Carmen Spada to represent B-Jazzed at Jazz Congress 2020, January 13 & 14, in New York City
Carmen will represent B-Jazzed at Jazz Congress 2020, an annual congress designed to bring together artists, media, and industry leaders in the global jazz community to exchange ideas in order to nurture and grow the jazz community, and the underlying business and organizations that promote, produce, present, market, and support the music. Hosted annually at Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York City, Jazz Congress is one of the world's largest gatherings of professional jazz musicians, educators, and promoters. Congratulations Carmen!
4th Annual World of Jazz Festival returning for 2020!
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 11 & 12, 2020, in Downtown Brampton. In nearly three short years, Carmen has instituted B-Jazzed as Brampton's leader in curating performances, education, and philanthropy around jazz music, with the World of Jazz Festival acting as its signature event. Visit worldofjazz.ca for updates on the program schedule, sponsorship opportunities, and venue details.
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.