GRACENOTES: What a hot, busy summer we had! Fun in the Fall..

It was one hot summer for GRACE.

July saw the ladies of GRACE return for 3 hot, funksoulicious filled nights at the 28th International Beaches Jazz Festival.  Thanks to all who came out and shook their groove thang on our outdoor dance floor. The crowds were huge for GRACE, with dancers as young as 5 years! Thanks to BSO for having us out front of their store for the second year and thanks to our wonderful sound crew who supplied, lugged, guarded, set up and did sound for us for 3 nights. Could not have done it without you. You all helped to make it an incredible success.

Setting up...

Setting up...

GRACE

GRACE

GRACE

GRACE

September saw us back at our regular haunt, The Eton House and at the waterfront Balmy Beach Club performing for 2 retired judges. Thanks to Paul for recording a live Facebook video at the Balmy Beach Club, which has over 2000 views and counting! You can view it here gracemusicto

Sound check up at the Balmy Beach Club

Sound check up at the Balmy Beach Club

Next up, GRACE is very excited to be asked back to The Duke Oct 15th. This will be THE party of the fall. Can't wait to see you there!! Best patio in the East. 

You can also find details on our SHOWS page.

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GRACENOTES: GRACE IS BACK at the 28th International Beaches Jazz Fest

It has been a busy couple months for the ladies of GRACE.  Pride gigs at the Eton and The Duke(check our video page for clips from this fab gig) and a trip to Collingwood to headline Jazz and Blues at The Station. A great outdoor gig- with temps in the high 30's....it was a hot one, folks! We had them up dancing in the grass. Check out the pics and vid clip below

GRACE at the Station, Collingwood- great crowd!

GRACE at the Station, Collingwood- great crowd!

Janelle and Mae singing to the crowd

Janelle and Mae singing to the crowd

Yes, we played in front of CN railway cars...

Yes, we played in front of CN railway cars...

Coming up this week, GRACE is back playing the 28th Beaches Jazz Fest. July 21-23, 7-11pm. We will be doing 4 sets each night. Location details on our shows page. Come out to all three! Great music, great food trucks- it's one of the best summer music events in the city. We look forward to seeing you dancing in the street!

GRACE at the 27th Beaches Jazz Fest last year

GRACE at the 27th Beaches Jazz Fest last year

GRACENOTES: Gigs, Departures, Arrivals..

Spring is upon us and there have been changes....

Grace is excited to welcome newest member to the horn section, Naomi Higgins and we want to thank Elena Kapeleris for her playing prowess as part of the Grace horns from it's inception. We wish Elena great success in her endevours and you can catch her currently touring with Rita Chiarelli.

 

Naomi Higgins

Naomi Higgins

Naomi is a Toronto-based saxophone and woodwind player. She is lead alto in the U of T Jazz Orchestra and performs with The Muskoka Jazz Guys, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School and the Yonge Kings. Naomi's resume includes playing in theatre pit orchestras for shows The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man, Annie, Oklahoma and Fiddler on the Roof. 

Naomi brings great chops, youthful enthusiasm and more great height to the band. Her solos are something to behold!

Catch Grace this month at our Spring Fling April 30th at the Eton House for Naomi's debut with the band!

Stay funked...

Naomi Higgins

Naomi Higgins

First Gig of 2016!

Thanks to all who came out to Grace's Feb 6 gig at the Eton House. We has the best fans! It was a special day as we also celebrated the wonderful Jennifer's birthday. J Lo (Jenn) never fails to make everyone who comes to the Eton feel welcome and right at home. A special thanks for all her wonderful promo.

Grace will be back at the Eton April 30 for a spring fling! Mark your calendars.

Coming up later in the year, Grace will be back up in Collingwood- one of our fav places to play outside the city.

Until the gig...stay funked.

 

J Lo the bday girl- server extraordinaire!

J Lo the bday girl- server extraordinaire!

A Funktastic Spooktacular night...

Thank you to all the Grace funkatics for coming out to our Halloween Spooktacular Saturday night at the Eton House! There were some pretty amazing costumes: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Sparrow, Day of The Dead, to name a few. What a party it was. The Eton House staff was fantastic-thanks Jenn, Tom, George and Earl. Thanks Kathy and Kelly for your sound prowess. Thanks to Paul for taking pix of the band (see below).Thanks to Beauty Supply Outlet for furnishing the prize for best costume. 

Next up for Grace is A Grace Christmas at the Cadillac Lounge Dec 12. Check our shows page for details on getting tickets. They are going fast...

Grace will be back at The Eton House for a New Years Eve Extravaganza that you do not want to miss. Party favours, champagne at midnight. Tickets $25. This event will sell out fast so grab yours soon! Info to follow shortly on where to get them.