When Jazz Comes To Town
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When Jazz Comes To Town

2007_01_18ManwithSax.jpgFor decades, Toronto music fans had access to several great venues where they could go on almost any night to listen to live jazz. The Rex may still be hopping, but the recent closures of Montreal Bistro and Top O’ The Senator left options limited and jazz fans heartbroken.
Enter Live At The Courthouse, Toronto’s newest jazz club. Located at 57 Adelaide East in – wait for it – an old courthouse, the club promises intimate live music six nights a week beginning on March 20, 2007. The venue will seat about 150 guests, but has a full capacity of over 400. It’s stylishly furnished, with hardwood floors and fireplaces, not to mention the promise of great sound and acoustics.
Obviously this is all great news for Toronto’s vibrant and talented jazz community, but Nick DiDonato, Founder and President of the Liberty Entertainment Group, hopes the venue will also serve as a great stage for touring artists who are used to playing jazz clubs.
The excitement at Live at the Courthouse will kick off between Thursday, March 20 and Saturday, March 24, when a different style of jazz will be presented each night by some of the city’s most talented performers. A gala will follow on Thursday, March 29 with the promise of special guests.
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