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February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Cabaret artists Rachel Hundert and Raffael Pacitti make their Jazz Bistro debut

Continuing their adventures in the worlds of cabaret, jazz and musical theatre, two artists join forces in Toronto for the first time! Canadian native and New York Cabaret artist Rachel Hundert will appear in Take it from Me, following her recent appearance at the famed NYC Feinstein’s 54 Below, with her solo show, If I Had Wings. Ms. Hundert has performed numerous times at such prominent New York venues as The Metropolitan Room and Etcetera Etcetera’s Piano Room. Joining her is another New York-based artist (and fellow Canadian), Raffael Pacitti, who returns to Toronto after appearing at 120 Diner this summer in his cabaret Body & Soul. Most recently, Mr. Pacitti premiered his latest show, Bright Lights Big City at New York’s Etcetera Etcetera Piano Room.

Enjoy the works of such composers as George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jason Robert Brown, Cole Porter Harold Arlen, Adam Guettel and more…Including some unexpected gems, original arrangements and surprise guests!

Rachel Hundert is a singer/songwriter, actor, writer and director. Rachel was born and raised in Montreal, where she had a short stint on Sesame Street and did voice over work for the National Film Board of Canada. Rachel’s performance career has taken her to many stages including her recent appearance at New York’s famed Feinstein’s 54 Below for her solo show, If I Had Wings, BB Kings, The Legendary Apollo Theater (where she won 3rd place for singing gospel), the Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, The Living Room, and the Knitting Factory. Rachel has written and performed four solo shows at Etcetera Etcetera Piano Room and the Metropolitan Room in NYC. Rachel has performed on the stages of Joria Main Stage, the Li’l Peach Theatre, MS Scotia Prince Cruise Line, the Aurthur Seelen Theatre, as well as in festivals including the Dixon Place Festival and the Where Eagle’s Dare Festival. Rachel directed a production of One Night with Fanny Brice (written by Chip Deffaa) that had a successful run for two years at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater in NYC. Rachel recently recorded several songs for an album of all Irving Berlin music and will soon be featured in a short film entitled Broken Vines for which she wrote a song and choreographed a dance and plays the role of “Young Guinevere.” Read more here: http://www.rachelhundert.com

Raffael Pacitti: New York: Bright Lights Big City (Etcetera Etcetera Piano Room), Body & Soul (Feinsten’s 54 Below, Etcetera Etcetera’s Piano Room, as well as 120 Diner (Toronto). Recent: Professor Callahan in the first NY revival of Legally Blonde. New York Cabaret: Uninvited (The Metropolitan Room debut) Spring Fling, Body and Soul, Don’t Misunderstand, Evening Lounge. (Etcetera Etcetera Piano Room). Regional US Theatre: The Tempest, The Heiress, Count Dracula, and others. Toronto Theatre: Pterydactlls (Mercury Theatre), Digging for Fire (Factory Theatre) and others. New York Producing credits: Body and Soul (Metropolitan Room), If I Had Wings (Metropolitan Room), Don’t Misunderstand, I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues, Man Oh Man (Etcetera Etcetera Piano Room) and others. Raffael is a founding member of Evening Lounge.


February 22
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm