Co-Presented with the artist
Amanda Tosoff: Words CD Release
Thursday, March 10
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery, 197 John St.
Tickets: $20 Regular | $10 Members | $10 Students | $18 Advance at musicgallery.org
Amanda Tosoff is a B.C-raised Toronto-based pianist, composer, and bandleader, with five albums to her credit. Along her fascinating career path, Amanda has performed with such internationally recognized artists as Ingrid Jensen, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Phil Dwyer, Christine Jensen, Brad Turner, Kelly Jefferson, and Jodi Proznick. She has also opened for jazz legends Bobby Hutcherson, Renee Rosnes, Oliver Jones, and Brazilian singer Luciana Souza, and her groups have recorded for CBC Radio programs Hot Air, Tonic, Jazz Beat, Canada Live, and Espace Musique’s series, Portraits Jazz.
On her brand new release Words, Amanda takes an adventurous leap beyond the confines of conventional jazz. She has taken poems and lyrics that possess a personal resonance for her and framed them in original new compositions that utilize vocals for the first time (sung by highly-regarded singer Felicity Williams of such bands as Hobson’s Choice, Broken Social Scene, and Bahamas). The result is an eclectic collection that incorporates elements of jazz, art song, classical, and folk/pop
This concert will include repertoire from Amanda’s latest release Words, which features poems by award-winning Canadian poets Tim Bowling, Laura Lush, and Carole Glasser Langille, and songwriters Melissa Mansfield, and Lloyd and Ted Tosoff. The program will also include Amanda’s compositions and arrangements of poetry by William Wordsworth, Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Lee Masters, and Pablo Neruda – as well as contemporary artists like Joni Mitchell and Yo Yo Ma.
Alex Goodman – Guitar
Amanda Tosoff – Piano
Jon Maharaj – Bass
Morgan Childs – Drums
Drew Jureka – Violin
Andrew Downing – Cello