Previous events

Jazz'n'Laughs birthday show!

 —  —

The Kingston House, 676 KIngston Road, Toronto

A fun evening of jazz standards, sultry bossa novas and a smattering of comedic material with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Plus, a birthday celebration!

The fare at The Kingston House is delicious, the ventilation is good, but the space is limited so make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. 416-694-8888 (or book directly on the website, specifying that you're there for the music.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W., Toronto

Since 2005, the GNO Vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam has become a tradition for Toronto jazz vocalists of all levels.

Founder Lisa Particelli encourages all to perform, share, teach, learn and grow in a nurturing, safe & friendly environment backed by top flight professional jazz musicians.

Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman, along with Peter Hill on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass will make sure everyone has a great time. Bring two lead sheets or sing a jazz standard and, if you need help, the band will help you find your key.

Don't sing? Then come listen and cheer the singers on... it's the best vocal variety show in Toronto; you just never know who might get up on stage and blow you away with their talent!

PWYC in CASH please ($10 to $20 suggested)

Accessiblity: This venue is on the ground floor and has an accessible washroom. No steps if using the side entrance.

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

The Kingston House, 676 Kingston Road, Toronto

An evening of Jazz and laughs with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Come here some swingin' standards, sultry bossa novas, lesser known gems and a smattering of comedic material. The Kingston House has delicious food, a nice wine list and great ventilation. Cover is $15.

Accessiblity: the jazz is held on the lower level, which is only accessible by stairs.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-host Ilana Waldston and this month's special guest co-host, Whitney Ross Barris will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee, there will also be a PWYC "Music Appreciation" jar

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Rooftop Garden, 610 University Avenue, Rooftop, Toronto

A FREE concert with two sets of swinging jazz tunes, beautiful bossa novas, heartfelt ballads and a smattering of comedic material in a beautiful, relaxed setting. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the 2nd Floor Atrium.

Vocals: Ilana Waldston, Keyboard: Ewen Farncombe, Bass: Pat Collins, Saxophone: Alison Young, Drums: Glenn Anderson

Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto

Jazz singer Ilana Waldston explores the works of Jerome Kern, one of the most important American theatre composers of the 20th century and known as “The Godfather of the American Musical.” In this swinging hour, Ilana performs classics by the man who wrote over 700 songs, including Ol’ Man River, All The Things You Are, and the Oscar-winning The Way You Look Tonight. Duncan Hopkins, bass; Jordan Klapman, keyboard

Ilana Waldston has been delighting audiences at venues all over Toronto with her comedic patter and her well-honed ability to sell a song. A graduate of the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale and the Banff School of Fine Arts Drama program, Ilana is the founder of Recollectiv (www.recollectiv.ca), a music program for people with memory issues, and their care partners. www.jazznlaughs.ca

Duncan Hopkins has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years, working with such luminaries as Diana Krall, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Mark Murphy to name but a few. He has toured extensively and can be heard on over fifty albums, numerous CBC, BBC and NPR recordings.

Jordan Klapman has performed and recorded jazz and klezmer for five decades as a bandleader, accompanist, and soloist. A founding member of The Yiddish Swingtet, he plays piano in The Wintergarten Orchestra and 4Known.

$0

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Your hosts Linda Carone and Ilana Waldston will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam

 —  —

Reid's Distillery, 32 Logan Avenue, Toronto

I'm proud to be hosting the return of the very popular jazz jam started in 2005 by Lisa Particelli. Audience members are welcome to sign up to sing a song with the house band, Peter Hill on the piano and Jordan O'Connor on the bass. (Singers and anyone else who "sits in" with the band must show proof of vaccination) OR just sit back and enjoy the music.... It's always a convivial atmosphere!

$5 a ticket. Seats are limited; it's recommended that you book ahead. 416-465-4444

Previous events

Jazz'n'Laughs birthday show!

 —  —

The Kingston House, 676 KIngston Road, Toronto

A fun evening of jazz standards, sultry bossa novas and a smattering of comedic material with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Plus, a birthday celebration!

The fare at The Kingston House is delicious, the ventilation is good, but the space is limited so make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. 416-694-8888 (or book directly on the website, specifying that you're there for the music.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W., Toronto

Since 2005, the GNO Vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam has become a tradition for Toronto jazz vocalists of all levels.

Founder Lisa Particelli encourages all to perform, share, teach, learn and grow in a nurturing, safe & friendly environment backed by top flight professional jazz musicians.

Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman, along with Peter Hill on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass will make sure everyone has a great time. Bring two lead sheets or sing a jazz standard and, if you need help, the band will help you find your key.

Don't sing? Then come listen and cheer the singers on... it's the best vocal variety show in Toronto; you just never know who might get up on stage and blow you away with their talent!

PWYC in CASH please ($10 to $20 suggested)

Accessiblity: This venue is on the ground floor and has an accessible washroom. No steps if using the side entrance.

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

The Kingston House, 676 Kingston Road, Toronto

An evening of Jazz and laughs with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Come here some swingin' standards, sultry bossa novas, lesser known gems and a smattering of comedic material. The Kingston House has delicious food, a nice wine list and great ventilation. Cover is $15.

Accessiblity: the jazz is held on the lower level, which is only accessible by stairs.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-host Ilana Waldston and this month's special guest co-host, Whitney Ross Barris will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee, there will also be a PWYC "Music Appreciation" jar

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Rooftop Garden, 610 University Avenue, Rooftop, Toronto

A FREE concert with two sets of swinging jazz tunes, beautiful bossa novas, heartfelt ballads and a smattering of comedic material in a beautiful, relaxed setting. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the 2nd Floor Atrium.

Vocals: Ilana Waldston, Keyboard: Ewen Farncombe, Bass: Pat Collins, Saxophone: Alison Young, Drums: Glenn Anderson

Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto

Jazz singer Ilana Waldston explores the works of Jerome Kern, one of the most important American theatre composers of the 20th century and known as “The Godfather of the American Musical.” In this swinging hour, Ilana performs classics by the man who wrote over 700 songs, including Ol’ Man River, All The Things You Are, and the Oscar-winning The Way You Look Tonight. Duncan Hopkins, bass; Jordan Klapman, keyboard

Ilana Waldston has been delighting audiences at venues all over Toronto with her comedic patter and her well-honed ability to sell a song. A graduate of the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale and the Banff School of Fine Arts Drama program, Ilana is the founder of Recollectiv (www.recollectiv.ca), a music program for people with memory issues, and their care partners. www.jazznlaughs.ca

Duncan Hopkins has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years, working with such luminaries as Diana Krall, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Mark Murphy to name but a few. He has toured extensively and can be heard on over fifty albums, numerous CBC, BBC and NPR recordings.

Jordan Klapman has performed and recorded jazz and klezmer for five decades as a bandleader, accompanist, and soloist. A founding member of The Yiddish Swingtet, he plays piano in The Wintergarten Orchestra and 4Known.

$0

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Your hosts Linda Carone and Ilana Waldston will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam

 —  —

Reid's Distillery, 32 Logan Avenue, Toronto

I'm proud to be hosting the return of the very popular jazz jam started in 2005 by Lisa Particelli. Audience members are welcome to sign up to sing a song with the house band, Peter Hill on the piano and Jordan O'Connor on the bass. (Singers and anyone else who "sits in" with the band must show proof of vaccination) OR just sit back and enjoy the music.... It's always a convivial atmosphere!

$5 a ticket. Seats are limited; it's recommended that you book ahead. 416-465-4444

Events

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Jazz'n'Laughs birthday show! The Kingston House, Toronto The Kingston House, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Drom Taberna, Toronto Drom Taberna, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band The Kingston House, Toronto The Kingston House, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Ilana Waldston, Ted Quinlan, Duncan Hopkins Driveway Jazz, Toronto Driveway Jazz, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Rooftop Garden, Toronto Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Rooftop Garden, Toronto
 —  — Private event Private Private
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Betel Centre, Toronto Betel Centre, Toronto
 —  — Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band Music in the Atrium, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Music in the Atrium, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band Reid's Distillery, Toronto Reid's Distillery, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host) Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto Capone's Cocktail Lounge, Toronto
 —  — Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam Reid's Distillery, Toronto Reid's Distillery, Toronto
 — (EDT, UTC-04)  — (EDT, UTC-04) Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band Mahtay Café & Lounge, St. Catharines Mahtay Café & Lounge, St. Catharines

Previous events

Jazz'n'Laughs birthday show!

 —  —

The Kingston House, 676 KIngston Road, Toronto

A fun evening of jazz standards, sultry bossa novas and a smattering of comedic material with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Plus, a birthday celebration!

The fare at The Kingston House is delicious, the ventilation is good, but the space is limited so make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. 416-694-8888 (or book directly on the website, specifying that you're there for the music.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W., Toronto

Since 2005, the GNO Vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam has become a tradition for Toronto jazz vocalists of all levels.

Founder Lisa Particelli encourages all to perform, share, teach, learn and grow in a nurturing, safe & friendly environment backed by top flight professional jazz musicians.

Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman, along with Peter Hill on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass will make sure everyone has a great time. Bring two lead sheets or sing a jazz standard and, if you need help, the band will help you find your key.

Don't sing? Then come listen and cheer the singers on... it's the best vocal variety show in Toronto; you just never know who might get up on stage and blow you away with their talent!

PWYC in CASH please ($10 to $20 suggested)

Accessiblity: This venue is on the ground floor and has an accessible washroom. No steps if using the side entrance.

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

The Kingston House, 676 Kingston Road, Toronto

An evening of Jazz and laughs with Ilana Waldston on vocals, Rob Thaller on keys and Pat Collins on bass. Come here some swingin' standards, sultry bossa novas, lesser known gems and a smattering of comedic material. The Kingston House has delicious food, a nice wine list and great ventilation. Cover is $15.

Accessiblity: the jazz is held on the lower level, which is only accessible by stairs.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-hosts Ilana Waldston and Sam Broverman will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 — (EDT, UTC-04) — (EDT, UTC-04)

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Co-host Ilana Waldston and this month's special guest co-host, Whitney Ross Barris will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

Note: the microphone is sanitized between singers. Masks are advised when not singing, eating or drinking.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee, there will also be a PWYC "Music Appreciation" jar

Ilana Waldston and the Jazz 'n' Laughs Band

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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Rooftop Garden, 610 University Avenue, Rooftop, Toronto

A FREE concert with two sets of swinging jazz tunes, beautiful bossa novas, heartfelt ballads and a smattering of comedic material in a beautiful, relaxed setting. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the 2nd Floor Atrium.

Vocals: Ilana Waldston, Keyboard: Ewen Farncombe, Bass: Pat Collins, Saxophone: Alison Young, Drums: Glenn Anderson

Look for the Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

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Betel Centre, 1003 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto

Jazz singer Ilana Waldston explores the works of Jerome Kern, one of the most important American theatre composers of the 20th century and known as “The Godfather of the American Musical.” In this swinging hour, Ilana performs classics by the man who wrote over 700 songs, including Ol’ Man River, All The Things You Are, and the Oscar-winning The Way You Look Tonight. Duncan Hopkins, bass; Jordan Klapman, keyboard

Ilana Waldston has been delighting audiences at venues all over Toronto with her comedic patter and her well-honed ability to sell a song. A graduate of the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale and the Banff School of Fine Arts Drama program, Ilana is the founder of Recollectiv (www.recollectiv.ca), a music program for people with memory issues, and their care partners. www.jazznlaughs.ca

Duncan Hopkins has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years, working with such luminaries as Diana Krall, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Mark Murphy to name but a few. He has toured extensively and can be heard on over fifty albums, numerous CBC, BBC and NPR recordings.

Jordan Klapman has performed and recorded jazz and klezmer for five decades as a bandleader, accompanist, and soloist. A founding member of The Yiddish Swingtet, he plays piano in The Wintergarten Orchestra and 4Known.

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Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

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Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

At Capone's every third Wednesday of the month! Toronto’s favourite long-running (since 2005!) vocalist-friendly jazz jam is back! Join us to listen to our great house band play with a variety vocalists, or come and sing a song with them yourself… everyone’s welcome!

Either bring 2 charts of a jazz tune or pick a standard and the band will help you find your key. Your hosts Linda Carone and Ilana Waldston will make sure it’s a great experience for all.

$5 + $1.16 booking fee

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

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Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting (with Sam Broverman) this long-running and much-loved vocalist friendly jazz jam started by Lisa Particelli. Anyone is welcome to sign up to sing a jazz tune with the band (bring 2 charts or sing a standard) and, of course, everyone is welcome to listen! It's always a fun and exciting evening as you just never know when musical magic will happen.

Peter Hill is on keys and Jordan O'Connor on bass. PWYC

Mics will be sanitized between singers and, for the protection of our community, everyone is advised to wear a mask when not eating, drinking or singing (masks will be provided for those who've forgotten theirs).

Capone's has a lovely vibe and is just steps away from Dundas West subway station. Accessiblity: The venue is below ground level and there are stairs going down to it. No ramp or elevator.

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam (co-host)

 —  —

Capone's Cocktail Lounge, 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto

I'm delighted to be co-hosting this popular, long-running vocalist-friendly jazz jam with my fellow vocalist Sam Broverman. On keys will be Peter Hill and on the bass, Pat Collins

Come and sing a jazz tune with the band, or just sit back and listen... it's a jazz adventure and you never know what magic will occur!

PWYC

Lisa Particelli's GNO vocalist-friendly Jazz Jam

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Reid's Distillery, 32 Logan Avenue, Toronto

I'm proud to be hosting the return of the very popular jazz jam started in 2005 by Lisa Particelli. Audience members are welcome to sign up to sing a song with the house band, Peter Hill on the piano and Jordan O'Connor on the bass. (Singers and anyone else who "sits in" with the band must show proof of vaccination) OR just sit back and enjoy the music.... It's always a convivial atmosphere!

$5 a ticket. Seats are limited; it's recommended that you book ahead. 416-465-4444

Join us for some jazz and laughs!