New Jazz WITH A SHORT SHOT OF COUNTRY
Janelle Lucyk soprano
Peter-Anthony Togni piano
Jamie Gatti bass
with Jeff Reilly on bass clarinet and more surprise guests!
Wednesday Oct 10th
7:30 pm at St. David’s Presbyterian Church
1544 Grafton Street (on Pizza Corner), Halifax
On Wednesday Oct 10th, new jazz of lyricist Robert Stevenson and composer Peter-Anthony Togni will be showcased
at St. David’s Presbyterian with soprano Janelle Lucyk alongside a stellar ensemble including Peter-Anthony Togni,
Jamie Gatti, Jeff Reilly and other guests.
After a long day writing commissions for some of the most esteemed chamber choirs across Canada including Elmer
Iseler Singers, Pro Coro Canada, and Luminous Voices, Peter-Anthony Togni relaxes at the piano and creates music
for the many sets of lyrics Rob Stevenson has sent him over this past year. The special artistic alliance between
composer, Togni and lyricist, Stevenson was formed across several annual Christmas Parties at Jeff Reilly’s house. In
jolly celebration and conversation, Togni requested to look at some of Stevenson’s writings, as Stevenson had started
to write down snippets of verse that popped into his mind, often when awaking, about 15 years ago. Stevenson began
sending these lyrics to Togni, and writing more, sending Togni a total of 60 songs in 365 days!
Togni and Stevenson have shared these new Jazz songs with soprano Janelle Lucyk, whose refreshing perspective
lights up themes of “nostalgia,” “the gamble,” and “loyalty.” Think Monica Zetterlund with Bill Evans, or Blossom Dearie,
but then add Erik Satie’s mood, and a shot of Patsy Cline and now you have the kind of alchemy that sets this team
On Wednesday Oct 10th, come enjoy New Jazz at St. David’s Presbyterian, as timeless themes meet new
interpretations producing a new and refreshing take on Jazz.
$20. Tickets reserved by email: TokenReservations@gmail.com
Tickets also available at the door.