Stephen Gardner performing in the 2010 BCRJF

Stephen Gardner performing as part of the 2010 BCRJF

The 2010 Brenda Carol Renaissance Jazz Fair will be taking place SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010. The fair will be held at Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON. CANADA Cost: $20.00 at the door. The event is by Private Invitation Only. You will need to be on the guest list to attend and please rsvp by emailing: brenda carol One night only! Doors open at 7:00 pm for hospitality and seating. All Ages Event. Visit the Event Site - for more information.

Up-and-coming young jazz artists featured include singers: JANICE HAWKE, SUZANNE MALLET, JEN SAGAR, MELISSA LAUREN, HALEY SMALL with guitarist NATHAN HILTZ, bassist GEORGE KOLLER, pianist STEPHEN GARDNER, pianist HANK FURMAN, saxman ROB CHRISTIAN, trumpeter BROWNMAN, guitarist MARK SEPIC, percussionist RICK SHADRACH LAZAR, and BRENDA CAROL. The series is presented by noted jazz artist Brenda Carol and Long & McQuade’s JON LONG.

The jazz fair will also be exhibiting the new contemporary landscape paintings of JUDY GIBBS. (event image is one of Judy's recent works).

This is a small grass roots festival that features young up-and-coming and lesser known jazz artists. All proceeds (Door) go to Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto, and the many artists who perform in this fine festival. Our generous sponsor Jon Long of Long & McQuade, Brenda Carol Vocal Lessons and Gardner Piano & Guitar Lessons make this all possible for this our FOURTH year. Thanks also to all the media support. You Rock!

Please listen, attend, appreciate and purchase as much independent music as you can, always!

As part of Fourth Annual Jazz Fair Brenda Carol will be offering a FREE JAZZ/PROG MASTERS CLASS entitled: Singing For Your Supper highlighting applied jazz standards and progressive music for performance and recording. This new master class series is funded by Brenda Carol Vocal Lessons and Gardner Piano & Guitar Lessons. Audience members are encouraged to sing one of their favourite songs with Stephen Gardner on keyboard. (Please bring appropriate charts for yourself and the accompianist). The master class is Saturday, February 6th 2010 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Long & McQuade (the Bloor Street location). 925 Bloor Street W., Toronto, ON Canada. Call: 416-467-7959 or email: for more details.

The Fourth Annual Brenda Carol Renaissance Jazz Fair will be taking place at Peace Theatre, 305 Dawes Road, Toronto, ON starting at 8:00 pm each night. Doors open at 7:00 pm for early seating and hospitality. This event is by Private Invitation Only (no reservations) and tickets are $20.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available at or by calling Brenda at: 416-467-7959. Please bring some snacks to share and your own beverages. If you are going to be drinking, please arrange for a drive home. Or, take a taxi!!! Don't drink and drive!

For more information about this major festival, view the event web page, and

FESTIVAL CONTACT: Brenda Carol: 416-467-7959

MEDIA CONTACT: Please contact Brenda Carol, Owner of Darwyn Records:

For more press information, interview requests, please contact Brenda Carol directly by emailing brenda carol's email or calling: 416-467-7959


“Another great example of grass-roots music festival events that take place all year round in this fine town, where one can discover some truly remarkable talent up close." - Andy Frank of Take 5, CIUT 89.5 FM

"Now in it's fourth year, this jazz fair, will warm the hearts of local music lovers." - Kerry Doole, Tandem Magazine.