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  Upcoming Performances.

Gigs at Toast in Ghent

24th & Colonial Avenue

All gigs 7-9:30pm

Duos w Saxophonist Eddie Williams

April 27, June 1,June 29

Trio w Eddie Williams and

Drummer Emre Kartari

June 15, July 13


Duo Gigs at Cafe Stella

Colonial Avenue in Ghent

All gigs 7:30-9:30pm


Duos w Pianist John Toomey

April 21, May 5, May 26, June 9, June 23

Duo w Pianist Justin Kauflin

July 7


Coming up at Old Dominion University

in Chandler Recital Hall

Grammy Nominated Trombonist John Fedchock

for 2 concerts

w the ODU Jazz Choir

Sunday April 16, 3:30 pm


John Fedchock in Concert

Monday April 17, 7:30pm

w John Toomey, Piano

Jimmy Masters, Bass

Emre Kartari, Drums


TowneBank Jazz Series at The Sandler Center

Concerts held in The Miller Studio Theater

All shows begin at 7:30pm


April 20th: Janis Siegel: “I’ll Take Manhattan”

 A nod to Manhattan Transfer  and Tin Pan Alley. Featuring Janis Siegel, a founding member of jazz vocal luminaries Manhattan Transfer. 9 time Grammy Award Winner, 17 Grammy Nominations. 9 solos records to her credit. Janis has been bringing jazz to worldwide audiences since the early 70’s, both as a highly acclaimed solo artist and in the company or world-renowned Manhattan Transfer. 

 w/John Toomey, piano; Jimmy Masters, Bass; Emre Kartari, drums.

May 25: Wyatt Michael

“A Nod to Sinatra, Bennett, Martin and Darin”

Wyatt Michael brings alive the songs

and sounds of these iconic singers.

Featuring vocalist Wyatt Michael, recently featured as a finalist on the television show The Voice.

w/Chris Whiteman, guitar; John Toomey, piano; Jimmy Masters, bass: Emre Kartari, drums.


June 22: "Modern Jazz Composers"

Honoring the great new generation of jazz music composers and players. Playing the music of Herbie Hancock, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Swallow, Sean Smith and others.

With Taylor Barnett, trumpet; Alan Parker, guitar; Justin Kauflin, piano; Jimmy Masters, bass; Emre Kartari, drums.

July 20th: "The Originals"

The John Toomey Quartet performed and recorded together for almost 2 decades

They will be performing a program of original music from the band members.

John Toomey, Eddie Williams

Jimmy Masters, Frank Russo

August 17: Lori Williams: “Lori’s Jazz Lounge” 

Lori Williams has travelled the world singing jazz for over 30 years and was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald. She has one of the most outstanding voices you’ll ever hear.  W John Toomey, piano; Jimmy Masters, Bass; Chuck Redd, drums.


September 14: “Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn”.

Music from this iconic songwriting duo. Duke Ellington was one of the most important voices in the history of jazz. Billy Strayhorn wrote some of the most memorable compositions performed by The Ellington Orchestra.

W Jeff Smith, saxophone; John Toomey, Piano; Jimmy Masters, bass; Tony Martucci, drums.


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