Skip to main content

Saturday Night Cabaret at Toronto's Young Centre

From a Press Release - at $15 a pop you could hardly do better for a Saturday night's entertainment.

Saturday Night Cabaret Series at the Young Centre begins May 1st

Toronto, ON – April 21, 2010 – Albert Schultz, General Director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, today announced a Saturday Night Cabaret Series, an evening of music and storytelling at the Young Centre starting May 1st.

The Kevin and Roger Garland Cabaret in the Young Centre is transformed into an intimate, club setting for the Saturday Night Cabaret Series with table seating and a fully licensed bar. The series features multi-talented artists ranging from jazz, world music, spoken word to traditional torch songs. In true cabaret style, the performances are up close and personal creating a musical dialogue between performer and audience.

The Saturday Night Cabaret Series will feature many artists who have participated in the highly acclaimed Canwest Cabaret Festival, which returns to the Young Centre for the third year from September 30 – October 4, 2010.

The Young Centre Cabaret Series is generously supported by Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney.

Saturday Night Cabaret Artists and Performance Dates:

Waleed Abdulhamid and the Kush Quartet – Saturday May 1, 2010 @ 10pm
Led by Young Centre Resident Artist Waleed Abdulhamid, the Kush Quartet strives to take you on a musical trip through the use of unique instrumentation and a collage of multiple genres. The music is pure and organic, cascading thorough harmonies and melodies of Jazz, Classical, Funk, Blues and African music.

John Millard and Happy Day – Saturday May 8, 2010 @ 10pm
Young Centre Resident Artist John Millard is a Toronto-based composer, singer, songwriter, and founder of the Polka Dogs. Come and enjoy a rare Toronto appearance of John Millard and Happy Day with Randi Helmers and Karin Randoja on vocals and Rob Clutton on bass. They will be performing selections from their recordings and a new collection of songs: The Black Hammer.

The Roaring Girl Cabaret – Saturday May 15, 2010 @ 10pm
The Roaring Girl Cabaret deliver a spicy mix of jazz, classical, opera and folk with an overall sound that walks the line between traditional and contemporary. Ringleader, vocalist, violinist and lyricist Miranda Mulholland is the driving force behind this ensemble, and her opera-trained voice lilts and soars over original compositions mixed with a few covers.

DK Ibomeka – Saturday May 22, 2010 @ 10pm
With a three-octave range, huge emotional depth and power, DK Ibomeka is one of the most exciting new voices in jazz and soul. He will be showcasing some new original songs from his upcoming album, co-written with a stellar list of songwriters (Aaron Davis, Kevin Breit, Lori Cullen, George Koller, Haydain Neale etc). DK will be joined by George Koller (bass) and Michael Shand (piano).

Bryce Kulak – Saturday May 29, 2010 @ 10pm
Kulak grew up onstage, acting in theatre and playing classical piano. An award-winning composer, he has performed with symphony orchestras and in theatrical world premieres. “Kulak’s versatility knows no bounds.” Edmonton Journal

Patricia O’Callaghan – Saturday June 5, 2010 @ 10pm
“The most promising cabaret performer of her generation”, Young Centre Resident Artist Patricia O’Callaghan lends her gorgeous, supple voice to an offbeat repertoire of cabaret classics, rock covers and original songs. She will be performing with two pianos, played by Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach.

Denzal Sinclaire – Saturday June 12, 2010 @ 10pm
Toronto-born vocalist/pianist/composer Denzal Sinclaire has earned his reputation as Canada's most popular male jazz vocalist. A multiple Juno Award nominee and recipient of the 2004 National Jazz Award for "Best Album", he has graced the stages of numerous high-profile jazz festivals, performed with symphony orchestras, and starred in his own one hour television special for BRAVO!

Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite – Saturday June 26, 2010 @ 10pm
The collaboration of award-winning multi-instrumentalist Chris Whiteley and acclaimed blues singer Diana Braithwaite has resulted in multiple Maple Blues awards and rave reviews.

The Anais Project – Saturday July 3, 2010 @ 10pm
Patricia O’Callaghan, Miranda Mulholland and Romina Di Gasbarro embark on a new musical journey celebrating old world cabaret performing songs in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Sharron Matthews – Saturday July 10, 2010 @ 10pm
This comedic vocalist, writer and producer has been presenting her comedic musical extravaganza “Sharron’s Party!” since 2005 featuring many luminaries of the musical theatre stage.

John Alcorn – Saturday July 17, 2010 @ 10pm
Acclaimed for his stylish, heartfelt renditions of jazz standards, John Alcorn is a beloved fixture on the Toronto cabaret scene.

Heather Bambrick – Saturday July 24, 2010 @ 10pm
Heather Bambrick is an award-winning singer, broadcaster, and actor destined to entertain. Her recordings have received international acclaim, and her live shows combine her amazing voice with natural stage presence, warm audience rapport, timeless music, and some of the finest musicians in Canada to create a performance that is simply outstanding.

The Saturday Night Cabarets begin on Saturday, May 1st and will run all year at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts (future participants will be announced at a later date), located at 55 Mill Street, Building 49, in the Distillery Historic District.

Ticket prices: $15 ($10 if you have purchased a ticket for a Soulpepper/Young Centre performance on the same day. Patrons must show their ticket stub for discount). Tickets are available by calling the Young Centre box office at 416.866.8666 or online at www.youngcentre.ca.

Images:
Lyubov Popova The Pianist

Georges Seurat Cabaret

Comments

What Else Is Hot This Week?

FACTORY presents World Premiere ACTS OF FAITH November 19 to 28 2020 - Free Livestream

 From a media release: World Premiere FACTORY presents  ACTS OF FAITH by David Yee Directed by Nina Lee Aquino Starring Natasha Mumba November 19 – 28, 2020 @ 7:30PM Streamed live for 6 performances Free of charge TORONTO (October 19, 2020) - To kick off its groundbreaking 2020/21 season, Factory presents the world premiere of acts of faith, by multi-award winning Asian Canadian playwright David Yee, directed by Nina Lee Aquino, and starring Natasha Mumba. Written specifically to be performed for a digital platform, acts of faith will stream live to audiences at home for six performances, November 19-28, 2020.  Thanks to the generous support of the TD Bank Group, admission is being offered entirely free of charge to audiences across the country and beyond. acts of faith tells a story about the power of faith, the inescapable persistence of our online identities, and the nature of truth in a digital age. The story follows Faith, a young woman who gets mistaken for a prophet. When a ques

Blues Single | Bushwick Blooze Band: Waiting (Independent / 20 October 2020)

Blues Single Bushwick Blooze Band: Waiting (Independent / 20 October 2020) Stream It From Your Fave Service Waiting is the latest in a string of singles released by Bushwick Blooze Band. The Brooklyn-based blues trio have been performing and recording the blues around the NYC area since 2018. Their first album "Cryin' for the L Train" was released in January 2019, and included covers of famous songs composed by their greatest influencers such as Little Richard, The Allman Brothers Band, Freddie King, and Eddie Vinson.  Bushwick Blooze Band is finishing up the production of their second album "Yes Dear" and unlike the previous cover record, this new album will be their first original contribution to the genres they love. Waiting is an upbeat blues track with a party kind of veneer over solid musicianship. What begins with a classic blues feel transforms into an extended psychadelic flavoured trip. Inventive guitar licks almost make you forget about the virtuosity

Blaise La Bamba & Kotakoli November 7th 2020 Online - PWYC

 From a media release: Batuki Music Society and Alliance Francaise Toronto present A virtual concert featuring Blaise La Bamba & Kotakoli November 7th 2020 at 8:00 PM Enjoy the concert from home! K inshasa’s vibrant nightlife has long been world-famous. It is home to the subculture known informally as the Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People (SAPEUR), which has spread its influence through artists such as Papa Wemba. Blaise La Bamba is part of this scene. He has worked with some of the top names of Congolese music, in particular General Defao. I n 2018, Blaise La Bamba founded Kotakoli , an all-star collective of musicians that perform an energetic mix of Congolese rumba and soukous . In the company of Kotakoli, this veteran musician brings Congolese popular music back to the forefront, with spellbinding dances. The Details Date: Saturday November 7th, 2021  Blaise La Bamba and Kotakoli Virtual Concert Time: 8:00 PM Tickets: Pay what you can This concert is offered to you

Review: Night of the Kings / La Nuit des Rois by Philippe Lacôte

Review:  Night of the Kings La Nuit des Rois by Philippe Lacôte A France, Côte d'Ivoire, Canada and Senegal co-production Now Playing In The New York Film Festival ImageAfter Venice and the Toronto Film Festival, Philippe Lacôte's Night of the Kings has moved on to conquer New York City.  Image Courtesy of TIFF A young pickpocket (Koné Bakary), is incarcerated in the giant La MACA prison, the largest in Côte d’Ivoire. The prison offers a hostile atmosphere, where the guards have long given up keeping order and the prisoners run the show, albeit confined within the prison walls. They dance, sing, and mingle at will in a common area called The Jungle.  There is a violent power struggle between Lord Blackbeard (Steve Tientcheu), who runs things, and the younger leaders of other factions. Blackbeard is old and infirm, and he knows he can't hold on forever. But, he does want to hold on long enough to leave on his own terms.  Image courtesy of TIFF Blackbeard designates the new

Jazzy Pop: Shihori - Soul Trip (Independent / 4 September 2020)

Jazzy Pop: Shihori - Soul Trip (Independent / 4 September 2020) New York City based singer and songwriter Shihori's new single Soul Trip is atmospheric and ambient. Interesting rhythms and interwoven melodic vocal lines showcase jazzy harmonic progressions in a slow groove mode.  As a songwriter, she uses electronic effects with impeccable musical taste. As a singer, her flexible vocals range from a sweet soprano to a strong mid-range. A veteran of the Japanese pop scene, Shihori moved to New York City in 2018, a move she talks about in a media release. "I was so surprised when I came to NY for the first time. Independent and strong women are respected and there are lots of different preferences in music and style. I thought, 'oh my God! This place really accepts uniqueness and freedom! I didn't know there is a place like this totally different world that allows you to be yourself. Everybody looks so different. So many races, colors, cultures, fashion, ideas...I am so