TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2023 – On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 from today Jaymz Bee & Vesuvius Music present: A Celebration of Music & Film at Paradise Theatre. The evening will feature two films “Wild Muis” and “Beat Speak” along with several live perfromances presented by Vesuvius Music. In recent years, Jaymz formed his third indie label (after Leisure Lab/BMG and Timely Manor/Fontana North) called Vesuvius Music with his partner Lorenzo DiGianfelice. They’ve released nine albums to date, with more on the way.
“Lorenzo and I share a kinship in our musical tastes, and we’re both fully aware of the challenges this industry throws our way. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and we’re in it for the long haul.” VMI has had impressive success with recent Lou Pomanti & Jocelyn Barth albums.
While tirelessly continuing his endeavours with VMI and nurturing the exceptional talents of artists such as Genevieve Marentette, Serafin LaRiviere, and Robert Priest, Jaymz Bee has boldly ventured into the captivating realm of filmmaking. His inaugural cinematic creation, “Wild Music,” shot on traditional film stock, has won more than 20 esteemed awards at international film festivals. This cinematic gem chronicles the heartwarming tales of senior citizens who unexpectedly find themselves metamorphosing into rock legends during their golden years.
Bee’s second foray into the world of cinema, “Beat Speak,” delves into the whimsical premise of extraterrestrial beings embarking on a quest to locate a new Adam and Eve on Earth, only to be enchanted by the delightful diversity and eccentricity of human couples.
Bee shares his unbridled passion for filmmaking: “While I may be seasoned in the music industry, I find myself invigorated in the world of film. Directing movies allows me to employ a multitude of skills simultaneously. It’s a costly and demanding endeavour, which makes the sense of accomplishment all the more rewarding!”
Bee explains his enthusiasm for festivals: “Every single one of them has had at least one round of discerning judges, and many are backed by tremendously successful and reputable individuals. In a far-off land, to boot! I get more constructive feedback with film than in the last several years in music, which is a breath of fresh air.”
John Finley, Genevieve Marentette, Irene Torres, Serafin LAriviere, Robert Priest and Queen Pepper.
Ewen Fancombe )keys), Lou Pomanti (keys) ERic St.Laurent (guidtar_, Alison Young (sax_ Ben Whittman (drumes and Geroge Koller (bass).
Tickets for two films and the concert are $55 on the main floor and $85 on the balcony.
Doors Open 6:30 pm and films start at 7 PM and 8:30 pm
OTHER SCREENINGS OF JAYMZ BEE FILMS:
“Beat Speak” will screen at Paradise Theatre on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 6:00 pm
Shorts Block # 7. Ticket Link
“Wild Music” will be screened at The Roxy Theatre (Uxbridge, ON) on Wednesday October 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm.