Branford Marsalis

JAZZ LIVES 2010, which takes place May 6th at Convocation Hall is now old out, but be sure to tune in starting April 19th during our Spring Fundraising Campaign for your chance to win a pair of tickets! We’re also excited to announce that pianist Benny Green and vocalist Jackie Richardson have been added to this year’s lineup.


Three-time Grammy Award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will headline the concert, accompanied by one of the members of his quartet, pianist Joey Calderazzo. Joining them in the JAZZ LIVES 2010 lineup are: world renowned songwriter Jimmy Webb; guitar virtuoso Gene Bertoncini; pianist and vocalist Michael Kaeshammer; singer-songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd; guitarist and BLUZ FM host Danny Marks; and the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band.

Pianist Benny Green has played with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and in 1993, Oscar Peterson chose him as the first recipient of the City of Toronto’s Glenn Gould International Protégé Prize in music. Vocalist Jackie Richardson is a renowned jazz and blues singer, and is also well known for her theatrical work, receiving a Dora award win for her performance in the musical Ain’t Misbehavin’.

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, pianist Jacky Terrasson will no longer be performing at JAZZ LIVES 2010.

Plans for the 6th Anniversary concert were announced today on JAZZ.FM91 by President and CEO Ross Porter. “The combination of talent that will be showcased this May on the JAZZ LIVES stage is incredible,” said Ross. “The best thing about this event is that it gets better and better every year.”

Tickets range in price from $20 – $70 and are available for purchase beginning Wednesday,
March 24th at 11:00 a.m. from www.uofttix.ca, 416-978-8849 or by visiting the UofTtix Box Office located at Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle at the University of Toronto.

The Executive Producer of JAZZ LIVES 2010 is Ross Porter, Producer is Jaymz Bee. JAZZ LIVES 2010 would not be possible without the support of Presenting Sponsor Don Valley North Lexus and associate sponsors Hakim Optical, Robert Lowery Piano Experts, Turco Persian Rug Company and The Old Mill Inn.

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

The artists and program of JAZZ LIVES 2010 are subject to change.

JAZZ LIVES 2010 is sponsored by:

For more information, please contact:

Ruth Winker, Promotions Manager, 416-595-0404 #262 – rwinker@jazz.fm
JAZZ.FM91, 4 Pardee Avenue, Unit 100, Toronto, ON M6K 3H5