Celebrate The 2011 Markham Jazz Festival At Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa

Host Hotel And Hot Spot For The 2011 Markham Jazz Festival

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August 10, 2011

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada - Celebrate the 14th Annual Markham Jazz Festival during August 19-21, 2011. Complete your experience and stay at the host hotel and hot spot - Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa.

Kick off with a fabulous Friday night of exceptional talent at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts located across the street. This year they will be featuring a double bill again, with two artists who are coming in from New York exclusively for this performance: Pianist Bill Charlap who is fantastic and plays tunes we all recognize and love, and Gretchen Parlato and her Trio (Gretchen is being billed as the greatest new jazz singer of her generation). All seats are $55. For tickets and information, call 1-866-768-8801 or 905-305-SHOW. For more information, visit www.markhamjazzfestival.com.

Jazz week is set for August 15-21, 2011.

Markham Jazz Festival Hotel PackageMake it a jazz weekend and complete your experience and check into a luxurious two-room spacious suite at Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa, located just 5 minutes away. Our Markham Jazz Festival hotel package includes:

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Markham Jazz Festival Gala - Friday August 19, 2011Celebrate jazz at the 14th Annual Markham Jazz Festival Gala held on Friday August 19th at the Markham Theatre of Performing Arts (located across from the Hilton Suites). A double-bill featuring international jazz stars Bill Charlap and Gretchen Parlato.

BILL CHARLAP A Jazz fan's delight and a two-time Grammy Award nominee, Bill Charlap is a master for interpreting the classic songbooks that are at the heart of so much jazz. His recordings include the music of George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and Cole Porter and he has performed with music greats Phil Woods, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis. Bill Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Centre and the Hollywood Bowl.

GRETCHEN PARLATO is a young innovative vocalist who is quickly establishing herself as one of the unique voices in jazz. Based in New York, she has toured throughout Europe and Australia to sold-out performances, promoting her albums 'In a Dream' and her newest album 'The Lost and Found' which is garnering rave reviews and dominating the jazz vocal charts. She has been dubbed a rising star, a stunning performer, and "the most important jazz singer in a generation." The Markham Gala will be Gretchen Parlato's GTA debut and her only performance in southern Ontario - don't miss it!

Intermission reception sponsored by Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham with silent auction. Half of the proceeds donated to the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. Doors open at 7:00 pm. All seats are $55. For tickets and information, call 1-866-768-8801 or 905-305-SHOW. For more information, visit www.markhamjazzfestival.com.

HOT SPOT - Saturday August 20, 2011Join us at Absolute Lounge on Saturday August 20th featuring jazz band The Patricia Duffy Trio. The trio is composed of Patricia Duffy (piano, vocals) Abbey Sholzberg (bass) and David Lowe (drums). They will be performing from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet - Sunday August 21, 2011Enjoy our scrumptious Sunday Brunch Buffet with live performer Patricia Duffy on vocals and piano between 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Essence of Unionville restaurant (located at the lobby level inside the Hilton Suites hotel) for $35/person, taxes and gratuity extra. For reservations, call 905-470-8500 x 2067.

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