special guest; MC and spoken word artist
Norm Amadio (piano)
Cam Jobson (drums)
Duncan Hopkins (bass)
Valentine’s with The Singer’s Jazz Series
Come join us for a romantic, candlelit dinner and Valentine’s show in our intimate concert setting. It will be an exciting, fun-filled and evening of jazz music performed by a wonderful line up of vocalists
and spoken word artist; by Reiner Schwarz accompanied by Norm Amadio on grand piano,
Duncan Hopkins on double bass and Cam Jobson on drums.
More Info: http://www.singersjazz.com/about.htm
Michele Mele is a natural, highly connective and communicative performer and vocalist . Michele’s fuses her love for Bossa Nova and jazz styling’s with pop sensibilities and her appealing Astrud-Gilberto-ish vocals.
Reiner Schwarz is a cool, edgy jazz poet and spoken word artist. Noted and widely reviewed for his innovative approach to radio and television in Canada during the past four decades. He has been described as a ‘working class hero’ Rolling Stone Magazine. The Toronto Star praised his now legendary mid-seventies Nightmusic television series as; ‘A visual Oasis—what rock once was to the rest of music…’
Reiner is currently writing fresh spoken word material, music and creating visual art. He has traveled extensively and draws from these backgrounds for his art. Themes and concepts follow continuing concerns regarding the human condition social justice and survival of the planet. Reiner makes his debut back from the wilderness at Hugh’s Room with The Singer’s Jazz Series – Valentine’s Show Feb 13th.
Neil Kristian Parent has enjoyed singing and performing all over the world with his closest friends in the acapella group ‘FATE’ and all over the greater Toronto area with the ‘Uptown Swing Band’. He was the team captain for Airborne11, one of the winners on the Global television show ‘Canada Sings’. The prize was a $10,000 donation to a charity of their choice – Ronald McDonald House. Most recently Neil arranged and recorded with Airborne11 for Sony Music Canada’s artist Emilio Fina who was a ‘Canada’s got Talent’ finalist!
Julie McGregor is a soulful jazz vocalist and the host of the Singer’s Jazz Series who draws her audiences in with her storytelling style. Julie has been collaborating with jazz pianist, Norm Amadio for the past five years performing and writing music. Julie was nominated for Best Jazz for the New Music Awards for 2011.