Tonight (June 19, 2015) Trish and I went to the Jazz Bistro in Toronto to hear the artistry of Renee Rosnes and her quartet. Renee on piano (of course), Peter Washington on bass, Steve Nelson on vibes and Lewis Nash on drums. This is a fabulous group. Total interaction, superb compositions and arrangements and an over arching sense of connection and artistic unity. Hear this group if you can at your local jazz festival or club if possible. We heard WONDERFUL music.

Trish Colter (jazz singer) and I (pianist) will be performing an early evening performance at The Railside in Port Hope as part of this year’s Port Hope All-Canadian Jazz Festival. The date and time: Sept. 22 (Saturday) from 6-9 pm at the Railside , address:

112 Peter Street  Port Hope, ON L1A 1C5
(905) 885-2938

We hope that you might be there and have some time before the evening concert to swing by and check out some music at The Railside.

2006 10The Paul Read Orchestra returns after a brief hiatus, on May 14, Saturday, at 9:45 (2 sets) at the Rex Hotel.

This gig will be also a celebration of the release of the band’s debut CD, Arc-en-Ciel.

The Rex Jazz Club is situated at 194 Queen Street West in downtown Toronto.