Back by popular demand, Patti Jannetta returns to the Living Arts Centre to perform Memories of Louis Jannetta on March 2, 2019. Joining her on stage will be world-class performers including Jackie Richardson, Micah Barnes, Travis Knights and Adrian Luces.
Multiple award-winner and JUNO nominee Patti Jannetta will share warm stories about her father, Louis Jannetta, and his life among the stars as show business Maître D’ of the iconic Royal York Hotel Imperial Ballroom.
Patti Jannetta is a Canadian pop/rock singer, most prominent in the 1980s and early 1990s. She represented Canada at the Festival Sopot in Poland (1984) and was presented with the “Musician’s Favourite” award. She was also a JUNO nominee for “Most Promising Female Vocalist” at the 1989 JUNO Awards. After her third and final album was released in 1991 (Mark on My Heart), she became involved in arts and charity administration while continuing to perform at benefit concerts in Toronto and Mississauga. In 2013, Jannetta was presented with the “Freedom of Song” award in honour of her role in a 1987 protest by musicians against Canadian royalty payment rates, as the youngest and only female musician to be active in the campaign.
Jackie Richardson is a Canadian singer and actress. She was nominated three times for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini Award, and won the Gemini Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series”. In 2004, Richardson won a Dora Award for the musical Cookin’ at the Cookery, and in2007 was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award for her theatre and music achievements.
Travis Knights is a man of many talents! A tap dancer, performer, choreographer and public speaker, Knights is realizing his dreams and pounding rhythms on wood floors all over the world! In 2006, he was tapped to be the principal dancer in the video game adaptation of Warner Brother’s Happy Feet. In 2007 and 2008, Knights participated extensively as a Tap Dance consultant for Cirque du Soleil. He currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and hosts a podcast The Tap Love Tour Podcast.
Micah Barnes is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter who attended Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto. In the 1980s, Barnes sang in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs, while also appearing in theatre, film, television and radio productions as an actor.
Adrian Luces attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A versatile singer, he has participated in performances on TV and stages around the world, ranging from classical, opera, and Broadway, to jazz, pop and rock.
Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at www.livingartscentre.caor by calling the Box Office at 905-306-6000. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting the Box Office.