Riding on the success of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the Bloor-Yorkville BIA continues to put music in your ears with the Summer Music in the Park music series. Back to add the ambiance of music to the area, the program takes place throughout the summer in the Village of Yorkville Park, located at Bellair St. and Cumberland St.
Drop by on on August 12th to enjoy the amazing vocals of Gyles.
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival described Gyles as, “A powerhouse vocalist and thoughtful lyricist Her performance will be a perfect mix of old-school dance-ability, playful imagery and silky strong vocals that will surely capture fans who appreciate real music, both young & young at heart.”
On August 20th, vocalist, composer, arranger and band leader Cat Bernardi will perform with her Trio.
Cat Bernardi’s love of music began when she was just a young girl, listening to Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” album while cruising on long car rides with her father. It was not long before other jazz icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Holly Cole and Billy Holiday coerced her into singing jazz music herself. It is Cat’s original music and distinct style that have had her invited onto Rogers TV twice to perform her original songs, and to be nominated as Best Music Artist in the prestigious 2016 MARTY awards. Cat released her debut EP “Minor Ballad/Major Romance” to great acclaim in June 2014.
On September 2nd, stroll over to the Park to enjoy the sweet sounds of jazz as Liane Fainsinger performs with her Trio.
Liane Fainsinger began to display unusual musical ability at age three when her mother—after playing Petula Clark’s Downtown on the piano—heard the toddler playing back the tune on the piano in the next room. Today, as a Toronto jazz pianist and vocalist, Liane continues to amaze audiences and peers with her passion, virtuosity and musical sensitivity.
The Summer Music in the Park concert series takes place Fridays 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays between 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, from June 9 – September 9 (weather permitting). Click here for full listings of performances.
FRIDAYS: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM PERFORMANCES
August 11th – Michael Lalonde Trio
August 18th – Angela Turone Trio
August 25th – Deidrey Francois
September 1st – Johnson Chung Trio
September 8th – Steelriver Acoutsic Duo
SATURDAYS & STATUTORY HOLIDAYS: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PERFORMANCES
August 12th – Gyles
August 13th – Christopher Platt Trio
August 19th – Rob Tardik Duo
August 20th – Cat Bernardi Trio
August 26th – Lester Mclean Trio
August 27th – Los Locos
September 2nd – Liane Fainsinger Trio
September 4th – Farrucas Duo
September 9th – Santerias