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Rita di Ghent, Composer, Vocalist, Bass Player: Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Secret Women's Festival

A Magic Mountain Somewhere

 

Good to be in touch. Loved doing the songs with you at the fest. One of my favorite 'workshops'!
- Jane Marlin
Thank you for blessing us with your humor and enthusiasm and musical talent!! 
- Kim Owens Staffieri
Hi Rita! I am so glad to hear from you. It was wonderful to meet you and hear your music. It was an honor to be part of your audience! my email address is mgmortman@gmail.com
- Maya Mortman
Hi Rita! Thank you for such beautiful songs! Looking forward to get them. Is there a way to buy your music online?
- Paola Buitrago
Thank you so much for finding and coming to wild women festival!!! It was the most beautiful thing to watch you radiate such happiness as you where literally living a dream of yours! I am so grateful to have been part of that! And you have such talent ! Your a beautiful soul !!! Thank you!!!  My email is browdye@yahoo.com. And if I ever visit Canada which is on my bucket list haha I will definitely be getting ahold of you! If your wouldn't mind of course 
- Erica Browdy
And what was the name of your amazing song from open mic please?? I need!
- Roomie Sara Goff
Wonderful words from you! Thank you! I FUCKING LOVED YOUR SONG! My email Is jennywarrior2277@gmail.com It was a magical uplifting releasing fest ! Yay !
- Jenny Pacanowski
Hi Sister Moon!!!!!!  Your voice is still echoing in my head, those jazzy, sassy, tunes and beautiful storytelling; such an honor to witness your passion. My email is wildsoul.mama@gmail.com

"Good to be in touch. Loved doing the songs with you at the fest. One of my favorite 'workshops'!"


"Thank you for blessing us with your humor and enthusiasm and musical talent!!"


"It was wonderful to meet you and hear your music. It was an honor to be part of your audience!" my 


"Thank you so much for finding and coming to ? festival!!! It was the most beautiful thing to watch you radiate such happiness as you where literally living a dream of yours! I am so grateful to have been part of that! And you have such talent ! Your a beautiful soul !!! Thank you!!!"

"Thank you! I FUCKING LOVED YOUR SONG!"

"Hi Sister Moon!!!!!!  Your voice is still echoing in my head, those jazzy, sassy, tunes and beautiful storytelling; such an honor to witness your passion."

 

Past Dates

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Prince Edward Yacht Club

Price: Private Event

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Stache On Main

Wellington ON Can

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Stache On Main

Wellington ON Can

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Peptbo Fundraiser Dinner

2 Union Street
Picton Ontario K0K 2T0
Can 4169097819

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Kickstarter Video Shoot

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Huff Estates Winery

Bloomfield, ON

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Stache On Main

8:00 to 11:00

Wellington ON Can

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Private Party

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Rita's Parlour

Birthday Pay if Forward to Alzheimers Society - 7:30-10:30

2 Union St
Picton ONtario Can
Price: Donations to Alzhiemers ociety

http://wellingtontimes.ca/ritas-parlour/

http://wellingtontimes.ca/ritas-parlour/

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Voice Master Class (Full)

1:00

2 Union Street
Picton Ontario K0K 2T0
Can 4169097819

1:00-5:00 


Friday, August 5th, 2016

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent: up-close jazz and pistol packin' blues

Wellington ON Can
Price: Free!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent: up-close jazz and pistol packin' blues

Wellington ON Can
Price: Free!

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Young Artists Summer Voice Program

Young Artists Summer Voice Program - July 17 to July 21 inclusive

Prince Edward County, ON (venue TBA)
Toronto Ontario M4S 1G9
Can 4169097819
Price: $500 if registered before June 1

5-day Intensive voice program for 16-25 year-olds. Daily classes in Vocal Technique, Musicianship, Performance Skills and Repertoire Development.

 

Partial subsidies available to participants from outside of PEC.

 

For more info, email groovecanada@gmail.com


Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Arts in The Park Summer Concert Series

Rita di Ghent - 7:30-8:30

7:30-8:30 pm, Barry Zukerman Ampitheatre, Earl Bales Park

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Baxter Arts Centre

Workshop: Writing For Song - 1:30-4:30

3 Stanley St., Bloomfield, ON
Price: $45

This is a workshop for advanced/professional writers who are interested in the topic of the particular art of writing for song.


Monday, June 27th, 2016

Private Party

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Opening Night: Art in the County - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Books and Co

Opening Night Art in the County - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Main Street
Picton Ontario

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Jackson Falls Inn

Mediterraneo and Jazz Manouche - 8:00 to 11:00

Jackson Falls, Prince Edward County, ON

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent: up-close jazz and pistol packin' blues

Wellington ON Can
Price: Free!

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Huff Estates Winery

Private Party Professional Engineers of Ontario

Bloomfield, ON

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Jackson Falls Inn

8:00 to 11:00

Jackson Falls, Prince Edward County, ON

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent: up-close jazz and pistol packin' blues

Wellington ON Can
Price: Free!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Chicago!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

120 Diner

Full Pink Moon/Earth DAy Concert - 6:00 - 8:00pm

120 Church St
Toronto Can
Price: PWYC

Rita di Ghent: bass, voice, piano

Mike Daley: guitar

Sue Ramsay: storytelling


Monday, April 11th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Array Music

Music Can Heal Jazz Soiree - 8:00

Join us for an unforgettable evening of jazz and blues standards, as well as modern-day piano improvisation. Featuring: Award-winning jazz musician, Rita di Ghent (www.ritadighent.com); Canada's next top crooner, Ori Dagan (www.oridagan.com); world-renowned jazz pianist, Steve Koven (www.stevekoven.com), and blues, ragtime and jazz pianist, Bill Westcott (billwestcott.wordpress.com/about-me).


Monday, March 14th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Rita Judges U of T Idol!

Rita Judges U of T Idol! - 8:30

Toronto ON M5S 1A1
CA
Price: Free!

http://harthouse.ca/uoft-idol-registration/


Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Rita Judges U of T Idol

Rita Judges U of T Idol! - 8:30

Price: Free!

http://harthouse.ca/uoft-idol-registration/


Monday, February 8th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils - 7:30-10:30

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: Free!

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the Orange Devils - 7:30-10:30

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Picton Yacht Club

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Stache on Main

Rita di Ghent: piano, voice, bass

Price: Free!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Private Party in PEC

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Castro's

Women's Wednesdays at Castros - 7:30

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can

With Jared Craig, Ed Roth and Bernie Blue.


Sunday, November 15th, 2015

The County Storytelling Festival Series

The County Storytelling Festival Series - 2:00 pm

Macaulay Museum
Picton ON
Price: $12-$20

Macaulay Museum Nov 14 and 15 at 2p.m. Tickets $20.00 adults and $12.00 for kids at Books and Company.

 

Address: 35 Church St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

 

Tickets available at Books and Co.

Address: 289 Picton Main St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0


Saturday, November 14th, 2015

How I Ran Away and Joined the Circus

The County Storytelling Festival Series - 2:00 pm

Macaulay Museum
Picton ON
Price: $12-$20

Macaulay Museum Nov 14 and 15 at 2p.m. Tickets $20.00 adults and $12.00 for kids at Books and Company.

 

Address: 35 Church St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

 

Tickets available at Books and Co.

Address: 289 Picton Main St, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

 

 

 


Monday, November 9th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils: Canada's Premiere Big Band

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Stache on Main

Rita di Ghent: piano, voice, bass

Price: Free!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils: Canada's Premiere Big Band

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Rita's Parlour: "The Life and Music of Billie Holiday"

The Life and Music of Billie Holiday - 2:00-4:00

2 Union St
Picton ONtario Can
Price: $20 in advance or $25 at the doo

Come enjoy an intimate house concert at Rita's Parlour in Picton. Contact groovecanada@gmail.com for tix!


Sunday, October 11th, 2015

County FM Radio

Radio Show with John Mathers - 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

Picton, ON

On County FM 99.2


Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Private Party

Birthday Bash

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Rita di Ghent and Mike Daley

Hart House, University of Toronto, Jazz at Oscars

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Private Party

Prince Edward County

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Late Night Private Party

Late!

Wellington, ON

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Stache on Main

Rita di Ghent: piano, voice, bass

287 Main St
Wellington ON
Price: Free!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The Monarch

Orange Devils: Canada's Premiere Big Band - 7:30-10:30

Price: $10

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, Stache on Main

8:00

Wellington , ON
Price: Free!

It's my birthday and I'm doing what I love most: playing music! Solo piano and voice. And it's free!


Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Private Party

Private Party

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Stache On Main

Rita's Parlour

Wellington ON Can
Price: Free!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Huff Estates Winery

Grupo Del Sol - 6:00-9:00

Bloomfield, ON

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Fort Henry

Grupo Del Sol - 1:30-2:00pm

Kingston, Ontario
Price: Free!

 PanAm Games Celebration


Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PanAm Games Celebration in Kingston, ON

Grupo Del Sol

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

TD Jazz Festival, Musideum

TD Jazz Festival

Richmond Street West
Toronto ONtario Can

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils Big Band - 7:30-10:30

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent and Sam The Shark Sharkawy

Wellington ON Can

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Stache On Main

Rita di Ghent and Sam The Shark Sharkawy

Wellington ON Can

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Rita's Parlour

Rita's Parlour Ladies Afternoon - 4:00-6:00

2 Union St
Picton ONtario Can
Price: $20 (includes refreshments and c

This Rita's Parlour Ladies Afternoon features great timeless tunes written by women composers, sung and played by Rita di Ghent!


Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Dovercourt House

Orange Devils Play World Lindy Hop Day!

805 Dovercourt Rd
Toronto ON

https://www.facebook.com/events/1488667281414306/


Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Folk Roots 99.3 FM

Interview With and the Music of Rita di Ghent - 7:00-8:00

Carol Noel Hosts Folk Roots and this interview with Rita di Ghent.

https://www.facebook.com/FolkRootsPrinceEdwardCounty/photos/a.1500712660203154.1073741828.1500692383538515/1587010541573365/?type=1&__mref=message_bubble


Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Oeno Art Gallery at Huff Estates

Grupo Del Sol

2274 Prince Edward 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0, Canada
+1 613-393-2216

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils Big Band

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Vocal Workshop

Vocal Workshop

Rita di Ghent's Voice STudio, Toronto, ON
Price: $80

What a great way to spend the day!
Rita created a relaxed and fun atmosphere that made us feel comfortable and excited about the learning process. 

We touched on the fundamentals of the voice and gained a solid foundation for improving our own vocal technique. Rita provided lots of opportunities to practice along with examples and exercises, which really helped to back up the theory. 

Overall, it was a 5 star workshop facilitated by a fantastic instructor!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Agrarian Speakeasy

Grupo Del Sol - 7:30-10:30

Bloomfield ON Can

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils Big Band

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils Big Band - 7:30-10:30

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Stache On Main

Rita's Parlour: Rita di Ghent (voice, piano) - 7:00-10:00pm

Wellington ON Can
Price: free!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Stache On Main

Rita's Parlour: Rita di Ghent (voice, piano) - 7:00-10:00pm

Wellington ON Can
Price: free!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Second Cup

York University
Toronto ON

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Jackson Falls Inn

Trio del Sol! Tropical Heat Party with Live Latin Music! - 8:00

Jackson Falls, Prince Edward County, ON

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Northlea United Church

Jazz Vespers with Rob Rowe and Featuring Jazz Vocalist Rita di Ghent - 4:30

125 Brentcliffe Rd.
Toronto

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Monarch Pub

Orange Devils Big Band

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Second Cup

York University
Toronto ON

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Toronto Centre For The Arts

Barry Harris and the We Are One Jazz Project - 7:00pm

5040 Yonge St.
Toronto ON M2N 6R8
CA

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreOneJazzProject


Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Agrarian Speakeasy

"Los Tres del Sol" - 7:30

Main Street
Bloomfield ON Can

Cuban Quattro player Guzman Plaza teams up with Chicago Blues Chanteuse Rita di Ghent. With Alberto Garcia (percussion).


It was standing room only at the Agrarian. A bone-chilling February night became a tropical oasis of music and dancing. So great to feel sweat on the back of my neck...mmm...

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Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Dovercourt House

SOLD OUT! Alter Ego Show: U Of T Swing Dance Club

805 Dovercourt Rd
Toronto ON
Price: SOLD OUT!

https://www.facebook.com/events/505555202895304/


Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Hart House

Rita di Ghent - 9:00 pm

7 Hart House Circle
Toronto ON M5S 3H3
CA (416) 978-8849
Price: FREE!

Love playing Hart House! Great sound (thanks, Spock!), great hospitality, and great listening crowd!  photo.php

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Castro's

Women's Wednesdays at Castros

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

University of Toronto

Masterclass: Crossover For Classical Singers

Toronto ON M5S 1A1
CA

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Castro's

Mediterranean Stars with Rita di Ghent

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Jackson Falls Inn

The Dirty Thirties New Year's Eve Bash!

Jackson Falls, Prince Edward County, ON

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Jazz Bistro

Rita's Parlour

251 Victoria Street
Toronto
Price: $15

With Mike Daley (guitar) and Prince Tony Poopa Oolaboola (New Orleans drummer)


Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Castro's

Mediterranean Stars with Rita di Ghent - 8-11

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Private Party

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the ORange Devils with vocalist Rita di Ghent - 7:30-10:30

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10/$5

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Hugh's Room

Celebrating Sunnuz

2261 Dundas St. West
Toronto ON M6R 1X6
CA (416) 531-6604

http://hughsroom.com/2014/10/celebrating-sunnuz/


Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Second Cup

Coffee House Jazz and Blues - 4:30-6:00

York University
Toronto ON
Price: FREE!

Rita di Ghent, Bass and Voice with Jazz Vocal Students Janel Jones and Daniel Kn.


Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Castro's

Mediterranean Stars with Rita di Ghent - 8-11

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can
Price: FREE!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Milford Bistro

Rita's Parlour Goes To The Bistro! - 9:00 pm

3048 County Road 10, Prince Edward, ON K0K 2P0, Canada
+1 613-476-0004
Price: $50 includes 4-course gourmet di

With guitarist Sam "The Shark" Sharkawy


Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Waring House

PEPTBO Fundraising Dinner and Auction

County Rd. 1
Picton Ontario Can
Price: closed event

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Second Cup

Rita di Ghent - 4:30-6:00

York Lanes, York University
Toronto ON
Price: FREE!

Rita di Ghent: Bass and Voice

With York U Jazz Vocal students Kamila Janus, Daniel Nguyen, and Janel Jones.


Monday, October 20th, 2014

Monarch Pub

Martin Loomer and the ORange Devils with vocalist Rita di Ghent

Clinton St
Toronto Ontario M4S 1g9
Can 4169097819
Price: $10/$5

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Castro's

Mediterranean Stars with Rita di Ghent

2116 Queen ST West
Toronto ON Can
Price: FREE!

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Singing Storytellers: The Lives, Music and Verbal Artistry of Bards in our World

“The Wild Woman Archetype: From Fairy Tales and Myths to Songs

1250 Grand Lake Rd,
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
, C

October 9-12th, 2014 – An International Interdisciplinary Symposium hosted by Cape Breton University, in partnership with Celtic Colours International Festival and CBC Cape Breton

http://www.singingstorytellers.ca/?page_id=137


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