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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentines Day concert and workshop with SHEILA JORDAN

Girls Night Out Jazz and Art of Jazz Present


Tickets on sale through TicketWeb online
or by phone 1-888-222-6608 as of January 15, 2009 .

Lisa Particelli's Girls Night Out jazz is launching a NEW vocal jazz event format to mark its fourth anniversary. The series begins with very special Valentine’Äôs Day concert featuring Vocal Jazz Legend Sheila Jordan at Chalkers Pub on February 14, 2009. Ms Jordan will also provide an intensive vocal workshop on February 15, 2009 at the Art of Jazz Studio at the Distillery Historic District.

February 14, 2009: Valentines Day concert with SHEILA JORDAN
Vocal jazz treasure Sheila Jordan returns to Toronto to perform an intimate Valentines Day concert. Sheila Jordan will be joined by Toronto jazz virtuosi, Dave Restivo on piano and Don Thompson on bass at Chalkers Pub. Seating is limited and reserved for ticketholders.

Critically acclaimed for her improvisational prowess as well as a deep emotional connection with her eclectic material, this 80 old shows no signs of slowing down. She maintains a busy schedule as a performer, recording artist, educator and jazz ambassador. Her latest release on the Canadian Justin Time record label titled Winter Sunshine was captured live at Montreal’Äôs Upstairs jazz club on Valentine’Äôs Day just last year.

Miss Jordan is a recent recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the International Association of Jazz Educators Humanitarian Award (2007) and the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz for Lifetime of Service Award (2008).

There will be two seatings for this concert at Chalkers Pub, 247 Marlee Avenue,
on Sat, Feb 14, 2009:
¬… First show: doors open at 2:00pm. Showtime 2:30-4:00pm
¬… Second show: doors open at 6:00pm. Showtime 6:30-8:00pm.

Art of Jazz and Girls Night Out jazz are thrilled to have Sheila Jordan conduct a 4 hour, in depth workshop in Toronto's Distillery Historic District. The workshop will be held at the Art of Jazz Studio, Toronto. Doors open at 12:30 pm and the workshop runs from 1:00-5:00pm.

Ms. Jordan’Äôs workshops typically explore the art of improvisation, vocal technique, methods of practice, repertoire choices and proper lead sheets. Pianist Dave Restivo will accompany Ms. Jordan. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to perform and receive Ms. Jordan’Äôs feedback on their singing while those seated in the audience learn by observation.

Ms. Jordan is a much sought-after jazz educator who has mentored thousands of students over the past 30 years. She began teaching in 1978 (NYC), is a current faculty member of "Jazz in July" at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a visiting professor at Stanford University.

She has also been a featured teacher and performer at the annual Art of Jazz Celebration. Thanks to her extensive knowledge of the jazz idiom, many years’Äô experience as a performer and a personality that can be described as gracious, selfless and sensitive, Sheila is an ideal teacher for aspiring jazz singers of all levels.

Tickets go on sale at on Thurs, Jan 15, 2009 or by calling Ticketweb at 1.888.222.6608

Concert ticket price: *$25 each per show in advance or *$35 at the door.
Workshop ticket price: *$60 for participants and *$30 for audience seating.
Please note that participant tickets for the workshop are limited.

* ticket prices listed above do not include applicable service charges

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