Wednesday, April 11 Heavyweights Brass Band LIVE @ Koerner Hall in Toronto
With profound elegance and dignity, Nat ‘King’ Cole’s passionate and authentic delivery made him an icon.
To begin the celebration of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s centennial, JAZZ.FM91 presents a special evening – JAZZ LIVES: A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole.
On April 11th, we pay tribute to one of the greatest performers of the 20th century at Koerner Hall. We have curated an evening to pay homage to the legendary artist who impacted the world of music and beyond – Nat ‘King’ Cole
Featuring performances by: Jackie Richardson
Mary Margaret O’Hara
Heavyweights Brass Band
The JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band
With the JAZZ LIVES House Band:
Musical Director: Lou Pomanti Davide Direnzo
About Heavyweights Brass Band
Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music’s originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication.
The uppercut ascent of the Heavyweights’ arc has been the result of relentless dedication. Touring across Canada and sharing the stage with such influential groups as The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has helped build the group a loyal following. Now with their sophomore release Brasstronomical, the Heavyweights are offering a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions. They delve deeper and more eclectically into each musical direction implied on their first album. Brasstronomical reveals the band’s music is stronger, bolder, funkier and more mature than ever before.