The 2013 CASIO® Gift of Music Performances :: Photo Gallery

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January 3, 2014 · 4:22 PM

The 2013 CASIO® Gift of Music Media Centre :: Photo Gallery

Photography: Lawrence Kerr

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PRESS RELEASE :: TORONTO MUSICIANS GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” FOR MUSICOUNTS IN 4th ANNUAL CHARITY BENEFIT

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DECEMBER 3, 2013 – TORONTO, ON

Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, and co-producers IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 4th installment of “The Gift Of Music” with returning sponsor  CASIO Canada Ltd.; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada.  On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) the public is invited to celebrate “The CASIO® Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian urban music industry.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Glenn Lewis alongside Kid Kut shall feature live performances by August Rigo, Ginette Claudette, Aleesia, Luu Breeze, Andrea Lewis, Omar Lunan, Rufus John, Lisa Banton with a special performance DJ segment by turntablists Turnstylez.    An after party will follow with music by G 98.7’s Jester and MC Linx.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – Kid Kut

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 17th, 2013, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The CASIO® Gift of Music Team.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Advanced $15.00 tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased securely online at www.ticketgateway.com OR by calling 416.858.2191.

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 17th, 2013 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The Gift of Music

 

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HEADLINER FEATURE: “All My Love” Glenn Lewis ft. Melanie Fiona (2013)

Make sure you check out R&B sensation Glenn Lewis on DEC. 17 at The Hard Rock Cafe for The CASIO Gift of Music event!

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October 2, 2013 · 7:13 PM

PRESS RELEASE :: CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR

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OCTOBER 2, 2013 – TORONTO, ON

CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR

Returning for the second consecutive year, international electronics manufacturing company CASIO® will be sponsoring the Gift of Music talent showcase in support of MusiCounts Canada.

The Casio Gift of Music will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas).

“As a proud sponsor of the “Casio Gift of Music”, we are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with MusiCounts to celebrate the joy of music and to support the rich diversity of Canadian musicianship. Music plays an important role in life, and as a manufacturer of high-quality pianos and keyboards, we believe strongly in the importance of fostering young musical minds and helping them to achieve their goals.” says Michael Powers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Casio Canada Ltd.

The CASIO® Gift of Music will feature performances using the critically acclaimed Privia Pro PX-5S Digital Piano and the award-winning XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer.

Urban music legend Kevin “Kid Kut” Keith, Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Toronto’s Ms. Darling Nicky invite you to share their love of music and celebrate The 4th Annual CASIO® Gift of Music, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists and musicians that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Canadian R&B singer Glenn Lewis will headline this year’s charity event.  Previous performers have included Jully Black, Michie Mee, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates and August Rigo.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts promptly at 9 p.m.  Tickets will be available at participating outlets and online at ticketgateway.com on October 21.

ABOUT CASIO®:

Casio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, striving to realize our corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.

CASIO® Canada Ltd. is located at 141 McPherson Street, Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L3, Canada, and markets calculators, musical instruments, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.

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ABOUT MUSICOUNTS®

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The CASIO® Gift of Music

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VIDEO :: Savannah Ré Performs at The 2012 CASIO Gift of Music [Courtesy of S-QUIRE TV]

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VIDEO :: O’Sound Performs at The 2012 CASIO Gift of Music [Courtesy of S-QUIRE TV]

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