November brought some amazing opportunities and “firsts”, including delivering a Keynote Address at the OMEA / CMIEC Counterpoint conference, (click here for photos on my Facebook page), as well as our debut performance at the Aurora Cultural Centre, where we truly had a spectacular time with an outstanding audience. (Check out some pics from the night on my Facebook page HERE). More fun was had at the another Northlea United Jazz Vespers, as well as the annual “Christmas with the Choir” event at MCC Toronto, and during Broadsway’s return to Aeolian Hall in London.
December has already begun with some wonderful “time off” fun. I visited my sis in Washington, where she is killing it as Director of Catering at the stunning boutique hotel The Line DC. Besides enjoying some downtime, I made some wonderful music connections, reunited for a visit with dear friends, and met Tony / Emmy-award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth at the Airport on my way back to Toronto. (Alas, there was no time to plan a duo album … )
I’m also very excited to announce that I’ve written, recorded, and released a tune for the season: “Santa’s On His Way”! My pal Diane Leah and I wrote words and music for this little gem, and then headed into the studio to record it with our friends Ross MacIntyre, Ben Wittman, and Colleen Allen. The tune is available via Apple Music, Spotify, and most major music streaming / subscription services. You can also check out the wee “behind the scenes” video we made HERE.
As for shows during for the remainder of December, we’ve got a few good ones in store, including Broadsway’s return to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts for our Holiday show: “The Most Wonderful Time … Maybe”. If you haven’t already booked your tickets for this show, you’re out of luck, as it’s sold out. For those of you eager beavers who DID book your seats, you’re in for a treat!
JAZZ VESPERS at MCC TORONTO
We’re ending the Vespers season at MCC Toronto with one of
my favourite Vespers, dedicated to the Christmas / Holiday Season,
and featuring some special guests including:
Sunday, December 16
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
(115 Simpson Avenue, Toronto, ON)
(This is a free event, with the donations in support of music at MCC Toronto.)
For information, CLICK HERE.
HEATHER BAMBRICK TRIO
B-JAZZED STUDIO 2 SERIES
I’m very excited to be a part of this series that features lots of music, chat, and fun. We’ll be adding some seasonal tunes with our usual fare and I’ll be sharing the stage with my pals Michael Shand and Mark Godfrey.
(Click here for a promo video about the show!)
Tuesday, December 18
The Rose Theatre
(1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON)
For information, CLICK HERE.
Aaaaaannnnnd, as for January …
The Canadian Jazz All Stars (Guido Basso, Mike Murley, Dave Young, Robi Botos, Davide DiRenzo, and Yours Truly) will be doing three January shows:
* Wednesday, January 23 – First Ontario P.A.C. – St. Catharine’s, ON
* Thursday, January 24 – Flato Markham Theatre – Markham, ON
* Friday, January 25 – Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
For information on these and other upcoming performances, please visit the SHOWS page of my website.
With the rush of the Holiday Season upon us, I hope you’ll take some time to enjoy visits with family and friends, and perhaps take in some live music, as well. As artists, we appreciate the support, and love the opportunity to share our music with you. Plus it’s a great way to spend time with those close to you and do something a little different for this year’s Holiday Hangs! Also, for those music lovers in your world, please consider giving the gift of music this year, with tickets for upcoming live performances, or by purchasing a CD or download (which can be found via the MUSIC page on my website).
And on a personal note …
This past year has been one full of highs and lows, accomplishments and struggles, just like any other year. Through it all, it’s been the opportunities I’ve had to meet and perform for you that have stood out to me as some of the sweetest moments of the year. I thank you very sincerely for your continued support in every way that you’ve given it, and I look forward to our paths crossing again in the coming year. I wish you, and those you love, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best of the Season. Here’s to health, happiness, love, fun, and blessings in 2019. Again, I thank you very much!!
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