Sound of Jazz Concert Series

JAZZ.FM91 presents the 43rd Annual Sound of Jazz Concert Series! This year will feature six tribute concerts from November 2018 through March 2019, showcasing the very best in jazz.

Venue: The Old Mill Toronto, unless otherwise noted

Showtime:  8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, with intermission.

Donation level for tickets:

Single Tickets: $50 each
Season Tickets (All 6 Concerts): $260
Note donation receipts are NOT issued for this series.


The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

With Musical Director: Jules Estrin
Special Guest: Shirantha Beddage

Date: March 25th, 2019

JAZZ.FM91’s own Youth Big Band offers a preview of the next generation of our country’s greatest musicians. Under the leadership of Jules Estrin, this group of musicians will showcase and undoubtedly impress as they close the 43rd season of JAZZ.FM91’s Sound of Jazz Concert Season.


Shirantha Beddage is a two-time JUNO-nominated musician,  baritone saxophonist, composer and educator from Toronto. His original music combines hard bop and modern jazz to create a sound that is both accessible and sophisticated.

He has released three critically-acclaimed albums as a leader: Roots and Branches (2007), Identity (2012) and Momentum (2016). As a sideman, he has been featured on recordings with the Order of Canada Band, Suzie Arioli, Laila Biali, Nancy Walker, Mike Downes and many others. His compositional skills have won him accolades such as the Montreal Jazz Festival Galaxie Rising Star Award, recognitions at the Canadian Songwriting Competition, and placements in the Emmy-winning TV series “Fargo”.

Shirantha currently serves as Head of Theory and Harmony in the Humber College Bachelor of Music program and is an Apple Distinguished Educator among many other accolades.

Please note: All tickets for fundraising concerts in the JAZZ.FM91’s Sound of Jazz Concert Series are general admission. Reservations are recommended to accommodate you and your guest(s). Audience members without reservations will be seated on a first come, first serve basis.

General admission tickets do not include dinner. To complement your evening with dinner, when calling the Old Mill Toronto with your reservation, book your dinner with the dining room. Please call the dining room at (416) 207-2020 for your reservation.

JAZZ.FM91 will not be responsible for, or process refunds for poor sightlines, undesirable seating and obstructions. All concerts begin at 8:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm.


The Sound of Jazz Concert Series is sponsored by