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Identity — Free Concert Series

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November 20, 2013

November 20, 2013. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Jazz Series.

One of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian jazz scene, baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage teams up with stellar sidemen Dave Restivo (piano), Mike Downes (bass) and Mark Kelso (drums) for a high-octane hour of original music from their JUNO Award-nominated album, Identity. Always unique and distinctive, Beddage infuses gospel and blues into modern hard bop, drawing inspiration from jazz legends ranging from John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins to Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

For more information: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West