The Second Annual Legacy Foundation Christmas Fundraiser

The Second Annual

Live, interactive concert for kids featuring Mandy Morris, Matt Morris, Kodi Hutchinson, Ian Yule and Music with Mandy Singers. With lots of fun activities like games, silent auction, dance party and video shoot.

December 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Doherty Hall

623 13 AV SE, Calgary, T2G 1C4

Tickets are pick your own price will all proceeds going to the Legacy Children’s Foundation Gift of Music Program $25-$40 are available here.

Music with Mandy is jazz for kids, with kids. It began in August 2017 when Mandy Morris collaborated Alberta jazz mainstays Matt Morris, Ian Yule and Kodi Hutchinson to bring jazz to a younger audience through interactive standards as well as jazzy kids tunes. In the past year she released her first album “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, has sold out multiple shows in Calgary and Manitoba, performed at JazzYYC’s International Jazz Day Celebration, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and Studio Bell – home of the National Music Centre.

Mandy would like to give back to this incredible city that she calls home. Last year on December 23 she hosted a sold out fundraiser for the Legacy Children’s Foundation Gift of Music Program (LCFGMP). This year the show has grown and will feature a live band, 10 local youth, Christmas Carollers, games and a chance to be in a Music with Mandy Music Video. It is sure to be fun for the whole family!

The Legacy Children’s Foundation Gift of Music Program has been operating for 15 years in support of youth that are at high risk of leaving school early, being lured into criminal and or gang activity or who’s families are challenged financially. They offer donated, refurbished instruments (primarily guitars), weekly half hour private guitar lessons and, when finances, permit 1-3 day workshops. They also offer hour long, individualized, weekly DJ lessons. The LCFGMP supports on average 150 youth per year with the program running from September to the end of June each year. The program is delivered primary in Calgary and there are programs in Cochrane, Fort McMurray and the First Nations community of Eden Valley. The LCFGMP’s goal is to keep these children in school and they consistently have an 80% success rate. This saves millions of tax payer dollars and helps young people complete their education so that they may become successful and contributing adults. To achieve this success, the student remain connected to the same instructor within the same setting for an average of 6-8 years, some over 10. This high and consistent level of engagement is unheard of in the charity world and it’s results really puts this program over the top.

MWM & Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble Present “On the Sunny Side of the Street”

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Music with Mandy and the Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble have teamed up to present a one-of-a-kind performance of the featuring music from Mandy’s debut album, “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, which was released in September 2018 and Tasha Lawson’s award winning choreography. Tap and jazz are a natural pair, both based on the same form and improvisation. When Mandy and Tasha, founder of the Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble, met last year, they immediately connected over a passion for making arts accessible for Calgary families. With similar mandates that promote community development through collaboration it was only natural that the groups team up to perform. This family friendly show is aimed at pre-school and elementary aged children designed to not only entertain but engage children in an interactive performance enjoyable for all generations.

The Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble provides world class training and performance experiences for the Calgary community and abroad. The ensemble promotes the history, tradition and art of tap dance through the preservation of historical works and in the creation of new repertoire. Tri-Tone artists collaborate with tap masters, body percussionists, movement artists and musicians from around the world. They have performed on prestigious stages and festivals across North America including The National Music Centre, The New York City Tap Festival and The Vancouver International Tap Festival.

Music with Mandy has been inspiring the next generation of jazz fans since it’s inception in August 2017. Mandy Morris uses her training as a jazz vocalist combined with her experience as a music and early childhood educator to entertain children and their families while simultaneously (and sneakily) educating them on jazz form, history, instrumentation and creation. She has played for many packed houses in Alberta and Manitoba at venues like The National Music Centre, Calgary Public Library for JazzYYC’s International Jazz Day and the Medicine Hat Public Library.

Mandy Morris – Vocals
Matt Morris – Piano
Madison Myhre – Bass
Ian Yule – Drums
Tasha Lawson – Choreography Tri-Tone Rhythm Ensemble – Tap Music with Mandy Choir- Vocals

Sunday, November 4
11 AM & 2 PM
DJD Theatre
111 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Z9
Tickets available at musicwithmandy.com/november-4-tickets

On the Sunny Side of the Street – Colouring Books!

On the Sunny Side of the Street Artwork

On the Sunny Side of the Street is Music with Mandy’s highly anticipated, debut album set to be released on September 22, 2018. Drawing on many years of experience as an early childhood music educator and her training as a jazz vocalist, Mandy has put together a collection of songs designed to introduce a new generation to the wonderful world of jazz. The album opens with I Got Rhythm which introduces listeners to the instruments in the MWM quartet. Orange Colored Sky is the first single off of the album. It features Quinn Brosseau on violin in an adaptation of the standard by Stein & Delugg that is based on a walk Mandy took in Calgary in the summer of 2017 when the sky was orange with smoke. I am Slowly Going Crazy and Sandwiches are a nod to the music that Mandy grew up with reimagined in her quirky, jazz style. And I Won’t Dance is a fun song to play when you don’t want to dance. It features young singers from Chinook School of Music.

Mandy Morris – Vocals, Ukulele and Kazoo

Matt Morris – Piano

Ian Yule – Drums

Kodi Hutchinson – Bass

Quinn Brosseau – Violin

Libby Code, Adrianna Kares, Elena Lonardelli, Olivia Mix, Danica Peters, Gabi Peters, Mitra Pooranalingam, Anja Roth, Carolyn Smart, Graham Smart and Payton Young – Group and Solo vocals

 

ORDER YOUR COPY OF “ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET” NOW!

 

 

Download Code (available September 22)

C$10.00

 

 

Colouring Book with Downloadable Music

Colour and answer questions about the music while listening to the entire downloadable album!

C$20.00

 

 

Colouring Book

Get a copy of the colouring book Mandy drew to go along with this album (no music included)

C$15.00

On the Sunny Side of the Street Album Release Party

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On September 22, 2018 Music with Mandy’s first album “On the Sunny Side of the Street” will be available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. Let’s Celebrate!

This highly anticipated album comes after a year of sold out shows, touring and collaboration. It highlights Mandy’s unique interpretation of jazz for kids, with kids. Along with Alberta jazz mainstays Kodi Hutchinson (bass), Ian Yule (drums) and Matt Morris (piano), Mandy has taken jazz standards and given them new life for a younger audience. This album features twelve talented young musicians from Calgary who are all under the age of twelve. This performance will feature the talents of seven talented young musicians from Chinook School of Music and other music schools in Calgary.

Mandy understands the importance of a multi-dimensional experience, as is apparent in her live, interactive shows. She has drawn a colouring book to continue the engagement with the music when the children listen from home. Complete with pictures of each instrument on the record and fun animations for each title, Mandy has also included discussion questions for parents to explore with their children while listening to the music.

Music with Mandy Album Release
September 23, 2018 at 2 PM
The Ironwood Stage & Grill 
1229 9 Ave SE
 
Call the Ironwood to reserve your table. (403)269-5581
Under 3 – Free
Children – $12
Adultes – $18

Audition for Music with Mandy

Auditions

In the past year Music with Mandy has played over 25 shows in Alberta and Manitoba that have featured over 30 talented kids and the 2018-2019 season is shaping up to be even better than last year! We have collaborations, an album being released and a fundraiser for the Legacy Children’s Foundation coming up so we are looking for enthusiastic and talented kids to join us on stage!

Audition Date:

September 22, 2018 at Hillhurst Sunny Side Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW). Click here to book your time.

What are we looking for?

-Kids under the age of 13 with at least a year of formal music or performance training.

-Any instrument (voice, guitar, piano, horns, drums, kazoo, glockenspiel, seriously any instrument).

-Experience in or curiosity about jazz.

 

We are casting for two shows:

 

November 4, 2018 at DJD 11 AM and 2 PM collaborative performance featuring tap dancers from Tritone Productions

Roles:

-Solo instrumentalist

-Singers who can move

-Back up singers who are comfortable with harmony

Rehearsals:

September 30, October 14, 21, 28 from 3-6 PM and November 2 & 3 time TBD. Official schedule will be released when show is cast. Most roles will only be required to attend rehearsal for 1-2 hr/week.

 

December 22, 2018 at Walton Hall at 2 PM. Fundraiser for the Legacy Children’s Foundation Gift of Music Program.

Roles:

-Solo instrumentalist

-Singers who can move

-Back up singers who are comfortable with harmony

-Chorus

Rehearsals:

Sundays from November 18-December 16 from 3-6 PM and December 21 time TBD. Official schedule will be released when show is cast. Most roles will only be required to attend rehearsal for 1-2 hr/week.

 

 

 

Medicine Hat Concert!

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After a string of sold out concerts in Calgary, AB, Music with Mandy is taking the show on the road! She is returning to her roots and bringing jazz to children of Medicine Hat, where she was born and raised.

Mandy is best described as Fred Penner meets Ella Fitzgerald, her high energy stage presence and unique interpretation of jazz standards have won the hearts of all who have come to her shows. Music with Mandy will be releasing it’s first album “On the Sunny Side of the Street” in 2018!

Featuring Mandy Morris (ukulele and vocals), Kodi Hutchinson (bass), Ian Yule (drums), Matt Morris (keys).

Music with Mandy in Medicine Hat

Date: August 26, 2018

Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: Medicine Hat Library 414 1 Street SE

Information and tickets available at the door

$15 Adult

$12 Kids

 

 

Children under three are free!

Orange Colored Sky – Single Release

Orange Colored Sky is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp!

 

Order your copy of the colouring book below!

Orange Colored Sky Artwork

The first single, Orange Colored Sky, off of Music with Mandy’s upcoming album On the Sunny Side of the Street is a fun adaptation of the standard which was composed by Milton DeLugg and Willie Stein. Featuring eleven young vocalists and twelve year old violinist Quinn Brosseau, this song is sure to have families singing, dancing and colouring along!

Inspired by the silly song, Mandy decided to draw a colouring book to go along with it. Featuring pictures you can colour while singing along with the free download included in each book.

 

 

Pre-Order Orange Colored Sky – Coloring Book

Book will be shipped on August 17.

C$12.00

First Anniversary Celebration Concert

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Music with Mandy is celebrating its first birthday with a concert. We will be releasing the first single Orange Colored Sky  from the upcoming debut album On the Sunny Side of the Street coming out later this year. Come on out to listen to some great jazz with the whole band and featured artist Quinn Brosseau on violin.

August 18 at 11am a cSpace King Edward

Tickets

(children under 3 are free)

Chair Seating $20 at the door

Floor Seating on a mat $15 at the door

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