As part of the Nu Jazz Festival, trumpeter and composer Mike Field and his quintet take the stage at Waterfalls Indian Tapas Restaurant in Kensington Market this Friday November 18th at 303 August Avenue. This venue serves up great Indian food and as a superb side dish some spicy jazz.
Mike is releasing his latest CD "Ashes" featuring traditional style jazz originals. Joining Mike are bassist Carlie Howell, Dave Chan on drums, Paul Metcalfe on tenor sax and Teri Parker on piano (Matt Newton is featured pianist on the recording).
He has been a fixture of the local scene and toured nationally and internationally. Check out www.mikefieldjazz.com for more info on his activities.
Also on this weekend - on Saturday February 19th - why not munch on some great pizza at the Magic Oven on Queen East and enjoy the trio of Archie Alleyne, Dave Young and one of my favourite trombone players - Chris Butcher. From 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. 360 Queen Street East.
It appears this is a series that Archie has put together - the following weekend is Kollage! November 26th.
Readers, I realize I have been lax with my blogging - I think it is the darkening days of autumn winter and need to get motivated and also to get more income to finance a growing wanderlust - that is to say if you know of anyone wanting to hire a creative, intelligent and diligent soul like me - please let me know!. Trying to work on my spiritual side these days by doing daily tarot readings and reading some inspiring people like Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer..also remembering to be grateful.
Speaking of grateful - why not call 1-800-811-2400 or go online at www.jazz.fm and support a great radio station? Plus have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes...someone won a trip to Cuba today...or you can just have a toasty feeling in your heart - either way you win!
I had my first outing to a Psychic Brunch on Sunday - they're usually held I think the 3rd Sunday of the month - for $29 - you can get a 15 minute reading from a choice of readers plus a $5 voucher for your meal - Jayne was very insightful for me - encouraged me to believe in my own gifts and have more faith in myself! Nourishment all around. They are held at Clinton's on Bloor and also in Cabbagetown - The Flying Beaver Pubaret - check out the details on www.psychicbrunch.ca