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    Our President's Choice Concert Series: 2017/18 Season

    JAZZ.FM91 is proud to present the return of Our President’s Choice concert series.
    Join JAZZ.FM91 President & CEO, Ross Porter for a series of special, intimate evenings at Hugh’s Room Live.

    Explores the music and careers of some of his favourite, closest friends in the Canadian jazz world.

    Expect casual, entertaining and intriguing storytelling and performing, as Ross and six jazz luminaries chat, reminisce and play the music that inspires them.  Our President’s Choice is a rare opportunity to get to know some of the greatest performers in Canadian jazz, in an up-close and personal setting.


    JILL BARBER
    Date: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live


    Dazzling the audience with her distinct, evocative voice, Jill Barber is renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era.  Drawing inspiration from a cross section of musical genres, two-time Juno Award nominee, Jill Barber, is one of Canada's brightest stars. Selling out theatres coast-to-coast and headlining the country's most prestigious festivals.


    MOLLY JOHNSON
    Date: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live


    'Songs are lucky when Molly Johnson records them' - Ross Porter

    Earning a reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices, Molly Johnson's voice creates an aura of dark, smoky night clubs.  Order of Canada Recipient, Juno Award-winner singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Molly Johnson, takes the audience to an emotional depth that few vocalists ever reach. Like the woman behind it, is a voice filled with humour, joy, sassiness and of course love.


    DON THOMPSON
    Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live


    From the vibraphone, bass and piano, multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson is a jazz legend.  A member of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and Moe Koffman's group, this Officer of the Order of Canada has won numerous awards, from the Jazz Report, National Jazz Award, Socan, and the Junos.



    DAVE YOUNG
    Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live


    Multiple award-winning bassist, composer and educator, Dave Young is one of Canada's most valuable and beloved musical exports.

    Whether he's performing as part of a classical symphony, or as an integral member of an iconic jazz trio (with the likes of the late Oscar Peterson), or leading any of his dynamic ensembles, Dave remains a total musician with artistic soul in abundance.  This member of the Order of Canada has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Oliver Jones, Gary Burton, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert and many more.



    JUNE GARBER
    Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live


    A voice filled with soulful passion, June Garber sings with such emotion, warmth and energy.  Her voice reflects each emotional shift that the writer intended.  Every song that she chooses to sing connects to a base truth within, so there is never any artifice.


    IAN SHAW
    Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Venue: Hugh's Room Live

    See one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz vocalists that the UK has ever produced, Ian Shaw.  Award-winning jazz vocalist, composer and host of Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show, Ian is part of a historical legacy of artists that has recorded at Abbey Road studio.  Over the years, he has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kenny Wheeler and more.


    PLEASE NOTE -- ALL TICKETS FOR FUNDRAISING CONCERTS IN OUR PRESIDENT'S CHOICE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY JAZZ.FM91 ARE GENERAL ADMISSION.  RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED TO ACCOMMODATE YOU AND YOUR GUEST(S). AUDIENCE MEMBERS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS WILL BE SEATED AT A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. 

    GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER.  TO COMPLIMENT YOUR EVENING WITH DINNER, WHEN CALLING HUGH'S ROOM LIVE WITH YOUR RESERVATION, BOOK YOUR DINNER. PLEASE CALL HUGH'S ROOM LIVE AT (416) 533-5483 FOR YOUR RESERVATION.

    JAZZ.FM91 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR, OR PROCESS REFUNDS FOR POOR SIGHTLINES, UNDESIRABLE SEATING AND OBSTRUCTIONS.  ALL CONCERTS BEGIN AT 8:00PM, DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM.



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