New Meetup: It's Jazz Time @ The Pilot

From: Mauricio
Sent on: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:17 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Toronto's 25-40 Social!

What: It's Jazz Time @ The Pilot

When: Saturday, November 6,[masked]:30 PM

Where: The Pilot
22 Cumberland Street Toronto
Toronto, ON M4W 1J5

All That Jazz!!

Yes, everyone, it was suggested and as such it is happening. We are going to see the ALEX DEAN
QUARTET at The Pilot for an afternoon of Jazz! One of our original centrally-located-rain-hail-or-apocalypse hang-outs which we have sort of neglected for about 2 years. Wow, time flies!

Mind you, their Jazz afternoons are an institution that has been there for at least since I have been going there which is about 12 years. Albeit it could be even more since the bar has been open since 1945! Sign up quick as space is limited!

So, the only tricky part is this, the music starts at 3:30pm but I would like us to get there by 2:30--2:45pm to get a table and make new friends! Now, we can either try to get a table near the actual quartet or we can one in their side room, where you can HEAR the quartet but also chat and socialize although due to the angle we would not have a direct line of sight. Also, come early, the later you come the lesser the chances of you getting seating. Can't be helped as the place does not take reservations and it can packed. So POST what you prefer on your RSVP comments.

Either, it will be a great time if you are a fan of Jazz.
Remember to look for our mascot Leo The Loon (I am serious, ;-), in case you can't find us!

See you there,

-Your Organizer!

Extra FYI:

Restaurant Menu: Here
Parking: Literally, just down the street near Bay Street on Cumberland
Subway: 2 minutes from Yonge and Bloor Subway Station.
A Little about Dean:

Renowned as one of Canada?s foremost jazz saxophonists, reedman Alex Dean has played and recorded with a who?s who of legendary musicians, bands, and ensembles during a stellar career as an award-winning musician, clinician, artistic director, and jazz educator. His playing credentials include work with Gil Evans, Kenny Wheeler, Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Ray Charles, Pat Labarbera, Phil Nimmons and the Toronto Symphony. He occupied the tenor saxophone chair with Rob McConnell's Grammy-winning The Boss Brass for many years and recorded their last ten albums with Concord Records.

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