Event: The Denise Leslie Jazz Trio
Date: May 13, 2022
Venue: Hirut Restaurant
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 10:00 PM
Join jazz vocalist Denise for her first show back in Toronto since, well, you-know-what! It happens to also be her first time playing at one of Toronto’s up-and-coming Jazz hangs, Hirut Restaurant on the Danforth. The restaurant’s ambiance is warm & inviting and features a scrumptious Ethiopian menu. Denise will be featuring tunes from her 2020 release ONE FINE MORNING plus a few beloved standards and bossas from the Great American Songbook. The album has been well reviewed and has garnered solid support from Canadian radio stations: CBC’s Saturday Night Jazz & Zoom Radio, several International stations and 3 tracks have been in rotation right here at JazzFM91 ever since.
Joining her are jazz talents James Brown on guitar and Clark Johnston on bass.
“In the world of jazz singers, it is a rare lady that is able to sound fresh and personal yet still keep a sense of the jazz tradition. Canadian vocalist Denise Leslie straddles the world of balancing art and songbook with an impressive debut that gives a sense of street pulse savvy along with a finger snapping accessibility…the thing most attractive about Leslie is that she feels confident in her own skin.” – George W. Harris – Jazz Weekly