June 6, 2008 · 6:45 PM
UPDATE Hey Everyone; This should be a fun evening. I will leave my cell on in case you arrive late, since we will be there for awhile. I made the initial meeting time slightly later since the schedule has changed according to Luminato's website. Afterwards we will head over to the The Imperial Pub Tavern (54 Dundas St.) for a beer or two or three ...
Description of the Event:
It all begins with a party! The place to be Friday, June 6 is Yonge-Dundas Square, where Luminato's First Night gets you ready for 10 days of dancing in the streets. The Festival kick-off is an all-star concert featuring the Grammy-Award winning world famous Count Basie Orchestra fronted by 14-year-old Canadian jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky. This prodigious vocal powerhouse blew audiences away at the Montreal Jazz Festival, on the compilation tribute album We All Love Ella, and recently made her triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall. They are joined early evening by the East Coast New World Orchestra performing a spirited celebration of the region's music by 13 of Nova Scotia's finest musicians. SCHEDULE
7:00-8:00 p.m. East Coast New World Orchestra 8:00-9:00 p.m. Swing dance lesson 9:00-11:00 p.m. Count Basie Orchestra Nikki Yanofsky and TELUS Light On Your Feet dancing For more information, refer to the web-link appended below. http://www.luminato.c...