The Jazz Project is a friendly community of 12 experienced singers who love singing jazz and pop standards, especially with others. We are working together to hone our choral skills and entertain audiences.
We began in the summer of 2017 as the brainchild of a small group of campers at LakeField Music Camp who dreamed of continuing their music making back in the city. Jim Thomas spearheaded the effort to gather singers and bring in Gillian Stecyk as Music Director for the first season, culminating in a concert in the spring of 2018. The following year, when Gillian moved on to other projects, we were fortunate to find Mim Adams to take over as Music Director. In the fall of 2018, we joined TranzitionzJazz in a fundraiser for Parkinson’s at the National Ballet School. TranzitionzJazz joined us once again for our spring concert in May 2019. This year, with Mim’s expertise and encouragement, we are continuing to improve our sound and enjoy making music together.
We are delighted to continue colloborating with TranzitionzJazz, an established group of Toronto musicians who have performed at many of Toronto's well-known music venues. The band members are Richard Uglow on keys, Jasmin Bailey on vocals and percussion, Nick Arseneau on bass, Sheldon De Souza on drums and Jim Thomas, the leader of TranzitionzJazz, a jazz flutist who is also a member of The Jazz Project. Learn more about TranzitionzJazz
Sunday May 16 at 4:00 p.m.
The Jazz Project Spring Concert online. Stay tuned for details.
Mim Adams - Music Director
Mim Adams is devoted to the vocal and musical development of every singer she works with. With her positive energy and skills, she empowers vocalists to feel confident in their instrument and their performance. An accomplished arranger and musical director, she has worked with vocal groups for over a decade, including the York University Jazz Choir, the Mohawk College Jazz Choir, and The Toronto All-Star Big Band vocal group. Mim teaches private lessons in voice, piano, and theory, and works alongside Nikki Loney as Co-Developer of The Full Voice Workbook Series which is used in private and classroom vocal lessons across North America. She is the long-time musical collaborator of Toronto's feisty comic performer and author Shawn Hitchins, the featured vocalist for the GTA Swing Band, and she writes, records, and has toured with indie bands Canary Mine and Sue Newberry & The Law.