Events

Date Artist City Venue
Jun 29, 2017 John LaBarbera Big Band Toronto, ON The Concert Hall
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. More information
Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017 Shirantha Beddage Toronto, ON Apple Distinguished Educator Academy
Time: 8:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Oct 21, 2017 Nancy Walker Quintet Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.

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Past Events

Date Artist City Venue
May 16, 2017 Humber Faculty Big Band Niagara Falls ON MusicFest Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 7, 2017 Shirantha Beddage Toronto, ON St. Philips Anglican Church
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 31 St Phillips Rd.
May 4, 2017 Guest Clinician Burlington, ON Nelson High School
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 3, 2017 Panamania / Lula Big Band Toronto, Ontario Lula Lounge
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Playing the music of Danilo Perez, composed for the 2015 PanAm games.
Apr 29, 2017 Humber Faculty Big Band Toronto, ON Duke Ellington Society
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 28, 2017 Guest Artist Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 11:40am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus. Shirantha will be featured as guest in a performance with the Humber College “B” Band, directed by Mark Promane, in a full performance of Bob Brookmeyer’s “Celebration Suite”.
Apr 10, 2017 Guest Artist Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W. Shirantha will be performing as guest artist with the Humber College “B” Band, under the direction of Mark Promane, playing Bob Brookmeyer’s “Celebration Suite”.
Mar 31, 2017 Shirantha Beddage Ottawa, ON Live on Elgin
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 220 Elgin St.. Part of JUNOfest 2017. More information
Mar 21, 2017 Brian Dickinson Big Band Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Mar 5, 2017 Shirantha Beddage St. Catherines, ON Mahtay Cafe
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Mar 3, 2017 Directing student ensembles Collingwood, ON Collingwood Regional Music Festival
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Directing the Humber Yellowjackets project
Mar 2, 2017 Directing student ensembles Collingwood, ON Collingwood Regional Music Festival
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Directing the Humber Yellowjackets Project
Feb 23, 2017 Adjudicating Toronto, ON Next Generation Jazz Festival
Time: 10:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 21, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 Adjudicating Hamilton, ON Golden Horseshoe Music Festival
Time: 12:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 10, 2017 Tia Brazda Ottawa, ON La Nouvelle Scene
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival.
Jan 23, 2017 Directing student ensembles Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 10:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 21, 2017 Jeff King’s “Catalyst” Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Dec 18, 2016 Toronto Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Nov 21, 2016 Joe Sullivan Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Nov 5, 2016 Gary Morgan “Panamericana” Etobicoke, ON Etobicoke Jazz Festival
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Long Branch Legion. More information
Nov 5, 2016 Alex Dean’s “Baried Alive” Etobicoke, ON Etobicoke Jazz Festival
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Long Branch Legion. More information
Oct 28, 2016 Jason Wilson’s “Soldiers of Song” Port Hope, ON Victoria Hall
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Oct 25, 2016 John Pittman Quintet Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 18, 2016 John Pittman Quintet Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Tour: “Momentum” CD Release GTA 2016
Oct 15, 2016 Shirantha Beddage Trio Toronto, ON Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar)
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 21 Old Mill Road. With Mike Downes (bass) and Ethan Ardelli (drums).
Oct 11, 2016 John Pittman Quintet Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 5, 2016 Will Kennedy Boston, MA Berklee College of Music
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. This concert is the culmination of the 2016 Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program at Berklee, featuring Michael Davis (trombone), Shirantha Beddage (baritone saxophone), Justin Stanton (trumpet and piano), Dane Alderson (bass) and Will Kennedy (drums).
Tour: “Momentum” CD Release GTA 2016
Sep 25, 2016 “Momentum” CD Release with special guest Will Kennedy Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. CD Release concert for the album “Momentum”. With Nancy Walker (piano), Rich Brown (bass) and special guest Will Kennedy (drums). More information
Sep 24, 2016 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Toronto Humber College
Time: 11:00am. Concert and clinic at the Humber Community Music Program. With Nancy Walker (piano), Rich Brown (bass) and Will Kennedy (drums).
Sep 22, 2016 “Momentum” CD Release with special guest Will Kennedy Toronto, ON Music Gallery
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 197 John Street. CD Release concert for the new album, “Momentum”. Featuring Robi Botos (piano), Mike Downes (bass) and special guest Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets (drums).
Sep 22, 2016 Shirantha Beddage & Will Kennedy Toronto, Ontario JazzFM 91.1 (Live On-Air)
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Shirantha and Will Kennedy will be hitting the airwaves for a special live performance in-studio at JazzFM 91. This show will be broadcast live online at jazz.fm.
Sep 22, 2016 Presenting Toronto, ON Humber College North Space Gallery
Time: 9:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Presenting at Symposium for Defining the Digital (North Space gallery relaunch)
Sep 19, 2016 John Macleod’s Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 18, 2016 Tia Brazda Toronto, ON The Jazz Bistro
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 251 Victoria St..
Sep 16, 2016 Nancy Walker Quintet Toronto Kensington Market Jazz Festival
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Sep 11, 2016 Tia Brazda Port Hope, ON All-Canadian Jazz Festival
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Sep 10, 2016 Tia Brazda Sudbury, ON Sudbury Jazz Festival
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Aug 27, 2016 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Aug 19, 2016 Beddage / Hiltz Duo Vineland, ON Megalomaniac Winery
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3930 Cherry Ave.. More information
Jul 31, 2016 Jason Wilson’s “Soldiers of Song” Ottawa, ON Canadian War Museum
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Jul 30, 2016 Jason Wilson’s “Soldiers of Song” Ottawa, ON Canadian War Museum
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Jul 24, 2016 Composer’s Collective Big Band Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival
Time: 12:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 13, 2016 Guest Clinician Caledon, ON Mayfield Secondary School
Time: 10:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 4, 2016 Ebi Hamedi Toronto, ON Sony Center
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 9, 2016 - May 13, 2016 Adjudicating Ottawa, ON MusicFest Canada
Time: 12:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 23, 2016 Brian Dickinson Big Band Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 22, 2016 Adjudicating Toronto Toronto District School Board Music Festival
Time: 12:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 16, 2016 Turboprop Toronto The Pilot Tavern
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 15, 2016 Beddage / Hiltz Duo St. Catherines, ON Bethesda Auction
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Apr 14, 2016 Guest Artist Oakland, MI Oakland University
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Shirantha will be performing and lecturing as a guest artist with the Oakland University Jazz Studies program.
Tour: Northern Ontario Tour Feb 25-26
Feb 26, 2016 Christian Overton Quintet Sudbury, ON Laurentian University
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 25, 2016 Christian Overton Quintet North Bay Chippewa Secondary School
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Feb 6, 2016 Composer’s Collective Big Band Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Feb 4, 2016 Composer’s Collective Big Band Toronto, ON Music Gallery
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 197 John Street.
Feb 3, 2016 Composer’s Collective Big Band Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus.
Feb 1, 2016 Directing student ensembles Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 23, 2016 Turboprop Ancaster, ON The Old Firehall Arts Center
Time: 8:00am. Admission: $26. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 334 Wilson St. E..
Nov 28, 2015 Humber Faculty 9 Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Nov 27, 2015 Shirantha Beddage Trio Toronto, ON Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar)
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 21 Old Mill Road. S.B. (saxophone and piano), Mike Downes (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums).
Nov 21, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Nov 11, 2015 Presenting Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus. Shirantha will be presenting as part of the “Understanding the Music of Billy Strayhorn” lecture series. This event is part of the Humber College Billy Strayhorn Centenary celebration.
Nov 9, 2015 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON Emmett Ray
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Nov 4, 2015 - Nov 5, 2015 Guest Lecturer Indianapolis, IN Butler University
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Oct 26, 2015 John Macleod’s Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 23, 2015 The Order of Canada Band Toronto Koerner Hall
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Oct 22, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 15, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 9, 2015 Nancy Walker Quintet Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Oct 8, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 30, 2015 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 29, 2015 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 19, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Toronto The Pilot Tavern
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Aug 15, 2015 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Markham, Ontario Markham Jazz Festival
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. With David Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums).
Jul 25, 2015 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jul 25, 2015 Turboprop Toronto The Pilot Tavern
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jul 25, 2015 Gary Morgan “Panamericana” Toronto, ON Distillery District
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of the PanAm Games
Jul 22, 2015 Panamania Big Band with Danilo Perez, John Pattitucci and Brian Blade Toronto Koerner Hall
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of PANAMANIA (Pan-Am Games 2015)
Jul 21, 2015 Panamania Big Band with Danilo Perez, John Pattitucci and Brian Blade Toronto, ON Nathan Phillips Square
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of PANAMANIA (Pan-Am Games 2015)
Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015 Presenting Winnipeg, MB CMEA Conference
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015 Presenting Ottawa, ON Advancing Learning Conference
Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 22, 2015 Guest Artist North Bay Chippewa Secondary School
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015 The Travelling Wall-Barries Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
May 11, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Adjudicating Toronto, ON MusicFest Canada
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
May 7, 2015 Canadian Jazz Quartet Toronto, ON KAMA Restaurant
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 214 King St. West.
Apr 30, 2015 Laila Biali and the Radiance Project Toronto, ON Little Trinity Church
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 425 King St E. “House of Many Rooms” CD Release More information
Apr 9, 2015 Directing student ensembles Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W. Humber College “B” Band
Apr 4, 2015 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. With Robi Botos (piano), Mike Downes (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums).
Mar 28, 2015 Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W. CD Release: “X-Treme Latin Jazz” (Addo Records – JUNO Nominee 2015)
Mar 6, 2015 Directing student ensembles Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus. Joe Lovano Artist-in-Residence concert
Feb 18, 2015 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Feb 17, 2015 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Feb 6, 2015 Nancy Walker Quintet Ottawa, ON National Arts Center 4th Stage
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jan 24, 2015 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Dec 27, 2014 Gary Morgan “Panamericana” Toronto, Ontario Lula Lounge
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Dec 22, 2014 Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Nov 28, 2014 Guest Artist with Lisa Martinelli Vocal Jazz Ensemble Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus.
Nov 15, 2014 Nancy Walker Quintet North York, ON Chalkers Pub
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 247 Marlee Ave.
Sep 17, 2014 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON Gallery 345
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 345 Sorauren Avenue. CD Release concert
Aug 30, 2014 Shirantha Beddage Trio Toronto, ON Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar)
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 minimum. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 21 Old Mill Road. With Robi Botos (piano) and Mike Downes (bass).
Aug 17, 2014 Carn-Davidson 9 Markham, Ontario Markham Jazz Festival
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Aug 17, 2014 Mike Downes “In the Current” Ensemble Markham, Ontario Markham Jazz Festival
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 13, 2014 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jun 29, 2014 Toronto Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W. Premiering a new arrangement, commissioned for the Toronto Jazz Orchestra’s “Radiohead Jazz Project” 6.
Jun 22, 2014 Gary Morgan “Panamericana” Toronto, Ontario Lula Lounge
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 21, 2014 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, Ontario Dominion on Queen
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 9, 2014 Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
May 14, 2014 Humber Faculty 9 Vancouver, BC Musicfest Canada
Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 13, 2014 - May 17, 2014 Adjudicating Vancouver, BC Musicfest Canada
Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014 Adjudicating St. John’s, NF Rotary Music Festival
Age restrictions: All Ages. Adjudicating the Rotary Music Festival.
Apr 25, 2014 KC Roberts and the Live Revolution Toronto, ON The Mod Club
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Double CD Release: Parkdale Funk v.2 “Sides”
Feb 28, 2014 Debby Boone Richmond Hill, ON Richmond Hill PAC
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 27, 2014 Nancy Walker Quintet Toronto, ON Gallery 345
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 345 Sorauren Avenue. CD Release Concert
Feb 21, 2014 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Mississauga, ON Mississauga Living Arts Center
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 8, 2014 Mike Downes “In the Current” Ensemble Toronto, ON Gallery 345
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 345 Sorauren Avenue. CD Release concert
Feb 4, 2014 - Feb 5, 2014 Daniel Jamieson Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Feb 1, 2014 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Feb 1, 2014 Shirantha Beddage Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Workshop: “Connecting the dots: Motivic playing and composing”. Bring your instrument! More information
Jan 28, 2014 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 24, 2014 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 21, 2014 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 14, 2014 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 7, 2014 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Nov 30, 2013 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Elora, ON Elora Legion
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Nov 20, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Toronto, Ontario The COC Free Concert Series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 145 Queen St W. From the producers: “One of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian jazz scene today, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage teams up with stellar sidemen Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums) in a high-octane hour of original music from their JUNO-nominated CD, Identity. Always unique and distinctive, Beddage’s hip grooves and powerful, modern hard bop are infused with gospel and blues and draw inspiration from jazz legends ranging from Coltrane and Rollins to Evans, Monk and Corea.”
Nov 4, 2013 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON Emmett Ray
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Nov 2, 2013 Nancy Walker Quintet Kitchener, ON Kitchener-Waterloo Jazz Room
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. CD Release
Oct 26, 2013 Nancy Walker Quintet North York, ON Chalkers Pub
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 247 Marlee Ave.
Oct 18, 2013 Humber Faculty Big Band Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Lakeshore Campus. Humber Composer-in-Residence concert with special guest Bill Dobbins (Eastman School of Music)
Oct 2, 2013 Shirantha Beddage / Nancy Walker Duo Toronto, ON The Jazz Bistro
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 251 Victoria St.. More information
Sep 30, 2013 Daniel Jamieson Toronto Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Spadina & Bloor. Featuring Daniel Jamieson’s arrangements of John Coltrane’s “Ballads” album for big band plus strings, with special guest saxophonist Mike Ruby.
Sep 23, 2013 Composer’s Collective Big Band Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 21, 2013 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Sep 9, 2013 Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Aug 26, 2013 Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Aug 2, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Trio Toronto, Ontario Princess Margaret Hospital
Time: 12:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Part of the “Jazz For the Soul” concert series. Featuring S.B. (sax and piano), George Koller (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums).
Jul 30, 2013 With the Derek Gray Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jul 2, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Montreal, QC Montreal Jazz Festival
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Scene CBC/Radio-Canada, Esplanade, Clark South.
Jun 29, 2013 Hilario Duran Big Band Kingston, ON Grand Theatre
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 27, 2013 Hilario Duran Big Band Toronto, ON Toronto Jazz Festival – Nathan Phillips Square
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages.
Jun 22, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Toronto, Ontario Toronto Jazz Festival – Distillery District (Trinity Stage)
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. With Dave Restivo (piano), MIke Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums) More information
Jun 6, 2013 Lecture: “iPads and Music: Creating community through collaboration” Toronto Humber College
Time: 10:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
May 25, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Trio Toronto, ON Old Mill Inn (Homesmith Bar)
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: No cover, $20 minimum. Address: 21 Old Mill Road. S.B. (baritone saxophone and piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)
Apr 19, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Duo at Junofest 2013 Regina, SK Artful Dodger
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 1631 11th Avenue. With Jeff McLeod (piano). $30 wristband gets you into all Junofest events for the weekend.
Apr 19, 2013 Shirantha Beddage Quartet Toronto, Ontario Toronto Jazz Festival – Distillery District (Trinity Stage)
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Free admission. Age restrictions: All Ages. With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums) More information
Apr 7, 2013 Julia Cleveland Quintet Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Apr 6, 2013 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra CD RELEASE Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 3:30pm. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Mar 9, 2013 Nancy Walker Quintet North York, ON Chalkers Pub
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 247 Marlee Ave. S.B. (baritone, alto sax, bass clarinet), Nancy Walker (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums)
Feb 16, 2013 Mike Downes “In the Current” Ensemble Toronto, ON Gallery 345
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 345 Sorauren Avenue. S.B. (baritone, tenor, soprano saxes, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet), with Colleen Allen and Kelly Jefferson (winds), Jon Challoner (trumpet), James Macdonald (horn), Kelsley Grant (trombone), Brian Dickinson (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)
Feb 13, 2013 Mike Downes “In the Current” Ensemble Toronto, ON Humber College Auditorium
Time: 12:00pm. Address: Lakeshore Campus.
Feb 5, 2013 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 194 Queen St W. With Christian Overton (trombone), Brian Dickinson (keyboard), Justin Gray (bass), Jeff Halischuk (drums)
Jan 25, 2013 Guest Lecturer Guelph, ON Thinking Spaces Reading Group, Public Library
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 300 Norfolk. Topic: “Jazz Pedagogy: Classroom and Community in the Digital Age” How does one create community in the music classroom, in an age where our lives are often increasingly fragmented through modern technologies? Through exploring concepts of social constuctivism and contemporary jazz pedagogy, this session will focus on using technology to foster and develop learning in community.
Jan 21, 2013 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 14, 2013 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 12, 2013 Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 10, 2013 Kirk MacDonald Big Band Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 194 Queen St W.
Jan 7, 2013 Christian Overton Group Toronto, ON The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: PWYC. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 194 Queen St W.

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Past events (pre-2013)

January 31, 2012, 7:30-10:30pm: Humber Alumni Jazz Jam

The Gallery Studio Cafe, 2877 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 26, 2012, 12:30-1:30 pm: With the Carn-Davidson 9

York University Faculty of Fine Arts Building (Accolade East), Martin Family Lounge (2nd Floor), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 18, 2012, 8pm: With the Jazz Response Unit

Whistler’s Pub, 995 Broadview, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 18, 2012, noon: With the Humber Faculty Tentet featuring Jackie Richardson

Humber College Lakeshore Auditorium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 10, 2012, 7:30-10:30pm: Humber Alumni Jazz Jam

The Gallery Studio Cafe, 2877 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 10, 2012, 8:30pm: With Suzana da Camara and her Company of Men

Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 18, 2012, 9:30pm: With Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 27, 2012, 9:30pm: With John McLeod’s Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 2-3, 2012: Adjudicating at Capital Region Musicfest

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

February 8, 2012: With Jackie Richardson at the Canadian Film Center Gala

The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 4, 2012, 3:30pm: With the Composers Collective Big Band (led by Christian Overton)

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 31, 2012, 2pm: Shirantha Beddage Quartet

Macdonald Stewart Arts Center, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Admission is $15, and there is limited seating available.   To order tickets, e-mail [email protected] or call 519-823-8893

April 18, 2012: Clinic at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

April 18, 2012: Adjudicating jazz bands at the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis Festival

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

April 30th-May 1, 2012: Adjudicating at North Bay Kiwanis Festival

North Bay, Ontario, Canada

May 9, 2012, 8pm: With the Mike Downes “In the Current” Ensemble

Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
S.B. (baritone, tenor, soprano saxes, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet), with Colleen Allen and Kelly Jefferson (winds), Jon Challoner (trumpet), James Macdonald (horn), Al Kay (trombone), Brian Dickinson (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)

May 12, 2012, 6-9pm: With the Nancy Walker Quintet

Chalkers Pub, 247 Marlee Ave, North York, Ontario, Canada
S.B. (baritone, alto sax, bass clarinet), Nancy Walker (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums)

May 16-19, 2012: Adjudicating and performing at Musicfest Canada

National Arts Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

June 9, 2012, 9:30pm: Shirantha Beddage Quartet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)

June 22, 2012: With celebrity impersonator Chris John

Private event, Toronto, Canada

June 23, 2012: With vocalist Jarvis Church

Ganonoque, Ontario, Canada

June 24, 2012, 5pm: With the Carn-Davidson 9 at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 27, 2012: Shirantha Beddage Quartet at the Rochester International Jazz Festival

Max of Eastman Place, Gibbs St., Rochester, New York, USA
With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)
Shows at 6:15 and 10pm
$20 or Club Pass; For tickets, please visit www.rochesterjazz.com

June 30, 2012, 3:30pm: With Alex Dean and Chris Gale (Three Baritone Band) at the TD Toronto Jazz Fest

The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St, Toronto, Canada
With Jeff McLeod (B3 organ) and Morgan Childs (drums)

August 11, 2012, 11am: With the Nancy Walker Quintet

Art of Jazz Festival, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
S.B. (baritone, alto sax, bass clarinet), Nancy Walker (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums)

September 15, 2012, 6-9pm: With the Nancy Walker Quintet

Chalkers Pub, 247 Marlee Ave, North York, Ontario, Canada
S.B. (baritone, alto sax, bass clarinet), Nancy Walker (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar), Kieran Overs (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums)

October 19-20, 2012: Presenting workshops at the 2012 BCMEA Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SHIRANTHA BEDDAGE “IDENTITY” CD RELEASE CONCERT

November 1st, 2012, 8pm, Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tickets: $20 (adults), $15 (seniors and arts workers), $10 (students)
With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)
Special guest Larnell Lewis (drums)

 

November 7, 2012, 6:30pm: With the Travelling Wall-Barries (3 baritone sax band)

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Alex Dean and Chris Gale (baritone sax), Jeff MacLeod (B3 organ), Andy Scott (guitar), Morgan Childs (drums)

November 14, 2012, 6:30pm: With the Travelling Wall-Barries (3 baritone sax band)

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Alex Dean and Chris Gale (baritone sax), Jeff MacLeod (B3 organ), Andy Scott (guitar), Morgan Childs (drums)

November 21, 2012, 6:30pm: With the Travelling Wall-Barries (3 baritone sax band)

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Alex Dean and Chris Gale (baritone sax), Jeff MacLeod (B3 organ), Andy Scott (guitar), Morgan Childs (drums)

November 28, 2012, 6:30pm: With the Travelling Wall-Barries (3 baritone sax band)

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Alex Dean and Chris Gale (baritone sax), Jeff MacLeod (B3 organ), Andy Scott (guitar), Morgan Childs (drums)

December 1, 2012, 3pm: As special guest with the JazzFM91 Youth Big Band

Long and McQuade, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

December 4, 2012, 9:30pm: Hosting the Rex Jam with the Derek Gray ensemble

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With Ted Quinlan (guitar), Mike Downes (bass), Derek Gray (drums)

December 15, 2012, 3:30pm: With Christian Overton and the Composers Collective Big Band

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Past events (2011):

February 5, 2011: With the Composer’s Collective Big Band

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 12, 2011, 9:45pm: With the Humber Faculty Jazz Band

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 24, 2011: Guest clinician

West Ferris Secondary School, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

March 2, 2011: Guest clinician

Yorkhill Elementary School, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

March 16, 2011, 12:30pm: With Dave Holland and the Humber Faculty Tentet

Humber College, Lakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 23, 2011, 9pm: With guitarist Ted Quinlan

Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant, 681 Saint Clair Avenue at Christie, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 24, 2011, 7:30pm: Guest clinician with Chingacousy Swing Orchestra

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

March 28, 2011, 7:30pm: Guest clinician with Jazz Mechanics Big Band

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

April 13, 2011, 6:30pm: With vocalist Whitney Ross-Barris

Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 14, 2011, 8:15pm: Private event

CJ’s Cafe, Bronte Road and Lakeshore, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

May 16-20, 2011: Adjudicating Jazz Bands at Musicfest Canada

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

May 27, 2011, 5:30 and 8pm: With Suzana da Camara

Berber lounge, 49 Front St E, Toronto, Canada

May 28, 2011: Duo with pianist Dave Restivo

The Old Mill Inn, Homesmith Bar, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario

June 24, 2011, 5:30 and 8pm: With Suzana da Camara

Berber lounge, 49 Front St E, Toronto, Canada

June 25, 2011, 1:30pm: Jazz pedagogy workshop: “Jazz For the Teach”

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E.
For more details, visit torontojazz.com

September 2, 2011, 9:30pm: Shirantha Beddage Quartet

With Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass), Mark Kelso (drums)
The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 10, 2011: Shirantha Beddage Quartet at Jazz Sudbury Festival

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
For more details, visit jazzsudbury.ca

October 7&8, 2011: Don Thompson Big Band

Location TBA

October 14, 2011: With composer Maria Schneider and the Humber Faculty Big Band

Humber College, Lakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 8pm: JPEC Jazz Gala: “Jazz Goes To The Movies”

Toronto Center for the Performing Arts, 5040 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I’ll be performing baritone sax with the JPEC Jazz Tentet (Denny Christianson, Mark Promane, William Carn, Mike Murley, Brian Dickinson, Ted Quinlan, Pat Collins, Don Thompson and Terry Clarke), featuring vocalists Jackie Richardson, Heather Bambrick, Denzal Sinclaire and Francois Mulder.  I’ve written some new arrangements for the concert as well.

Tuesdays in October and November 2011, 7:30-10:30pm: Humber Alumni Jazz Jam

The Gallery Studio Cafe, 2877 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 14, 2011: Big band clinic with Peel Region School Board teachers

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

December 28, 2011, 8pm and 9:30pm: With Gary Morgan and the Panamericana Big Band

Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Past events: (2010)

January 19, 2010, 9:30pm: With Darryl Orr at the Rex Jazz Jam

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 19, 2010, 9:30pm: With Darryl Orr at the Rex Jazz Jam

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 19, 2010, 9:30pm: With Darryl Orr at the Rex Jazz Jam

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 23, 2010, Noon-3pm: Darryl Orr / Shirantha Beddage duo

Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 26, 2010, 9:30pm: With Darryl Orr at the Rex Jazz Jam

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 16, 2010, 11am: Improvisation Clinic at the Next Generation Jazz Festival

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lakeshore Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 16, 2010, 2pm: As guest soloist with the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble at the Next Generation Jazz Festival

Humber College, Lakeshore Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 17, 2010, 11am: Improvisation Clinic, Next Generation Jazz Festival

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lakeshore Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 3, 6-8:30pm: With the Alex Dean Quintet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 10, 6-8:30pm: With the Alex Dean Quintet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 17, 6-8:30pm: With the Alex Dean Quintet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 31, 6-8:30pm: With the Alex Dean Quintet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 24, 2010: With pianist Tom Richards at the Central

Bloor and Bathurst, Toronto, Canada

June 29, 2010: With Mr. Something Something

The Apollo, Thunder Bay, Ontario

July 1, 2010: With Mr. Something Something

SaskTel Jazz Festival, Saskatoon, SK

July 2, 2010: With Mr. Something Something

SaskTel Jazz Festival, Saskatoon, SK

July 3, 2010: With Mr. Something Something

LoPub, Winnipeg, MB

May 18-22, 2010: Adjudicating jazz bands at MusicFest Canada

National Arts Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

September 30, 2010, 7-9pm: With vocalist Whitney Ross-Barris

Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington, Toronto, Canada

October 15, 2010, 8pm: With Bob Mintzer and the Humber Faculty Big Band

Humber College Auditorium, 3199 Lakeshore Blvd W., Toronto, Canada

October 23, 2010, 9:30pm: With the Humber Faculty nonet

The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar, 194 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada

November 15, 2010: With Brazilian vocalist Ana Aune

CJ’s Cafe, Bronte Road and Lakeshore, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

December 22, 2010: With the Jazz Response Unit

The Only Cafe, 972 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Canada

 

Past events: (2009)

4.26.09, 2-5pm: Jazz Orchestra Atlanta fundraiser

5 Seasons Brewing, 3655 Old Milton Pkwy, Atlanta GA

5.4.09, 7pm: Jazz Orchestra Atlanta featuring Joe Gransden

Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand Avenue, Atlanta GA

5.10.09, 6pm: Hosting the Vaillancourt B3 organ trio @ Columbus Jazz Society

Annual scholarship fundraiser dinner, Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Avenue, Columbus GA
Tickets are $7 for non-members, $5 for students

5.11.09, 5-9pm: SB Quintet guest artist masterclass and concert

Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road, Snellville GA
With Melvin Jones – trumpet, Kevin Bales – piano, Robby Handley – bass, John David – drums

6.1.09, 7pm: Jazz Orchestra Atlanta featuring Joe Gransden

Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand Avenue, Atlanta GA

7.20.09, 7pm: Jazz Orchestra Atlanta featuring Joe Gransden

Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand Avenue, Atlanta GA

12.5.09, 7:30pm: Shirantha Beddage and Dave Restivo Duo

The Old Mill Inn, Homesmith Bar, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

12.19.09, 8pm: With Garry and Renee White

Renee’s Cafe, Hwy 11, South River, Ontario, Canada