MARKHAM, ON – May 6, 2021 – The Flato Markham Theatre (FMT) is proud and extremely excited to announce the Theatre’s first ever virtual performance season, Live & Connected, which will kick-off a virtual long-awaited return to our beloved performing arts venue.

This virtual performance season, which will remind FMT audiences of the great programming they had to do without this past year, will include national and international acclaimed performers and talent exclusively delivered by the Flato Markham Theatre team to the homes of audiences in Markham and beyond (all over the world). Live & Connected will include many different series, including a community focused series, live interviews with Canadian artists, and more!

The FMT is kicking the virtual performance series off with Canada’s internationally acclaimed musician, favourite Jazz and boogie-woogie master and entertainer extraordinaire, Michael Kaeshammer on Saturday, May 15 at 7pm, presented by Minken Employment Lawyers.

Captured during a pair of intimate Kaeshammer’s hometown shows at the Charlie White Theatre in Sydney, Vancouver Island, this special performance was recorded by American Public Television. It showcases Michael Kaeshammer’s unmistakable brilliant artistry throughout this exclusive production featuring brand-new songs and unique collaborations with some very high-profile musical guests.

Six-time JUNO Award-nominated and internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer, Michael Kaeshammer, simultaneously also released his newest album, Live In Concert.

The brand-new album first performed exclusively in the US at the hour-long live special Boogie On The Blues Highway, produced by American Public Television showcases Kaeshammer’s insatiable sonic tapestry through a diverse set.

Boogie on the Blues Highway will delight Markham audiences as it delivers Kaeshammer and his band’s signature style, effortlessly weaving classical, jazz, blues, stride, pop, and — of course — boogie-woogie into a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience track by track.

The new Live In Concert album playlist features brand-new songs as well as collaborations with special guests, including blues icon Curtis Salgado on “Do You Believe?,” blues master Colin James on “Who Are You,” and rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) on “Takin’ Care of Business.”

“When it comes to Curtis, Colin, and Randy, first and foremost, I’m a fan of their work,” Kaeshammer says of the collaborations. “But then, I’ve been fortunate to develop good friendships with the three of them, so it was an honour to have them share the stage for these performances in my hometown.” – Michael Kaeshammer, said on an interview with Canadian Beats.

The purchase of FMT’s May 15 streaming link also includes a digital download of the performance for our patrons to have for a lifetime, which represents a great added value to what will become a very special evening of entertainment that can be enjoyed in your own home.

To purchase a streaming link and digital download of the concert Boogie on the Blues Highway starring Michael Kaeshammer and his special guests, visit flatomarkhamtheatre.ca for your exclusive, never seen before in Canada show ticket.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.  

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – May 6, 2021 – The Flato Markham Theatre (FMT) is proud and extremely excited to announce the Theatre’s first ever virtual performance season, Live & Connected, which will kick-off a virtual long-awaited return to our beloved performing arts venue.

This virtual performance season, which will remind FMT audiences of the great programming they had to do without this past year, will include national and international acclaimed performers and talent exclusively delivered by the Flato Markham Theatre team to the homes of audiences in Markham and beyond (all over the world). Live & Connected will include many different series, including a community focused series, live interviews with Canadian artists, and more!

The FMT is kicking the virtual performance series off with Canada’s internationally acclaimed musician, favourite Jazz and boogie-woogie master and entertainer extraordinaire, Michael Kaeshammer on Saturday, May 15 at 7pm, presented by Minken Employment Lawyers.

Captured during a pair of intimate Kaeshammer’s hometown shows at the Charlie White Theatre in Sydney, Vancouver Island, this special performance was recorded by American Public Television. It showcases Michael Kaeshammer’s unmistakable brilliant artistry throughout this exclusive production featuring brand-new songs and unique collaborations with some very high-profile musical guests.

Six-time JUNO Award-nominated and internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer, Michael Kaeshammer, simultaneously also released his newest album, Live In Concert.

The brand-new album first performed exclusively in the US at the hour-long live special Boogie On The Blues Highway, produced by American Public Television showcases Kaeshammer’s insatiable sonic tapestry through a diverse set.

Boogie on the Blues Highway will delight Markham audiences as it delivers Kaeshammer and his band’s signature style, effortlessly weaving classical, jazz, blues, stride, pop, and — of course — boogie-woogie into a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience track by track.

The new Live In Concert album playlist features brand-new songs as well as collaborations with special guests, including blues icon Curtis Salgado on “Do You Believe?,” blues master Colin James on “Who Are You,” and rock legend Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) on “Takin’ Care of Business.”

“When it comes to Curtis, Colin, and Randy, first and foremost, I’m a fan of their work,” Kaeshammer says of the collaborations. “But then, I’ve been fortunate to develop good friendships with the three of them, so it was an honour to have them share the stage for these performances in my hometown.” – Michael Kaeshammer, said on an interview with Canadian Beats.

The purchase of FMT’s May 15 streaming link also includes a digital download of the performance for our patrons to have for a lifetime, which represents a great added value to what will become a very special evening of entertainment that can be enjoyed in your own home.

To purchase a streaming link and digital download of the concert Boogie on the Blues Highway starring Michael Kaeshammer and his special guests, visit flatomarkhamtheatre.ca for your exclusive, never seen before in Canada show ticket.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.  

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.