Sunday Serenades at Mel Lastman Square, Toronto

Sunday Serenades is a weekly concert series at Mel Lastman Square bringing the smooth sounds of the city's best swing, big band and jazz acts to Toronto's warm summer evenings. Swing dance enthusiasts will have a chance to show off their dance moves under the stars at these free concerts. Sunday Serenades run every Sunday between July 17 and August 28 from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Opening the Sunday Serenade concert stage are The Cadillacs (July 17) who play jukebox favorites from the '50s, '60s and beyond. John McNab and the Ralph Fraser Trio (July 24) puts everyone "In the Mood" by recreating the magic of Glenn Miller and other favourites. The 17-piece Toronto All-Star Big Band They're Playing Our Song Radio Ensemble (July 31) is one of the most exciting bands around with powerful tributes to the hits of the `30s and `40s. From contemporary standards, swing, Latin and jazz to ballads and show tunes, The Philips Westin Orchestra (August 7) delight the most discerning patron with its live musical presentations. Under the direction of Jules Estrin, the 17-member Top Brass Orchestra (August 14) will welcome vocalists John Alcorn and Sophia Perlman for a very special evening. The following week Priscilla Wright and her "All Girl Orchestra" hits the stage (August 21) under the leadership of renowned jazz bassist, composer and band leader Rosemary Galloway! The series finishes with The Mantini Sisters - Sandra, Barbara and Ann - (August 21) who are best known for their harmonic blend and versatility. Admission is free. Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge Street two blocks north of Sheppard Avenue.

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