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Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Venue: Hugh's Room Live
Ticket Price: FREE

The JAZZ.FM91 2018 Music Business Seminar
Presents the following Speakers:

Dr John Chong

As the Medical Director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, Dr John Hong has treated musicians with repetitive strain injuries, motor control problems, anxiety, depression, neuropathic pain, nerve entrapments, and stress-related disorders since 1986. He teaches Performance Awareness at the Glenn Gould School Performance and Artist Diploma Programs at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. He is the medical consultant for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and received the Governor General Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

Larnell Lewis

Larnell Lewis is a Toronto born musician, composer, producer, educator and clinician. Often referred to as one of Canada’s most promising up and coming drummers, Lewis has been featured on the cover of Drums Etc, a national drumming magazine. Larnell has performed with various artists ranging from Fred Hammond, Lalah Hathaway, and Lisa Fischer, to Kellylee Evans, Molly Johnson, and Snarky Puppy. In addition to his work as a stage musician, Larnell is currently a part-time professor at Humber College in the Faculty of Music.

His sponsors are Yamaha Acoustic and Electronic Drums and Hardware, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals

Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez is a Canadian based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.

Martinez has headlined at the legendary Blue Note jazz club in New York, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Festivities in South Africa, and at the 2011 PanAmerican Games in Guadalajara. She also performed in a series of concerts during the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, as well as hosting several events. During the 2015 Pan Am Games, she also served as the honourary co-chair of the Ignite program.

Amanda has worked as a radio host (launching Canada's JAZZFM91 Latin Jazz program), TV personality (BRAVO Arts & Minds, Star TV!) and actress (Regnesis and Disney's Life with Derek). She also hosts and co-produces Ingredients for a Good Life to promote Mexico to Canadians.
Amanda holds a masters degree in international business from York University. In 2014, Amanda was awarded Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians by the Minister of National Revenue.

Erin Kinghorn

Erin Kinghorn founded eEK! Productions in Toronto to provide integrated marketing management and grant administration, giving artists the solutions to build their brand and maximize their fan-base through multiple platforms, including street, digital, mobile, print, radio and TV. Honouring its mission statement to service, lobby and develop the arts communities, eEK! tailors each marketing plan to the client, from developing online profiles and nationwide street teams to the overall concept and branding. Among its artist clients are the Trews, Adam Cohen, Latent Recordings (Cowboy Junkies), the Jerry Cans, Tim Chaisson, Starfish Management (Blue Rodeo) and Jarvis Church. Prior to forming eEK! in Toronto,  Erin spent eight years with Nettwerk Music Group as director of sales & marketing working on albums by Sarah McLachlan, Tiesto, Swollen Members, Great Lake Swimmers, Be Good Tanyasand more.

John Devenish

John is a musician, actor and radio host. He was the male narrator for The Globe and Mail’s Facts and Arguments podcasts, also the Dear Sweetheart series featuring letters home from a Canadian soldier overseas during WWI, and did  voice work for a short film feature in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald's Titanic celebrations series.

He has contributed to major art installations in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, The Encampment installation in Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park and was project coordinator for the public art piece, The Community Totem, in Toronto’s Cy Townsend Park. John was on the inaugural Wychwood Barns Community Association Board of Directors and continues to be active in social and developmental service sectors.

Share your evenings from 6PM to 9PM, Monday to Friday, with John Devenish, Dinner Jazz host on JAZZ.FM91.

Lara Solnicki

Honoured as a "world class jazz singer" for her "spellbinding voice" and "boldly unique style" (−Everett. R. Davis, All About Jazz), Canadian jazz vocalist, composer and poet Lara Solnicki enjoys a busy schedule, performing and recording with many of Canada's finest musicians, with #1 songs on Canadian jazz radio and web charts (Radio Canada, CBC), garnering rave reviews from 4 continents.

Ernesto Cervini
Juno-nominated Drummer-composer Ernesto Cervini is making a name for himself as a consummate bandleader and in-demand collaborator, praised for his deep musicality and infectious energy. Downbeat described his fluid style as one that “exemplifies ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.” Modern Drummer said: “Cervini recalls such old-schoolers as Art Blakey and Billy Higgins… It’s his robust, magnetic personality that fascinates consistently.”   
Ernesto runs his own jazz-oriented publicity company, Orange Grove Publicity.  

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