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COLIN HUNTER AND THE ANTHONY TERPSTRA SEVENTET – “MOSTLY FRANK” Live at Jazz Bistro
July 25, 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm$15.00
While some people spend their whole lives dreaming of becoming a star, others make it happen in addition to enjoying meaningful careers. This is Colin Hunter’s story: a singer who soared to extraordinary heights in his business career and now shines brightly in the entertainment industry.
Colin Hunter is the Chairman and founder of Sunwing Travel Group. In 2005, to commemorate the launch of Sunwing Airlines, he recorded his first Big Band CD “Come Fly with me”. Since then he has recorded 12 CD’s. Six with Big Band leaders Anthony Terpstra in Ontario and Roland Martel in Quebec City, and six with the Joe Sealy Quartet in Toronto. Colin performs regularly in Ontario and Quebec and at Jazz Festivals in Montreal, Quebec City, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Dubai. In addition his schedule includes regular gigs at his own Jazz Bistro, in Toronto.
Known for his smooth voice and relaxed rhythmic interpretations, Colin Hunter takes pleasure in being on stage and entertaining his audience. He is proof that an entrepreneur/crooner can follow his passions and fly as high as he wants.
His music is features on iTunes, Spotify, and CD Baby, and is mostly drawn from the great American Songbook.
Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader ANTHONY TERPSTRA’s Starlight Orchestra is made up of sixteen pieces including five sax, four trumpets, three trombones, piano, bass, drums and vocalist. His Seventet is a unique ensemble put together, not to replace the big band, but as an added feature. Influenced by the small band writing of Marty Paitch and Gerry Mulligan, the Seventet has a rich sound with clean lines, contrapuntal writing and soloing in and out of ensemble.