Chris Adriaanse: bass
Julian Anderson-Bowes: bass
Jocelyn Barth: vocals
Mike Campbell: drums
Belinda Corpuz: vocals
Ewen Farncombe: keys
Jon Foster: drums
Marie Goudy: trumpet
Murray Heaton: saxophone
Joanna Majoko: vocals
Andrew McAnsh: trumpet
Andrew Miller: drums
Liam Stanley: guitar
Emily Steinwall: saxophone
Laura Swankey: vocals
Colin Story: guitar
Sarah Thawer: drums
Ethan Tilbury: bass
Joel Visentin: keys
Connor Walsh: bass
Nebyu Yohannes: trombone
Volume Three marks another important step in the evolution of Toronto’s Collective Order. Having released two volumes of music, they have solidified a vision for the future of the project: “Looking ahead, Collective Order plans to continue to become more inclusive and to better reflect the musical and cultural diversity of Toronto.”
With Volume Three, the band has created a collection of compositions inspired by individual band members’ cultural backgrounds and personal experiences. Toronto is a collection of incredibly diverse and culturally rich communities, and in this collaborative project, the band aims to eliminate imaginary boundaries and establish new musical traditions.
In keeping with the collaborative nature of Collective Order, the opening title is a composition written to accompany a traditional land acknowledgement by Indigenous artist Melanie Montour.
A holiday show for the “mishpocha” (and everyone else)
Featuring bassist Jordan O’Connor, pianist Peter Hill, special guest Whitney Ross-Barris plus members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
White Christmas. Let it Snow. Baby It’s Cold Outside. Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer. What do these popular Christmas songs have in common (aside from driving you crazy while you do your Christmas shopping)? Some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time (5 of the top 10, according to ASCAP) were written by Jewish songwriters like Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser, and Johnny Marks.
This holiday season, Toronto jazz singer Sam Broverman will again explore and celebrate what it means to be a “Jewish boy” at Christmas time (last year’s show was sold out). In A Jewish Boy’s Christmas, Sam recalls his own experiences as a Jewish boy in the very ethnically mixed north end of Winnipeg, and ties them to the Jewish influence on the Great American Christmas songbook in stories and songs, with a few surprises.
With Jordan O’Connor on bass, Peter Hill on piano, and guest singer Whitney Ross-Barris (of whom Sam will ask the musical question Can I Interest You In Hannukah?; be there to hear her answer), plus a special appearance by members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. A Jewish Boy’s Christmas promises to be a hilarious and touching holiday night out whether you celebrate Christmas or Hannukah…or none of the above! Here is a clip from last year’s show in which Sam explains, in song, how to speak Yiddish: You’re Speaking Yiddish.
More about Sam: Sam Broverman is a Toronto based jazz singer and songwriter, as well as a professor of Actuarial Mathematics at the University of Toronto. He has performed in Winnipeg, Vancouver, New York and Hong Kong, and he regularly performs in jazz venues around Toronto. He began his professional singing career in Winnipeg at the age of 19, appearing in theatre and cabaret productions as well as on nationally televised music and variety shows, including Hymn Sing and The Doug Crosley Show. Sam has sung with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir since moving to Toronto.
Rebecca Hennessy: trumpet
Petr Cancura: tenor saxophone
Michael Herring: bass
Richie Barshay: drums
Jan 6: Open Waters Festival (Halifax, NS)
Jan 14: The Emmet Ray (Toronto, ON)
Jan 15: Victoria, BC
Jan 16: Quadwrangle Music at the Lighthouse Bistro
Jan 17: Frankie’s Jazz Club (Vancouver, BC)
Jan 18: Yardbird Suite (Edmonton, AB)
Jan 19: The Bassment (Saskatoon, SK)