Matt Dusk joins “It’s Always Something” Variety Show for Gilda’s Club

World acclaimed singing stars Corey Hart, Matt Dusk and Nikki Yanofsky have joined an all-star line-up for Canada’s Number One live Variety Show, “It’s Always Something”, Presented by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, to be held Saturday, November 16th at The Sony Centre in Toronto.

This outstanding evening of comedy, music and dance is in support of Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, a welcoming community of free social and emotional support for kids, teens and adults living with cancer.

Making only his third appearance on a Canadian stage in more than 12 years, Hart, with International hits such as “Sunglasses at Night”, “Never Surrender” and the just released single “Night Visions”, has sold more than 16 million records worldwide during his 30 year career. The JUNO-nominated Dusk is one of the most sought after jazz musician/vocalists performing today, with his fifth studio album “My Funny Valentine – The Chet Baker Songbook”, already a hit. And Yanofsky, whose 2010 Olympic Games theme “I Believe” was certified quadruple platinum, has recently released a smash hit, “Something New”, executive-produced by Quincy Jones.

Hart, Dusk and Yanofsky join Canada’s legendary award-winning comedian Ron James, taking his first turn as host of the show. Joining them are the masters of improvisational comedy, Gemini award-winner Colin Mochrie, and his partner from the critically acclaimed “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Brad Sherwood. Also gracing Sony Centre’s stage will be eclectic electric violinist Dr. Eugene Draw, and one of Canada’s hottest young rising singer-songwriters, Jessica Mitchell. And just announced to this blockbuster line-up are a cappella wonders “Countermeasure” and the latest prodigy to be signed by David Foster, Cody Karey.

Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, is named after famed Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner. Over its 11 years, the show has netted more than four million dollars back to Gilda’s Club to fulfill Gilda’s wish that “no one should have to face cancer alone.”

Tickets are available by calling The Sony Centre box office at 1-855-872-7669 (SONY), or by visiting www.sonycentre.ca. More information is available at the show’s website at www.itsalwayssomething.com. Information about Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto can be found at www.gildasclubtoronto.org.

SOURCE Gilda’s Club It’s Always Something

My Funny Valentine Goes Gold!

Matt’s latest album MY FUNNY VALENTINE has been certified GOLD in Poland.  Matt will be touring Poland at the end of November.  Come out and see where the magic happens!

Matt Dusk appears in Octobers issue of PANI

In the October issue Of Pani. Matt Dusk and his partner Julita Borko talk about when they first met, and future plans together.  See more at http://www.styl.pl/

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Matt Dusk to open 12th Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival today!

Matt is performing at the 12th Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival at the ‘Premium” Gala.  One of Matt’s childhood hero’s, Tony Bennett, will be performing after.

http://www.tokyo-jazz.com/en/program/program_hall.html

 

Matt Performs live on Dzień Dobry TVN

Matt performs: That Old Feeling, from his new album MY FUNNY VALENTINE: THE CHET BAKER SONGBOOK

Utalentowany i na dodatek niezwykle przystojny kanadyjski wokalista – Matt Dusk był gościem Kingi Rusin i Roberta Kantereita w ostatnim programie Dzień Dobry Wakacje. Opowiedział im o swojej najnowszej płycie, o tym dlaczego tak lubi Polskę, czy mówi już po polsku i jak często bywa w Olsztynie. Zobaczcie występ Matta Duska na żywo w plenerowym studiu Dzień Dobry Wakacje na Wybrzeżu Helskim w Warszawie!

Watch The Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDZ_rc_0LTM

Live From Sopot Top of the Top Festival

Matt Dusk performs ALL THE WAY live with Edyta Gorniak at the TOP OF THE TOP FESTIVAL in Sopot Poland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX3crITZ7DA

Matt Dusk to perform with Edyta Gorniak at Sopot Top Of The Top Festival

Piosenkarka pracuje nad nową płytą

Edyta Górniak będzie jednym z gości w nadchodzącym festiwalu w Sopocie. Piosenkarka nie wystąpi jednak sama. Jak zapowiedziała, zaśpiewa z kanadyjską gwiazdą Mattem Duskiem.

Tym z Was, którzy planują przyjazd do Sopotu, chcę dziś przekazać już oficjalnie, iż 23 sierpnia wystąpię w duecie z Mattem Dusk w utworze „ALL THE WAY”, który tak ciepło przyjęliście. – informuje na swoim profilu Facebook gwiazda.

Poza tym by przekazać swoim fanom informację, musiała przerwać nagrania nowej płyty.

Przerywam na chwilę pracę w studio, aby przekazać Wam dobre wieści. Jak widzicie do końca roku wiele będzie się działo. Udział w programie „The Voice of Poland”, praca nad Nową – 8 płytą :))), oraz Festival „TOP of The TOP” – zapowiadają czas bardzo wymagający ode mnie skupienia, koncentracji i oddania. Przygotowuję się równocześnie do kilku dużych wydarzeń i każde z nich jest równorzędnym dla mnie wyzwaniem.- pisze

Miejmy nadzieję, że przerwa nie wpłynie na jakość płyty, która być może będzie sukcesem diwy.

Matt Dusk and Sara Gazarek record song together

From MY FUNNY VALENTINE: THE CHET BAKER SONGBOOK

http://youtu.be/xWoxmKmJO_g

 

Matt Dusk Thrills IlluminAqua Festival Goers

IlluminAqua June 14, 2013, with the incomparable Matt Dusk. Photo by Heidi Grzesina

Sweet, sweet sounds filled the air in Welland June 14 as IlluminAqua featured its two-day 2013 Jazz Festival. Opening for the incomparable Canadian crooner, Matt Dusk, was Welland native, Adrianna Polito, but sight unseen yet upon the approach to the canalside park, one would easily have thought Catherine McKinnon might be on hand. The angelic sound of Polito’s voice, who dreams of being an opera singer and is most inspired by Italian singer, Cecilia Bartoli, mesmerized festival goers and in one song, while paying tribute to her grandfather, his emotional facial response nearly brought tears to everyone nearby.

The half an hour break between opening singer, Polito, and headliner Matt Dusk, had raw anticipation for Dusk visibly hanging in the crowd and when he made his entrance, festival goers, including Niagara College President Dan Patterson and six presidents of colleges in China who accompanied him, erupted in applause.

Canadian crooner and Juno-nominated Dusk is the first male Jazz singer to ever top the pop charts.

Born in Toronto, Dusk has become world renown with two certified gold albums, Two Shots and Good News and three number one radio hits, Back in Town, All About Me, and Good News.

Thrilling the crowd with his latest songs from Live From Las Vegas and My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook, Dusk moved across emotional spectrums from one end to the other, as always, reinforcing his mantra that life is simple; just have fun. The Chet Baker selections were delivered Matt Dusk style, capturing the intended emotions but delivered with endearing equilibrium.

And, as only Matt Dusk does, he emerged from the floating stage to engage with his fans directly, singing, dancing, clapping and encouraging sing-alongs.

Anyone who asks if he is all show quickly discovers Dusk to be quite authentic and very sincere, he truly enjoys interaction with his fans and he truly has the same magnetic personality off stage as well as on. He loves to laugh.

The talent is indisputable.

Originally performing opera and classical music, Dusk’s road changed direction with exposure to Tony Bennett, Bob Fenton and Sarah Vaughan and he graduated from York University with an honours degree in music after being awarded the university’s Oscar Peterson Scholarship.

Recording four independent CD’s in the next two years, Dusk’s 2004 release of Two Shots went gold in Canada. Back in Town was released in 2006, recorded with a 58-piece orchestra, conducted by Patrick Williams and Sammy Nestico, with Grammy winning engineer, Al Schmitt recording.

2008 saw the release of Good News, a contemporary delivery of the 1940s to 1960s jazz era.

The soundtrack to a TV series, Call Me Fitz, was Dusk’s next recording in 2010 and later that year, a live DVD concert special for PBS, Live From Las Vegas, was recorded live and released as a double CD/DVD.

2013 brought the release of My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook, featuring an 80-piece orchestra and numerous special guests.

Dusk is Canadian gold, his influence reaching worldwide. Loved dearly in Poland and Japan, Dusk recently joined Lang Lang in a “first time ever hosted concert” at Carnegie Hall, to benefit his charitable foundation, The Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Together with Lang Lang and artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joshua Bell, Renee Flemng and Danish pop diva, Oh Land, $1.3 million was raised for the foundation.

Dusk was named “most beautiful” by Hello Canada magazine in 2009, and while he takes the award in stride and with his usual comedic quips, any time spent with him at all, clearly shows why.

Dusk, in his usual style, was immediately available after the concert to talk to and take pictures with his fans, old and new. CDs for sale on a table nearby were “flying off the shelf”, as they say, with Dusk contributing a portion of the sales to two brave breast cancer survivors who took to the stage, fundraising, prior to Dusk’s performance.

IlluminAqua continues June 15, with an afternoon lineup including Juliette Dunn and Peter Shea, followed by headliner Emilie Claire Barlow with opening act, Roger Clown’s Jazzroots Tutorial 101.

IlluminAqua will present its Folk Festival July 5 to July 6, featuring Current Swell with opening act, Street Pharmacy July 5 and Sarah Harmer with opening act, The Treasures Band, July 6.

For more information, see the following websites:

http://www.illuminaqua.com/EN/headliners.htm

Matt Dusk’s website:

http://www.mattdusk.com/

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Matt Dusk helps Lang Lang raise $1.3 million for foundation

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Montblanc proudly announces that the Chairman of their Cultural Foundation, Lang Lang for the first time ever hosted a concert to benefit his eponymous charitable foundation, The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, at Carnegie Hall last night, June 3, 2013. Alec Baldwin, accompanied by wife Hilaria Thomas, hosted the inaugural gala for music enthusiasts, artists, including Grammy Award winner John Legend, and philanthropists alike who not only enjoyed a live performance by the esteemed concert pianist, but also special performances by Grammy and Tony Award winning jazz artist, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy Award-winning violinist, Joshua Bell, American Soprano Renee Fleming, and Danish pop diva, Oh Land.  The artists were not only on hand to support their peer’s charitable endeavor, but also to toast his birthday. Finally, the evening featured Young Scholars of the Foundation, Canadian Native and June Awards Nominee, Matt Dusk and model Johannes Huebl, with all proceeds benefitting the foundation.