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Broadsway Jazz Toronto Julie Michels Diane Leah Heather BambrickHappy Love Month from Broadsway! Ok, so it’s not technically called “Love Month”, but this is the month during which we celebrate Valentine’s Day…and we love anything that celebrates love – in ALL its various forms! Hence, it’s “Love Month”! We LOVE how 2016 is progressing!

Jambo Jam 3 Toronto Jazz Music BroadswaySo far there are lots of exciting things in the works, starting with an appearance at Jambo Jam 3,  happening at the Metropolitan Community Church on February 27th. This is a wonderful event of music and celebration in support of the Bogani Family Coalition and the incredible work they do. For more information on Jambo Jam 3, and the efforts of this amazing group of people, visit boganifamilycoalition.com.

Next month sees us doing a return engagement at the 120 Diner on Sunday, March 6th. We’re gonna be mixing things up with tunes in honour of some musical legends we’ve recently lost, as well as lots of fun and frivolity from each of the individual members of Broadsway.

Broadsway 120 Diner Toronto Jazz

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, March 6, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the 120 Diner  (120 Church Street, just south of Richmond). You can reserve your seats by calling 416-792-7725. Make sure you check out their fantastic menu and great line-up of beer! (We’ll all about a well-rounded evening!)

BROADSWAY @ 120 DINER Sunday, March 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm 

120 Church Street, Toronto, ON 416-792-7725 120diner.com

Broadsway Windsor Symphony OrchestraIn April, we are thrilled to be making our symphony debut with the incredible Windsor Symphony Orchestra as part of their Toldo Pops series. This is something on which we’ve been working for more than a year, now, and it’s all coming together at last. We have some wonderful arrangements, courtesy of Becca Pellet, Charles Cozens, Shelly Berger, and Tom Szczesniak…and we’ve taken some of our best and brightest tunes to create a fantastic orchestra show! Along with the WSO, we’ll be joined by Ross MacIntyre on bass and Tom Jestadt on drums. All in all, it’s going to be one heck of an evening…er…two hecks of two evenings! Yes, there will, in fact, be 2 SHOWS: Saturday evening, April 2 and Sunday afternoon, April 3. There are already crews coming from various areas to Broadsway The Capitol Theatresee the show, but there is still room for you! We’d love for you to join us!

Broadsway with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, April 2, 8:00 pm Sunday, April 3, 2:30 pm

The Capitol Theatre, Windsor, ON windsorsymphony.com

Once again, we’d like to thank the “Friends of Broadsway” for their incredible support of this venture. We wouldn’t have been able to do all of this without them. Be sure to check out our website for more information about “Friends of Broadsway”…you never know: you might just want to join this circle of friends!

If you’re in – or like to visit, the Mississauga area, we’ll be performing at the Royal Bank Theatre in the Living Arts Centre, on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm, in a fundraising show for the Mississauga Festival Choir. More details are still to come for this BROADSWAY’S FEBRUARY BLOG OF LOVE performance, but it’s going to be a very intimate “supper club” style setting at one of the finest theatres in southern Ontario, so it promises to be a fabulous evening. Keep checking our website for more details, or contact info@mfchoir.com.

Of course, June in Toronto means a number of things, including Pride festivities and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Things haven’t officially been announced for either, at this point, so be sure to keep checking our website (and reading these highly entertaining and incredibly informative blogs) for more information about shows around this time.

Jazz Festival Toronto Pride Broadsway

We’ll once again be heading out on the road for a few different venues including those in Kitchener-Waterloo, Bobcaygeon, and some which are yet to be announced. Again, stay tuned for more details about ALL of our upcoming shows and events!

Don’t forget to keep checking our website thebroadswayshow.com for lots of information about performances, contests, appearances, and more! PLUS, you can sign up for our mailing list while you’re on the website. AAAAANNNNNND, if you like this blog, and know other fun-loving, music-appreciating, highly enlightened individuals you think might enjoy our “Maven Ravin'”, please “hip them to the vibe”…(that is what the kids are all saying now, right?) and let them know they can simply visit the CONTACT page of our website to sign up for our blogs. We’ll do our very best to keep you all entertained in music and in bloggage!

That sums things up for now. Happy Love Month to all of you! However you’re celebrating, we hope you’re surrounded by those people and things you LOVE…and if part of what you are loving is our music? Well, WE LOVE THAT!!!!

Thanks for reading! More adventures to come!

Big hugs from,


Broadsway Jazz Toronto Music


Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Broadsway At Jazz Bistro!

acd6f89eafc6ac9a1092b131f906205bWe are THRILLED to be returning to the Jazz Bistro after an amazing time at Metropolitan Room in New York just last week.

Here’s what the three of us have to say about our wonderful New York experience:

”… amazing to stand on the same stage that’s still graced by Annie Ross, Marilyn Maye, and New York’s top Cabaret performers … and to receive standing ovations and fantastic reactions from a New York audience!  Plus they even understood our Canadian accent and dry Northern wit!  We’re already planning our return visit in the new year – we just need to start saving to cover the US dollar exchange rate!”

Guess what? We’ll be back at Metropolitan Room January 18th 2015! To get your tickets, please click HERE!

We are BACK at Jazz Bistro in Toronto! 

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Kickstart your holidays with us!

We’re returning to the Jazz Bistro for three nights, Nov. 27-29 and performing favourites PLUS lots of holiday tunes to make you drink spirits … er, … get you in the spirit!

Special guests will include Michael McClennan, Tom Jestadt, and the always amazing Colleen Allen.

All three shows are being recorded for an upcoming live album TOO! Please be part of this with us!

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended so please call 416.363.5299 (JAZZ) to make yours!

For all things Broadsway, please visit our website @ thebroadswayshow.com

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Broadsway’s Julie Michels Shares One of Her Delicious Recipes.


1tomatoWARNING! What you are about to read is guaranteed to make you weak in the knees. A masterpiece by Julie Michels we simply had to share.


Tapenade Extraordinaire by Julie Michels.

1-8 oz jar of sundried tomatoes (drain and reserve the oil)

8 oz pitted black olives (the smooth and the wrinkly kind 50:50)

3-6 anchovy fillets drained and patted dry

3 finely chopped cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon of capers

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

4 tablespoons of chopped parsley

A couple shots of worcestershire sauce

Put everything either into a) a food processor or b) beat into submission with a mortar and pestle until you’ve got a paste that’s not too smooth. The chunky bits make the texture more interesting. Now comes the hard part (because seriously, you will want to grab the nearest spoon and begin to devour it). Place the now, nearly ready tapenade into a non-conductive container with a lid that seals the air out and put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours and preferably overnight.

When you’re ready to serve, bring out the toasted pitas, crackers or crusty bread and maybe some goat’s cheese. Now GO TO TOWN!

Another idea is to take the tapenade and mix it into burgers or use as a marinade for your protein or other food item of choice….AMAZING!!

Buon Appetito!

Interested in seeing Broadsway perform? Our next show is June 27th at The Toronto Jazz Festival– please click HERE for ticket information. Tickets are selling fast!!

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