120 Diner - 120 Church St, street level, Toronto
Imani Enterprises presents... the Toronto Premiere of JAZZETRY a night of Spoken Word, Vocalists and Live Music.
The Brainchild of Amani/Anne-Marie Woods this show will tantalize your musical soul and leave you wanting more! Starring 5 of Toronto's Finest Artists there will be Genre Bending, Fusion Mixing and Vocal Perfection. (19 and over event)
$20 Advance Tickets Available
Amani the Contemporary Blues Poet will hit you with her powerful acapella poems one minute and then mesmerize you with her jazzy bluesy singing style the next. She has performed internationally headlining at RAPSO festival in Trinidad, the Drum in Birmingham, England and at the world famous Nuyorican Cafe in New York City. Locally she has performed in Up From The Roots - When Sisters Speak, Words Aloud, Irie Fest, and Urban Noise. In October, 2018 she reunited with her acapella singing group Four The Moment to open up for American political activist, academic and author Angela Davis at the Dalhousie University Belong Forum. With two plays hitting the stage in 2019 and her successful comedy show Black Like She. This poetic sista loves both sides of the stage as producer and performer she loves to challenge creative boundaries.
Areta Marshall is a sultry voiced poet who can leave you at the edge of your seat as she shares real stories of the heart mind and body. As a teen she was motivated to write after reading the Poetry Corner in the Toronto Sun Newspaper and that passion for reading launched her own burning designer to poeticize her feelings. More than just therapeutic, her love for writing helped to quiet the voices speaking to her soul. Areta M.
Harmony Pike the Soulful Poetess and Songstress is a young powerful performer who not only has an earthy soulful voice but she is also a skilled musician as she strums the beats to her original penned songs. As a poetic lyricist she captivates her audience and treats each performance like it's her last. Whether she's singing songs that make you feel good or sharing her painful melodies. Music is her truth and songwriting her therapist and the audience her muse. Tamyka (Harmony) Pike
Fabio Parovel - the Musician's Musician, a blues guitarist who plays in a way that enhances every show he's in. From sympathetic support to scorching leads, Fab’s fretwork is the perfect foil for vocalists and soloists alike! He has been a part of the Toronto music scene for over 25 years and plays a variety styles including blues, R&B, gospel, rock & country music.He's shared a stage with musicians such as, Hock Walsh, Mel Brown, Denis Keldie, Lance Armstrong, John Dickie, Ray Harrison, Gene Hardy, Al Lerman, Jesse Whitely & Mark Stafford.
Jef Kearns the Soul Flautist has proven that the flute is not a background instrument but it can be the heart and soul of any live performance. Jef has performed at TD Jazz Festival, been featured in Trey Anthony's production at St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and performed at renowned NYC venues such as The Village Underground and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Jef’s YouTube cover of Warren G’s “Regulate” was recently featured in world renowned Hip Hop at Higher Level “XXL Magazine” Jef Kearns