My life’s goal has always been to be a beacon of light and energy. The stage has been the perfect vehicle to achieve this desire. And music helps to create a wonderful bridge between we, the musicians, and audiences around the world.
Since I began performing in 2006, I have had the pleasure of creating my own original music, often described as a mix of styles, from jazz, soul, funk and blues, to pop and hip hop. I have also delved into the world of interpretation and received a Juno Award in 2011 for my renditions of music by Nina Simone. I continue to perform music from both these worlds as I travel.
I am looking forward to bringing my music to your audience. Thanks for listening!
Shine On: the Universe of John Lennon is a spectacular group made of some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, performing music by John Lennon and the Beatles uniquely arranged by Michael Occhipinti. Featuring the wonderful and distinct voices of Yvette Tollar, Dominic Mancuso, and Elizabeth Shepherd, paired with the singular talents of Mark Kelso (drums), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Roberto Occhipinti (bass), and Michael Occhipinti (guitar), this unique group first came together in December of 2010 for a special concert to mark the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Thrilled at the chance to work together, the musicians recorded an album together and have since toured jazz festivals across Canada with the show.
Renowned Canadian cellist Sébastien Lépine introduces a new multimedia project for solo cello and string quartet that is sure to delight your audiences. IMAGINATIONS 5.1 is based on the homonymous series of drawings by one of Quebec’s most important artists, Ozias Leduc. Through this captivating concert, Sébastien aspires to showcase the painter’s works in an entirely new way. Adventurous, yet accessible, Imaginations 5.1 is a long crescendo of musical thrills!
Under the artistic direction of Artistic Director Malgorzata Nowacka, The Chimera Project is a renowned contemporary dance company that is committed to building new audiences for contemporary dance by creating works that resonate with audiences through compelling themes and intense raw physicality. In creating work that explodes with high-octane physicality, ferocious technique and dark gritty themes, Nowacka’s choreographic works are immersive and exciting journeys that assault the senses; they have repeatedly garnered her accolades, including one of the Top Ten Performances of the Year by Canada’s The Globe and Mail and in Toronto’s NOW Magazine.
John Mann through his incredible career as a JUNO award winning musician and revered actor has developed a wealth of support and resources from his colleagues, peers and devoted fan base.
With 11 albums and countless tours of the UK, Europe and North America with Spirit of the West, John returns with his newest work as a solo artist called ‘The Waiting Room’.
‘The Waiting Room’ is a powerful testament to the journey John Mann took while he was sick with Cancer in 2009 through 2011. For several months John was bedridden in the hospital and confronted by the challenge of his life and for his life.
John’s lyrical approach on ‘The Waiting Room’ captures his experience and creates a natural script and visual journey taking the listener to the powerful realization that everyone knows someone touched by cancer. Each song delivers heartfelt tears and uplifting laughter as he reveals the most vulnerable moments of recovery from this life threatening disease.
‘The Waiting Room’ is a multifaceted project John Mann will be performing together with one side musician as well as developing into a stage production for theatre. John’s gift for narrative and spoken word combined with beautiful visual components present a body of work to be performed to audiences across the country and beyond.
Thomas is a successful musician in Canada, at the height of his solo career during the 1970s, with his most memorable hit being 1973’s “Painted Ladies” and the song “Runner” which was recorded by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. He has also done musical composition for about a dozen films and television shows. Before breaking through with “Painted Ladies”, he was a producer at the CBC. Currently, he performs with Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, and Marc Jordan in the group Lunch At Allen’s.