Adam James joins the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band for Sounds of Sinatra! This is a return engagement to Lula Lounge after a very sucessful sold out show in 2017!
Tickets $20.00 online or $30.00 at the door! Doors at 6:30pm and show at 8:00pm!
Dinner Reservations (416.588.0307) guarantee seating for the show!
For middle and secondary school students, the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band
provides an opportunity for exceptional student musicians to hone their skills
and interact in a diverse, professional setting.
The band rehearses each Saturday at the JAZZ.FM91 studios in Liberty Village,
Toronto. The students receive regular workshops on impovisation, ensemble
playing and jazz techniques from some of the foremost Canadian music
educators and musicians.
Over the past ten years the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band has performed with
legendary jazz figures: Randy Brecker, Joey DeFrancesco, Guido Basso, PJ Perry,
Tom Scott, Lew Tabackin and Bucky Pizzarelli and recently opened for Al Jarreau
at the Branford International Jazz Festival. Other guest artists with the band
include Alister Kay, Kelly Jefferson, Alex Dean, Brian O’Kane, Shirantha Beddage,
Ron Westray and Sundar Viswanathan.
JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band performs extensively throughtout the year including:
Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival, The Toronto International Jazz Festival, Markham
Jazz Festival, Sound of Jazz Concert Series, The Rex Hotel, Jazz Lives, OMEA
(Ontario Music Educators Conference) and various festivals in Southern Ontario.
They have also shared the stage with: The University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra,
McGill Jazz Ensemble I (Montreal, PQ), York University Jazz Orchestra, Thelma
Yellin Big Band (Tel Aviv, Israel) and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Alumni from the group have gone onto further their studies at the Berklee
College of Music, Brubeck Institue, New England Conservatory, University of
Miami, University of Toronto, McGill University and Humber College.
A tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra featuring Adam James!
a brief story of Adam James…
Whether on stage, in film, or on television, showman Adam James lives to entertain an audience. An accomplished performer and songwriter, Adam has contributed to projects in Hollywood and on Broadway for a number of esteemed recording artists, film and theatrical productions. His skills as one of the top international male vocalists have won him various awards including Best Vocalist With a Group by The Jazz Report in 1997 and a nomination for a Genie Award for singing and co-writing the theme song for the popular film, Mambo Italiano.
An award-winning entertainer, both The Toronto Star and The New York Sun rave that James “gives Connick and Buble a good run for their money.” In addition to having performed duets with Liza Minnelli and opening for Ray Charles and Tony Bennett, James was hand-selected by Tina Sinatra, daughter of Frank Sinatra, to portray the role of her father in the first-ever stage musical about his life, Sinatra Remembered. Adam has also starred in the long running off-Broadway smash-hit, Our Sinatra, at the world famous Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, and for London’s West End production, The Rat Pack. Adam was most recently recruited to originate the role of Sinatra in Leslie Bricusse’s new Sammy Davis Jr. musical Sammy at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.
Adam’s acclaim has won him international fame as a guest artist performing his own written work and jazz standards with The Atlanta Pops, Detroit Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Macon Symphony, Victoria Symphony and numerous jazz ensembles. Recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles, James can be seen performing live a diverse catalogue of original songs for fans.