Jazz-In-Concert Events 2017

Sun., May 21, 2pm to 5pm – Amanda Tosoff Quartet – 2017 Juno Nominee at Apple Annie’s Cafe

Sun., June 18, 2pm to 5pm – Pat LaBarbera with Joe Huron Trio at Brewery Bay Food Co.

Sun., July 16, 3pm to 65pm – Carol McCartney with Joe Huron Trio at The Hog N’ Penny

Sun., Aug. 20, 3pm to 8pm – Brian O’Kane with Joe Huron Trio at Era 67 Restaurant and Lounge

Sun., Sept. 17, 1:30pm to 4:30pm – Adrean Farrugia & John Alcorn at Apple Annie’s Cafe


Sun., Aug. 20, 3pm to 8pm

Brian O’Kane with Joe Huron Trio at Era 67 Restaurant and Lounge

BRIAN O’KANE (trumpeter) played with the Rob McConnell Tentet when they performed in concert during the &dquo;Sound of Toronto Jazz” Series on March 8, 2004. Regarded by his peers and the jazz media as one of the current jazz scene’s most exciting trumpeters, O’Kane, who has since become a regular member of the stellar Rob McConnell Tentet, also plays with Hilario Duran’s All Star Latin Big Band, the Bernie Senensky Quintet and Septet, Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra, and John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra.

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Sun., Sept. 17, 1:30pm to 4:30pm 

Adrean Farrugia & John Alcorn at Apple Annie’s Cafe

Adrean Farrugia

Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano.

Adrean comes from a musical family. His father Bruno is a professional drummer in the music scene. His grandfather Joseph Ivan Arsenault was a Maritime fiddler. Adrean studied classical piano with Shirley Coit and Donald Cook before discovering a love of jazz music in college.

In 1992 Adrean enrolled in the Mohawk College Applied music program studying with Mark Eisenman, Dave McMurdo, Mike Malone, Christopher Hunt, and Brian Dickinson. In 1996 Adrean continued his Education at the University of Toronto Jazz Performance program studying with Gary Williamson, Kevin Turcotte, and Phil Nimmons. Also in 1996, Adrean attended the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Summer Jazz Workshop where he studied and performed with Don Thompson, Hugh Fraser, Kenny Wheeler, Pat and Joe Labarbera, and Norma Winstone. Adrean has also received private instruction from jazz legends Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer, Benny Green, and British pianist John Taylor. CLICK HERE for more info!

John Alcorn

 “…magical music man…” ~ Now Magazine

The Toronto Star calls him “one of our finest interpreters of the ‘great American songbook,’ an artist who always knows how to walk the fine line between respecting the material and offering an original interpretation.”

JazzFM.91 has dubbed him “one of the most exciting vocal interpreters to appear on the scene in many years, Alcorn is the consummate vocal artist combining intuition, musicality and good taste.”

Long acknowledged as one of Canada’s premiere jazz vocalists, John Alcorn has delivered his distinctive renditions of jazz standards on the most prestigious bandstands and concert stages across Canada. His 2009 National Jazz Awards nomination as Male Vocalist of the Year was the latest addition to a long list of citations and acknowledgements. Named Male Vocalist of the Year at the 1999 Jazz Report Awards ceremony, Alcorn released Quiet Night, his first CD of jazz standards, in 2003. CLICK HERE for more info!


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