May 29, 2018: Laura Marks at Jazz Bistro

  Laura Marks sings with… Bernie Senensky, piano Neil Swainson, bass Terry Clarke, drums Ben Bishop, guitar May 29, 2018 | 8-10:30 pm   251 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario www.jazzbistro.ca 416.363.5299 cover:...

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Nov. 21, 2017: Laura Marks at Jazz Bistro

  Laura Marks sings with… Bernie Senensky, piano Terry Clarke, drums Neil Swainson, bass November 21, 2017 | 8-10:30 pm   251 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario www.jazzbistro.ca 416.363.5299 cover:...

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Oct. 27, 2017: Three Lauras, Burdock

  Featuring: Laura Fernandez Laura Marks Laura Hubert Adrean Farrugia – keyboards Steve Wallace – bass Ben Riley – drums   at the Burdock October 27, 2017 | 6-8 pm   1184 Bloor Street West 416-546-4033 info@burdockto.com $15...

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May 21, 2017: Laura Marks at Jazz Bistro

  Laura Marks sings with… Bernie Senensky, Ross MacIntyre and Ben Riley May 21, 2017 | 7-9:30 pm   251 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario www.jazzbistro.ca music charge:...

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Halcyon Days – April 1-May 7, 2017

  Set on the banks of the Black River in Sutton, Ontario, The Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery is a museum boasting a sizeable permanent collection of internationally recognized Canadian artists’ works, including a large number of paintings by York Wilson and Albert Chiarandini. The theme of  Laura’s upcoming solo show “Halcyon Days” at Georgina...

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Nov 13, 2016: Laura Marks at The Local Gest

    Laura Marks sings with… Adrean Farrugia November 13, 2016 | 4:30-7:30pm   the Local Gest 424 Parliament Street Toronto, Ontario...

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Nov 18, 2016: Laura Marks at Harry’s Jazz Bar

    Laura Marks sings with… Adrean Farrugia and Rob McBride November 18, 2016 | 8-11pm   Harry’s Jazz Bar 4816 Bridge Street Niagara Falls, Ontario Tel:...

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Pop-Up Exhibition – October 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, Laura Marks will exhibit more watercolour and oil paintings at Forest Hill Real Estate’s sumptuous offices in Yorkville. There will also be an exhaustive retrospective slideshow of more than 200 of Laura’s paintings accompanied by music from her CD, “57 Minutes”. Forest Hill Real Estate 28A Hazelton Avenue Toronto, Ontario...

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Sept 22, 2016: Laura Marks at 120 Diner

  Laura Marks sings with… Bernie Senensky and Ross MacIntyre September 22, 2016 | 6-8 pm   120 Church Street (south of Richmond) Toronto, Ontario Food Drink and Entertainment Reserations: Call 416-792-7725 | Text...

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Pop-Up Exhibition

Enjoy the works of Laura Marks Saturday, May 28, 2016 6-8pm Pop-Up Exhibition 28A Hazelton Avenue...

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April 7, 2016: Laura Marks at the 120 Diner

  Laura Marks sings Billie Holiday with… Bernie Senensky and Ross MacIntyre April 7, 2016 – 6-8PM   120 Church Street, Toronto (south of Richmond) Reservations: 416.792.7725 Text:...

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Nov 22, 2015 – Laura Marks at The Local Gest

  Laura Marks sings with… Bernie Senensky and Ross MacIntyre November 22, 2015 – 4:30-7:30   The Local Gest 424 Parliament Street Toronto Phone: 416.961.9425 Email:...

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September 12, 2015: Laura Marks at The Rex

The Rex, 12-3pm Laura Marks with… David Restivo, Frank Botos and Ross MacIntyre   On Tuesday, September 12, 2015 join Laura Marks, David Restivo, Frank Botos and Ross MacIntyre at The Rex.   The Rex 194 QUEEN ST. W. TORONTO, ON...

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Maple Cottage Fest

June 14, 2015: 1-5pm On Sunday, June 14, join Laura Marks with: Kevin Barrett on guitar Brendan Davis on bass, and Whitney Ross Barris on vocals for an afternoon of live jazz. The Leslieville Community Coalition (LCC) is hosting its first-ever Maple Cottage Fest to raise funds to fight the condo development at Queen and Laing. We think 8-storeys is a few storeys too...

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November 18, 2014: GATE 403

GATE 403 – 5-8 pm Laura Marks with… Peter Hill and Malcolm Gould On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 join Laura Marks, Peter Hill and Malcolm Gould at GATE 403 for good music, delectable eats, and a first-class selection of beer and wine. delicious food cocktails and martinis wide selection of beers scotch, whisky, cognac real music!   GATE 403 403 Roncesvalles...

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Three Lauras at Jazz Bistro

Laura Fernandez, Laura Marks and Laura Hubert Laura Fernandez, host of “Café Latino” on JAZZ FM 91.1, Juno Award winning vocalist Laura Hubert and Laura Marks, jazz vocalist and fine artist come together with an all star band for one night only at the Jazz Bistro – May 13th, 2014. Jazz to Latin to Rhythm and Blues… Jazz Bistro is located in the heart of...

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Dec. 8, 2013: Morgans on the Danforth (2-5 pm)

Morgans on the Danforth Laura Marks & Reg Schwager Join Laura Marks and Reg Schwager at Morgans on the Danforth for good music, delectable eats, and a first-class selection of beer and wine on December 8, 2013. a relaxed and stylish ambience great, reasonably priced food selection of local craft beers on tap fine wines real music!   Morgans on the Danforth 1282...

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Nov. 24, 2013: Singers Jazz Series

Hot Winter Jazz Singer’s Jazz Series Laura Marks will be a guest singer at Pauper’s Pub for the November 24, 2013 Singer’s Jazz Series with feature vocalists Laura Fernandez and Julie McGregor with Duncan Hopkins on bass, Cam Jobson on drums, special guest; saxophonist, Ken Foster and the great Norm Amadio on piano.   Pauper’s Pub 539 Bloor Street...

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Nov. 21, 2013: One Stop Vocal Safari (7-11 pm)

One Stop Vocal Jazz Safari Lula Lounge A group shot of all the musicians at the One Stop Jazz Vocal Safari and our charming host, Jaymz Bee.   Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON...

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Laura Marks’ “57 Minutes” CD Release

  Join us at the Jazz Bistro for an evening to celebrate the release of Laura Marks’ debut album. November 12, 2013 8:00 to 11:00pm $15 Cover/$20 Cover+CD Jazz Bistro 251 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario For reservations call: 416.363.5299 “57 Minutes” is a collection of twelve of the band’s favourite tunes, recorded at Noble Street Studios. more about the CD Laura...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | June 3

Pictured here: Mark Kieswetter on the keyboard, Brendan Davis on the bass and Whitney Ross-Barris.   The first Bohemian Monday of June was a delight, with house band veterans Mark Kieswetter and Brendan Davis, Jackie Bouchard, Rose Stella, Whitney Ross-Barris and Peter Hill. Rose sang “Angel Eyes” complete with the exquisite and rarely heard verse in advance of her...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | May 27

Rosalind Kindler Whitney Ross-Barris   This week was the first of our weekly Bohemian Mondays. We enjoyed the artistry of Adrean Farrugia, Chris Gale, Whitney Ross-Barris and Rosalind Kindler. A big birthday party was underway and we joined a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” accompanied by Adrean and Chris.   Monday, June 3, 2013 Mark Kieswetter, Keyboard and Ross...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | May 13

Rita Di Ghent, Vocals Linda Carone, Vocals Jen Sagar, Vocals Chris Gale, Tenor Saxophone Adrean Farrugia, Keyboard   The latest episode of Bohemian Monday started out with the inimitable Adrean Farrugia and Chris Gale on keyboard and tenor respectively. In the second set Rita Di Ghent’s vocal class was featured. We heard Dejana Erich (Mean to Me), Jacky Bouchard (The...

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The Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival with The Singer’s Jazz Series | June 29th

    Saturday, June 29th, 2013 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM   Doors open upstairs at 4:30pm and Show starts 6:00pm. Make a reservation before the show to secure your seating.       Featured Vocalists: Laura Marks Julie McGregor Special Guest: Ken Foster, Saxophonist The Band: Norman Amadio, piano Duncan Hopkins, bass Cam Jobson, drums Information & Tickets: The Toronto...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | April 29

On the first springlike Monday evening of 2013 Rakia Bar welcomed a fine gathering of musicians to play and sing with the euphonious Peter Hill and Shawn Nyquist, who hosted April’s sessions. Peter and Shawn are such a class act, we’re hoping they’ll be back in the very near future! In the first set Duncan Fremlin and friends: Jen Cook, Douglas John Cameron and Danny...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | Night of Feb. 18, 2013

Laura Marks at the Rakia Bar David Gulyas, Ilana Waldston, Ailsa McCreary and Whitney Barris-Ross Sue Seguin, vocals Laura Marks, vocals Linda Carone, vocals; Mark Kieswetter, keyboard; Ross MacIntyre, bass   This week’s jam was graced by a number of wonderful singers accompanied by the inimitable Mark Kieswetter and Ross MacIntyre, who started the evening with “There Is...

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Bohemian Monday Jam | Feb. 18, 2013

    Bohemian Monday Jam February 18, 2013 8:00 – 11:00 pm The Rakia Bar 1402 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario Map       The Rakia Bar is a casual Eau-De-Vie bar and bistro that boasts the largest selection of fruit-based Eau-De-Vie in North America, as well as extremely nice, locally-sourced food. Join us for Bohemian Monday Jam – February 18, 8-11 pm....

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Bohemian Monday Jam | Feb. 4, 2013

The second Bohemian Monday Jam at the Rakia Bar was a pretty happening event. There was a unanimously positive response to the atmosphere, great food and drink and the music of the host band, The Laura Marks Trio. Reg Schwager and Brendan Davis played exquisitely as always. Halfway through the first set three musicians joined the versatile Brendan Davis on the stage....

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Bohemian Mondays at The Rakia Bar

Bohemian Monday jam starts next week February 4, 2013 8:00 – 11:00 pm The Rakia Bar 1402 Queen Street East Toronto, Ontario Map The Rakia is situated in an old factory building that was built around the original church, whose roof can still be seen poking out of the top of the building, although no trace of the church remains inside. With many paned windows lining...

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Gilberto Gil at Massey Hall

R. and I went to Gilberto Gil’s concert at Massey Hall 19 November. We didn’t know what to expect but after a couple of songs I said to R., “It’s a pop concert!” Initially I found that a bit off-putting but as the evening unfolded it dawned on me that the music that was being played had its basis in the rural folk music of Northeastern Brazil called Forró, and that the...

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Girl’s Night Out All Star Scholarship Fundraiser

I was delighted to be asked to perform in the All Star Showcase for the GNO Scholarship Fund last Saturday, 10 November. The singers were backed by a great trio: Mark Kieswetter, piano; Jon Maharaj, bass and Nick Fraser, drums. The concert started with Stacey Joy Long, who had to leave immediately after singing to join her sister, who was poised to give birth. By the end...

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Website Launch

Welcome to our website. It may seem as if I’m using the royal we, but I’m not. Web designer, Brenda Nicholson, and I have been beavering away on the new website since June; Brenda as commander-in-chief and me as dogsbody, resizing images, visibly watermarking, digitally watermarking, writing descriptions of paintings and posting files. The process of cataloguing all the...

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