GJF Around Town: Carmen Spada Trio
Carmen Spada (piano)
Terry Clarke (drums)
Rob McBride (bass)
Carmen Spada graduated from Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA, in 2007. He resided exclusively in Boston after graduation and as of January, 2011, he divides his professional time between Boston and his hometown of Toronto. Carmen was the 2010 winner of the Rose Theatre Singer/Songwriter competition in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for best original song and lyrics. He is also well known and recognized as an accordionist in the Italian cultural circles of Toronto and Boston and performs annually at the St. Anthony Feast in Boston, which attracts crowds of approximately 100,000, as well as the St. Anthony Feast in Hamilton and Festa Della Madonna Delle Grazie in Toronto. Carmen’s current project fuses the folk music of his Italian roots and contemporary harmonies to create fresh sounds on aged music. Carmen is also pianist and arranger for Rosanna Riverso’s Luna Bianca, consisting of Riverso, Spada, Kevin Laliberte, Drew Birston and Chendy Leon.
Thursday, 14 September, 8pm, Manhattans, 951 Gordon St., pay-what-you-can