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Made in Toronto Showcase at Free Times Cafe

Presents

A Made in Toronto Showcase

Sunday, June 28th 7:30 PM at

320 College Street, Toronto

(2 blocks west of Spadina)

Featuring

Glen Alan Trio

Chris Birkett

Taylor & Bryn

Ivana Popovic & Perry Maher

7:30pm Chris Brikett

Chris Birkett is a multi talented music producer, sound engineer, musician, lyric writer and composer…a unique, visionary artist…

His journey as an artist and his life are intimately connected and bear witness to his vision of a better world to come. His music productions and collaborations have sold more than one hundred million records and earned him three Grammy Awards for excellence in the music business.

8:15pm Glen Alan Trio

* Glen Alan is an professional pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, recording producer and a passionate music educator. Glen graduated with his Grade 8 Piano Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music and his Vocal Performance Diploma from Humber College with First Class Honours. Glen has recorded 2 CDs to date and  has been playing and recording music professionally in numerous bands and vocal groups for well over 25 years.

A committed humanitarian and environmentalist, Glen’s original material spans a wide range of styles and influences exploring the gamut of human emotion from separation, loss, love, humour, hope and inspiration. Glen Alan’s ‘singing and songwriting style has been compared to Steely Dan, Ben Folds, Queen, the Beatles and Brian Wilson.

Glen Alan has performed and recorded with locally and internationally recognized artists such as Brian Dickinson, Dylan Bell, Tony Nesbitt-Larking, Suba Sankaran, Christopher Plock, Max Senitt, Natalie McMaster, Mark Dubois, Tim Bovaconti, Chris Birkett, Lenny Soloman, Steve Hunter, Jackie Richardson and many others…

For samples of Glen’s music, please visit his reverbnation profile at http://www.reverbnation.com/glenalan

9pm: Taylor & Bryn

How far will 2 guitars and 20 harmonicas take you? Taylor Abrahamse and Bryn Scott-Grimes are on a journey to find out.

Taylor’s earliest memories are of stage and screen – he’s been a professional actor since the age of 6, in addition to his successful solo music career. Bryn’s first recordings were spun out in the attic of the big old house where he was born, resulting in 4 solo albums, and a self-operated & thriving harmonica school.

They became friends while pursuing their BAs in music at York University, Toronto, and soon discovered their mutual fascination for any song brimming with pure imagination. In 2014, after working successfully as solo artists in the city, they decided to combine their distinctive song-writing styles and musical energies to create something altogether new.

The Taylor & Bryn sound is a distinctive blend of innovation and musicianship that evokes jazz standards, 70′s pop, folk, rock, soul, hip hop, show tunes and beyond—a bright, bold sound that’s equal parts distinct, refreshing, and accessible. Taylor & Bryn’s live shows are high-energy infusions of melody, wit, soaring harmonies, sophisticated guitar parts, and beat-boxing harmonica.

9:45 pm Ivana Popovic and Perry Maher

* Ivana Popovic is an established violinist, composer, chamber music coach and a violin teacher. She completed her studies in Violin Performance at the University of Veljko Vlahovic, Podgorica, Montenegro and later studied at University of Toronto. Ivana is passionate about chamber music – she is the founding member of the Sunrise String Quartet and has played with various chamber ensembles in Toronto.  She served as the concertmaster with Velvet Curtain Productions and Art Rage and played with Celebrity Symphony and Euphonia.

Ivana has recorded with many local artists such as Charlie Ringas, Chris Birkett and Sean Kelly and appeared in several theatre productions. Having appeared at the Toronto Fringe Festival in #Wedding Musical in 2014, she is now a cast member of the ancient rock musical “Inanna”, where she rocks on an electric 5-string violin. Ivana recorded her demo at Mint Music Studio and is currently working on writing and recording her debut album. She teaches violin at Mint Music School as well as privately and writes CD reviews for the WholeNote Magazine.

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