Turboprop @The Pilot

September 15, 2018

3:00pm

The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St.)

Turboprop @The Pilot

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop
featuring:
Tara Davidson – alto & soprano saxes, Kelly Jefferson – tenor saxophone, William Carn – trombone, Adrean Farrugia – piano, Michael Herring – bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums
FREE!

Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

September 11, 2018

7:30pm-10:30pm

The Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St., Toronto, ON.)

featuring:
Martin Loomer – guitar & arrangements, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxes & clarinet, Merlin Williams – alto & soprano saxes & clarinet, Andy Ballantyne – tenor saxophone, Tom Skublics – tenor sax & feature clarinet, John Macleod – trumpet, Brigham Phillips – trumpet, William Carn – trombone, Jack McFadden – bass, Tom Jestad – drums & More!
Cover applies: $10

National Music Camp

August 26, 2018

- September 2, 2018

Camp Wahanowin, Orillia, ON

National Music Camp

Jazz Faculty @National Music Camp,
Senior Division
w/Kelly Jefferson & Tara Davidson (saxophones), John Macleod & Jason Logue (trumpets), Scott Suttie (trombone), Trevor Giancola (guitar), Chris Donnelly (piano), Mark Godfrey (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums) & Alex Samaras (voice).

Prince Edward County Jazz Festival

August 15, 2018

- August 19, 2018

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Jazz Festival

2018 PEC Jazz Festival’s Featured Artist
Wed., Aug. 15th @8pm – Waring Hall (Waring House):
“Overture Dinner” w/Drew Jureka (violin) Quartet
Thurs., Aug. 16th @1pm-4pm – Huff Estates Winery:
Duo w/Adrean Farrugia (piano)
& @10pm – Regent Theatre’s After Hours Jam
Fri., Aug. 17th @10pm – Regent Theatre’s After Hours Jam
Sat., Aug. 18th @12pm – Glenwood Chapel:
Duo w/Marika Galea (bass)
& @10pm – Regent Theatre’s After Hours Jam
Sun., Aug. 19th @10:30am – Church of St. Mary Magdalene:
Jazz Mass w/Brian Barlow (drums) Quartet
& @4pm – St. John’s Anglican Church:
Duo w/Dave Barton (guitar)

Andrew Downing’s Otterville @The Rex

August 13, 2018

6:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Andrew Downing’s Otterville @The Rex

Andrew Downing – cello, Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, Christine Bougie – lap steel guitar, Michael Davidson – vibraphone, Paul Mathew – bass, Nick Fraser – drums

Daniel Jamieson Big Band @The Rex

August 6, 2018

- August 7, 2018

9:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Daniel Jamieson Big Band @The Rex

Daniel Jamieson’s 18-piece big band returns to The Rex!
featuring:
Nick Morgan – alto & soprano saxes & clarinet
Tara Davidson – alto & soprano saxes & flute
Paul Tarrasov – trombone
Justin Grey – bass
Ethan Ardelli – drums
& more!

A Big Band Celebration @Toronto Music Festival

August 2, 2018

7:30pm

Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St. W.)

A Big Band Celebration @Toronto Music Festival

Toronto Summer Music Festival presents:
A Big Band Celebration
featuring: Ranee Lee – vocals
Gordon Foote – Music Director
& 18-piece big band including Alex Dean – tenor sax, Tara Davidson – alto sax, Perry White – bari sax, & more!
During World War II the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and others was the soundtrack of life on the home front, and these familiar tunes became a metaphor for the way of life soldiers were fighting to preserve. Join us for an uplifting evening of the best of the Big Band Era!

Ernesto Cervini 4tet @Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

July 24, 2018

7:00pm

10268 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

Ernesto Cervini 4tet @Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Free Summer Concerts Series, Jazz In The Plaza
FREE!
Tara Davidson – alto sax, Adrean Farrugia – piano, Mark Godfrey – bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums

Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School @Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

July 21, 2018

4:30pm

Waterloo, ON

Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School @Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

Saxophonist & Composer Chelsea McBride’s 18-piece big band, “Socialist Night School“, featuring:
Chelsea McBride – leader, tenor saxophone, compositions
Colleen Allen – alto & soprano saxes & flute
Tara Davidson – alto sax & flute
Alison Young – tenor sax & flute
Patrick Smith – tenor sax
Conrad Gluch – baritone sax
Jason Logue – trumpet
Tom Upjohn – trumpet
Aidan Sibley – trombone
And more!

Turboprop @Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival

July 21, 2018

3:00pm

Waterloo, ON

Turboprop @Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
  • TARA DAVIDSON – ALTO SAXOPHONE
  • SHIRANTHA BEDDAGE – TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • CHRISTIAN OVERTON – TROMBONE
  • ADREAN FARRUGIA – PIANO
  • MICHAEL HERRING – BASS
  • ERNESTO CERVINI – DRUMS

Chris Hunt Tentet @The Rex

July 16, 2018

9:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Chris Hunt Tentet @The Rex

Chris Hunt – trombone & arrangements, Tara Davidson – alto sax, Chris Roberts – alto sax, Becca Pellett – vocals, Chris Gale – tenor sax, Josh Grossman – trumpet, Todd Elsliger – guitar, Tim Shia – drums, And more!

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Band

July 11, 2018

8:00pm

Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville, ON

“Ones”
featuring:
Frank Zirone – guitar & vocals, Bruce Nasmith – guitar, keyboards & vocals, Kevin Rolston – bass & vocals, David Love – guitar & vocals, Paul deLong – drums & vocals, Sonia Klimasko – violin, Beth Silver – cello, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxophones, Luise Heyerhoff – trumpet
Ticketed Event: $40 + HST

Turboprop @CanoeFM Presents “Jazz at the Museum VI”

July 7, 2018

7:30pm

66 Museum Road, Haliburton, ON

Turboprop @CanoeFM Presents “Jazz at the Museum VI”
  • TARA DAVIDSON – ALTO SAXOPHONE
  • KELLY JEFFERSON – TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • WILLIAM CARN – TROMBONE
  • ADREAN FARRUGIA – PIANO
  • MICHAEL HERRING – BASS
  • ERNESTO CERVINI – DRUMS
    Tickets ($30) available at:
    CanoeFM (705-457-1009)
    Haliburton Highlands Museum (705-457-2760)

Turboprop @The Montreal Jazz Festival

July 1, 2018

5:00pm

Club Jazz Casino de Montréal à la Place SNC Lavalin, Montréal, QC

Turboprop @The Montreal Jazz Festival
  • TARA DAVIDSON – ALTO/SOPRANO SAXOPHONES
  • JOEL FRAHM – TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • WILLIAM CARN – TROMBONE
  • ADREAN FARRUGIA – PIANO
  • DAN LOOMIS – BASS
  • ERNESTO CERVINI – DRUMS

Turboprop @Toronto Jazz Festival

June 29, 2018

5:15pm

OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave., Yorkville, Toronto

Turboprop @Toronto Jazz Festival
  • TARA DAVIDSON – ALTO/SOPRANO SAXOPHONES
  • JOEL FRAHM – TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • WILLIAM CARN – TROMBONE
  • ADREAN FARRUGIA – PIANO
  • DAN LOOMIS – BASS
  • ERNESTO CERVINI – DRUMS

Carn Davidson 9 @Toronto Jazz Festival

June 28, 2018

8:00pm

OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave., Yorkville, Toronto

Carn Davidson 9 @Toronto Jazz Festival

Carn Davidson 9 plays the Toronto Jazz Festival’s OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave.
Featuring:
William Carn – trombone, Tara Davidson – woodwinds, Jeff Larochelle – woodwinds, Perry White – woodwinds, Alex Brown – trumpet, Kevin Turcotte – trumpet, Alex Duncan – bass trombone, Andrew Downing – acoustic bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop @The Ottawa Jazz Festival

June 26, 2018

6:30pm

Top Shelf Main Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa, ON

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop @The Ottawa Jazz Festival
  • TARA DAVIDSON – ALTO/SOPRANO SAXOPHONES
  • JOEL FRAHM – TENOR SAXOPHONE
  • WILLIAM CARN – TROMBONE
  • ADREAN FARRUGIA – PIANO
  • DAN LOOMIS – BASS
  • ERNESTO CERVINI – DRUMS

Grand Hotel @Shaw Festival

June 6, 2018

- June 30, 2018

Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Grand Hotel @Shaw Festival

Throughout the month of June I will be subbing into the pit orchestra for Shaw Festival’s production of “Grand Hotel”.
Musical Direction – Paul Sportelli.
Wed., June 6th – 8pm
Thurs., June 7th – 2pm
Sat., June 9th – 12pm
Sun., June 10th – 7pm
Wed., June 13th – 8pm
Thurs., June 14th – 8pm
Sun., June 17th – 1pm
Wed., June 20th – 2pm
Thurs., June 21st – 8pm
Sun., June 24th – 1pm
Sat., June 30th – 2pm

World Lindy Hop Day with Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

May 26, 2018

9:00pm

The Jam Factory (2 Matilda St., Toronto)

World Lindy Hop Day with Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

featuring:
Martin Loomer – guitar & arrangements, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxes & clarinet, Merlin Williams – alto & soprano saxes & clarinet, Andy Ballantyne – tenor saxophone, Tom Skublics – tenor sax & feature clarinet, John Macleod – trumpet, Brigham Phillips – trumpet, William Carn – trombone, Jack McFadden – bass, Tom Jestad – drums & More!
Cover applies: $10

Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

May 14, 2018

7:30pm-10:30pm

The Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St., Toronto, ON)

Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

featuring:
Martin Loomer – guitar & arrangements, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxes & clarinet, Merlin Williams – alto & soprano saxes & clarinet, Andy Ballantyne – tenor saxophone, Tom Skublics – tenor sax & feature clarinet, John Macleod – trumpet, Brigham Phillips – trumpet, William Carn – trombone, Jack McFadden – bass, Tom Jestad – drums & More!
Cover applies: $10

Wee Big Band @Walter Hall

April 28, 2018

7:30pm-10:30pm

Edward Johnson Building's Walter Hall (80 Queens Park, Toronto)

The Duke Ellington Society’s Fundraising Concert
Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band led by Martin Loomer
featuring:
Martin Loomer – guitar & arrangements, Rosemary Galloway – bass, Tara Davidson – alto sax & clarinet, Merlin Williams – alto sax & clarinet, Alison Young – tenor sax, & More!  

Rob Frayne’s Dreamband3 @NAC

April 18, 2018

8:30pm

National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage (1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON)

The Rob Frayne Dreamband3 is a bigger and dreamier all-star cast of 14 musical free thinkers from the worlds of jazz, classical and Latin music, including Bill Mahar (trumpet), Tara Davidson, (alto sax), William Carn (trombone), Roddy Ellias (guitar), Petr Cancura (saxophone) and Megan Jerome (voice).

Band leader, composer and saxophonist Rob Frayne will take the audience – and the band – on an imaginative journey across an exciting musical landscape, where jazz soloists meld with sparkling percussion and classical woodwinds.

 

Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program

April 13, 2018

- April 16, 2018

Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program provides an opportunity for young musicians to work with some of Canada’s top jazz performers and music educators.

Three days of workshops, performances, and clinics with a concert at the historic Regent Theatre in Picton, Ontario, featuring the Brian Barlow Big Band along with the four participating high school ensembles and guest vocalist Alex Samaras.

2018 Clinicians:
Tara Davidson (saxophone), William Carn (trombone), Jason Logue (trumpet), Brian Barlow (drums), Robi Botos (piano), Blair Yarranton (trumpet), and Scott Alexander (bass).

Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

April 9, 2018

7:30pm-10:30pm

The Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton St., Toronto, ON)

featuring:
Martin Loomer – guitar & arrangements, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxes & clarinet, Merlin Williams – alto & soprano saxes & clarinet, Andy Ballantyne – tenor saxophone, Tom Skublics – tenor sax & feature clarinet, John Macleod – trumpet, Brigham Phillips – trumpet, William Carn – trombone, Jack McFadden – bass, Tom Jestad – drums & More!
Cover applies: $10

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Band

April 7, 2018

8:00pm

Regent Theatre, Oshawa, ON

“Ones”
featuring:
Frank Zirone – guitar & vocals, Bruce Nasmith – guitar, keyboards & vocals, Kevin Rolston – bass & vocals, David Love – guitar & vocals, Paul deLong – drums & vocals, Sonia Klimasko – violin, Beth Silver – cello, Tara Davidson – alto & tenor saxophones, Luise Heyerhoff – trumpet
Ticketed Event: $40 + HST