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by Ann Ruppenstein on September 28, 2012
Tandem Studios recently finished expanding its Yonge Street location at Fairlawn Avenue with the addition of a first-floor studio.

The studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre and more for children age two and a half and up.

While the kids take...(More)
by Shawn Star on July 18, 2012
The summer may be a hot one, but the music in the Beach is sure to be cool once again as the 24th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival kicks off next weekend.

“The genres of music we present will have something for everyone,” said Rico Ferrara, stage manager and talent...(More)
by Daniel Rosen on July 10, 2012
If Chicago can samba, why not Toronto?

The first-ever Pan American Latin Jazz festival is bringing samba to North York this summer.

The festival, organized by the Hispanic Canadian Arts and Culture Association, will feature artists like Hilario Duran, a two-time Juno award...(More)
by Omar Mosleh on February 24, 2012
He’s performed in three continents in one year, visiting countries such as Japan, Colombia and the Bahamas.

But for jazz musician Steve Koven, there’s nowhere quite like home sweet home.

The pianist and composer has proudly lived in East Toronto most of his life,...(More)
by Caitlin Orr on July 18, 2011
Christmas is coming to the Beaches.

There won’t be any snow or pine trees — but the Jazz Festival evokes a similar level of people, sales and excitement to the area as the wintry holiday, says festival president and founder Lido Chilelli.

From July 15 to 24, the area...(More)
by Liz Campbell on December 24, 2010
I confess my heart sank when we first walked into Alleycatz – the interior looks like the set of a ‘50s nightclub. Think huge bar with stools, red and dark oak colour scheme, gauze-covered box chandeliers and over our table, a full-fledged chandelier dripping with glass teardrops. The only things...(More)
by Lorianna De Giorgio on June 16, 2010
As one of Canada’s leading jazz guitarists, Reg Schwager has performed with the who’s who of the international jazz world: Mel Tormé, Diana Krall, Rob McConnell, Pepper Adams and Hank Jones.

From 2005-2008, Schwager was the recipient of the coveted Guitarist of the Year Award from...(More)
by Lorianna De Giorgio on June 9, 2010
Terry Clarke believes it’s never too late to go after your dreams.

While the Leaside drummer has played on over 300 different albums for other artists in his 50 years in the business, the 2009 release of the aptly-titled It’s About Time is his debut album.

The album won...(More)
by Lorianna De Giorgio on May 5, 2010
The Toronto dance scene might be a thriving one but it is a divided one, says Niki Wozniak.

As the founder and artistic director of Desiraeda Dance Theatre — an emerging dance company set on creating pieces that incorporate contemporary and jazz works with theatre aspects thrown in —...(More)
by Lorianna De Giorgio on May 4, 2010
What does a smart-thinking jazz band do to survive the harsh reality of the Toronto music scene, which has a way of bringing even the most talented of musicians to their knees?


At least that’s the case for the Bloor West trio known as the Suzana Da Camara...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on January 5, 2010

Does this mean anything to you? It does to jazz vocalist Ori Dagan.

The North Toronto resident says scat singing, a form of vocal improvisation that uses nonsensical syllables to imitate instruments, was his...(More)
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