Spring has Sprung April 11th!

Spring has sprung with the sound of music –
Donna Greenberg and Mark Kieswetter together again to feed your need for life renewed!

Sat., April 11th
7:30 – 9:30 pm
AVIV Mediterranean Restaurant
328 Dupont St., Toronto
416.922.2433
or info@avivrestaurant.ca

No cover charge!

Featuring:
Donna Greenberg vocals
Mark Kieswetter piano
Donna Greenberg.com
AVIV Restaurant.ca
Photographer: Shelley Hassard

Love Songs To Warm the Winter Heart

Donna Greenberg, singer and Adi Braun, singer/pianist team up on Thursday, March 27th for a reprise of their performance from Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love in song. Of that concert, Snap’d Etobicoke wrote:

“On February 9, Martin Grove United Church invited one and all to hear the sweet voices of Donna Greenberg and Adi Braun in a special mid-winter, Valentine’s charity concert. Donna is a singer/songwriter who specializes in jazz, latin and ballads. She is also a dancer, teacher and choreographer who owns and operates Ballet Expressivo, a dance studio where she teaches adult ballet. She sings in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and English. Adi specializes in cabaret and theatre jazz. She grew up in Europe and fell in love with the piano at age six. She sings in French, Spanish, German and English. Donna and Adi complemented each other wonderfully as they entertained the audience with a collection of love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day”.

Join this talented and versatile pair for a warm-hearted musical soiree in The Recital Hall at Briton House.

WHEN:Thursday, March 27th – 6:30-7:30 pm
WHERE:Briton House, 720 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto – 416.487.3392
HOW:Free – sign in at the front desk and head to The Recital Hall

Just Mark and me on October 9th!

Donna and Mark are back again at Aviv Restaurant 328 Dupont St, Toronto. This will be a jazzy soulful return engagement featuring songs to tame that yearning for the summer’s warmth.

Donna Greenberg – vocals
Mark Kieswetter – piano

Thursday October 9th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
No cover charge!
Reservations: 416.922.2433 or email info@avivrestaurant.ca

Adi Braun and Donna Greenberg together at Musideum August 15th!

Vocalist/pianist/songwriter Adi Braun and vocalist/dancer/songwriter Donna Greenberg present a summerburst show of jazz standards and originals as part of Musideum’s “Livingroom” Concert Series. This will be a rare chance to hear Adi singing and playing the piano for herself and Donna. Donna will be singing and dancing to some of her originals from her one-woman musical Burnt…and toasted! (fresh from the Toronto Fringe Festival 2013)!

Join this talented and versatile duo for a fun-filled show at the intimate and exotic Musideum, that fabulous musical venue off the straight and narrow.

WHEN:Thursday, August 15th @ 8pm
WHERE:Musideum, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto (main floor)
HOW:$20 – reservations 416.599.7323 or info@musideum.com

Come to AVIV and visit Donna and Mark again January 31st!

While away a wintry night with Donna & Mark in the warm and relaxing Aviv Restaurant. Donna Greenberg, vocals and Mark Kieswetter, piano are back to bring ballads, swing and other musical delights.
Join us for fine music, food and libations!

Sat., January 31
7:30 – 9:30 pm at
AVIV Mediterranean Restaurant
328 Dupont St., Toronto
416.922.2433
or info@avivrestaurant.ca

No cover charge!
Featuring:
Donna Greenberg vocals
Mark Kieswetter piano
Donna Greenberg.com
AVIV Restaurant.ca
Photographer: Shelley Hassard

Toronto Fringe Festival presents…

Music, dance and the spoken word come together in celebrated singer/songwriter Donna Greenberg’s BURNT…and toasted!, a one-woman show about love…and love gone wrong. Co-created by musician and lyricist Jordan Klapman, BURNT…and toasted! is playing July 5-13, 2013 at the Tarragon Extra Space, as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Inspired by true-life events, BURNT…and toasted! chronicles one woman’s tale of love, loss and her rise from the ashes.
Tickets are available beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
Once burnt, where do you find the fire and passion to rediscover self-worth? BURNT…and toasted! is a one woman musical show based on the life of performer Donna Greenberg. Through her journey, Donna discovers a courage that she never knew she possessed, and with it rises to rebuild a life filled with dreams she had never dared to dream before, where success is the sweetest revenge. BURNT…and toasted! is the story of a joyous mid-life rebirth.
A taste of the media praise for Donna Greenberg:
“I love the way her voice caresses a lyric…The magic of Greenberg’s voice is that it feels like she’s singing to you and only you. There’s an intimacy to these songs that is rare in this day and age – something precious to be savored and enjoyed…” ~ GONZO MAGAZINE
“Canadian recording artist Donna Greenberg has one hell of a sexy voice” ~ Mississauga News
BURNT…and toasted! features multi-talented recording artist Donna Greenberg (Song In The Wind, 2012; Mav’rik, 2010), and Musical Director Jordan Klapman (The Yiddish Swingtet’s SHUL DAYS, 2007; 100 Years of Waller, 2004) on keys. Valary Cook (How to Hunt a Woolly Mammoth, Village Playhouse; Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, TDSB; New Ideas Festival) directs BURNT…and toasted!

Check out Donna’s YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/DonnaGreenbergMusic
Photos available here: www.flickr.com/photos/donnagreenberg/
More info available via: www.theatreadmin.com/event/fringe-donna-greenberg-burnt-and-toasted/

Check out Donna’s YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/DonnaGreenbergMusic
Photos available here: www.flickr.com/photos/donnagreenberg/
More info available via: www.theatreadmin.com/event/fringe-donna-greenberg-burnt-and-toasted/
Show information for BURNT…and toasted!:
Venue:
Tarragon Extra Space
30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto ON M5R 1X3
Performances:
Fri July 5 – 11:00pm
Sat July 6 – 12:00pm
Mon July 8 – 10:45pm
Tues July 9 – 5:15pm
Thurs July 11 – 10:30pm
Fri July 12 – 7:30pm
Sat July 13 –1:45pm
*Please note there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets:
$10 at the door (cash only)
Or $11 in advance ($9 + $2 SC, Visa or MasterCard)
beginning June 17 via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext. 1

Cast and Creative Team
Creator/Performer
Donna Greenberg
Accompanist
Jordan Klapman
 
 
Director
Valary Cook
Musical Director
Jordan Klapman
Playwright
Donna Greenberg
Lyricists/Composers
Donna Greenberg, Jordan Klapman
Choreographer
Donna Greenberg
Stage Manager
Florence Ballard
Graphic Designer
John Patric Price
Publicity
Kathryn Kates
Publicity Support
Jennifer Radford (STAF)
Cast and Creative Team Bios

Donna Greenberg
Creator/Performer
Singer/songwriter Donna Greenberg is a musical force to be reckoned with. Her third CD, Song In The Wind, featuring pianist/producer Jordan Klapman and Canada’s finest musicians soared to new heights; Donna has proven herself as A DIVA FOR ALL!
Hot on the heels of her international critically acclaimed CD, Mav’rik, Donna, who is also a well-respected dancer and choreographer is taking her talents to The Toronto Fringe Festival 2013 stage in BURNT…and toasted! This is the first original theatrical production from this most talented triple threat.
Music, dance and words come together in this, her one-woman theatrical about love and love gone wrong. BURNT…and toasted! journeys through Donna’s life…a coming out of the ashes with fire and passion to rediscover self-worth. Donna brings to her performance a riveting story that resonates to the core!
Donna’s been entertaining as long as she can remember, but didn’t begin recording her music until later in life. “I felt compelled to realize my dream of becoming a recording artist, to prove that it is never too late when one is impassioned,” states the singer/songwriter. “I wanted to share the insights of my experience and my love of music, dance, lyrics and languages through my recordings.”
She offers her listeners maturity and depth with lyrics that speak to all. The songs on the album are passionate, soulful, romantic…reflecting a life filled with love, joy and sorrow. Donna continues to jump genres incorporating jazz, Latin and ballads to both her solo renderings and romantic duets. Her lyrics are multilingual with texts in Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian and English.
The singer/songwriter has enjoyed radio airplay across North America and Europe and is a sought after concert performer. She has been featured in publications including Cashbox Canada, Hot Toronto, Canadian Jewish News and New Canadian Music, to name a very few.
Donna’s is known as a singers’ singer and has garnered fans all over the world, including blues and gospel great, Otis Clay. Her original Spanish tunes were featured in two commercial videos for Quebec-based retailer, Olive&Olives. Her television appearances have included a feature on CTS Television, Rogers Television Mississauga and a very entertaining interview and performance on The Being Frank Show Holiday Special seen nationally. See for yourself at: http://youtu.be/GI08u5BaBIs.

Jordan Klapman
Musical Director/Accompanist
Jordan Klapman is a jazz pianist, bandleader, music director, and popular music lecturer. He plays jazz festivals, clubs, concert halls, and theatres, and appeared at Roy Thomson Hall for numerous performances with Seniors’ Jubilee, the largest talent showcase in North America. He’s also appeared on CBC radio and television, and on JazzFM radio as a radio show co-host with the late Jeff Healey.
Mr. Klapman currently performs several popular music lecture series at synagogues, cultural centres and private residences throughout Ontario and beyond, including: The History of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway’s Greatest Jewish Composers, Klezmer 101, and The Story of The Brill Building, and The History of Jewish Jazz.
Jordan leads several groups of his own including 100 Years Of Waller, The SHINE Quintet, The JK Jazz Band, and Klapman’s Klezmer Band. He is music director of A Tribute to Ella and Louis, Jump/Swing/Boogie: A Tribute to Roy Eldridge & Anita O’Day, and Great Songs of the ‘60s, and a founding member of The Yiddish Swingtet.
In 2004 Mr. Klapman released 100 Years Of Waller, an album dedicated to Fats Waller’s greatest hits. In 2007 he produced SHINE featuring classic jazz instrumentals and clarinetist Mick Lewis of the Climax Jazz Band. A second 2007 CD release, The Yiddish Swingtet’s SHUL DAYS, combines two of Jordan’s favourite music genres, traditional klezmer and classic swing. Selections from these CDs have been broadcast nationally on CBC and Sirius Radio. In 2010 Jordan arranged and produced Mav’rik, an album of a dozen original songs in four languages with songwriter Donna Greenberg, and Song In The Wind, a second album of original songs with Ms. Greenberg released in 2012.
Valary Cook
Director
Valary Cook taught English and Dramatic Arts for the TDSB for many moons, during whch time she directed musicals (Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Godspell, Camelot, The Baker’s Wife), plays (Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible, You Can’t Take It With You), anthologies and Sears Drama festival winning productions. In addition to Drama specialist qualifications, she has taken director training with teachers such as Richard Greenblatt and Jim Warren. She has directed several pieces for the New Ideas Festival at the Alumnae Theatre and, in 2011, How to Hunt a Woolly Mammoth for the Sweets and Treats Festival at the Village Playhouse. “Valary is delighted to have a chance to work with a tremendous and open-hearted musical talent.”

Kathryn Kates Public Relations
Public Relations Agency/Creative Consultant
Kathryn Kates is the CEO of Kathryn Kates Public Relations. She’s a two-time Royal Bank of Canada Women Entrepreneur nominee and Canadian Business Journal’s Spotlight Entrepreneur of June 2011. Also in 2011, she was featured in Cashbox Canada. Kathryn knows the arts, she is an internationally known entertainment journalist and former dancer.

John Patric Price
Graphic Designer
John Patric Price – designer. John, or ‘Jeep’ as he is known, is head honcho at JPPrice Imaging. He spent the first 30 years of his professional life in the performing arts field and now spends much of his time behind his camera and in front of his computer translating images into messages. A former dancer, an amateur musician and a rambling philosopher, Jeep keeps his eyes wide open for the next challenge.
Past Press
“I’m knocked out by Donna Greenberg’s voice, the material, the musicianship and the charts!”
~ Alex Reynolds, CHCH News Entertainment Editor, Hamilton, Ontario
“Greenberg’s voice seems to have been born to jazz. She sells all songs via crystal clear vocals.”
~ Calvin Daniels, Yorkton This Week Newspaper, Yorkton, SK
“Canadian recording artist Donna Greenberg has one hell of a sexy voice. Her words are deliberate, spoken in a whiskey coated way that’s as sweet and slow as thick honey being poured from a jar. And when this lady sings the blues and the soulful sounds of jazz, the same honey-rich goodness flows, coming from a place that’s as deep and complex as the artist. It’s no wonder she chose jazz, and the romance of the standards as her favourite music styles.”
~ Maureen Scott, MISSISSAUGA NEWS, Mississauga, Ontario
“I love the way her voice caresses a lyric…The magic of Greenberg’s voice is that it feels like she’s singing to you and only you. There’s an intimacy to these songs that is rare in this day and age- something precious to be savored and enjoyed…”
~ John Kereiff, GONZO MAGAZINE, Lloydminster, Alberta
“Greenberg’s clear voice enhances the songs with a vocal range and talent that is undeniable. Greenberg is a modern Frank Sinatra with a glamorized twist.”
~ Amelia Naismith, PONOKA NEWS, Ponoka, Alberta
“Passion for her music, passion for life, passion for mankind. It is no wonder her new CD is such a wonderful production of all that passion. Not to mention her hauntingly beautiful vocals. The unique production of this CD is the fact that this chanteuse sings in Portuguese, Italian and French.”
~ Sandy Graham, CASHBOX CANADA
Articles
Cashbox Canada: http://www.cashboxcanada.ca/3338/donna-greenberg-song-wind
New Canadian Music: http://www.newcanadianmusic.ca/releases/s/song-in-the-wind/donna-greenberg/2012-10-29
Mississauga News: http://www.mississauga.com/whatson-story/3129687-songstress-donna-greenberg-kicks-off-glenerin-inn-s-concert-series/
Canadian Jewish News: http://www.cjnews.com/arts/singer-makes-multicultural-music
The Canadian: http://www.thecanadiandaily.ca/donna-greenbergs-critically-acclaimed-cd-song-in-the-wind/

Back again at Musideum on March 10th!

Visit MusideumDonna Greenberg  and Jordan Klapman –

Spring Must Be Coming!
Singer/songwriter Donna Greenberg joyfully returns to Musideum with pianiste extraordinaire Jordan Klapman for another soiree of her originals, jazz standards, some Broadway hits and perhaps a dance or two. Donna’s original songs are about life, love, joy and sorrow. They are definitely eclectic: jazz, Latin, swing, and ballads. Her lyrics are multilingual with texts in Spanish, French, Brazilian, Portuguese, Italian, as well as English.

Together let’s welcome spring early and warm up with some exciting and passionate music in the wonderfully intimate and exotic setting of Musideum.

Date/Time
March, 10, 2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location:
Musideum
401 Richmond St. W, Toronto
Reservations: info@musideum.com or
Call 416.599.7323
Tickets : $20 | Students/Artists: PWYC

Donna Greenberg: More Sizzle, Sass, & Spice with Jordan Klapman & Kobi Hass

MORE Sizzle, Sass, & Spice!!!
Singer/songwriter Donna Greenberg & her fabunique duo Jordan Klapman, piano and Kobi Hass, bass return to the Flying Beaver Pubaret!

If you missed us in April, here’s your chance to catch our hot show of songs –a little bit of Broadway, jazz, razzamatazz and many originals written by Donna & Jordan!

Dinner available before, during, and after the show.
Dinner patrons get priority seating.

For dinner rezzos e-mail Heather at the Pubaret or call 647.347.6567.

Visit the Pubaret Site

SUNDAY, MAY 5th – 7pm
DONNA GREENBERG: MORE SIZZLE, SASS, & SPICE WITH JORDAN KLAPMAN & KOBI HASS
TIX: $15 advance/$20 door
Available at The Pubaret or online at Brown Paper Tickets

Donna Greenberg at the “Flying Beaver” April 6th

SATURDAY APRIL 6th – 9pm
DONNA GREENBERG: SOPHISTICATED, SIZZLING & SPICY WITH JORDAN KLAPMAN & KOBI HASS

Sophisticated, sassy, spicy, sizzling songs! A little bit of Broadway, a little bit of jazz, and a lot of originals written and performed by singer/songwriter Donna Greenberg and her fabunique duo Jordan Klapman, piano and Kobi Hass, bass.

… Featuring an array of different musical genres with lyrics in Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and English.

TICKETS: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Available at The Pubaret or online at Brown Paper Tickets
Dinner available before, during, and after the show.
Dinner patrons get priority seating.
For dinner reservations please e-mail Heather at the Pubaret or call 647.347.6567.
Visit the Pubaret Site