Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Neon News 120411 and all that jazz

Hey Fanz!

Here's where I'll be playing in the next month:

Electro Swing Club
Friday, April 13, 11:00 pm
$15 at the door
$12 in vintage attire!

Gordon's Acoustic Living Room
The Free Times Café
320 College Street (west of Spadina)
Sunday, April 15, 8 pm-11 pm
No cover,no minimum!

Year ten of monthly gigs continues. New tunes every month!

And this month is special because Bert is back! Our former bass player who moved back to BC will be with us again for a special appearance this month!

The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
Open Mic Night
Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor Street West
Saturday, April 21, 7 pm

A literacy coach, a construction supervisor and a policy writer are among the 12 singers who have been put through their paces to perform with the Mississauga Big Band at the first-ever Big Band Open Mic. The singers, who come from all walks of life, will realize their big-band dream on Saturday, April 21.

Each singer has “worked out” with the band to get a little more comfortable with the concept of sharing the stage with a conductor and 17 musicians. “It’s a lot different from singing with a smaller group,” says bandleader Rob Boniface. “If a singer does something unexpected, they learn in a hurry that 17 people behind them cannot all adjust at once. But even with the learning curve, I’m really impressed with the talent of the singers who are joining us.”

The audience can expect a fun array of different vocal styles, as the open mic singers tackle everything from soulful blues to fast-driving Sinatra songs.

Response from singers has been so positive that the band has set up a waiting list and is already thinking about Big Band Open Mic – the Sequel. The talent is definitely out there – and so is a big band that is committed to helping songsters across the GTA to realize their big band dream.

What: Big Band Open Mic with the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Where: Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Tickets: $20 per person, $10 for children and people aged 65 or older
To order, email or call Rob Boniface, 905-270-4757

and later that same night . . .

La Palette
492 Queen Street West
Saturday, April 21
on the bar at midnight

Just one week later . . .

Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble
CD release featuring Bruce Cassidy
The Rex
194 Queen Street West
Saturday, May 5, 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

Songs from our new CD, "On the Periphery", plus a whole set of original tunes and arrangements by our conductor, Bruce Cassidy.

See you soon!

Wayne Neon