The Jazz Project
Front Row: Nacia Miller, Charlotte Danard, Louise Polika, Milan Chotai, Susan Charendoff, Beth Kirkwood, Glenn Sevillo
Back Row: Kathleen Oudit, Randi Glass, Jill Greenwood, Jim Thomas, Jennifer Hayes, Dave Patterson, Mary Fisher, Wendy Butenschoen
Mim Adams is a dedicated teacher, an accomplished musician and the Music Director for The Jazz Project. Her years of experience as York University Jazz Choir Course Director and Mohawk College Vocal Ensemble Leader equip her with the knowledge and confidence to lead The Jazz Project choristers to their fullest potential. As a teacher of jazz style and vocal technique in private and group lessons, Mim brings a world of specialized, practical experience. Mim is at the forefront of modern musicianship training for young vocalists as part of The Full Voice Workbooks team.
She authored the supplementary theory books, sold worldwide both online and at music retailers; and she assists in the development of content and layout for workbooks and educational worksheets. Mim is also a private vocal, piano, and theory instructor who has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music exams, Kiwanis and other music festivals. Working as a professional musician has allowed her to collaborate with a number of different bands and artists. She performs regularly as a jazz vocalist for private and public events around Toronto. As a rock keyboardist/vocalist she has toured across Canada, performed at music festivals, and performed live on radio and television. Her original songwriting has been featured on four studio albums, and she composes and arranges for theatre productions and various vocal groups. Mim is an honours graduate of the Mohawk College Music Program where she studied vocal jazz with Bob Hamper, and jazz arranging with Dave McMurdo and Mike Malone. She continues to learn about music and voice through various workshops, collaboration with other professionals, and independent study. Mim is a respected vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, composer, arranger, accompanist and music instructor. In addition to all of her qualifications as the music director for The Jazz Project, her personality, vigor and dedication continues to be a driving force that enhances the vision and experience of The Jazz Project.
The Jazz Project and TranzitionzJazz
The Jazz Project is sometimes accompanied by TranzitionzJazz, an established group of Toronto musicians who have performed at many of Toronto's well-known music venues – consisting of 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.