City of Brampton hosts 1st ever Italian Flag Raising at Italian Heritage Month Celebrations featuring Carmen Spada as performer and MC
On Sunday, June 9, the City of Brampton hosts its 1st ever Italian Flag Raising at Italian Heritage Month Celebrations, featuring Carmen as MC as well as the entertainment for the program. Join Mayor Patrick Brown, city councillors, and residents, as they celebrate the many contributions that the Italian community has offered to Brampton, Toronto, and Canada, with a flag raising in Ken Whillans Square, followed by a free BBQ in Gage Park. Carmen will entertain guests in the afternoon on accordion, backed by a stellar band, playing the music of their heritage. For more information on this event, please visit the DATES section of this site.
Carmen Spada as a featured Panelist for MusicOntario and the City of Brampton's Arts Adventures.
Carmen will be a featured panelist at MusicOntario's Communities Connect panel on April 30, at the Civic Centre in Brampton. This panel will focus on festivals, conferences, and showcasing opportunities within Canada for aspiring artists. Then on May 15, Carmen will be featured at the City of Brampton's Arts Adventures season launch, where he joins other arts leaders in the city on a panel focusing on social technologies and live performance. For tickets and directions, please visit the DATES section of this site.
Carmen Spada Trio featuring Jerry Weldon (NYC), April 19-23, 2019
The Carmen Spada Trio (Neil Swainson, bass, Terry Clarke, drums) welcome acclaimed tenor saxophonist and jazz luminary Jerry Weldon from NYC, for a series of performances, April 19-23 in the GTA, including Waterloo's
The Jazz Room, Toronto's Jazz Bistro, and Brampton's
Studio 2. Jerry is a master of the bebop language and has performed with pioneers of jazz such as Lionel Hampton, Joey DeFrancesco, and has been a charter member of the Harry Connick Jr. orchestra for 29 years and counting! These gigs will be super swinging, and for tickets, directions, and performance information, please visit the dates section of this site.
3rd Annual World of Jazz Festival returning for 2019!
The City of Brampton has renewed its support for an annual jazz festival, led by B-Jazzed, and Artistic Director Carmen Spada, to be held on September 7 & 8, 2019, in Downtown Brampton. Visit worldofjazz.ca for updates on the program schedule, sponsorship opportunities, and venue details.
Harmony & Composition Clinic featured in Long & McQuade's Learning Series
Carmen conducts a free clinic on harmony and composition, titled I-IV-V...and beyond!!, as part of the Long & McQuade Learning Series, March 2, 2-4pm at the Brampton location, and March 20, 7-9pm at the Markham location. Come and learn how a basic understanding of harmonic functions can lead you and your music into deeper and richer sounds and textures. Something for everyone, of all styles, instruments and abilities. For directions and registration, please visit the weblink at the dates section of this site.
Carmen Spada named Musical Director for City of Brampton's Tree Lighting Ceremony at
Winter Lights Weekend, November 16, 2018
The City of Brampton is hosting the largest event ever curated for their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and have named Carmen Spada as Musical Director for the opening night concert, featuring over 50 musicians and dancers across two stages in Downtown Brampton, covering classic Christmas songs in diverse styles such as reggae, soca, jazz, and salsa. Come and enjoy a great night of free music starting at 6pm in Ken Whillans Square. Click HERE for directions and program scheduling.