PAST GIGS

THURSDAY, JUNE 18th / 7pm - 9:30pm

Beverly with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Tickets: 416 236-7575

Silver Circle fundraiser at the Kingsway Residence Wine Tasting with Tony Aspler
YJE is pleased to support local causes with swing and dance music of days gone by.
Tickets can be obtained by calling Karen Goyer at 416 236-7575.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 20th / 6pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Tania Gill on piano
BARRIE BLUES & JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Restaurant
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival again. This is year 14 for the li'l festival that could! Tania and I will play favourite swing and jazz standards, blues and latin numbers. The food is fresh and delicious at this fave Barrie restaurant.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 27th / 6pm - 10:00pm

 

Beverly sings with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
JAZZ FEST GIG!
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE celebrates the Toronto TD Jazz Festival with a late afternoon show at this east end jazz spot. We'll be performing danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for 9 piece. Vocalists Jen Sagar and George Westerholm will sing and swing on this one, too.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 28th / 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Beverly Taft Trio
with Mark Kieswetter on piano & Ken G on saxes - from Japan!
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Ten Feet Tall
1381 Danforth Ave.,
416 778-7333

This is a lovely neighbourhood bistro with great food and atmosphere. Join us for a cozy afternoon of standards and KenG originals.
www.tenfeettall.ca

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st / 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar
with special guest from Japan, Ken G on saxes|
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

We three are together again, along with Japanese saxophonist Ken G, for a mid-week jazz fest show. Join us for jazz 'n' then some at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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SATURDAY, JULY 4th / 4pm - 7pm

Beverly Taft & The Bossa Nova Project
with Nathan Hiltz on guitar,Jordan O'Connor on bass,
and special guest from Japan, Ken G on saxes
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

This tribute to Tom Jobim and his contemporaries is a project I initiated four years ago for The Distillery Jazz Fest and also presented on the mainstage at the Peterborough Jazz Fest in '06. We'll perform fifteen to twenty gorgeous Brazilian favourites from the 1960s, in Portugese and English.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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THURSDAY, JULY 9 / 8pm - 11:30pm

Beverly as a special guest with
Le Bouquett Jazz Quartet
featuring Charlie Bell on tenor sax, Mike Grace on upright bass and Andy Harasymczuk on guitar
Top Flyte Lounge (top of The Phoenix)
196 High St (@Hwy 21), SOUTHAMPTON
$10 Door, Reservations: 519 797-3300

This is a great band with the wonderful singer Stevie Vallance, who'll join me for a couple of duets if we're lucky! Southampton is a lovely part of Ontario and I'm honoured to be invited to perform there with these very fine players!

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Sunday July 12th, 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

Admission by donation. All proceeds from this mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad's mom Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and this has become an annual pilgrimage for us. Come celebrate the early years of jazz with us - and support a good cause, by the glorious shores of Georgian Bay!

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Wednesday August 12th, 2009, 7-10pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin and Norm Amadio on keys
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839
www.nicebistro.com

Norm, San and I will perform sweet and swinging songs in English and French to serenade you through the lovely four course prix fixe meal Manon and Bernard have planned for this special night of jazz and french cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Thursday September 17th, 2009, 7-9pm

Beverly with
Reg Schwager on guitar
Gladstone Hotel's Melody Room
1214 Queen St W,
PART ONE of BEVERLY'S EVENING of BIRTHDAY GIGS

I'm very lucky to have Reg joining me for part one of my two part birthday gig. Together we'll fill the Melody Room with sweet songs from the Great American Songbook, Jobim's Brazil, Trenet's France, and more! Join us for cocktails and/or dinner at this beautiful old historic and funky hotel, before I hustle over to the east end for part two!

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Thursday September 17th, 8:30pm-11:30pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover
PART TWO of BEVERLY'S EVENING of BIRTHDAY GIGS

Beverly with The San Murata Trio returns to this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown for more swing, chanson and blues. This is the second half of my evening of birthday gigs - we start on Queen St. West, and end on Queen St. East!

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Friday Sept 18, 8:30pm - 12:30am

BT Quartet: *Jazz Standards for Dancing*
with Marcel Aucoin on keys, James Gannett on string bass & Nick Fraser on drums
at the Canadian Big Band Celebration
Royal Canadian Legion,
Port Elgin, ON

Saugeen Shores is a fabulous place to perform - and dance! I feel very lucky to have been welcomed there in July as well as at this annual festival. Read more about it here!

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Sunday September 20th, 4pm

Beverly with Mark Kieswetter on keys
Jazz Vespers
St. Philips Anglican Church
31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke
www.stphilips.net

The Jazz Vespers at St. Philips is particularly special because of Father Al's wise and witty words, and the gorgeous church itself, which dates back to 1895. Mark is one of my favourite people and we'll perform some of our most beloved songs for this hour of music and reflection.

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Friday September 25th, 7:30pm

Beverly with Tom Howell on piano and special guests
Jordan O'Connor on upright bass, Jake Wilkinson on trumpet & Caitlin Smith on clarinet
"Parlez-vous Jazz?"
Alliance Francaise Toronto
24 Spadina Rd.
$10 cover

I've always loved exploring the french repertoire, and now, thanks to AFT, I have an excuse to learn some *formidable* songs by Gainsbourg, Rezvani, Trenet, Aznavour and others for this super cabaret, with these *magnifique* players!
Ooh la la! Quelle bonne chance!

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Saturday September 26, 2009 6:30 - 9:30pm

Beverly with
Marcel Aucoin on piano
Le Commensal
655 Bay St at Elm
Toronto, ON
416 596-9364

The two virgos are together again - in our birthday month! - at one of the best vegetarian joints in town. Marcel is a wonderful player and enthusiastic vegetarian.

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Sunday October 4th, 2-4pm

Beverly as guest vocalist with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Scarborough Civic Centre

This swingin' nine piece band is lots of fun to sing with, and for this free afternoon concert, I'll have them all to myself!

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Saturday October 17th, 6-9pm

Beverly with Richard Whiteman on keys
Orillia Jazz Festival
www.fernresort.com
Fern Resort, Orillia Jazz Festival

Come to Orillia for dinner jazz at this beautiful place, for the Orillia Jazz Festival.

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Wednesday November 4th, 2009, 7-9pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin and Norm Amadio on piano
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839
www.nicebistro.com

San and I really enjoy performing at this lovely french bistro, where the food is divine and the atmosphere tres tres french.
We'll perform french jazz, swingy standards and sweet ballads for you while you enjoy the prix fixe.
Reservations strongly recommended.

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Saturday November 21, 2009, 7:30

Beverly as guest vocalist with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Benefit Dance for St Christopher House
248 Ossington Avenue, downstairs
www.stchrishouse.org

Beverly joins guest vocalist George Westerholm and the swingin' nine piece YJE to raise money for the music school sponsored by this hardworking community organization. George and the 10 piece will swing with you from 7:30 pm on, and I'll be in for the final set.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and $40 for a family of four, available from Sherry Squires 416-532-4828 x 12.

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Sunday December 6th, 7-11pm

Beverly with
The Nathan Hiltz Trio
www.nathanhiltz.com
Featuring Nathan on guitar, Bernie Senensky on Hammond B3, and Sly Juhas on drums
At Joe Mama's, 317 King St W.

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Friday December 18, 6:30-9:30pm

Beverly with
Dan Eisen on piano
Le Commensal

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, 8pm

 

Beverly opens for
Lisa Particelli's GNO Jazz Jam
http://www.gnojazz.com
Chalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro
247 Marlee Ave
8pm - 12am

Lisa is the very lovable "li'l gal that could", and this month she celebrates 5 years as host of this weekly singers jam. I'll do four songs off the top to start the jam night, and then it's Lisa with Peter Hill (keys), Ross MacIntyre (bass) & Norm Marshall Villeneuve (drums), and a bevy of vocalists til midnight.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE returns for a late afternoon show at this east end jazz spot. We'll be performing danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for 9 piece.

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010, 3:30-6:30pm

 

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Adrean Farrugia on keys, Pat Collins on bass & Nick Fraser on drums
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
PWYC Sunday Jazz Matinee

I'm very happy to be returning to this venerable Toronto jazz institution for the Sunday afternoon matinee. The Rex has a lovely grand piano, great beers on tap, and very efficient and friendly staff. Did I mention how glad I am to have Adrean, Pat & Nick on board for this gig? Three fabulous players!

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Thursday January 28th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

We three are together again for a swingin' Thursday night! Join us for jazz 'n' then some at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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Sunday February 7th, 7-11pm

Beverly with
The Nathan Hiltz Trio
www.nathanhiltz.com
Featuring Nathan on guitar, Bernie Senensky on Hammond B3, and Sly Juhas on drums
At Joe Mama's, 317 King St W.

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Wednesday February 10, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
www.nicebistro.com
Whitby
905 668-8839

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Sunday February 14, 2010, 12:30-3:30pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin and Lee Wallace on guitar
Terra Cotta Inn
http://www.terracottainncanada.com/
Georgetown
905 873-2223

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Sunday February 21st, 7pm

Harden & Huyse Chocolate presents:
Winter Jazz Concert
with San Murata on violin and Norm Amadio on keys
Upstairs from Great Chocolate
www.greatchocolate.com
201 Division Street
Cobourg, ON
905 377-9917

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Friday March 12th, 7-10:30pm

Beverly's Quartet as part of the
Fireside Jazz Dinner & Show Series
Reservations: 905 451-2600 OR 1 866 231-3514
Beverly will be joined by Mark Kieswetter on keys, Reg Schwager on guitar & Brendan Davis on bass
Aria Bistro & Lounge, 485 Main St. N., Brampton.

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Saturday March 13th, 7-10:30pm

Beverly's Quartet as part of the
Fireside Jazz Dinner & Show Series
Reservations: 905 451-2600 OR 1 866 231-3514
Joining Beverly are Amanda Tosoff on keys, Lee Wallace on guitar & Brendan Davis on bass
Aria Bistro & Lounge, 485 Main St. N., Brampton.

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Wednesday March 31st, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly joins
San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839

Our hosts Manon et Bernard will treat you to a wonderful prix fixe dinner while we serenade you with swing, blues and chansons. Reservations are recommended.
www.nicebistro.com

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010, 3:30-6:30pm

 

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Mark Kieswetter on piano, Brendan Davis on bass & Nick Fraser on drums
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
PWYC Sunday Jazz Matinee

The BT Quartet is back at the glorious Rex for the Sunday afternoon matinee. This time we'll be in our Easter bonnets. Do join us for some swinging into Spring!
The Rex is one of this city's finest jazz institutions, with a lovely grand piano, great beers on tap, and very efficient and friendly staff.
www.therex.ca

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Thursday April 8th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Murata, Quarrington & Taft with
special guest Marcel Aucoin on accordion
Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar, and Marcel Aucoin on accordion
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

M, Q & Taft return to Corktown for a swingin' Thursday night with the very lovely Marcel Aucoin joining us on accordion!
We'll bring out our best chansons and old swing for y'all, so do join us.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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Saturday April 24th
Beverly et les Chansonnettes
"Une Nuit a Paris" at CasinoRama
Fundraiser for Simcoe County Hospice
705 722-5995 x 223 for tickets

Beverly with Tony Quarrington on guitar, Marcel Aucoin on accordion and Jordan O'Connor on bass.

The four of us are *tres heureuses* to contribute our chansons and cabaret to this exciting evening of dance, mime, illusion and music. Please visit this link for more on the event and performers.

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Saturday May 15th, 8-11pm
Beverly
with Marcel Aucoin on keys
Cuisine n Jazz
75 Consumers Drive, Whitby, ON
905 666-3336

This intimate restaurant run by acclaimed Chef Roger Ouellette and his wife Shirley is an oasis of delicious food and elegance amidst the chain restaurants that surround it. Marcel and I will play some french jazz, swing, blues, bossa and ballads while you dine.

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Thursday May 20th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Murata, Quarrington & Taft
in Corktown!
Beverly with San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

M, Q & Taft are back at D o Q with jazz, blues, trad swing and more. Always glad to see you there!

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Saturday, June 12th, 2010, 3:30-6:30pm

Beverly's Trio, featuring
Marcel Aucoin on piano & accordion, and Wes Neal on bass
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
PWYC Saturday Jazz Matinee

The BT Trio is back all of a sudden for a REX matinee. Join us!
The Rex is one of this city's finest jazz institutions, with a lovely grand piano, great beers on tap, and very efficient and friendly staff.
www.therex.ca

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Saturday June 12th, 8-11pm

Beverly with Marcel Aucoin on keys
Beaches Fine Market Grill
11 Victoria St, Barrie, ON
705 728-3000

It's great to be back at the Barrie Jazz Fest for an evening of music! Marcel and I will play some french jazz, swing, blues, bossa and ballads while you dine at this lovely new restaurant near the water.

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Sunday June 13th, 1:30-2pm

Beverly with Wes Neal on upright bass
Ken Aldcroft on guitar
Most Knitting People - World Record Attempt
The Junction Train Platform,
2954 Dundas St W

"That's Women's Work" gal Michelle Van Looy has partnered with Street Knit and Wise Daughters Craft Market to organize this exciting family-friendly event that includes knitting lessons, games, prizes, live music and more. Read all about it here.
Bring your needles and join us!

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Wednesday, June 16th, 6:30-9:30pm

Beverly with
The York Jazz Ensemble Quartet
www.yje.ca
Jazz 'n' Ice Fundraiser
Le Parc Banquet Hall

This annual event, hosted by the Jewish Women International of Canada (JWIC) raises awareness and money for projects and programs to help end violence against women. In addition to the live jazz by yours truly and pals, there will be martinis and a silent auction. Visit Jazz n Ice online

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Thursday, June 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beverly with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca

Silver Circle Fundraiser at the Kingsway Residence!
YJE returns to the Kingsway with swing and dance music of days gone by, all for a worthy cause.

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Friday June 18, 6:30-9:30pm

Beverly with
Dan Eisen on piano
Le Commensal
655 Bay St at Elm

Live swing and blues with Dan & Beverly at one of the best vegetarian joints in town!

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Saturday, June 19th / Two sets: 11am & 12noon

Beverly Taft & The Bossa Nova Project
with Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Brendan Davis on upright bass
Roncy Rocks
Credit Union Stage
220 Roncesvalles Avenue
free!

Lovely to be playing with Nathan and co. for our tribute to the music of Tom Jobim and his contemporaries - right in my neighbourhood! We'll perform some gorgeous Brazilian songs from the 1960s, in Portuguese and English.
www.roncesvallesvillage.ca

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Tuesday June 22, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Marcel Aucoin on piano, Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums and Shawn Nykwist on sax
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas debut at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - do join us!

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Sunday June 27th, 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly et les Chansonnettes
JAZZ FESTIVAL SHOW! Beverly with Tony Quarrington on guitar, Marcel Aucoin on accordion & keys, Jordan O'Connor on bass, and Jake Wilkinson on trumpet
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

Beverly et les Chansonnettes perform an evening of french jazz and cabaret music by Trenet, Aznavour, Gainsbourg and more! Visit Beverly et les Chansonnettes for more on this project, including the reviews from September's show.

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Thursday July 1st, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar, and Neil Swainson on upright bass
JAZZ FESTIVAL SHOW!
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

We three are together again, with guest bassist extraordinaire Neil Swainson, for our annual jazz fest appearance at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown. Celebrate with us and classic swing tunes, ballads, blues and more, from some of the 20th century's best-loved composers.

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Sunday July 11th, 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

Admission by donation. All proceeds from this mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad's mom Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and this has become an annual pilgrimage for us. Come celebrate some swingy old jazz with us, and support a good cause, on the glorious shores of Georgian Bay!

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Saturday September 4th, 7pm

Harden & Huyse Chocolate presents:
Autumn Jazz Concert
with San Murata on violin and Mark Kieswetter on keys
Upstairs from Great Chocolate
www.greatchocolate.com
201 Division Street
Cobourg, ON
Tickets $20
905 377-9917

Beverly, San and Mark will perform an intimate evening of swing and jazz standards, blues, chansons and bossa at this gorgeous heritage hall which dates back to 1927.

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Saturday September 11th

Friends of Wesleyville Church present
Benefit Concert
with San Murata on violin and Danny McErlain on keys
Wesleyville Church
Wesleyville, ON

Proceeds from this fun and swingy outdoor concert will go towards restoring the historic church.

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Wednesday September 15, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Chris Gale on sax, Nick Fraser on drums, Marcel Aucoin on piano & upright bass tba
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas return to the tres elegant Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - do join us!

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Sunday October 17th, 7-11pm

Beverly with
The Nathan Hiltz Trio
www.nathanhiltz.com
Featuring Nathan on guitar, Stacie McGregor on Hammond B3, and Sly Juhas on drums
At Joe Mama's, 317 King St W.

Always lovely to play with Nathan and his trio. Come for the music (including some new original tunes!), and stay for the slow cooked ribs.

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Saturday October 23rd, 6-9pm

Beverly with Richard Whiteman on keys
Orillia Jazz Festival
www.fernresort.com
Fern Resort, Orillia Jazz Festival

Come to Orillia for dinner jazz and fall colours at this beautiful place, for the Orillia Jazz Festival.

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Wednesday November 17th, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly joins
San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
117 Brock St. N., Whitby, ON
905 668-8839

Our hosts Manon et Bernard will treat you to a wonderful prix fixe dinner while we serenade you with swing, blues and chansons. Reservations are recommended, as this authentic and charming bistro often sells out.

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Thursday November 25th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Tony Quarrington, Wes Neal & BT
in Corktown!
Beverly with Wes Neal on upright bass and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

Tony, Wes, and Beverly will perform some french songs by Georges Brassens and others, some fave standards, and some original jazzy music. Come and hear songs you've never heard before - and some you may be glad to hear again!

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Tuesday December 7th, 2010, 8-11pm

Beverly & Nathan Hiltz as
"The Waxotic Players"
with Mark Cashion on bass
Czehoski
678 Queen St W., Toronto

Nathan and I make our band name official with this show at a very cool and very delicious eastern European restaurant. Come and hear some original bluesy, jazzy, rootsy tunes!

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Tuesday December 21st, 2010, 8-11pm

Beverly & Nathan Hiltz as
"The Waxotic Players"
with Mark Cashion on bass
Czehoski
678 Queen St W., Toronto

The Waxotic Players make their triumphant return to this very cool and very delicious eastern European restaurant. Come back for more bluesy, jazzy, rootsy tunes!

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Wednesday December 29, 2010, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Chris Gale on sax, Nick Fraser on drums, Amanda Tosoff on piano & Wes Neal on upright bass
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the swellegant Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and more. This is a fine and fabulous establishment - come on in and warm up with us!

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Wednesday February 2nd, 2011, 12-1pm

Beverly with Mark Kieswetter on piano
Music in the Atrium
Princess Margaret Hospital - Atrium on Main Floor
610 University Ave

Very glad to be back for this free lunchhour series which the hospital presents for cancer patients, families, friends, staff, volunteers and visitors. We'll perform old standards as well as some '60s bossa nova and newer jazz tunes.

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011, 3:30-6:30pm

 

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Mark Kieswetter on piano,
Jordan O'Connor on bass
& Nick Fraser on drums

The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
PWYC Sunday Jazz Matinee

Come and warm up with us at this venerable Toronto jazz institution for the Sunday afternoon matinee. The Rex is a great hang for jazz anytime, and we love playing there.

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Saturday February 12th, 2011, 6-9pm

Lisa Particelli's GNO Jazz Foundation All Star Vocal Showcase
Peter Hill
on piano, Ross MacIntyre on bass, and Norm Marshall Villeneuve on drums
Chalkers, 247 Marlee Ave
Toronto
416 789-2531
www.chalkerspub.com

Lisa Particelli's Girls' Night Out singers' jazz jam session just celebrated its sixth anniversary. Vocalist/flautist/jam hostess Lisa has launched a foundation to support singers whose careers have been put on hold due to illness or family commitments, and who may be ready to go to school in order to hone their craft and reconnect to the music. This event will be the third fundraiser, featuring a dozen Toronto jazz singers.
www.gnojazz.com

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Monday February 14th, 2011, 7-9pm EARLY SHOW!

George Westerholm & Beverly singin' & swingin' for love!
Marcel Aucoin on piano,
Wes Neal on bass,
Nick Fraser on drums &
Chris Gale on sax

Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 Cover

Marvellous crooner George Westerholm has agreed to join me for an evening of duets and standards focussed on our favourite four-letter word: "L-O-V-E". The Reservoir Lounge is a fabulous old underground jazz & swing venue with candle-lit tables, warm brick walls and great food! Reservations are highly recommended.

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Wednesday February 16th, 2011, 7-10pm

Beverly with
San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839
www.nicebistro.com

Tony, San and I will perform sweet and swinging songs in English and French to serenade you through the lovely four course prix fixe meal Manon and Bernard have planned for this special night of jazz and french cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Wednesday March 23rd, 2011, 7-10pm

Beverly with
Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839
www.nicebistro.com

Tony and I will perform sweet, swinging songs in English and French, as well as some Brazilian bossa nova, and some originals. We plan to serenade you through the lovely four course prix fixe meal Manon and Bernard have planned for this special night of jazz and french cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Saturday March 26th, 7:30pm

Beverly joins vocalist Aviva Chernick, Dominic Mancuso on guitar & vocals, Tony Quarrington on guitar & vocals, pianist Tom Howell,
Jordan O'Connor on upright bass, & Robert Godin on voice
"Sous le Soleil de Brassens"
Alliance Francaise Toronto
24 Spadina Rd.
$10 cover

How magnifique to return to AFT to celebrate the oeuvre of French cultural hero, Georges Brassens! Artistic Director Dominique Denis has put together a great ensemble for this one night only performance.

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Saturday April 2nd, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE perform a late afternoon swing show at this east end jazz spot. We'll be performing danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for 9 piece.

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Wednesday April 6th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Marcel Aucoin on piano, Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums and Shawn Nykwist on sax
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - do join us!

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Sunday April 10th, 4pm

Beverly with Nathan Hiltz on guitar
and Chris Gale on sax
Jazz Vespers
St. Philips Anglican Church
31 St. Phillips Rd., Etobicoke
Free will donations gratefully accepted
www.stphilips.net

The Jazz Vespers at St. Philips is particularly special because of Father Al's wise and witty words, and the gorgeous church itself, which dates back to 1895. Nathan and Chris and I will perform some of our most beloved songs for this hour of music and reflection.

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Thursday April 14, 2011, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly sings with
Tony Quarrington on guitar &
Brendan Davis on upright bass
Edo Restaurant
484 Eglinton Ave. West
416 322-3033
No cover, no minimum
www.tonyquarrington.com

Wonderful guitarist, singer and composer Tony Quarrington has asked me to join him at his new house residency at Edo. Edo is a fine sushi restaurant with three sushi chefs, a variety of Japanese cuisine, and a newly opened oyster bar. Tony and Jordan will do an instrumental set and then together we'll do standards, bossas, french songs, some of Tony's tunes and some of the tunes Nathan Hiltz and I have been writing. Reservations are recommended - tell them you're a fan of Tony Quarrington when you book, and get 10% off your bill!

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Friday, May 20th / 7:45pm

Beverly Taft & The Bossa Nova Project Trio
with Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Jordan O'Connor on bass
WARKWORTH LILAC FESTIVAL
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
30 Mill St., Warkworth, ON
Tickets $20

Jordan, Nathan and I will travel to the lovely town of Warkworth to celebrate the community's inaugural Lilac Festival with a feature performance of our favourite bossa nova songs. We'll perform music by Jobim, Bonfa and others in Portuguese and English. For more about the festival, please visit the Warkworth Lilac Festival website.

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Saturday, May 28th / 6pm

Beverly Taft et les Chansonnettes
with Tony Quarrington on guitar and Jordan O'Connor on bass
Oh La La - Annual Fundraising Gala
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St West, Hamilton, ON
Tickets: 905 527-6610 x 248

We three francophiles are pleased to perform chansons at the annual themed fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Details on AGH's Gala and some of the performers are here.

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Thursday June 2, 2011, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly sings with
Tony Quarrington on guitar &
San Murata on violin
Edo Restaurant
484 Eglinton Ave. West
416 322-3033
No cover, no minimum
www.tonyquarrington.com

Tony Quarrington, noted guitarist, composer, singer & arranger, has invited San and myself to return to Edo for one of Tony's Thursday night music performances. Edo is a fine sushi restaurant with three sushi chefs, a variety of Japanese cuisine, and a newly opened oyster bar. Tony and San will team up for instrumentals and then together we'll do old swing, chansons, standards, and more. Reservations are recommended - tell them you're a fan of Tony Quarrington when you book, and get 10% off your bill!

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Friday, June 10th / 6pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Marcel Aucoin on piano
BARRIE BLUES & JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Restaurant
128 Dunlop St. E.,
705 737-1821
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival again. Marcel and I have played together for several years and we're keen to share our chansons, bossa, standards, blues, and jazzy originals with you. The food is fresh and delicious at this fave Barrie restaurant.

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Tuesday June 14th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - do join us!

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Saturday, June 18th / One set only: 5-5:45pm

Beverly Taft & Tony Quarrington
Roncy Rocks!
Galley Stage, 121 Roncesvalles Ave
free!

Tony and I have a lot of fun performing standards, chansons, bossa, blues and originals as a duo. He's not only a guitarist and composer - he sings too! Happy to be back at this fab fest in my 'hood.
www.roncesvallesvillage.ca

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Sunday, June 26th / 4pm - 7pm

Beverly Taft & The Bossa Nova Project
with Lee Wallace on guitar, Jordan O'Connor on bass,
and Chris Gale on sax
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
Tickets $10 - available at Ticket Web NOW.

This celebration of the music of Tom Jobim and his contemporaries premiered at The Distillery Jazz Fest in '05 and was also presented on the mainstage at the Peterborough Jazz Fest in '06. We'll perform three sets of gorgeous Brazilian favourites from the 1960s, in Portuguese and English.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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Friday, July 1st / 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin,
Tony Quarrington on guitar,
and special guest from Japan: Ken G on saxophone
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

Murata, Quarrington & Taft are together again, for a Canada Day weekend jazz fest show, with special guest Ken G. Join us for jazz 'n' then some at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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Sunday July 10th, 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

Admission by donation. All proceeds from this mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad's mom Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and this has become an annual pilgrimage for the fam-damily. Come celebrate the early years of jazz with us - and support a good cause, by the glorious shores of Georgian Bay!

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Thursday July 21st, 2011, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly sings with
Mark Kieswetter on keys &
San Murata on violin
Edo Restaurant
484 Eglinton Ave. West
416 322-3033
No cover, no minimum
www.tonyquarrington.com

Music maestro Tony Quarrington has invited San, Mark and myself to perform in his Thursday night series while he's away, and we're delighted to be there. Edo is a fine Japanese restaurant with three sushi chefs, a variety of Japanese cuisine, and a newly opened oyster bar. The music will be swinging and sweet, in French, English and Portuguese. Reservations are recommended - tell them you're a fan of Tony Quarrington or San Murata when you book, and get 10% off your bill!

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, 7-10pm

 

Beverly with
Koji Hori on guitar
O C's at Stoneboats
49 Bronte Rd., Oakville
905 825-2727

Koji and I will play swing, ballads and bossas while you enjoy the delicious food at this waterfront restaurant.

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Sunday, July 24th, 2011, 3:30-6:30pm

Beverly's Trio, featuring
Mark Kieswetter on piano &
Jordan O'Connor on bass
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
PWYC Sunday Jazz Matinee

The Rex is a great spot for jazz anytime, and I'm thrilled to be back with these two fine players.

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Wednesday August 10th, 2011, 12noon - 2pm

Beverly with
Tony Quarrington on guitar
Fresh Wednesdays Concert Series
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. W., Toronto

Come to the city centre for a glorious farmer's market and some music that celebrates sun and sky and food and more! Tony and I will sing together and play swingy songs, originals, ballads and bossa. We'd love to see you there.

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Sunday August 21st, 2011, 11am - 2pm

Beverly and Nathan Hiltz on guitar
DeSotos
1079 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto
416 651-2109

The brunch, service and atmosphere at DeSoto's are wonderful, and Nathan and I will enhance your experience with some sweet swinging music. Kudos to Anthony Abbatangeli of Double A Jazz for making this great spot into a place for live music.

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Friday August 19th-Wednesday August 24th, 2011, 5-9pm

Beverly plus three wonderful players each evening
Wine Garden, Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre
Canadian National Exhibition
Princes' Boulevard, Toronto

I've been asked to provide some music for 6 nights running at the CNE's new Wine Garden. The Wine Garden features Ontario wines, craft beers, local cheeses and sausages. Come and take a break with us!

August 19th - Swingy Jazz with:
San Murata - violin, Tony Quarrington - guitar & Neil Swainson - upright bass

August 20th - Bossa & Jazz & Blues with:
Mark Kieswetter - piano, Jordan O'Connor - upright bass & Roy Patterson - guitar

August 21st - 1920s, '30s & western swing & blues with:
Tania Gill - piano, Victor Bateman - upright bass & Jesse Barksdale - guitar

August 22nd - Les Chansonnettes with:
Denis Keldie - piano/accordion, Tony Quarrington - guitar & vocals & Jordan O'Connor - upright bass

August 23rd - Bossa & Jazz & Blues with:
Adrean Farrugia - piano, Reg Schwager - guitar & Neil Swainson - upright bass

August 24th - 1920s, '30s & western swing & blues with:
Tony Quarrington - guitar & vocals, Wes Neal - upright bass & Drew Jurecka - violin

The Wine Garden at the Direct Energy Centre is in the upper right hand corner of this map.

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Tuesday August 30th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff. Join us for our last show with Chris until he returns from a long gig out at sea!

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Thursday September 1st, 6:30-9:30pm

Richard Underhill
with Beverly, Nathan Hiltz on guitar, and bass and drums TBA
Ontario NDP's September Social
Design Exchange

Rich Underhill and I will make music for the Donald C Macdonald Awards, celebrating people in the Social Justice movement. Tickets are still available!

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Wednesday September 21st, 2011, 7-9pm

Beverly joins
San Murata on violin and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839

The return of M, Q & T to the magnifique Nice Bistro! Our hosts Manon et Bernard will treat you to a wonderful prix fixe dinner while we serenade you with swing, blues and chansons. Reservations are recommended.

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Thursday October 13th, 2011, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly sings with
Mike Allen on guitar &
San Murata on violin
Edo Restaurant
484 Eglinton Ave. West
416 322-3033
No cover, no minimum
www.tonyquarrington.com

Music maestro Tony Quarrington has invited San, Mike and myself to perform in his Thursday night series while he's elsewhere, and we're pleased as punch. Edo is a fine Japanese restaurant with three sushi chefs, a variety of Japanese cuisine, and an oyster bar! The music will be swinging and sweet, in French, English and Portuguese. Reservations are recommended - tell them you're a fan of Tony Quarrington or San Murata when you book, and get 10% off your bill!

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Sunday November 6th, 7-11pm

Beverly with
The Nathan Hiltz Trio
www.nathanhiltz.com
Featuring Nathan on guitar, Stacie McGregor on Hammond B3, and Sly Juhas on drums
At Joe Mama's, 317 King St W.

Always lovely to play with Nathan and his trio. Come for the music (including more new originals from the Hiltz/Taft team!), and stay for the slow cooked ribs.

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Tuesday November 22nd, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Shawn Nykwist on sax and Marcel Aucoin on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff. Please join us in welcoming Marcel back from 5 months in Dawson City!

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Friday December 3rd, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly with
Jonathan Alford on piano
At Cetrella
845 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
650-726-4090

So excited about returning to the San Francisco area! Jonathan is a wonderful player and we'll play old standards, blues and bossa, and a few jazzy originals. The food at Cetrella is divine! Do call ahead and reserve for dinner, but walk-ins are also welcome.

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Saturday December 10th, 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover

We three are together again for a swingin' December show! Join us for jazz 'n' then some (including originals and choice holiday standards) at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.
www.dominiononqueen.com

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Sunday January 22, 7-10:30pm

Piano Salon
168 Briar Hill Ave
Home of Roger Broadbent

9:30pm: Beverly with
Marcel Aucoin on piano, Chris Gale on tenor
$10 or pwyc

Each month at a Toronto home with an acoustic piano, Marcel Aucoin and Michael Holt offer two musical acts in contrasting styles, plus a speaker leading a conversation on an interesting topic. This is an open, public event, so bring your friends, and come at 7pm to mingle before Araz Salek's 7:30 solo set of music played on the traditional Iranian instrument, the tar. Monica Missrie will then lead a discussion on the Incredible Migration of Monarch Butterflies. I'll perform at 9:30 pm with Marcel and Chris, playing jazzy bluesy repertoire that Nathan Hiltz and I have been writing, as maybe a couple of fave old chestnuts. This is an intimate and fun event, and I'm very happy to be participating!

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Tuesday February 21st, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fella
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Marcel Aucoin on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

 

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - who could ask for anything more?

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Friday February 24th, 7pm

Beverly with Amanda Tosoff on keys &
Jordan O'Connor on bass
"An Evening of Jazz" Fundraiser
Dixie Presbyterian Church
3065 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga
905 277-1620
$15 per person (children under 12 free)

 

We're very happy to provide an evening of jazz (including a light spaghetti dinner and homemade pies!), in support of the church's Youth Group and their trip to the Canada Youth 2012 Conference next summer. Tickets for this all-ages-event are available by calling 905 277-1620. Hear some music, have some food, and support a good cause!

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Sunday March 18th, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm &
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover
5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE returns to Corktown's favourite tavern for a Sunday matinee. We'll be performing danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for 9 piece. Vocalist George Westerholm is a delight and we'll do a few duets for this swingin' afternoon.

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Thursday March 29th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Michael Herring on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Amanda Tosoff on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

 

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas are back at the divine Res for a Thursday evening cocktail hour show of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - who could ask for anything more?

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Sunday April 7th / 5-8pm

Beverly sings with
The York Jazz Ensemble

www.yje.ca
Chalkers Pub
247 Marlee Ave
Toronto
416 789-2531
$10 Artist Fee

The 9 piece YJE debuts at Chalkers' jazz lounge for a swingin' Sunday matinee. Come on in for smallband hits and dance standards, as well as some jazzy originals, arranged for four horns!

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Thursday April 18th, 2013 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The indefatigible Swell Fellas kick some swing butt the third Thursday every month at the Res. This is a goodtime band, playing hot swing, sweet ballads and assorted ditties and chestnuts from the '20s, '30s & '40s. This is the last month with an "R" in it til the fall, so join us for buck-a-shuck oysters and swell tunes at the red velvet caveau!

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Saturday April 27th, 7:30pm

 

Anything Goes! Cole Porter Tribute!

Beverly & George Westerholm sing with
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Grace-Church-on-the-Hill
300 Lonsdale Rd.
Tickets $25 ($20 for seniors)
416 488-7884 for tickets and info

The 9 piece YJE celebrates music and lyrics of Cole Porter with this Parish Hall spring concert. Wonderful music & beautiful setting! There will be a cash bar, cabaret tables, and a dance floor!

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 / 6-9pm

Beverly's Quartet,
featuring Adrean Farrugia on keys, Artie Roth on bass & Ernesto Cervini on drums
Chalkers Pub
247 Marlee Avenue
$10 Artist Fee

It will be so much fun to return to Chalkers' Saturday Dinner Jazz Series after all these years! They have a gorgeous Shigeru Kawai SKIII Grand Piano, and Adrean is just the one to play it. Very glad to be joined by Artie & Ernesto, too, for three sets of happy music, bossa nova, blues and ballads, including some from the Hiltz/Taft book. Dinner reservations are recommended.

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Thursday May 16th, 2013 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas celebrate the third Thursday every month at the Res with hot swing, sweet ballads and assorted ditties and chestnuts from the '20s, '30s & '40s. Join us for music, corny patter, and buck-a-shuck oysters at the red velvet caveau!

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Friday, June 14th / 6pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Tania Gill on piano
BARRIE BLUES & JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Cuisine
128 Dunlop St. E., 705 737-1821
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival again. Tania and I have a wonderful time making music together and we're keen to share our chansons, bossa, standards, blues, and jazzy originals with you.The food is fresh and delicious at this fave Barrie restaurant.

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Thursday June 20th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Swingy Thursdays continue at the divine Res with two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties music, including depression era faves, blues and jazz. Let us welcome you in!

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Sunday June 23rd, 2013 / 12-4pm

Allen-Murata-Taft Swing Trio
Beverly with Mike Allen on guitar, and violinist San Murata
Spadina Museum's "Great Gatsby Garden Party"
285 Spadina Rd.
$5

A wonderful 1920s party in this beautifully restored mansion. The three of us will play from 1:10-2pm, and then I'll appear in Corktown (see below) while San & Mike play from 3:10-3:50. There will be a costume contest and many more fun events.

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Sunday June 23rd, 2013 / 2-5pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover
2-5pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE returns to Corktown's favourite tavern for a Saturday matinee on the opening weekend of the jazz fest. Vocalist George Westerholm is irrepressible - join him for the first set at 2 and then we'll all be *ensemble* for duets and more on this swingin' afternoon.

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Sunday June 23rd / 6pm - 9pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar, and special guest bassist: Steve Wallace
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion On Queen
500 Queen St E.
Tickets $10

Murata, Quarrington & Taft are together again for our annual Jazz Fest show. So pleased to have Steve Wallace, one of the finest bass players, joining us for jazz 'n' then some at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.

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Wednesday June 26th, 2013/ 7pm - 9pm

Beverly joins San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar
Nice Bistro
Whitby
905 668-8839
www.nicebistro.com

The return of M, Q & T to the magnifique Nice Bistro! Our hosts Manon et Bernard will treat you to a wonderful prix fixe dinner while we serenade you with swing, blues and chansons. Reservations are recommended

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Saturday June 29, 4pm - 7pm

The Bossa Nova Project
with Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Jordan O'Connor on bass, and Chris Gale on sax
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion On Queen
500 Queen St E.
Tickets $10

The beautiful melodies and bittersweet lyrics of Tom Jobim, Luiz Bonfa and their contemporaries always grab me good. We'll perform three sets of gorgeous Brazilian favourites from the late 1950s and 1960s, in Portuguese and English.

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Saturday July 13th, 5-8pm

Beverly with Mark Kieswetter on keys,
Michael Herring on upright bass,
and Ernesto Cervini on drums
Cherry Street Restaurant
275 Cherry St
416 461-5111 for reservations
No Cover

Am keen about singing jazz on the patio of this beautifully restored restaurant in the Port Lands, with these terrific musicians. The fellas and I will play some favourite standards, some new jazz & blues tunes from the Hiltz/Taft book, bossa, blues and more. The food is delicious at Cherry St and the show will go on, rain or shine!

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Sunday July 14th, 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

An annual tradition: Proceeds from this PWYC mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad's mom, Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and we love a good reason to visit the glorious shores of Georgian Bay!

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Thursday July 18th, 7:30-9:30pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Ernesto Cervini on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas return to swing at the divine Res with two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties tunes, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff - do join us!

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Sunday August 4th, / 7:30-9pm

Beverly with
The York Jazz Ensemble
Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square.
Outdoor Amphitheatre Stage, 5100 Yonge St.
Free Admission

Can’t wait to sing the music of Duke Ellington with YJE for this evening dance under the stars at Sundays in the Square!

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Thursday August 15th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Jon Meyer on bass, Morgan Childs on drums, Shawn Nykwist on sax and Richard Whiteman on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas hit the red velvet Res for two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties swing, depression era faves and some hot ol' chestnuts. Good food, fine bar, friendly and fashionable staff.

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Friday August 16th , 5:30-9pm

Friends of Wesleyville Village present
Benefit Concert
with Tony Quarrington on guitar and Denis Keldie on accordion
Wesleyville Church
Wesleyville, ON

Proceeds from this fun outdoor concert will go towards restoring four remaining heritage buildings in the charming old village of Wesleyville.

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Wednesday August 28th-Sunday September 1st, 2013, 1-5pm

Beverly plus three wonderful players each afternoon
Wine Garden, Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre
Canadian National Exhibition
Princes' Boulevard, Toronto

I've been asked back to the CNE's Wine Garden for five afternoons this year.  The Wine Garden features Ontario wines, craft beers, local cheeses and sausages. Come and take a break with us!

August 28th
Adrean Farrugia - keys, Reg Schwager - guitar & Neil Swainson - upright bass

August 29th
Adrean Farrugia - keys, Nathan Hiltz - guitar & Artie Roth - upright bass

August 30th
Adrean Farrugia - keys, Nathan Hiltz - guitar & Artie Roth - upright bass

August 31st
Denis Keldie - accordion, Tony Quarrington - guitar & vocals & San Murata - violin

September 1st
Mark Kieswetter - piano, Reg Schwager - guitar & Neil Swainson - upright bass

The Wine Garden is in the Direct Energy Centre, which you can see on the right hand side of this map.

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Thursday September 19th, 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Sly Juhas on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Swingy Thursdays continue at the divine Res with two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties music, including depression era faves, blues and jazz. Let us welcome you in!

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Sunday October 6th, 2-4pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Scarborough Civic Centre
FREE CONCERT

The nine-piece YJE returns to this free afternoon concert series for their annual fall show, with George and I in tow, to croon music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

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Thursday October 17th, 2013 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Jon Meyer on bass, Sly Juhas on drums, Shawn Nykwist on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas celebrate our pianist Tania Gill's birthday this month at the Res! Join us for hot swing, sweet ballads and assorted ditties and chestnuts from the '20s, '30s & '40s. There will be music, corny patter, and maybe some party hats at the red velvet caveau.

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Sunday October 27th, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE perform a late afternoon swing show at this east end jazz spot. My pal George and I will sing a few duets, danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for this fun 9 piece band.

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Thursday November 14th, 2013, 7-10pm

Beverly sings with
Reg Schwager on guitar &
Tony Quarrington on guitar
Edo Restaurant
484 Eglinton Ave. West
416 322-3033
No cover,
www.tonyquarrington.com

Music maestro Tony Quarrington has invited me to sing in this Thursday night series, and we'll have the illustrious Reg Schwager on guitar as well. Two wonderful guitarists and me, for an evening of jazz, bossa nova and blues. Edo is a fine Japanese restaurant with three sushi chefs, a variety of Japanese cuisine, and an oyster bar! The music will be swinging and sweet, in French, English and Portuguese. Reservations are recommended.

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Thursday November 21, 2013 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Jon Meyer on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas return for "Third Thursday Apres Work" at The Reservoir Lounge. We're serving up swing, blues and latin numbers from the 20s, 30s and beyond, at the red velvet caveau. Be there!

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Sunday December 8, 2013 / 4:30-6pm

Beverly with Nathan Hiltz on guitar,
Artie Roth on bass, and
William Carn on trombone
Jazz Vespers
Church of the Incarnation
15 Clairtrell Road
Visit the church online here.

We four are looking forward to participating in this afternoon of music, reflection, and inspiration. Freewill donations for the Vespers will be gratefully accepted.

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Thursday January 16th, 2014 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Sly Juhas on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Richard Whiteman on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas welcome in the New Year "with a Thursday Apres Work" show at The Reservoir Lounge. We're serving up swing, blues and latin numbers from the 20s, 30s and beyond, at the red velvet caveau. Warm up with us!

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Sunday January 19th, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE perform a late afternoon swing show at this east end jazz spot. My pal George and I will sing a few duets, danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for this fun 9 piece band.

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Saturday February 1 / 11:30am-2:30pm

Beverly with Adrean Farrugia on piano
and Nathan Hiltz on guitar
The February Blues Festival
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Cookstown Library, Innisfil
20 Church St., Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Looking forward to making some midday music in a family friendly setting for this annual winter fest. Adrean and Nathan and I will play songs from the forthcoming CD, along with favourite bossa, blues and standards. Bring the kids!

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Sunday March 9, 2014 / 4:30-6pm

Beverly with Lee Wallace on guitar,
Artie Roth on bass, and
William Carn on trombone
Jazz Vespers
Church of the Incarnation
15 Clairtrell Road
Visit the church online here.

Reverend Heather Gwynne-Timothy has invited us back for her Jazz Vespers, to share beautiful songs in this sacred space for this afternoon of reflection and inspiration. Join us! Freewill donations for the Vespers will be gratefully accepted.

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Thursday March 20th, 2014 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Sly Juhas on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas usher in Spring with a Thursday Apres Work show at The Reservoir Lounge. We're serving up swing, blues and latin numbers from the 20s, 30s and beyond, at the red velvet caveau. Dig it!

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Sunday March 30th, 5-8pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover 5-8pm early show!

Join the 9 piece YJE for spring swing in Corktown! See and hear the incorrigible George Westerholm sing a few duets, danceband hits and jazz standards, arranged for this fun 9 piece band.

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Thursday April 24, Friday April 25 & Saturday April 26, 2014 / 9pm

A Toronto Downtown Jazz Special Project Initiative!
CD LAUNCH for Beverly Taft meets the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra
Nathan Hiltz on guitar,
Adrean Farrugia on piano,
(Tania Gill on piano April 26),
Artie Roth on bass,
Morgan Childs on drums,
(Ernesto Cervini on drums April 26),
William Carn on trombone,
(Kelsley Grant on trombone April 26),
Shawn Nykwist on tenor sax,
Rich Underhill on alto sax, and
Jake Wilkinson on trumpet
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St
Reservations are highly recommended! 416 363-5299
$15 cover Thursday & Friday and $20 cover Saturday April 26th

I'm thrilled to announce that our CD will be launched over three nights at the gorgeous Jazz Bistro (formerly The Senator), and Toronto Downtown Jazz has endorsed this launch as one of their three Special Projects for this calendar year! Nathan and I are really looking forward to performing ten of our originals - all those on the new album - and some favourite standards in this classy setting, with you in the audience. Please do book ahead, and remember that dinner reservations guarantee seating. Can't wait to see you there!

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Wednesday June 4th / 5-8pm

Beverly Taft Trio
featuring Artie Roth on bass and Lee Wallace on guitar
All Canadian Self-Storage
1 Laird Drive
416 203-3331
$25 suggested donation (kids under 6 free)

Very pleased to be part of this Fundraiser and Public Awareness Event for Doctors Without Borders, organized, hosted and sponsored by Canada Self-Storage.

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Saturday, June 14th / 6pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Tania Gill on piano
BARRIE BLUES & JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Cuisine
128 Dunlop St. E., 705 737-1821
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival. Tania and I have a wonderful time making music together and we're keen to share our chansons, bossa, standards, blues, and jazzy originals with you.The food is fresh and delicious at this fave Barrie restaurant.

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Friday June 20th / 7:30pm

Harden & Huyse Chocolate presents:
Jazz in June - Concert
Beverly sings with San Murata on violin, Yumi Nakata from Japan on keys and Tony Quarrington on guitar
Upstairs from Great Chocolate
www.greatchocolate.com
201 Division Street
Cobourg, ON
Tickets $20 - please call 905 377-9917

Beverly, San, Yumi and Tony will perform an intimate evening of swing and jazz standards, blues, chansons and bossa at this gorgeous heritage hall which dates back to 1927.

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Sunday June 22nd, 2014 / 1-4pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
$10 Cover
1-4pm early show!

The 9 piece YJE returns to Corktown's favourite tavern for a Sunday matinee on the opening weekend of the jazz fest. Vocalist George Westerholm is irrepressible - we have loads of fun with duets and banter and swingy solo tunes with this old-school dance band.

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Sunday June 22nd / 5pm - 8pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, Tony Quarrington on guitar, and special guest pianist from Japan: Yumi Nakata
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
Tickets $10

Murata, Quarrington & Taft are together again for our annual Jazz Fest show, with a special guest from Japan. Join us for swing and chansons at this historic tavern in good ol' Corktown.

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014 / 7pm - 9pm

Beverly sings with Robi Botos on piano
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Musideum "a world of musical instruments"

401 Richmond St, Suite 133
416 599-7323
$20 Music Charge
Limited Seating!
Reserve by calling 416 599-7323 or
emailing Donald info AT musideum DOT com

It will be wonderful to make music with Robi again. We'll perform favourite songs from Jobim, Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Hiltz/Taft, and many others in this intimate and magical space. At Musideum, "music always passes from performer to audience with zero hindrance. As ripples and vibrations pass through water, music passes through the air and the soul with musical instruments being the means. Musideum is a place where music is always shared with all that are willing to receive." Performers and audience members are all captivated by this sacred musical space, which holds a maximum of 50 people. It is very much like a living room concert, with a stunning grand piano and superb acoustics. Do reserve ahead! FYI: The very wonderful vocalistJohn Alcorn is performing with pianist extraordinaire Dave Restivo from 9:30-11:30pm the same night - highly recommended.

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Saturday June 28, 4pm - 7pm

The Bossa Nova Project
with Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Jordan O'Connor on bass, and Chris Gale on sax
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Dominion on Queen
500 Queen St E.
Tickets $10

The beautiful melodies and bittersweet lyrics of Tom Jobim, Luiz Bonfa and their contemporaries continue to draw me in deeper and deeper. We'll perform three sets of gorgeous Brazilian favourites from the late 1950s and 1960s, in Portuguese and English.

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Saturday July 19, 2014 / 1:30-2:30pm

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival presents:
Beverly Taft and the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra
Nathan Hiltz on guitar,
Artie Roth on bass,
Morgan Childs on drums,
William Carn on trombone,
Shawn Nykwist on tenor sax,
Rich Underhill on alto sax, and
Jake Wilkinson on trumpet
Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
Main Stage at Waterloo City Hall
FREE FESTIVAL SHOW!

I'm very happy to be performing at the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival for the first time - and with the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra in all its glory. The eight of us will open the Mainstage of this three day festival on the Saturday, playing our bossa, swing and blues originals, and a few jazz and latin standards. Join us - bring the whole family, This is fun for all ages.

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Sunday July 20th, 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

Admission by donation. All proceeds from this mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad's mom Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and this has become an annual pilgrimage for us. Come celebrate the early years of jazz with us - and support a good cause, by the glorious shores of Georgian Bay.

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Thursday July 31st / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Richard Whiteman on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Join us for a swingy Thursday evening at the divine Res - two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties music, including depression era faves, blues and jazz. Get on the good foot!

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Saturday August 30, 2014 / 3:30-6:30pm

The Rex Hotel presents:
Beverly Taft and the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra
Nathan Hiltz on guitar,
Artie Roth on bass,
Kelsley Grant on trombone,
Shawn Nykwist on tenor sax,
Johnny Griffith on alto sax, and
Tim Hamel on trumpet
Sly Juhas on drums
The Rex Hotel
PWYC Matinee

I've been asked to fill in for this Saturday matinee at The Rex and am thrilled that the fine players of the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra are able to join me. We will play our bossa, swing and blues originals, and some jazz and latin standards. The Rex welcomes audience members of all ages, so bring the whole family!

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Sunday September 7th 2014 / 6-8pm

Beverly sings with Reg Schwager on guitar
Toni Bulloni Retaurant
156 Cumberland St.
416 967-7676
Dinner reservations recommended!

Reg is one of my favourite guitarists and I’m so looking forward to these two sets of music with him. In honour of the Toronto International Film Festival, we'll sing songs about stars and stargazing, and we'll mine the vast Brazilian bossa nova repertoire. The food at this comfortable Yorkville restaurant is delicious – classic Italian favourites, nice vegetarian options, healthy salads, and tasty desserts. Join us for dinner and music. We play 6-6:40 and then 7 or 7:10 until 8pm, and we'd love to see you there.

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Thursday September 11 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Nick Fraser on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Marcel Aucoin on piano
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

Birthday show at the divine Res! Our bassist Wes and pianist Marcel are September 11th babies, and I'm on the 12th. Celebrate with us: two cocktail hours of twenties and thirties music, including depression era faves, blues and jazz. Self-identifying Virgos will get a little bonus surprise!

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Sunday October 5th, 2-4pm

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Scarborough Civic Centre
FREE CONCERT

The nine-piece YJE returns to this free afternoon concert series for their annual fall show, with George and I in tow, crooning music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

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Sunday October 19th, 10:15 am

World Music Sunday
Featuring Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Artie Roth on acoustic bass, and Malcolm Gould on drums
at St John’s United Church in Agincourt
2 Nobert Rd, Toronto M1T 1C1

I’m very much looking forward to this program of music meant to guide us from dark times into more celebratory ones. The morning service is built around this theme, and we’ll feature some Hiltz/Taft songs from the CD, and some meaningful music from the jazz and bossa oeuvre. Everyone is welcome!

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Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 9:30pm

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Adrean Farrugia on piano &
Artie Roth - upright bass
Nick Fraser - drums
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
Sunday Night Jazz

The Rex is a great spot for jazz any day and any time. I'm very happy to be back at this venerable jazz hub in our city, with a swinging quartet.

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Thursday November 20th, 2014 / 7-9pm

Beverly & Her Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Sly Juhas on drums, Chris Gale on sax and Amanda Tosoffon piano.
Reservoir Lounge
52 Wellington St. E.
416 955-0887
$5 cover

The Swell Fellas celebrate 20s, 30s, 40s jazz, and swingy bluesy sounds of today at the Res with hot licks, sweet ballads and assorted ditties and chestnuts. Join us for music and patter at the red velvet caveau!

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Thursday November 27th, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly’s Trio
Featuring Adrean Farrugia on piano and Neil Swainson on acoustic bass
at The Old Mill Homesmith Bar
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
416 236-2641

This is a very elegant and inviting room, and I’m thrilled to be joined by two of my favourite musicians for this evening of jazz, bossa and blues. We’ll warm you right up! There is no cover charge, and no reservations, but there is a $20 minimum per person. The Old Mill is very close to the Old Mill subway, and there’s free parking in case you’re driving.

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Wednesday January 28th, 2015 / 5-8pm

Beverly sings with the Maxine Willan Group

Maxine Willan on piano
Kurt Lund on clarinet/saxophone
Ron Johnston on bass
Bob Cary on trumpet
John Collin on drums
Gate 403
403 Roncesvalles Avenue
Visit pianist/composer Maxine's website here.

Lucky me: Maxine has asked me to join her group for this evening of prohibition era music. Fun!

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Sunday February 1st, 2015 / 2-5pm

Jazzy Sunday at Morgan's
Beverly sings with David Restivo on piano

Morgan's on the Danforth

1282 Danforth Ave
416 461-3020

Join Dave and me for three sets of jazz, Bossa Nova, originals, and standards. Morgan's is a great east end spot with good food, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere. There's no cover, but bring your appetite and your thirst!

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Sunday February 8th, 2015 / 4:30pm

Jazz Vespers

Beverly with Nathan Hiltz on guitar,
Artie Roth on bass, and
William Carn on trombone
Church of the Incarnation
15 Clairtrell Road
Visit the church online here.

We four are happy to return for this afternoon of music, reflection, and inspiration. Freewill donations for the Vespers will be gratefully accepted. Please note the 4:30pm start time!

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Saturday February 14th / 4-7pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
Valentine's Day
Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge
744 Mount Pleasant, 416 489-7931
$10 Cover

The 9 piece YJE plays uptown for a Saturday matinee on Valentine's Day. Vocalist George Westerholm is so much fun - we'll sing duets and more on this swingy love-ly afternoon.

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Sunday, February 15th  / 7-10pm

LOVE HANGOVER - an eclectic evening of duets, co-hosted with Zebulun Barnow
featuring Tania Gill on piano, accordion and percussion Victor Bateman on bass, guitar and vocals, and special guests:
Eve Brown
Nicole Coward
Myles Deck
Shelby Lamb
Fred Spek
George Westerholm
Felicity Williams

Chalkers Pub
247 Marlee Avenue
$10 Artist Fee

The Love Hangover is an annual evening of duets on the theme of love, started 15 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now held in NYC, Chicago and a few other cities. This will be its debut in Canada.  Zebulun and I are putting together a fun line-up of unexpected pairs and players.  Join us for a first date, to celebrate your divorce, or just for a good time!  Chalkers has a gorgeous Shigeru Kawai SKIII grand piano, new owners and delicious new menu items.

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Sunday March 22/ 2-5pm

Beverly and Tania in Barrie
featuring Tania Gill on piano
Canvas and Cabernet
72 Dunlop St E, Barrie
705-238-1687 or 705 252-9463
Call for more information or to reserve.

Canvas and Cabernet is a charming new wine bar in Barrie, with charcuterie, specialty breads, cured meats and cheese and chocolate. It also features painting classes and live music! That’s where Tania and I come in, for an afternoon of jazz and cabaret and originals, in English, French and Portuguese.

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Friday, April 3rd  / 7:30-8:30pm

Beverly’s Bossa Nova Project – tribute to Jobim & his contemporaries in English & Portuguese
featuring Adrean Farrugia on piano and Chris Gale on tenor sax
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307
No cover before 8pm!

Lula Lounge has a wonderful free Friday evening jazz and world music series, and I’m thrilled to be bringing Adrean and Chris with me to perform some of our Brazilian bossa nova repertoire, on their glorious stage. Lula has a terrific menu, and if you come for dinner at 6:30 or 7, it's just $35 for dinner and show. You can catch our set and stick around for the dance lesson at 9:30 and then the salsa band at 10:30. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday April 26/ 2-4pm

Beverly sings 20s and 30s music with
featuring Tania Gill on keys, and Chris Gale on tenor sax
Duchess of Markham
53 Main St North
Markham
Tickets $15 in advance 905-471-5299
More info and paypal link here
Or $20 at the door

This is a pub afternoon sponsored by the Markham Jazz Festival, and they’ve asked me to present “The Roaring Twenties and the Dirty Thirties - the Highs and Lows of the Great American Songbook.” We’ll have fun putting together the program from our vast selection of music from this favourite era of mine. It’s an intimate venue, with room for about 40 people. Do join us!

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Sunday, June 14th / 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
featuring Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Artie Roth on bass
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425
No cover, but do arrive hungry.

The Local Gest is a comfy and inviting pub with healthy, fresh and really tasty food, and friendly and helpful staff. This will be my first time singing there, and, as of right now, my first public gig back in Toronto after a month in Brasil! Expect to hear lots of bossa, as well as some new Hiltz/Taft compositions. See you there, dears.

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Friday, June 19th / 6pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Marcel Aucoin on piano
BARRIE BLUES & JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Cuisine
128 Dunlop St. E., 705 737-1821
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival again, with my dear old pal Marcel Aucoin. Join us for an evening of originals, chansons, bossa, standards, blues, and more. The food is fresh and delicious at this fave Barrie restaurant. You might want to reserve ahead.

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Saturday June 20th / 4-7pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
Anything Goes!
Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge
744 Mount Pleasant, 416 489-7931
$10 Cover

The 9 piece YJE plays uptown for a Saturday matinee this fine June. Vocalist George Westerholm is so much fun - we'll sing duets and more as we feature music by Cole Porter and other greats of the American Songbook.

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Friday, June 26th / 11:30pm-1am

Beverly sings with Tania Gill on piano
JAZZ FESTIVAL GIG:
Musideum "a world of musical instruments"

401 Richmond St, Suite 133
416 599-7323
$20 Music Charge
Limited Seating!
Reserve by calling 416 599-7323 or
emailing Donald info AT musideum DOT com

Tania Gill is one of my favourite musicians to work with. She is creative and intuitive as both a soloist and accompanist, and she is also a lovely singer and listener. We will perform some Hiltz/Taft originals, some favourites from our 20s and 30s repertoire, some standards and more. If you’ve not yet been to Musideum, know that it is a unique and intimate listening venue that allows the music and the performers to stretch and soar. “As ripples and vibrations pass through water, music passes through the air and the soul with musical instruments being the means. Musideum is a place where music is always shared with all that are willing to receive.” Performers and audience members are all captivated by this sacred musical space, which holds a maximum of 50 people. It is very much like a living room concert, with a stunning grand piano and superb acoustics. Do reserve ahead! FYI, also on the bill that evening: at 7:30, Lina Allemano; and at 9:30, Ugly Beauties Trio. Wonderful music-makers.

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Wednesday July 1st, / 1-2pm

Beverly, Tony Quarrington and Tania Gill
Swing L'Orange at Peggy Nash's Canada Day Event
High Park.
Picnic Area 1, 1873 Bloor St W.
Free

Honoured to perform at my MP's annual Canada Day event, which begins with a citizenship ceremony from 11am-12noon. Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair will be in attendance and we've got a special song just for him. The event runs from 11am to 2pm, and is fun for all ages. Best to bike, walk or take TTC.

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Sunday July 5th / 7:30-9pm

Beverly with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square.
Outdoor Amphitheatre Stage, 5100 Yonge St.
Free Admission

George Westerholm and I will sing the music of Cole Porter with YJE for this evening dance under the stars at Sundays in the Square!

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Sunday July 19th / 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

An annual tradition: Proceeds from this PWYC mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Library. My dad’s mom, Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and we love a good reason to visit the glorious shores of Georgian Bay! Last year my dad even crooned a tune at this family event.

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Sunday July 26th / 11:00am-12noon

Beverly’s Bossa Nova Project
featuring Nathan Hiltz on guitar, Gord Mowat on bass, and William Carn on trombone
Royal Botanical Gardens – Hendrie Park
Burlington, Ontario

For the Pan Am Games this year, RBG is hosting a series of events, and I’ve been asked to perform my Portuguese/English tribute to Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Jobim. It will be lovely to play this music in the beautiful gardens there in Hendrie Park (where dogs are also welcome!). Take in the sights, sounds and scents with us.

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Sunday, August 9th / 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
Lee Wallace on guitar and Artie Roth on bass
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425
No cover, but you will want to eat their tasty food and perhaps have a pint or cocktail or somesuch.

So glad to be returning to this casual and friendly Parliament St pub for a jazz matinee. The food is literally "farm-fresh," and the staff are happy and welcoming.

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Wednesday, August 19th / 21h

Beverly sings with Airlixxx Jazz Band in Sao Paulo
Jorge Alberto Jorge on piano, Pedro Marcendes on bass,
Alfredo Assad on drums, and Rodrigo Bento on sax.
Bar Ao Vivo
Rua Inhambu, 229 - Moema, Sao Paulo, Brasil
(11) 5052-0072
$R25 Cover

This is a wonderful intimate listening room in the Moema district of Sao Paulo. The food is really good, and they have had an inspiring line-up of musicians, including Filo Machado, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Liebman, Mike Stern, and Scott Hamilton. I feel very honoured to be able to play there - with lovely Sao Paulo musicians.

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Saturday September 17 / 7-10:30pm

Beverly with Richard Whiteman on keys and Frank Sant on bass for
The Wild Ball, hosted by Toronto Wildlife Centre
The Burroughes Building
639 Queen West, 6th Floor

This is a fundraising event to help care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the GTA. Visit the link above for more details re tickets and how you can support the excellent work of this organization.

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Saturday September 19 / 12:30-1:45 and 3:30-4:45pm

Sunday September 20 / 12:30-1:15 and 3:45-4:45pm

Beverly, Tony Quarrington and Tania Gill
Swing L’Orange at the Roncesvalles Polish Festival
North stage, on Roncesvalles at Marmaduke
Free!

Really looking forward to performing at this community festival in my neighbourhood! Roncesvalles Avenue will be open to pedestrian traffic only Saturday and Sunday, and we’ll perform some old swingy songs, bossa nova and blues. It’s probably easiest to arrive on foot, from Dundas West station (a few blocks north) or the 506 streetcar (west on College Street), or up from the 501 on Queen.

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Saturday, September 26 / six hours of live music between 11am and 7pm

Latina Esquina
Beverly sings with Richard Whiteman on keys, Frank Sant on bass, and Sly Juhas on drums
Uptown Yonge BIA Fall Fest
2670 Yonge St, at Lytton Blvd, near the Roots Store, two blocks south of Glencairn
free!

Come join us on our Latin corner for music from South America in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Sunday October 4th, 2-4pm

 

Beverly sings with George Westerholm and
The York Jazz Ensemble
www.yje.ca
Scarborough Civic Centre
FREE CONCERT

The nine-piece YJE returns to this free afternoon concert series for their annual fall show, with George and I in tow, to croon music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

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Saturday October 31st / 4-7pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
Hallowe-en Show
Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge
744 Mount Pleasant, 416 489-7931
$10 Cover

The 9 piece YJE plays uptown for a Saturday matinee on All Hallow's Eve. Vocalist George Westerholm is ooh! scary! We will sing ghoulish duets and more on this frightening afternoon.

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Thursday, November 12th/ 7:30pm

Beverly and the Bossa Nova Project - tribute to Jobim & his contemporaries in English & Portuguese
featuring Richard Whiteman on piano and William Carn on trombone
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307

Lula Lounge is one of the loveliest venues in Toronto, with a big stage, gorgeous grand piano, great sound system, dance floor, terrific menu, and enthusiastic staff. Looking forward to returning with some new Brazilian bossa nova repertoire, and William and Richard as my musical partners. See you there!

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Saturday December 19th / 4-7pm

Singing with
George Westerholm & The York Jazz Ensemble
Holiday Swing!
Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge
744 Mount Pleasant, 416 489-7931
$10 Cover

The 9 piece YJE warms you up uptown with some winter warbling and festive frolicking. Fave crooner George always tears up the room. Be there with us to celebrate and dance.

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Sunday, December 20th/ Doors open 7:30pm; Showtime 8:30pm

We Sing For Their Supper, A Holiday Concert for the Daily Bread Food Bank
featuring Robert Scott on keys, Chris Gartner on bass, and Great Bob Scott on drums, with lots of special guests
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Very happy to lend my voice to this important cause and this terrific gathering, which features Mary Margaret OHara, Nichol Robertson, Selina Martin, Donne Roberts, Lily Frost, Chris Bottomley, Jaymz Bee, Elise Legrow and many others. Each of us will do a song or two to support the essential work that Daily Bread does. Join us!

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Sunday January 17th, 2016 / 2-5pm

Jazzy Sunday at Morgan's
Beverly sings with David Restivo on piano
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave
416 461-3020

So happy to be returning with Dave Restivo for three sets of jazz, Bossa Nova, originals, and standards. Morgans is a cozy and friendly east-end spot with delicious food and great staff, and is just steps from Greenwood Subway station. There is no cover charge, but bring your appetite and your thirst!

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Sunday, January 31st / 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Artie Roth on bass
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425

We are back at this homey Parliament St pub for a jazz matinee! The food is literally farm-fresh, and the staff is happy and welcoming. No cover, but you will want to eat some of their tasty food and perhaps have a pint or cocktail or somesuch.

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Saturday, February 6th / 7pm - 10:00pm

Beverly with Tania Gill on piano and accordion
FEBRUARY BLUES
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Chavo Crepes
74 Dunlop St. E., 705 727-8721
Barrie, ON

Tania and I are looking forward to bringing some retro swing and French jazz and blues to this charming spot for the February Blues Festival in downtown Barrie. Join us for delicious food and songs from another time and place.

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Monday, February 15th, 2016 / 7:30pm Doors open Showtime 8pm - 10:30pm with one intermission

THE LOVE HANGOVER - an eclectic evening of duets, co-hosted with George Westerholm
featuring Tony Quarrington on guitar and vocals, Frank Sant on bass, Zebulun Barnow on drums and vocals, and lots of singers - 12 performers in all!
Burdock Music Hall
1184 Bloor St W
$12 Artist Fee ($10 in advance)

The Love Hangover is an annual evening of duets on the theme of love, started 16 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now held in NYC, Chicago and a few other cities. Zebulun and I were thrilled to host it here in Toronto for the first time, and are eager to bring together a new group of duetists. This year's line-up is very exciting: in addition to the fab house band, quirky popster Shelby Lamb, guitarist/vocalist Isabel Fryszberg, guitarist/singer Abigail Lapell, bluesy singer Heather Luckhart, campy saxman/vocalist Fred Spek, kickass rocker James Clark (of the James Clark Institute) and one man band Bradley James McGoey, will be performing their originals as well as beloved covers. Burdock has terrific food and very good sight lines, is right on the subway line, and is an all-ages venue. This is the perfect place to be on Family Day!

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Thursday February 25th/ 6-8pm

Live at 120 Diner
Beverly sings with Adrean Farrugia on keys
120 Diner
120 Church St
$10 Cover

Adrean and I will perform ballads, bossa and more for your listening and dining pleasure. This is a newish spot that is dedicated to live performances, and has an elegant atmosphere. They specialize in comfort food, like rice bowls, meatloaf and mac n cheese. Join us for this intimate evening of song.

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Thursday, April 7th/ 7:30-8:30pm/ $10 Cover

Beverly's Bossa Nova Project, a tribute to Jobim and his contemporaries in English and Portuguese
featuring Adrean Farrugia on piano and Chris Gale on tenor sax
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307

Lula Lounge has terrific music programming several nights a week, and I'm so happy to return, with two of my favourite humans, Adrean and Chris. We'll perform one hour of our Brazilian bossa nova repertoire, on their glorious stage. Lula has a terrific menu, and dinner reservations are encouraged. Looking forward to sharing music and stories of Brazil with you there! Singer Rebecca Binnendyk is on after us, so you can enjoy a whole evening of singing.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016, 3:30-6:30pm

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
David Restivo on piano,
Neil Swainson - upright bass, and
Morgan Childs - drums
The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
Sunday Matinee (PWYC)

The Rex is a great spot for jazz any day and any time. Join me for some originals, standards, and bossa nova at this venerable music hub - with this world-class kickass rhythm section!

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Sunday, June 12th / 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
Nathan Hiltz on guitar and Jon Meyer on bass
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425

Join us in Cabbagetown for a June jazz matinee! The food is literally farm-fresh, so I recommend arriving with your mouth fixed for grub and your ears fixed for music. Plenty of good bevvies to wet your whistle with, too. Did I mention that Local Gest owners also serve and bartend, and the staff are happy and welcoming? And, there's no cover charge.

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Saturday, June 18th / 2-5pm

Beverly with The Swell Fellas: Tania Gill on piano, Victor Bateman on upright bass and Chris Gale on tenor sax. BARRIE BLUES and JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Bradford West Gwillimbury Library
425 Holland St W
Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON L3Z OJ2

Happy to be back at the Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival again, this time with The Swell Fellas Quartet. We will feature some terrific old tunes by composers like Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Walter Donaldson, and their Tin Pan Alley contemporaries. Come to the library for some free bookish and musical fun for all ages!

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Sunday June 26th, 2016 / 9pm-12am

Beverly and The Swell Fellas
featuring Wes Neal on bass, Chris Gale on sax and Tania Gill on keys
The Local
396 Roncesvalles Ave.
416 535-6225
PWYC

The Swell Fellas serve up swing, blues, latin and original tunes in a 20s, 30s and 40s groove, at The Local Pub on Roncesvalles. Join us for a fun evening, with some of my favourite humans and players in my neighbourhood!

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Thursday July 14th/ 8:30-10pm

Live at 120 Diner
“Loesser is The Most!” Beverly sings Frank Loesser with Tania Gill on keys and Shawn Nykwist on tenor
120 Diner
120 Church St
PWYC $10-20 suggested

Frank Loesser is one of the most enduring lyricists/composers of the 20th century, whose musicals Guys and Dolls and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying are standouts of the genre. He wrote hundreds of beautiful, touching and fun songs, and we'll present several of them at this lovely venue, including "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year," "Slowboat to China," "Inch Worm," and "I've Never Been In Love Before." Come for dinner AND the show!

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Sunday July 17th / 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

This is an annual Taft family tradition: Proceeds from this PWYC mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Friends of the Library. My dad's mom, Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and we love to visit the glorious shores of Georgian Bay. My dad may even croon a tune at this all-ages event. Bring a chair so you can relax and enjoy the sunset while we play.

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Friday July 22nd/ 7:30-8:30pm/ Free admission before 8pm

Beverly's Jazz Trio
featuring Adrean Farrugia on piano and Shawn Nykwist on tenor sax
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307

Lula Lounge is one of my favourite places to perform. The stage, sound and lighting are excellent, and Lula has a terrific staff to bring you delicious food and drink. For this evening set, Adrean and Shawn and I will play uptempo jazz and blues and a couple of sambas. Join us for dinner and music. They also have $35 and $49 dinner, dance lesson and show packages, so you can stay for the live salsa orchestra that follows us!

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Saturday, September 24 / live music between 12noon and 4pm

Latina Esquina
Beverly sings with Frank Sant on bass, Richard Whiteman on keys and Tim Shia on drums
Uptown Yonge BIA Fall Fest
We perform near 2488 Yonge St, close to the southwest corner of Yonge and Castlefield

We return to Fall Fest with music from South America in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Free! Outside!

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Saturday October 1 / 6-8pm

Live at 120 Diner
More Loesser is The Most! Beverly, keyboardist Tania Gill, and tenorman Shawn Nykwist present the music of Frank Loesser
120 Diner
120 Church St
PWYC $10-20 suggested

By popular demand, we are bringing our Loesser show back to 120 Diner, this time on a Saturday in the dinner hour. Favourites like “Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year,” “I Believe In You” and “Inch Worm” are sure to be included, along with some we couldn’t cram into our July performance. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.

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Wednesday October 5 / 12-1pm

Princess Margaret Hospital
Music in the Atrium

Beverly, guitarist Reg Schwager, and bassist Artie Roth perform an hour of uplifting music in French, Portuguese and English.
FREE

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 / 3:30-6:30pm

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Adrean Farrugia on piano,
Neil Swainson - upright bass, and
Ernesto Cervini - drums
The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
Sunday Matinee (PWYC)

Really looking forward to our return to The Rex, one of the most relaxed and fun places for jazz in our city. We’ll play originals, jazz, blues, and some bossa and samba at this venerable music hub - with this world-class kickass rhythm section!

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Friday November 25th, 7:30-10:30pm

Beverly’s Trio
Featuring Adrean Farrugia on piano and Neil Swainson on acoustic bass
Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto
21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
416 236-2641

This cozy elegant room has a baby grand piano, a fireplace, very comfortable lounge seating, and a large and varied food and drink menu. There is no cover charge, nor reservations, so it’s recommended that you arrive by 7pm or earlier. (There’s a $20 minimum per person.) I’m thrilled to be returning with two of my favourite musicians for this evening of jazz, bossa and blues. We’ll warm you right up! The Old Mill is very close to the Old Mill subway, and there’s free parking in case you’re driving.

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Sunday, December 11th/ Doors open 6:30pm; Showtime 7:30pm

We Sing For Their Supper, A Holiday Concert for the Daily Bread Food Bank
featuring Eric St Laurent on guitar, Mike Pellerin and Great Bob Scott on drums, with lots of special guests
Click here for Advance Tickets
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

This seasonal fundraising concert was lots of fun last year, and this year features the likes of Jaymz Bee, Big Rude Jake, Kevin Hearn, Selina Martin, Mary Margaret OHara, Donne Roberts, Jane Siberry, and many others. Each of us will do a song or two to support the essential work that the Daily Bread Food Bank does. Dinner reservations guarantee seating, and you can call 416-588-0307 to reserve your table. See you there!

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Thursday December 15th/ 6-8pm

Live at 120 Diner
Frank Loesser's Seasons: Letters and Love Songs; Beverly sings with Tania Gill on keys and Shawn Nykwist on tenor
120 Diner
120 Church St
PWYC $10-20 suggested

My interest in Frank Loesser grows every season, and the holidays are a terrific time to celebrate the man who gave us What Are You Doing New Years' Eve? and Baby It's Cold Outside. In addition to singing some of his lovely love songs, I'll also read from some of his letters home to NYC from Hollywood. Tania, Shawn and I will be joined by special guest Steven Taetz for a seasonal duet. Come and celebrate Frank Loesser’s warm and wintry music with us. You can have dinner AND the show!

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Sunday, January 29th / 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
Reg Schwager on guitar
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425

Join us in Cabbagetown for this favourite local pub's first Sunday jazz matinee of the new year! I’m very pleased to be bringing in guitarist Reg Schwager as my musical partner for an intimate afternoon of duets. In addition to Brazilian Bossa Nova (music which Reg is kind of a local expert in), we will also perform some Hiltz/Taft originals, favourite standards, and some Loesser greats, from my ongoing “More Loesser” and “Loesser is the Most” projects. The food at The Local Gest is literally farm-fresh, and the beverage selection is equally fine. I recommend arriving hungry and thirsty, with your ears fixed for music. Eating and drinking at this veteran establishment is also a good way of supporting a venue that hires local musicians. (There’s no cover charge.) Really looking forward to seeing you there.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2016 / Doors open 7pm / Showtime 8 -11pm with one intermission

THE LOVE HANGOVER - an eclectic evening of duets, co-hosted with George Westerholm
featuring Eric St-Laurent on guitar, Victor Bateman on bass, Zebulun Barnow on drums, keys and vocals, and twelve singers!
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St West
416 588-0307
Buy Advance Tickets $12 here.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
Dinner Reservations guarantee seating – and the food is delicious!

The Love Hangover is an annual evening of duets on the theme of love, started 18 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now also held in NYC and Kansas City, Missouri, and is now in its third year in Toronto.  Zebulun and George and I are excited about bringing together a new group of duettists at the glorious Lula Lounge.  This year’s line-up includes jazz belter Tracey Gallant, folk singer-songwriter Kyp Harness, country/blues/jazz singer Ted Hawkins, quirky popster Shelby Lamb, soul/synth pop gal Lilly Mason, jazz-soul-rock powerhouse Chloe Watkinson, and young big band singer Jackson Welchner.  More to come!  Lula Lounge is one of the best venues in the city, with delicious food, really good sound, a nice big stage, very good sight lines, and terrific staff.  Definitely reserve ahead for dinner so you can enjoy an evening of music and food.

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Sunday March 5th, 2017 / 2-5pm

Jazzy Sunday at Morgans
Beverly sings with Tania Gill on keys
Morgans on the Danforth
1282 Danforth Ave
416 461-3020

So happy to be returning to Morgans for an early spring show with my pal, pianist, singer, composer, arranger Tania Gill. We’ll do three sets of jazz, Bossa Nova, originals, and standards., including some Frank Loesser repertoire. Morgans is just steps from Greenwood Subway station and is a very friendly and cozy spot, with delicious food. There is no cover charge, but bring your appetite and your thirst!

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Saturday March 11th, 2017/ Doors open 6:30 / Three sets: 8:30 – 11:30pm

Live at The Kitchener Waterloo Jazz Room
Beverly’s Quartet with Adrean Farrugia on piano, Neil Swainson on bass, and Mark Kelso on drums
KW Jazz Room
59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2
Cover charge usually ranges from $12-20

This will be my first time at The Jazz Room at the Huether Hotel in Uptown Waterloo, and I’m so glad that Adrean, Neil and Mark will be able to join me. It’s billed as a “sizzling night club dedicated to the best in jazz music presentation,” and it’s Home to the Grand River Jazz Society (GRJS). Spring will be just around the corner and there will be songs celebrating that favourite season and all its promises, as well as Brazilian bossa nova, standards, and jazzy/bluesy originals. Come for dinner, and stay for the music! General admission seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

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Sunday, May 7th/ 4:30-7:30pm

Beverly sings with
Reg Schwager on guitar
The Local Gest
424 Parliament St
416 961-9425

Reg and I return to this Cabbagetown favourite for a relaxed springy afternoon of bossa, standards, blues and jazz originals, Frank Loesser greats, witty repartée (?!), and more. The food at The Local Gest is truly farm-fresh, and very satisfying. You’ll find the beverage selection equally fine. I recommend arriving hungry and thirsty, with your ears fixed for music. (There’s no cover charge.) Really looking forward to seeing you there.

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Friday, June 9th / 6 - 10:00pm

Beverly with Will Davis on piano
BARRIE BLUES and JAZZ FEST
www.barriejazzbluesfest.com
Tara Indian Restaurant
128 Dunlop St. E.,
705 737-1821
Barrie, ON

Great to be back at the Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival again, this time with my pal Will Davis, a terrific keyboardist who loves to play latin, blues and swing tunes. We’ll also be performing some originals, ballads and glorious Frank Loesser compositions. This fave Barrie restaurant has been serving their tasty home-cooked Indian comfort food for 18 years – they’ve got it right. See you there!

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Wednesday, June 28th/ 7pm

Beverly with San Murata on violin, and
Tony Quarrington on guitar
Sakawaya Japanese Bistro
867 Danforth Avenue

San Murata is one of my favourite people and one of my favourite players. He really honours the American Songbook with his heartfelt renditions of standards by Gershwin, Kern, Porter and others. I sing songs with him that I rarely do on other gigs, and it’s always a joy. The sushi here is very fresh – some of the best in Toronto.

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Sunday, July 16th, 2017 / 3:30-6:30pm

Beverly's Quartet, featuring
Adrean Farrugia on piano,
Steve Wallace - upright bass, and
Ernesto Cervini - drums
The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen St W.
Sunday Matinee (PWYC)

This is such a satisfying combo of players. I feel very grateful to be in this city with such wonderful humans and musicians as these three fine fellers. Really looking forward to an afternoon of merry music-making at the relaxed and swingin' Rex Hotel. Join us for bossa novas, standards, originals, blues, Frank Loesser compositions, chipper patter and more!

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Sunday August 13th / 7:00pm

Beverly with mom Marjorie on piano
Meaford Friends of the Library
The Rotary Harbour Pavillion
Meaford, Ontario

This is a long-running summer tradition for the Taft Family: My dad's mom, Jean Evelyn Bumstead was born in St Vincent Township, and we love to visit the glorious shores of Georgian Bay and gather more family history about the Bumsteads. Proceeds from this all-ages PWYC mother - daughter concert will go to benefit the Meaford Friends of the Library. The concert is right on the waterfront, so bring a chair, enjoy the sunset and some sweet old songs.

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Saturday, September 23 / live music between 11am and 4pm

Latina Esquina
Beverly sings with Wes Neal on bass, Richard Whiteman on keys and Tim Shia on drums
Uptown Yonge BIA Fall Fest
We perform near 2488 Yonge St, close to the southwest corner of Yonge and Castlefield

We return to Fall Fest with music from South America in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Free! Outside!

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Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7-9:30pm

Beverly's Trio:
Adrean Farrugia on piano,
Neil Swainson on bass
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria St
Reservations are highly recommended! 416 363-5299
$15 cover

I so look forward to a return to the swellegant Jazz Bistro (formerly The Senator) for their Sunday cabaret series. Adrean and Neil are two of my favourite musical partners, and we’ll spend some time mining jazz standards of the past, as well as Brazilian bossa nova (of course!) and some swingy originals. It helps to book ahead. The food is very good, and dinner reservations guarantee seating. Really looking forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday October 15, 2017 / 2-4pm

Frank Loesser Greats
Beverly's Tribute to the Great Composer Frank Loesser - with Tania Gill on piano and Shawn Nykwist on tenor sax
Cobourg Loft Cinema
201 Division St, Cobourg Ontario K9A 3L5
Tickets Available in Advance Here

This beautiful soft seat theatre in Cobourg dates back to 1922 and has been revitalized with a terrific sound system and a Wagner Grand Piano. Tania, Shawn and I are eager to perform our Frank Loesser show in this glorious listening environment. The intimate atmosphere is ideal for stories and songs.  Join us - and enjoy the lovely town of Cobourg while you're at it!

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Sunday October 22/ 4-5:45pm

Beverly's Trio:
Tony Quarrington on guitar,
Wes Neal on bass
Toast to Autumn
Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor St W
Free

Tony, Wes and I will play some old swing tunes and latin and blues for this fall celebration hosted by the Bloor By The Park BIA. Events run from 11am-7pm.