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Mardi Gras 2019: Goin' Back to New Orleans

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St. Andrew's Church

73 Simcoe Street

Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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Music at St. Andrew’s popular, annual Mardi Gras celebration is back on March 1! Get set for a happy, spirited evening of traditional street-beat jazz, with colourful parades and beads. (Beads provided.) Goin’ Back to New Orleans will feature The Patrick Tevlin-Jordan Klapman All-Stars. This band of top-flight, veteran Toronto jazz musicians includes trumpeter & vocalist Patrick Tevlin, pianist & vocalist Jordan Klapman, reed man Tom Skublics, Sousaphone player Paul Neufeld, trombonist Dan Douglas, drummer Gary Scriven, and banjo player/guitarist Bill Bridges. Together, they’ll perform popular jazz and Gospel classics such as Just a Little While to Stay and When the Saints Go Marchin’ In. Their program will also feature some great swinging solos, such as these from last year’s Mardi Gras https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh-whOgPt70 Kudos to Jordan Klapman, Patrick Tevlin and Tom Skublics, all of whom will back this year to perform more thrilling solos. Tickets $20-25.

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Patrick Tevlin, trumpet and vocal

With more than 40 years’ experience as a bandleader, Patrick has been a dedicated New Orleans jazzman since the late 1970s. He leads The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra, which has resided at Grossman’s Tavern for five decades, and the Magnolia Brass Band which is featured annually in the New Orleans French Quarter Festival. Patrick lives in Toronto, but his soul lives in New Orleans!

Jordan Klapman, piano and vocal

Jordan initiated and has produced and performed in all of St. Andrew’s Mardi Gras concerts since their debut in 2005.

A jazz pianist, bandleader, accompanist, and popular music educator, Jordan accompanies silent films for TIFF, the Silent Revue and the Toronto Silent Film Festival, and teaches courses on the history of 20th century popular music at Ryerson University’s LIFE Institute, George Brown College, The Baycrest Learning Academy, and at cultural centres throughout Ontario and beyond.

Tom Skublics, reeds

An accomplished tenor, alto, baritone saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist, Tom is one of the most in-demand jazz, popular, cabaret, klezmer, and recording session musicians in Canada. He’s been a member of the Shaw Festival pit orchestra since 1998 and has an extensive work resume that includes many Mirvish, Livent and other major productions.

Tom played in the Howard Cable during the heyday of the Royal York’s Imperial Room backing Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Connie Francis, and his favourite performer, Ella Fitzgerald!


Paul Neufeld, Sousaphone

A JUNO-Award-winning composer and pianist, Paul gets the chance to explore his love of all jazz history by playing New Orleans-style Sousaphone with the Magnolia Brass Band. He has led his big band, NOJO, with Roberto Occhipinti for two decades, and leads another group of his own, Rhythm & Truth. Paul also records under his own name as a pianist and keyboardist.


Dan Douglas, trombone

Toronto-born Dan Douglas is a trombonist and euphonium player who has been a mainstay of the city’s jazz scene for over two decades. The graduate of Humber College’s Jazz programme performs regularly with the Galaxy All Star Orchestra as both a featured soloist and singer. A member of The Alley Cats band led by Alex Pangman, he also toured with Jeff Healey and The Jazz Wizards. Dan is currently co-leader of the Dixie Demons, and plays with many other local bands including those of Bob DeAngelis and The Starlight Orchestra. He has recorded with Kevin Breit, Eddie Graf, George St. Kitts, Jeff Healey, Lenny Graf, Alex Pangman and many others.



Gary Scriven, drums

An accomplished drummer and washboard percussionist, Gary toured internationally for many years as a charter member of the late Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards.



Bill Bridges, banjo and guitar

Son of an Alberta farmer, Bill spent his early years in western farming communities where he supplemented his self-taught guitar skills with weekly lessons 100 miles away. By age 15, he was touring "on the road".

Taking up jazz, Bill attended master classes and studied arranging and composition. He relocated to Toronto in 1971 where he quickly became in demand, working with local leaders and touring greats Howard Cable, Guido Basso, Bobby Edwards, Hagood Hardy, Phil Nimmons, Art Van Damme and Red Norvo.

Bill’s recorded many jingles, albums, movie scores, and TV & Radio broadcasts. He’s worked in Toronto’s best stage bands and pit orchestras for Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, and Vic Damone. For many years he served as Musical Director and guitarist for John McDermott, and as a member of the Shaw Festival Orchestra.


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