Chris Wallace Group @The Rex

October 15, 2019

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Rex Hotel (194 Queen St., W., Toronto)

Chris Wallace – drums
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
Reg Schwager – guitar
Kieran Overs – bass

Jester’s Court in Port Perry

October 6, 2019

7:30pm-9:45pm

Jester's Court, Port Perry, ON

Jester’s Court in Port Perry

William Carn – trombone
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
Adrean Farrugia – piano

Yamaha Canada Jazz Orchestra featuring Bobby Shew (trumpet)

October 5, 2019

7:30pm

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen's Park Circle, Toronto

Yamaha Canada Jazz Orchestra featuring Bobby Shew (trumpet)

Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. presents the Yamaha Canada Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Rick Wilkins and featuring guest soloist Bobby Shew. This event is part of the year-long celebrations commemorating 50 years of Yamaha Canada Music. In addition to celebrating Yamaha Canada’s anniversary, the concert is also the official Canadian launch of the new Bobby Shew Trumpet, model YTR8310II. 

Since 1969, Yamaha has helped countless Canadian musicians create and enjoy music with a complete line-up of instruments and audio equipment that meets the needs of amateurs and professionals alike. 

Led by Rick Wilkins, the Yamaha Canada Jazz Orchestra is comprised of some of the foremost musicians in the country. 

MEMBERS OF THE YAMAHA CANADA JAZZ ORCHESTRA:
Musical Director:  RICK WILKINS
Saxophones:
John Johnson, Campbell Ryga (from Vancouver), Tara Davidson, Andy Ballantyne, Shirantha Beddage
Trumpets:
Jason Logue, Steve McDade, Brian O’Kane, Kevin Turcotte, Chase Sanborn
Trombones:
Al Kay, Terry Promane, Mark Ferguson (from Ottawa), Christian Overton
Rhythm section:
Reg Schwager (guitar), Brian Dickinson (piano), Neil Swainson (bass), Terry Clarke (drums)

Jazz Vespers @Christ Church Deer Park

September 29, 2019

4:30pm-5:30pm

Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge St., Toronto)

Jazz Vespers @Christ Church Deer Park

Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
Michael Davidson – vibraphone
Andrew Downing – bass


No Cover & All Are Welcome

Sunday Series @Sapori

September 15, 2019

5:00pm-8:00pm

Sapori (1588 Dundas St. W.)

Sunday Series @Sapori

Michael Davidson Trio @Sapori
MD – vibraphone
Tara Davidson – alto sax
& Bass
Playing the music of Monk & more
No Cover!

Come listen to live music while enjoying Sapori’s Wine & Charcuterie features! Yummmm!

Turboprop @The Pilot

September 7, 2019

3:00pm-6:00pm

The Pilot (22 Cumberland)

Turboprop @The Pilot

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop @The Pilot
Joel Frahm (tenor sax), Tara Davidson (alto & soprano sax), William Carn (trombone), Adrean Farrugia (piano), Dan Loomis (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums)
No Cover!

Turboprop @The Rex

September 5, 2019

- September 6, 2019

9:30pm

The Rex (194 Queen St. W.)

Turboprop @The Rex

Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop @The Rex
Joel Frahm (tenor sax), Tara Davidson (alto & soprano sax), William Carn (trombone), Adrean Farrugia (piano), Dan Loomis (bass), Ernesto Cervini (drums)
Cover applies: ~$12-15

Otterville @The Rex

August 5, 2019

- August 26, 2019

6:30pm-8:30pm

The Rex Hotel (194 Queen St. W., Toronto)

Otterville @The Rex

Monday Residency in August!
Mon., Aug. 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Andrew Downing – cello & compositions, Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, Christine Bougie – lapsteel guitar, Michael Davidson – vibraphone, Paul Mathew – electric bass, Nick Fraser – drums
No Cover Charge / Suggested $5-10

Martin Loomer & The Orange Devils

July 15, 2019

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

Grease – Presented by Drayton Entertainment

July 10, 2019

- August 31, 2019

2pm matinées & 7:30pm evening shows (See Schedule)

Cambridge and Grand Bend

Grease – Presented by Drayton Entertainment
GREASE
The Broadway Musical Phenomenon
July 10 – August 3 @Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (46 Grand Ave. S.)
August 8 – 31 @Huron County Playhouse (RR 1, 70689 B Line, Grand Bend)

Directed & Choreographed by Lisa Stevens
Music Direction by Anthony Bastianon
Anthony Bastianon – MD & keyboard, Tara Davidson – tenor saxophone, Gino Del Sole – guitar, Will Jarvis – bass, David MacDougall – drums

Carn Davidson 5 @The Emmet Ray (Canada Day!)

July 1, 2019

9:30pm-12am

The Emmet Ray (924 College St.)

Carn Davidson 5 @The Emmet Ray (Canada Day!)

Carn Davidson 5
featuring:
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, William Carn – trombone, Lina Allemano – trumpet, Dan Fortin – bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums
No Cover Charge / Suggested $5
Catch some fireworks then come hear some live music and enjoy a cold beer!

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra @National Arts Centre

June 25, 2019

7:00pm

National Arts Centre - Studio Theatre (1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON)

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra @National Arts Centre

featuring:
Christine Jensen – conductor, compositions, saxophone soloist
Marianne Trudel – piano
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone & woodwinds
Allison Au – alto saxophone & woodwinds
Anna Webber – tenor saxophone & woodwinds
Claire Devlin – tenor saxophone & woodwinds
Richard Page – baritone saxophone & woodwinds
Kelsley Grant – trombone
William Carn – trombone
Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet
and many more wonderful musicians!

Toronto Jazz Festival Presents: Carn Davidson 5 @The Gatsby

June 23, 2019

10:00pm - 1:00am

The Gatsby at Windsor Arms Hotel (18 St. Thomas Street, Toronto)

Toronto Jazz Festival Presents: Carn Davidson 5 @The Gatsby

Toronto Jazz Festival
Sponsored by CBC Music / JUNOS 365
Carn Davidson 5
featuring:
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone & compositions, William Carn – trombone & compositions, Noah Franche-Nolan – piano, Roberto Occhipinti – bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums
The Gatsby @The Windsor Arms Hotel
FREE ADMISSION!

Mike Murley Saxophone Night @The Rex

June 6, 2019

- June 7, 2019

9:30pm

The Rex (194 Queen St. W.), Toronto, ON

Mike Murley Saxophone Night @The Rex

Mike Murley – tenor saxophone
Tara Davidson – alto & soprano saxes
Allison Au – alto saxophone
Chris Gale – baritone saxophone
Cover Applies

Carn Davidson 9 @UCC

June 5, 2019

7:00pm

Upper Canada College

Carn Davidson 9 @UCC

featuring:
Tara Davidson – woodwinds
Kelly Jefferson – woodwinds
Shirantha Beddage – woodwinds
Jason Logue – trumpet
Lina Allemano – trumpet
William Carn – trombone
Christian Overton – bass trombone
Dan Fortin – bass
Ernesto Cervini – drums
UCC event for students & alumni

Jazz Vespers

May 5, 2019

4:30pm

115 Simpson Ave., Toronto, ON

Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers @Metropolitan Community Church Toronto
Fern Lindzon – vocals & piano
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
George Koller – bass
All are welcome! PWYC contributions.

Fern Lindzon @Jazz Room

April 26, 2019

8:30pm

The Jazz Room (inside The Huether Hotel), Waterloo, ON

Fern Lindzon @Jazz Room

Sponsored by Diva International
featuring:
Fern Lindzon – vocals, Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, George Koller – bass, & Nick Fraser – drums
Cover applies: $18

Andrew Downing’s Otterville @Silence Sounds

April 20, 2019

7:00pm

Silence Guelph (46 Essex St., Guelph)

Andrew Downing’s Otterville @Silence Sounds

Andrew Downing – cello
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
Christine Bougie – lapsteel guitar
Michael Davidson – vibraphone
Paul Mathew – electric bass
Nick Fraser – drums
*Cover Charge applies*

Andrew Downing’s Otterville

April 17, 2019

9:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Andrew Downing’s Otterville

featuring:

Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, Andrew Downing – cello, Christine Bougie – lapsteel guitar, Michael Davidson – vibes, Paul Mathew – bass, Nick Fraser – drums
Cover applies (~$12)

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Band

April 12, 2019

8:00pm

Kingston Grand, Kingston, ON

“Ones Show”
featuring:
Frank Zirone – guitar & vocals, Bruce Nasmith – guitar, keyboards & vocals, Greg Wyard – 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: $35 + HST
www.onesshow.com

Adrean & Tara’s PLAYDATE

April 2, 2019

- April 30, 2019

6:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Adrean & Tara’s PLAYDATE

APRIL Tuesday’s @The Rex
(2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th)
Adrean Farrugia – piano & keyboards, Tara Davidson – alto sax, Alex Samaras – vocals, Dan Fortin – bass, Ernesto Cervini – drums
PWYC, Suggested $5

Carn Davidson 9 @The Rex

March 9, 2019

- March 10, 2019

9:30pm

The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON

Carn Davidson 9 @The Rex

William Carn – trombone
Tara Davidson – alto & soprano saxes & flute
Kelly Jefferson – tenor & soprano saxes
Perry White – baritone saxophone
Brian O’Kane – trumpet
Kevin Turcotte – trumpet
Christian Overton – bass trombone
Andrew Downing – acoustic bass
Ernesto Cervini – drums
Cover applies: $12-$15

The Mike Malone Jazz Orchestra

March 4, 2019

9:30 pm - 12:00 am

The Rex Hotel (194 Queen St. W, Toronto)

featuring:
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone, Kelly Jefferson – tenor saxophone, Shirantha Beddage – bari saxophone, Brian O’Kane – trumpet, Kevin Turcotte – trumpet, William Carn – trombone, Paul Novotny – bass, Kevin Dempsey – drums
Cover applies: $10-$12

Sound of Jazz Concert Series

February 25, 2019

8:00pm

The Old Mill Toronto

Sound of Jazz Concert Series

RESCHEDULED!
Jazz Tribute to 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz

With Music Director Colleen Allen
featuring:
Tara Davidson – alto saxophone
William Sperandei – trumpet
Adrean Farrugia – piano
Ben Wittman – drums
Ticketed Event ($50)

About the concert:
“1959 was arguably the most creative year in all of jazz history. Many of the contributions we now consider to be jazz “classics” all happened around the same time. Four of the major albums released in 1959 include: Kind of Blue (Miles Davis); Mingus Ah Um (Charles Mingus); Time Out (Dave Brubeck Quartet); Giant Steps (John Coltrane).

Explore these major jazz albums and contributions of 1959 through a special Sound of Jazz evening featuring—music from the year that changed jazz.”

Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

February 15, 2019

8:00pm

Niagara United Mennonite Church (1775 Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

CJOrchestra members include: 
Saxophones: Tara Davidson, Allison Au, Joel Miller, Kelly Jefferson, Perry White
Trumpets: Brian O’Kane, Jason Logue, Lina Allemano, Rebecca Hennessy
Trombones: William Carn, Kelsley Grant, Terry Promane, Christian Overton
Piano: Gary Versace
Guitar: Lorne Lofsky
Bass: Jon Maharaj
Drums: Jon Wikan

The 2019 Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival opens with the Juno-Award winning Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, featuring trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Christine Jensen is a force in Canadian music, both a major voice on the saxophone and a lauded composer with two JUNO awards to her credit. JazzTimes stated, “Jensen’s formidable orchestra is the glistening sunlight, the tranquility and force of the ocean, and the majestic trees that her music imagines.”