Christopher Platt & Angela Turone – ‘In Your Own Backyard’ Vocal Series (Part Four)
“Sounds of Brazil”
DATE: Monday, June 8, 2020 TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm VENUE: Secret Pop-up Location (St. Catharines) Intimate, 35-seat private venue ADDRESS: Revealed upon purchase of your ticket(s) TICKETS: $39.00 Single Show $119.00 Series Pass (all 4 shows)
*All tickets are subject to 13% HST and handling fees
Chris Platt is an accomplished Toronto-based guitarist and composer. He regularly performs at well-known venues around the city as a leader and sideman, and has played with legendary musicians such as Dave Leibman, Norma Winstone, Jerry Bergonzi, Mike Murley, Dave Young, and Reg Schwager. Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto and a diploma from Mohawk College.
Platt is a featured soloist and accompanist on the album Sweet Ruby Suite (feat. Norma Winstone and Dave Liebmen) as part of the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra, as well as Angela Turone’s debut EP Drift to You, and Marie Goudy 12tet’s The Bitter Suite.
Chris’ original music and style of playing is rooted in the jazz idiom, but also features striking characteristics from the Brazilian and Blues genres. This can be heard on his debut instrumental trio album, Sky Glow.
Angela Turone is a vocalist and pianist who is quickly establishing herself on the Canadian jazz scene. Born and raised in Toronto, Angela sang in choirs and studied classical piano throughout her childhood. As a teenager, she discovered the music of jazz vocalists such as Shirley Horn, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald. This inspired her to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, where her teachers included Christine Duncan, Terry Promane and Chase Sanborn. Angela was featured on a 2013 recording from the U of T Jazz Orchestra, singing alongside Juno Award-winning Canadian saxophonist Mike Murley on his composition Minas Mist.
Angela has performed at Toronto’s top jazz venues including the Jazz Bistro, the Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, and the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. Her voice, described as “warm and lush,” can be relished in the Angela Turone & Chris Platt Bossa Duo, performing unique interpretations of music written by Brazil’s most esteemed composers and lyricists.
Drift to You, Angela’s FACTOR-funded debut EP, showcases her vocals and piano playing, as well as her original compositions. The EP is backed by the Angela Turone Quartet, a stellar line up of Canada’s most promising young and upcoming talent.
Angela has performed in the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, and the Niagara region’s 2017 Twilight Jazz Series. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Jazz.FM91 Mary Alice Stuart Scholarship presented at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in Nathan Phillips Square.
6:00 pm Doors
7:00 pm Opening Act: TBA
7:20 pm Feature Act, First Set
8:10 pm Break
8:30 pm Feature Act, Second Set
9:30 pm End of Show
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ABOUT THE VOCAL SERIES:
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is pleased to present this 4-part series featuring some of Canada’s finest vocalists.
The series will be presented in a 35-seat intimate setting at a private studio located in the North end of St. Catharines (close to Niagara-on-the-Lake).
For privacy reasons, the secret location is only revealed upon purchase of tickets or passes. Please note that the location is fully accessible. There will be a cash bar on-site and complimentary light fare will be served.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. All shows are from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and include an opening act and a refreshment break.
THE FULL SERIES INCLUDES:
PART ONE: Monday, April 13, 2020 Jeffery Arthur
PART TWO: Monday, April 27, 2020 John Neudorf
PART THREE: Monday, May 11, 2020 Melissa Lauren
PART FOUR: Monday, June 8, 2020 Christopher Platt and Angela Turone
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