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The breakfast ... just fabulous!
One of the highlights of Molinari's B&B is the breakfast! It is just fabulous ... Crepes, French Toasts, Omelets, Sausages, Fresh Scones and much more.
2013 recognition from TripAdvisor - We received the certificate of excellence two years in a row
We are proud to share with you that we have received two years in a row a prestigious award from TripAdvisor. We received the Certificate of Excellence based on customer recognition. We encourage you to come and live the Molinari's experience. Your satisfaction is our commitment. For more details go on TripAdvisor and type Molinari's B&B to read about customer comments and our rating.
Another recognition! Molinari's one of the best place to eat in Canada
We have been honored by the National Restaurant Guide in 2012 and 2013. We have been selected as one of the 400 best places to eat in Canada. The guide 'Where to eat in Canada' dedicates one full page about our restaurant. This could tell how good the food is when you are coming at Molinari's.
Live Jazz Music
We have famous artists performing Jazz for you on the following dates: June 29, July 13, August 3, August 17, and August 31. Come and join us at our Italian Restaurant. Did you know some of our musicians won Juno awards!!! Just amazing!
June 30th was great !!! The music, the crowd, the food, the weather, the sunset ... just unforgettable moment. We are working to release a video of it. Then you can see and hear the beautiful Jazz Events that we are organizing for you folks!
September 1st Jazz Event 2012
Our closing night of the 2012 jazz series promises to be a real winner, if you’re a fan of contemporary jazz music, and the Canadian Jazz / Funk scene.
On Sept 1st, Gerard Sternik / drums will be joined by Michael Grace / sax and Aaron Carter / bass, for an evening of exciting jazz performance featuring Juno Award winner Richard Underhill / sax, just fresh off of his cross Canada tour to promote the latest Shuffle Demons cd.
Richard Underhill’s warm alto sound, great writing and arranging skills and in-from-the-outside soloing make him one of Canada’s most distinctive jazz performers. His new project is 'Free Spirit', a critically acclaimed Live DVD/Studio CD set that features Lincoln Center Jazz trombonist Ron Westray and some of Toronto’s finest jazz players.
Richard was awarded the Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition in 2008 for his contribution to Toronto musical and artistic community. He won a 2003 Juno Award for his jazz debut 'Tales from the Blue Lounge' and was nominated for the Prix du Jazz at the 2003 Montreal Jazz Festival. His debut video ‘The Old Guys’ climbed to No.1 on the Bravo! video chart and won a 2004 SOCAN Number 1 award. His latest album 'Kensington Suite' has garnered significant critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2008 Juno Award and his 2nd album 'Moment in Time' was also nominated for a Juno Award in 2007. He also took home 2nd place in the International Songwriting Competition in 2008.
Richard has performed and recorded with Han Bennink, Julius Hemphil, Dr. John, Paul Cram, Kevin Breit, Jane Bunnett, Aaron Neville and Dumpsta Funk, Kathleen Edwards, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldar, Rob McConnell, Molly Johnson, Blue Rodeo, Colin James, Andy Stochansky, Colin Linden, Hawksley Workman, Stephen Frearing, the Sadies, Tom Cochrane, Wide Mouth Mason, Luke Doucet, Holly Cole, Julie Michaels, Alex Lifeson, Mendelson Joe, Amos Garrett, Bobby Wiseman, Soul Rebels, the Mighty PoPo, the Hemispheres Orchestra, Daniel Janke, Tom Walsh, Mellissa McClelland, NOMA and Toronto jazz stalwarts like Reg Schwager, Jake Langley, Steve Koven, Ron Davis, Wayne Cass, Tyler Yarema, Tory Cassis, and George Koller. In demand as a session player and sideman, he has written horn and string arrangements for Kathleen Edwards, Molly Johnson, Andy Stochansky, Hawksley Workman, Blue Rodeo, Bobby Wiseman, Big Rude Jake and Lorraine Segato. He leads several diverse groups including his jazz quintet, the Funk Explosion, The Kensington Horns Community Band, and the improvising electronic groove ensemble Astrogroove. He has been musical director for the Kensington Festival of Lights since 2003 and currently sits on the Music Committee at the Toronto Arts Council and on the board of directors of Clay and Paper Theatre.
The founding member of Toronto's outrageous Sun Ra influenced Shuffle Demons, Underhill took this ground breaking Bop Rap ensemble from the streets of Toronto across Canada and to Europe. This audacious group played jazz, folk, world and rock festivals from Halifax to Vancouver and from Italy to Estonia from 1986 – 1997, touring across Canada 15 times and through Europe 15 times and were well received at several Jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz, Molde Jazz, London’s Outside In Jazz festival, the Edinburgh Jazz festival, the Sfinks festival, and Jazz a Vienne. The Shuffle Demons feature a fusion of hard bop and rap combined with exotic costumes and a no-holds-barred performance style. They recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a cross Canada tour and in 2006 performed at festivals in India, China and Europe.
August 18th Jazz Event 2012
This week-end we are having our forth Jazz Event of 2012 Edition. This week our two special guests: Aaron Carter on bass and Matt Newton on piano.
Gerard Sternik / drums is pleased to welcome Michael Grace / sax, with special guests Matt Newton / piano and Aaron Carter / bass, for an evening of live contemporary Jazz music on August the 18th.
Arrive early to get your seat for two sets of fantastic music.
Show time is 7:30 pm.
Toronto-born double bass player Aaron Carter had an early start playing piano at age 9, and the guitar a few years after that, laid the groundwork for his first experiences with the double bass. His eagerness - combined with a strong work ethic and a genuine love of swing, bebop, and modern jazz – allowed him to develop into a hard-swinging, flexible, and quick-witted section player.
Aaron draws a strong influence from many great bass players and the groups they played in. The singing legato of Red Mitchell, the girth and grit of Wilbur Ware, and the buoyancy and drive of Paul Chambers all factor into his concept of double bass playing.
Aaron’s current project is a trio with Robb Cappelletto on guitar and the great Norman Marshall Villeneuve on drums.
Matt Newton is a Toronto based pianist, composer and educator. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz Program (2004) where he studied privately with world-class pianists Gary Williamson, and David Braid. Matt also attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music (2006) where he studied with world renowned trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas, and Miles Davis’s last pianist, Deron Johnson.
Matt has appeared in numerous venues and has contributed to an array of jazz festivals: The Ottawa International Jazz Festival, TD Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto Distillery Jazz Festival, Beaches Jazz Festival, and the Art of Jazz festival.
As a sideman, Matt is featured on a few recent recordings of note: guitarist Harley Card’s Non-Fiction, Jazz-Folk group Hobson’s Choice’s The Farm EP, and singer song writer Jessica Stuart’s Kid Dream.
In 2009 Matt released his first recording as a leader entitled Push.
Matt has performed with such respected musicians as Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian, Pat Collins, Kevin Brow, Rob Mosher, Rob Frayne, Petr Cancura, Sienna Dahlen, Mike Milligan, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, and Dave Young.
August 4th Jazz Event 2012
On August 4th week-end we had our third Jazz Event of 2012 Edition. We had two special guests: Michael Herring on bass and Alex Goodman on guitar.
We were thrilled to have two accomplished musicians from the thriving metropolis of Toronto joining us as special guests on this date.
Gerard Sternik / drums and Vincent Peets / guitar will be joined by Michael Herring on bass and Alex Goodman on guitar.
Video 1 (1m): http://youtu.be/V_bDIs2D5NM
Video 2 (48s): http://youtu.be/_jFplzKouFY
Video 3 (1m 33s):
Video 4 (3m 3s):
Video 5 (2m 5s):
Michael Herring / Bass
Michael Herring is a double-bassist and composer who writes, performs and records across genre lines, equally comfortable in jazz roots settings, folk, world, and pop/rock music.
Herring leads and co-leads a number of groups which focus on original music and of which he is a major contributor: as leader in Michael Herring’s Vertigo and as co-leader in Peripheral Vision and God’s Gift to Yoda.
Herring has toured and recorded in North America, Europe, and Korea with his ensembles as well as sharing the stage with such great musicians as: David Binney, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bernie Senensky, Ab Baars (ICP/Amsterdam), Ken Vandermark, Jah Youssouf (Mali, Africa), Mansa Sissoko (Mali, Africa), David Braid, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Clark, P.J. Perry, Tannis Slimmon, Harry Manx, Lina Allemano, William Carn, Percy Sledge, Ernest Ranglin, and Brinsely Forde (Aswad).
“Michael Herring has established himself as one of the most creative musicians on the Canadian scene” Joseph Blake – Times-Columnist
Alex Goodman / Guitar
Hailed as “the next big thing in the jazz world” (CityTV news), “sophisticated and accomplished” (The Toronto Star) as well as “genius” (La Presse, Montréal), guitarist and composer Alex Goodman has established himself as a major force on the Canadian jazz scene.
He has released three albums as a leader, of which his most recent, “Bridges” reached #1 on the national Chartattack and !Earshot jazz charts. “Bridges” was also listed in the top 10 Canadian jazz records of 2011 (Ottawa Citizen).
His second release “Convergence” was listed in the top 10 jazz records of 2010 (!Earshot).
He has toured extensively and has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Massey Hall and the CBC’s Glenn Gould studio.
Alex has performed with international jazz stars such as Tim Ries and Ron Westray of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra as well as Maria Schneider and John Patitiucci while a student at the University of Toronto. Within Canada he has also played with many of Canada’s biggest jazz stars including Jane Bunnett, Richard Underhill and Terry Clarke.
“Without question, one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation.”
- Tim Ries, Rolling Stones Saxophonist.
July 14th Jazz Event 2012
This week-end it will be our second Jazz Event of 2012 Edition. We have a special guest who has been nominated for a Juno award! Wow!
This July 14th performance features Paul Danard on guitar, Michael Grace on bass and Gerard Sternik on drums, with special guest Mei Kelly on Trombone.
Mei Kelly is an multifaceted instrumentalist as demonstrated in his worked with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Paul Schaffer, Dan Akroyd, Dough Riley, Dr.Lonnie Smith and Joey DeFrancesco.
Mei has received both C.R.I.A Gold Record and Juno Award nominations for his local session work in Toronto.
Mei currently leads a topflight dance orchestra for 250+ nights per year on Cunard's Queen Victoria ocean liner.
News about July 14th: One word: it was totally 'magic' yesterday! Cannot wait for August 4th.
Video 1 - http://youtu.be/aWugjtIv-sk
Video 2 - http://youtu.be/BrS6eMc6g0A
Video 3 - http://youtu.be/F1EMKVWpUpk
Video 4 - http://youtu.be/rze_JVaxFUA
A big thanks to our friends who are supporting us in our adventure in Tobermory: Gerard Sternik for connecting with the artists and playing drums with passion, Mark for taking video in order to fix these unbelivable moments in our memory, and George McPhea for taking suberb pictures. There are other friends who are contributing to make the Jazz Events a unique experience in Tobermory. Thank you everyone !!! You are making it so special and beautiful. Love and kisses oxo