AVANI - Toronto Jazz Festival



  • Harlem Restaurant (map)
  • 67 Richmond Street East
  • Toronto, ON, M5C 1N9
  • Canada

AVANI - Soul travelers - Neil Brathwaite on sax, Anwar Khurshid on sitar, Waleed Abdulhamid on bass, Rich Greenspoon on drums and Eric Boucher on keyboards, keep probing deeper and deeper into space. Most of their rhythms are played in odd meters with unique melodies riding on top of familiar jazz chord progressions and a mix of ancient Afrikan rhythms. The band’s compositions are full of surprises and bring out the unique tone and colour of its sound, alongside inspiring chants and vocalizations that have been around from before memory began.These artists meet each other in a special space they create each time they play together. Up there it’s cool for Khartoum to groove with Montreal and Toronto to jam with Mumbai. $5 cover