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JAYMZ BEE CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW BOOK
COSMIC FISHING, PRESENTED BY PAGES UNBOUND & INSOMNIAC PRESS
JAYMZ BEE reading from Cosmic Fishing,
Interviews of Jaymz by ROSS PORTER & RALPH BENMERGUI
Jaymz performing with the GREAT BOB SCOTT TRIO
featuring George Koller, Eric St-Laurent and special surprise guests.
Pages UnBound and Insomniac Press celebrate Cosmic Fishing, a new book of lyrics and poetry written by band leader, broadcaster and noted surrealist, Jaymz Bee, with a special evening of entertainment at the Gladstone Hotel. Legendary broadcasters Ross Porter and Ralph Benmergui will interview Jaymz about the roots of his creative process in a special conversation. Jaymz will start the evening with a reading from Cosmic Fishing, accompanied by appropriate surrealist imagery and conclude it with an astonishing kick-ass jazz performance with local legends THE GREAT BOB SCOTT TRIO and other top Toronto musicians.
Cosmic Fishing features poetry written in the ‘70s as the author grew up in North Bay, Ontario, continues with lyrics from his bands, Look People, Royal Jelly Orchestra and Bonzai Suzuki (among others) and concludes with new works composed over the past year.
Jaymz has created a companion piece to the book, a CD entitled “The Lounge Years”, which features songs from three ill-fated recordings that are next to impossible to find. He has also just released a CD called TUK with Carlos Peron (in Germany), and a second recording of his pop group, Bonzai Suzuki.
The slightly over-achieving Mr. Bee says, “Three CDs and a book seems a bit much, especially considering I am an on-air host, producer and tour guide for JAZZ.FM91 for the past 15 years.” He goes on to say, “The Bonzai Suzuki CD took three years to make, the TUK recording took six months and my Lounge Years CD is a cash grab from some previous recordings that lost a lot of money. I’m thinking, with a book and three CDs – with any luck, I can make tens of dollars!!”
Over the past three decades Jaymz Bee has run a nightclub, art gallery, three record labels, a publishing company AND a PR company. He’s hosted television programs and radio shows and also wrote “Cocktails for Dummies” for the international bestselling series (on IDG books) in 1997.