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Sunday Serenades: July 6- Aug 17, 2014

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Sunday Serenades
Sunday, July 6 – August 17
7:30 – 9 pm
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street


Free Admission





This free outdoor concert series at Mel Lastman Square features some of Ontario's best live swing, big band and jazz acts.

July 6 - Orchestra Copacabana

An international cast of sensational artists from Europe, Asia, the US and South America performing favourite songs with a Latin flavour.

July 13 - Sophisticated Swing

Founded in 1999 by trombonist Carl Hamilton, this band of 19 musicians and vocalists from the Golden Horseshoe area, plays more than the traditional swing music of the 40s and 50s.

July 20 - Mississauga Big Band

A performer of classic big band standards, this 18-piece band includes both professional and amateur musicians ranging in age from 18 to 83.

July 27 - Toronto All Star Big Band

This band revives the spirit style and sound of the 30s, 40s and 50s, and provides one of the most intense and stimulating youth music programs in Canada.

August 3 - Bob Cary Orchestra

A resident of Canada since 1972 and professional trumpet and musician since 1956, John Cary leads this 19-piece Big Band.

August 10 - Metro Big Band

Metro Big Band uses their vast repertoire, gifted musicians and polished vocalists, to get you swinging.   August 17   Swing Shift Big Band Formed in 1996, the bands main mission is preserve the sounds and quality of the big band era. The 17 talented musicians, male and female vocalists, dancers and female vocal trio will entertain audiences of all ages.

August 17 - Swing Shift Big Band

Formed in 1996, the bands main mission is preserve the sounds and quality of the big
band era. The 17 talented musicians, male and female vocalists, dancers and female
vocal trio will entertain audiences of all ages.