Join us online for a summer edition of the Faculty's signature series Thursdays at Noon.
This special summer series of performances from faculty, alumni and students is presented by the University of Toronto Alumni Relations and the Faculty of Music.
Jazz Showcase: Thursday, July 9, 12 to 1 pm
Performers: Mike Murley and The North and Hannah Barstow
Hosted by: Korin Thomas-Smith
An engaging, lyrical saxophonist, Mike Murley is one of Canada’s most celebrated and well-respected jazz artists. Currently active as a leader in various formations from duo to septet, Murley also maintains a busy schedule as both a sideman and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Jazz Program.
Hannah Barstow (BMus 2016, MMus 2020) is a pianist, vocalist and composer in the Toronto music scene. As a performer, she is firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz and composes and arranges “tunes” for a range of ensemble sizes from trios to women's choirs and big bands.
Canadian baritone Korin Thomas-Smith (BMusPerf2018, MMus2020) is a recent graduate of U of T, where he had the opportunity to work with Eric Owens, Stephen Wadsworth and Jessye Norman. Korin won the 2019 Norcop Prize in Song, curated the Voice Area's Celebrating Our Diversity initiative, and received a Graduating Award in June.
Piece to be performed: Onmo by Mike Murley and The North
Photo credit (H. Barstow): Matt Skrzypek