Jazz Bistro has once again given new life to the iconic 251 Victoria Street address. Once home to both Savoy and the Top of the Senator Jazz Club, the space was left dark for 8 years before new owners Colin and Joan Hunter stepped in and reopened the space earlier this year. Featuring a rotating list of talented performers, the restaurant/lounge features classic bistro-style offerings like roasted lamb served with a creamy risotto topped with goat jus and mint relish ($28) or a crispy duck confit served with leeks, red cabbage and brandied prune sauce ($24). Vegetarians might opt for the butternut squash ravioli ($16) while vegans best steer clear.
Pianist, composer and music professor, Vittorio Mezza will wrap up JAZZ.FM91’s 2017 Sounds of Italy Piano Series.
Receiving his diploma and bachelor in jazz from the St. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome, he attended various course and master classes held by international musicians including Franco D’Andrea. Mezza has gone on to lead jazz piano courses at various conservatories.