O Canada! Our Nation’s Greatest Hits. May 12, 2016. 8pm
Hosted by Canada’s funniest couple, Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath. Featuring music from Dave Matheson from satirical pop group Moxy Fruvous, backed by stellar a cappella groups The Watch, Toronto Northern Lights All Stars with headliner Amanda Martinez
Amanda Martinez is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.
Her third and latest CD “Mañana” was helmed by GRAMMY-winning producer Javier Limón. Limón, whose production credits include acclaimed singers such as Buika, Mariza and Diego el Cigala, hails Martinez as “one of the greatest voices in the world.” ‘Mañana’ and her previous solo albums have earned her three Latin Jazz Artist of the Year nominations at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. Her songs have appeared on three Putumayo world music collections: Bossanova Around the World, Latin Dreamland and most recently, Cafe Latino. Martinez has headlined at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities in South Africa, and at the 2011 PanAmerican Games in Guadalajara. She also performed in a series of concerts during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, as well as hosting several events. During the 2015 Pan Am Games, she also served as the honourary co-chair of the Ignite program. www.amandamartinez.ca
Colin MochrieFrom Second City to hosting the TV show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Colin has embodied the best and funniest in Canadian improv comedy, His show boasts “unashamed antics and bizarre behaviour” that will have you choking with laughter. www.colinmochrie.com
Deb McGrath is an actress and writer, known for Little Mosque on the Prairie, Getting Along Famously and Expecting. Together they bring brilliant wit – and some musical talent – to stages and TV shows across North America.
David Matheson is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and music producer. A founding member of platinum selling juno nominees Moxy Fruvous, he has performed all over the world. He currently plays piano with singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith, John McDermott, and jazz vocalist Lori Cullen – all three of them Juno winners. He’s also played with James Keeleghan, Royal Wood, Sarah Slean, Cindy Church and many others. David led the house band at tapings of The Royal Canadian Airfarce for it’s final 8 years. When not performing, he studies music with David Braid, teaches music, and produces cds.
$35 plus ticketing charge
May 12, 2016, 8pm
Jane Mallet Theatre
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts