Open air concerts are the epitome of summer and what better way to soak it all in than with Our Old School: Gord Sheard on the Town Square Stage on Saturday, June 21 at 5:00pm as part of a series of FREE concerts at Shops at Don Mills during the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. For additional information, please visit www.shopsatdonmills.ca or www.torontojazz.com or call 416-447-6087 ext. 244.
Gordon Sheard has enjoyed a many-faceted career as a professional musician for three decades. He has toured with the bands Manteca, Rick Shadrach Lazar and The Montuno Police, and Montreal bassist Alain Caron's Le Band, among others. Composition is also an important part of Gord's musical life; his music may be heard on his CDs All Saints' Bay (2012), Crucible (2006), on three discs on the Avalon and Solitudes labels - Martini Lounge (1998), Romance of Rio (1997), and Piano Cove (2000) - as well as on recordings by John MacLeod (Juno-winning CD Our First Set), Phil Dwyer, Samba Squad, Colleen Allen, Autorickshaw, Rick Shadrach Lazar and The Montuno Police, and Manteca. The latter two bands have also called upon his talents as a producer, as have vocal artists Eliana Cuevas, Yvette Tollar and jazz vocalist/pianist Carol Welsman. In addition, Gordon has been involved in the production and composition of music for television and radio commercials, films, and audio-visual productions since the late 1980s. Gordon has also performed as a musician in the musical theatre and in numerous other live performance situations. Our Old School: Gord Sheard features Gord Sheard, keyboard; John Johnson, reeds; Dave Dunlop, trumpet.; John Findlay, guitar; Colin Barrett, bass; and Mark Kelso, drums.
Relax in comfortable Muskoka lounges in the Town Square while enjoying the smooth sounds of jazz. Not only is there an amazing line-up of talented musicians performing for FREE each day, but the TD Jazz Festival will also be invading the entire mall with tons of fun activities and store sales, food sampling, free swag and contests, exclusive discounts with our interactive Jazz Festival app and don't forget to let the jazz musician in you out to play a tune on the hidden piano!