Young Toronto duo set to finish Crofton’s jazz season

On Sunday, Dec. 27 at the Crofton Hotel, two of Toronto’s busiest creative young musicians end the Crofton jazz season for 2015.

On Sunday, Dec. 27 at the Crofton Hotel, two of Toronto’s busiest creative young musicians end the Crofton jazz season for 2015.

Violinist, composer and vocalist Aline Homzy teams up with vibraphonist Michael Davidson for well-known jazz pieces and a smattering of original compositions.

Homzy has performed with many of Canada’s leading jazz musicians — her Vancouver quintet included guitarist Bill Coon, bassist Jodi Proznick and drummer Dave Robbins.

She once studied under the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with jazz violinist John Blake Jr., and toured twice across Canada with the Juno-nominated National Youth Orchestra.

Davidson leads the Toronto chamber jazz quartet Hobson’s Choice, which according to CBC’s The Signal host, Laurie Brown, “has made a unique contribution to the Canadian sound.”

His compositions have been praised by the likes of drummer/composer Barry Elmes, who said that “not only are his songs creative and well crafted, each one has a story to tell.”

The show runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and musicians are invited to join in a jam session during the last hour. Admission is $10.

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