Feb.17, 2012 – The Hot Five JazzMakers

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The H5JM  are a versatile Canadian jazz group who play a mix of ragtime, blues, spirituals & classic jazz with the flavour of the 1920’s/30’s – the golden era of jazz. Don’t be confused by the  word “FIVE.”  Mostly they field six players, often seven, when  the occasion demands.

Their bi-weekly Saturday matinee  sessions in the intimate setting of “C’est what?” (67 Front St E,  Toronto) have been a feature of the Canadian jazz scene for  over 23 years.

In the summer of 2009, they enjoyed a  successful European tour, appearing in England at the Whitley  Bay International Jazz Festival & the Maribo Jazz festival in  Denmark.

In June 2011, they appear at the Kirkcudbright  festival in Scotland & the    Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival in  Denmark. Previous years have seen many appearances in  New Orleans & include two tours of Northern Germany.

They have also represented Canada at the Marciac Festival in  France & the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival in Scotland.

Their festival appearances in North America are too numerous to list. There have been a couple of Caribbean jazz cruises & many summer jazz lake cruises on the paddleboat Trillium starting from Toronto harbour.

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