Goin' Back to New Orleans - Mardi Gras 2023


Fri Feb 17 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm


St. Andrew's Church | Toronto, ON

Mardi Gras returns to St. Andrew's Church with the joyful music of New Orleans.
About this Event

Jazz trumpeter Patrick Tevlin swings by St. Andrew’s Church once again, to headline another exuberant evening of traditional jazz, spirituals and New Orleans street-beat music. Joining the master showman will be his band The Happy Pals featuring pianist Jordan Klapman.

Audience participation is welcome tonight! Join the traditional parades (beads provided at the door). Sing along or dance to classic songs such as Jambalaya, Down by the Riverside and When the Saints Go Marching In.

What audiences have said about our Mardi Gras concerts...Complex, joyous, authentic ensemble-playing... Vintage traditional jazz in the Six— a welcome sound and sight! Fantastic concert, great choice of music, exceptionally talented musicians

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On his first trip to New Orleans in 1978, Patrick Tevlin heard and met trumpet great Kid Thomas Valentine and promptly fell in love with the New Orleans style. Patrick leads groups performing in the Toronto area and around the world, including The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra and the Magnolia Brass Band, which performs regularly at the New Orleans French QuarterFestival. Patrick lives in Toronto, but his soul resides in NewOrleans.

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Jordan Klapman, piano and vocal

Jordan initiated and has produced and performed at all of St. Andrew’s Mardi Gras concerts since their debut in 2005. A jazz pianist, bandleader, accompanist, Jordan performs mainstream jazz, Big Band, R&B, pop and his own original music. He accompanies classic silent films for film festivals, and teaches courses and presents entertaining multi-media lectures on the history of 20th century popular music at cultural centres throughout Ontario and beyond.

About our venue

St. Andrew's Church is a beautiful, spacious venue with excellent sightlines and acoustics. This historic church is situated in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district at King and Simcoe Streets, opposite Roy Thomson Hall. The St. Andrew subway station is a short walk away.

At present, there are no COVID safety protocols for our concert, though we encourage you to wear a mask. Closer to our show date, we'll let you know if that policy changes as directed by the province of Ontario.

Our thanks to the New Classical 96.3 FM for their promotional support of Music at St. Andrew’s events

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Where is it happening?

St. Andrew's Church, King St. W. & Simcoe St., Opposite Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada

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CAD 20.00

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