Thursday, March 13, 2014

Our 18th Year: Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance Live At The HotHouse Restaurant And Bar


TWO NIGHTS: SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 and MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

As part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

This all ages, 2 evening event features some of Canada's finest jazz artists including Brenda Carol - vocals/percussion, Toronto pianist and educator Stephen Gardner on keyboards/backing vocals, master Bill McBirnie on flute, bassist Brendan Davis and t.b.a. on drums/backing vocals. ClaireVoyance will perform at The HotHouse Restaurant and Bar, 35 Church Street (At Front) 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm. Performance dates: Sunday, June 22 and Monday, June 23, 2014 . Reservations are strongly recommended.

ClaireVoyance has always been an 'institution' during the jazz festival at the HotHouse Restaurant and Bar performing compositions by Chick Corea, Freddy Hubbard, Steely Dan, King Crimson, YES, ELP and many more, as well as, originals. Come and enjoy the band as they celebrate their 18th year at HotHouse Restaurant and Bar featuring compositions by JoAnne Brackeen, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin and of course YES... Relax at a table or hang out at the bar to enjoy fine music, food and hospitality. Admission is free at The HotHouse Restaurant and Bar, 35 Church Street (at Front Street). CALL: 416-366-7800
OR VISIT: http://www.HOTHOUSECAFE.COM/ to reserve.
related links: www.brendacarol.com
www.stephengardner.ca
www.steinwaypianogallery.ca

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Brenda Carol now has Cd's available at CD Baby and on iTunes: Purchase at iTunes ! facebook and please visit Youtube and my twitter account!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New on Video - Little Sunflower, Freddy Hubbard

New On Video:
Little Sunflower - Freddy Hubbard


Credits: Directed and Filmed by Neil Folkard and Heather.

Band Members: Brenda Carol - vocals/percussion, Stephen Gardner - keyboards, Bill McBirnie - flute, Peter Mueller - guitar, Jon Yelland - bass, Greg Pilo - drums.

Brenda Carol Quotes:

"Carol has a well-rounded set of pipes.... [her] feathery croon wraps the lyrics in a warm caress. Carol's contributions on ["Lucky Seven"] respectfully recall shades of Joni Mitchell."
- Derek Taylor, Cadence Magazine

"Brenda Carol is one of the finest jazz vocalists singing today."
- Lee Prosser, Jazz Review

"[Brenda Carol] refreshingly makes the lyrics of a tune become like seeds flowering into a new life, vision, vitality and dimension. Whether wistful or joyous, she relays the many moods of each song directly, powerfully, yet beautifully."
- Joanne Brackeen, jazz pianist/educator

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Seventeen : Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance Live at The HotHouse Restaurant And Bar as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival



January 17. 2013

Seventeen: Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance Live at The HotHouse Restaurant And Bar as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival.
TWO NIGHTS: SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013 and MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

This all ages, 2 evening event features some of Canada's finest jazz artists including Brenda Carol, Toronto pianist and educator Stephen Gardner on keyboard(s), Peter Mueller - guitars (Monday second set only), Bill McBirnie on master flute, acoustic and electric bassist John Yelland and Greg Pilo on drums.


(photo by Greg King, 2010 www.gregking.ca)

ClaireVoyance will perform at the HotHouse Restaurant & Bar, 35 Church Street (At Front) 7:00 pm START with two sets at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Performance dates: Sunday, June 23 and Monday, June 24, 2013 . Reservations are strongly recommended.

ClaireVoyance has always been an 'institution' during the Toronto Jazz Festival at The HotHouse Restaurant And Bar performing compositions by Chick Corea, Freddy Hubbard, Steely Dan, King Crimson, Heart, Supertramp, YES, ELP and many more. Come and enjoy the band as they celebrate their 17th year at HotHouse Cafe featuring compositions by JoAnne Brackeen, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane, Heart,Velvet Underground, Modern Jazz and YES... Relax at a table or hang out at the bar to enjoy fine music, food and hospitality. Admission is free at The HotHouse Restaurant And Bar, 35 Church Street (at Front Street). CALL: 416-366-7800 OR VISIT: http://www.HOTHOUSECAFE.COM/ to reserve.

related links: www.brendacarol.com
www.stephengardner.ca
www.extremeflute.com
www.canadianjazzarchive.org/en/musicians/greg-pilo.html
www.steinwaypianogallery.ca
www.yamaha.com

Set Lists:

Hothouse
From This Moment On
You're Everything
Our Team
All I Want
Giant Steps
Indian Summer/Summertime
Cherokee
Ah Le Bah
Handy Man
Madalena

No Opportunity/The Prophet
Lucky 7
The Cask of Amontillado
Bodhisattva
Dreamboat Annie/Everydays/ISee You
I Got It Bad
I'm Nobody's Baby
Hearts-Yes
Prince Rupert Awakes
Mary jane, Maiden Voyage


Yours truly,
Brenda Carol

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance, HotHouse Cafe 2012

Thanks to the audience, musicians and staff of HotHouse Cafe for a wonderful sixteenth year. We especially enjoyed the Steinway Grand Piano with Stephen Gardner, Bill McBirnie, Chris Burrell, Bryant Didier, Daniel (from Hair By Strands) and our awesome fans! [photo by: Mark Hehayas

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Sixteen


Sweet Sixteen: Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance Live at HotHouse Cafe.

TWO NIGHTS: SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012 and MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

This all ages, 2 evening event features some of Canada's finest jazz artists including Brenda Carol, Toronto pianist and educator Stephen Gardner on grand piano, Bill McBirnie on master flute, electric bassist and backing vocals of Bryant Didier and Chris Burrell on drums. ClaireVoyance will perform at HotHouse Cafe, 35 Church Street (At Front) 7:30 pm start with two sets at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Performance dates: Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25, 2012 . Reservations are strongly recommended.

ClaireVoyance has always been an eclectic and progressive 'institution' during the jazz festival at HotHouse Cafe performing compositions by Chick Corea, Freddy Hubbard, Steely Dan, King Crimson, YES, ELP and many more. Come and enjoy the band as they celebrate their 16th year at HotHouse Cafe and feature compositions by JoAnne Brackeen, King Crimson, Jefferson Airplane and YES... Relax at a table or hang out at the bar to enjoy fine music, food and hospitality. Admission is free at HotHouse Cafe, 35 Church Street (at Front Street). CALL: 416-366-7800 OR VISIT: http://www.HOTHOUSECAFE.COM/ to reserve.
related links: www.brendacarol.com
www.stephengardner.ca
www.steinwaypianogallery.ca

Yours truly,
Stephen Gardner & Brenda Carol

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Incredible band, Remarkable solos and Rich blending.


Thanks for all the amazing feedback from HotHouse Cafe 2011. What an incredible band with a lot of room to play. Remarkable solos and Rich blending. Cheers to the band ClaireVoyance. My favourite part was Adam Eisen getting up on Monday night to play piano and sing! Amazingly talented guy. What a voice! Here's an image and more coming soon. I'll post as they are forwarded. Thanks for that in advance. And Thank you for your incredible support!

Sincerely, brenda carol