TOSH’s Summer Garden Music Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. on July 23 with a show by jazz duo Amanda Tossoff and Jodi Proznick. (Submitted photo)

TOSH’s Summer Garden Music Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. on July 23 with a show by jazz duo Amanda Tossoff and Jodi Proznick. (Submitted photo)

TOSH to host summer concert series in Qualicum Beach

Festival kicks off July 23 with jazz duo

The Old School House (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach will host a series of musical performances this summer.

TOSH’s (122 Fern Rd West) Summer Garden Music Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. on July 23 with a show by jazz duo Amanda Tossoff and Jodi Proznick. All performances will take place at a private residence in Qualicum Beach, the location will be sent to ticket holders upon purchase.

Multi-award winning bassist, composer and educator Proznick has received many awards, including the Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year, National Jazz Award for Bassist, Album and Acoustic Group of the Year, and two Juno nominations for her albums Foundations and Sun Songs.

She is also currently the chair of the jazz department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music and artistic director of the Summer Jazz Workshop and Girls’ Jazz Day.

Proznick was recently awarded The Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award.

Tosoff, who has six albums to her credit, is also a composer and educator, and has received various honours, including the Montréal Jazz Festival Grand Prix de Jazz, the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award — and most recently, a Juno nomination for her album Words, which blends poetry, jazz, art-song and folk.

She is also a passionate educator, on faculty at Humber College, at her own studio, and also as co-artistic director of Music Arts Collective, an online music school co-founded with Proznick and arts administrator Francesca Fung, in which they share their love of music, art, learning, and community through interactive workshops, conversations, videos and more.

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Guests are asked to arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. dressed for the weather, and to bring their own chairs, water, and snacks.

There will be no bathroom access at this venue.

Performances are approximately 75 minutes long.

Tickets are $35 plus GST and nonrefundable.

The series will also include performances on July 29, Aug. 9, Aug. 12, Aug. 13 and Aug. 19.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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