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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


JAZZ.FM91 and Don Valley North Lexus present’Ķ

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 8:00PM
Convocation Hall

JAZZ.FM91 Celebrates 5th Anniversary of JAZZ LIVES

Toronto, Ontario ’Ä́ Celebrating its 5th year as Canada's premier jazz concert, JAZZ LIVES 2009 will continue its tradition for showcasing top local and international emerging and established jazz performers, Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Convocation Hall in Toronto.

Plans for the 5th Anniversary concert were announced today on JAZZ.FM91 by President and CEO Ross Porter who promised "a show to beat them all" when describing this year's spectacular line-up of acclaimed musicians and performers. "When we first started JAZZ LIVES we had no idea it would grow to become such a popular, groundbreaking event. The accolades we have received from the international jazz community and support we feel from our audience who continue to make the concert a sold-out event each year, is truly inspirational," said Ross Porter. "Our 5th anniversary show will be a tribute to all the musicians, sponsors, volunteers and of course the fans that have supported JAZZ LIVES for the last 4 years."

Headlining JAZZ LIVES 2009 are: guitar virtuoso, Larry Coryell; Order of Canada member and one of Canada's most popular jazz vocalists, Ranee Lee; legendary pianist, composer and jazz encyclopedia, Gene DiNovi; award-winning singer-songwriter, Jill Barber; pre-eminent jazz violinist and Juno Award winner, Lenny Solomon; crooner, Colin Hunter; the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band; trombone giant Russ Little; and a special performance by Joe Sealy and Dan Hill from Sealy's Juno Award-winning CD Africville Suite.

Tickets range in price from $20 - $60 and are available now from, 416-978-8849 or by visiting the UofTtix Box Office located at Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle at the University of Toronto.

The Executive Producer of JAZZ LIVES 2009 is Ross Porter, Producer is Jaymz Bee and the Musical Director is Russ Little. JAZZ LIVES 2009 would not be possible without the support of Presenting Sponsor Don Valley North Lexus and secondary sponsors Northwest Mutual Funds, Robert Lowrey's Piano Experts and Sunwing Vacations.

JAZZ LIVES was created in 2005 to spotlight the leading jazz musicians of the past and present whose music and careers are promoted on Canada's Premier Jazz Station, JAZZ.FM91, and as a fundraiser for Canada's only registered not-for-profit radio station dedicated to the jazz community and music education.

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