a sneak peak into the new album "Poppies in Bloom" backed by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Council for The Arts.
Denielle Bassells: Vocals
Drew Jurecka – Clarinet & Violin
Julien Bradley Combs – Guitar
Scott Hunter – Upright Bass
Andrew Scott – Drums
Ewen Farncombe - Piano
****Bring your own Lawnchair! *****
more info: https://niagarajazzfestival.com/denielle-bassels/
A Concert Celebrating Elizabeth Shepherd’s 2008 album Parkdale on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. atthe Gladstone Hotel with musical direction by Nick MacLean with the original Parkdale rhythmsection of Colin Kingsmore on drums and Scott Kemp on bass, and with the participation of premiertrumpeter Brownman Ali. Some of Toronto's best vocalists, including Jessica Stuart, ChloeWatkinson, Jocelyn Barth, Collette Savard & The Savantes, Denielle Bassels, Red, Whyte & Tollar,The Memberz reggae band, Valeria Matzner and more will reimagine the album track by track..
Reggae after-party with The Memberz. Presented by Corby's Orbit, Radio Regent and the Gladstone Hotel.