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Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Tonight at 6pm (Wednesday, July 18th, 2018)

Free


Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Tonight at 9pm (Wednesday, July 18th, 2018)

PWYC

Peter Boyd (guitar/voice)


Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd has been a songwriter for over thirty years. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the abyss.

Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted original songs and astonishing guitar wizardry. Among the best of the year's roots/blues crop."


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Bossa Tres

Bossa Tres

Tomorrow Night at 9pm (Thursday, July 19th, 2018)

PWYC

Bossa Tres, Victor Monsiváis (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass)


Bossa Tres
Bossa Três has been performing Bossa Nova and Brazilian Samba classics, as well as a variety of Brazilian rarities and original material since 2001. Their repertoire draws from the greatest of the Brazilian composers and performers like Ary Barroso, Dorival Caymmi, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendoça, João Gilberto, Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso.

Bossa Três leader Victor Monsivais: vocalist, songwriter, guitarist; has been playing and singing Bossa Nova for over forty years, in particular the music of Antônio Carlos Jobim who, along with Thelonious Monk and Jimmy Van Heusen, is one of his favorite composers. The Trio consists of Victor, who sings Jobim's songs in their original Portuguese versions and plays the guitar with the true Bossa beat; bassist Frank Sants who plays a deep and mellow-toned bass, and drummer/percussionist Federico Monsivais who plays with a soft, classical feel, yet, with the attack and syncopation of authentic Latin rhythm.

The rarely heard hard-smooth Brazilian and Latin percussion of Bossa Três recreates the atmosphere of a quiet night in Copacabana... the mood of a Carnival in Bahia...a hot Tropicana session in La Habana, or the romance of a classical jazz evening. Bossa Três' performances bring life to the pieces they play, creating an aura of "alegría and saudade" which are the two basic ingredients of Brazilian music. Bossa Três often appears as a quartet or quintet featuring talented guest musicians, this evening, pianist Dan Farrell and Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute player Brendan Cassidy, both a perfect fit to Jobim's music and long time Victor's associates, will be joining the ensemble.

Many have said that listening to Bossa Três is like being transported to a warm evening in Rio De Janeiro in the fifties…


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John Russon

John Russon

Friday Evening at 6pm (Friday, July 20th, 2018)

PWYC

John Russon (guitar)


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Boom Jazz Quartet

Boom Jazz Quartet

Saturday Evening at 6pm (Saturday, July 21st, 2018)

$10

Boom Jazz Quartet, Dale Scaife (piano), Jeff Skrypek (guitar), Vinnie Venkov (bass), John Collin (drums)


Boom Jazz Quartet
The Boom Jazz Quartet is a modern jazz band in Toronto. Combining musicians with a wealth of experience, Boom Jazz Quartet provide a sense of excitement with organic live energy, and an undeniable swing. They combine a throwback sound to the days of bop with a 21st century edge.


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Theatre Charity Event

Sunday Evening at 6pm (Sunday, July 22nd, 2018)


Max Forster & Alloys

Max Forster & Alloys

Sunday Night at 8:30pm (Sunday, July 22nd, 2018)

PWYC

Max Forster (trumpet), Charlotte Alexander (french horn), Nick Marshall (trombone), Simon Balleyguier (sousaphone), Stuart Mein (drums)


Alloys is a 5-piece modern jazz brass band led by trumpeter and composer Max Forster. The group looks to explore contemporary harmony, rhythm and improvisation through the timeless lens of four-part brass harmony.


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Exit Phrase

Exit Phrase

Next Week: Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7pm

PWYC

Exit phrase, Kyle Windjack (trumpet), Ben McCarroll-Butler (saxophone), Nick Marshall (trombone), Patrick O'Reilly (guitar), Scott Hunter (bass), Julian DiVito (drums)


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Julian Anderson-Bowes Group

Julian Anderson-Bowes Group

Next Week: Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass)


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Games Night: Crokinole and Cards

Next Week: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 7pm


Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Next Wednesday at 6pm (Wednesday, July 25th, 2018)

Free


Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Next Wednesday at 9pm (Wednesday, July 25th, 2018)

PWYC

Peter Boyd (guitar/voice), Noah Zacharin (guitar/voice)


Peter Boyd
Peter Boyd has been a songwriter for over thirty years. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the abyss.

Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted original songs and astonishing guitar wizardry. Among the best of the year's roots/blues crop."

Noah Zacharin
Noah Zacharin was born in Montreal and resides in Toronto. He was given his first guitar at age 9, wrote his first song at 13, began performing at 14, and is happy to say that he still loves playing music. He has been called "a wonderful songwriter and performer, and stunning guitarist" (Paul Mills, Borealis Records, Producer (Stan Rogers, Oscar Peterson), a "wonderful, adventurous guitarist" (Blues Bytes), "a poet, a songwriter, a singer we have been waiting for" (Penny Lang), "a great guitarist/singer/songwriter...a wonderfully musical player" (Randy Finney, President and Founder Toronto Fingerstyle Guitarist's Association), "in a league of his own" (Brian Gladstone, AD Winterfolk Festival), "one of the best songwriters this country has produced" (the late great Rick Fielding, recording artist, radio host) and "deserving to be mentioned in the same breath with names such as James Taylor and David Wilcox" (Minor 7th).

Zacharin's recordings have garnered praise from fans and critics alike. silence spoken here (1997) was called "an understated classic...musical versatility and lyrical depth" (Xpress-Ottawa); Scene Roots and Blues dubbed aLIVE! (2000) "a real gem"; and a review of crow dark wind (2001) in Minor 7th elicited the following: "like Bruce Cockburn, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt, Noah Zacharin possesses a virtuoso command of the guitar...world-wise songwriting."


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Steve Farrugia

Steve Farrugia

Next Week: Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 9pm

PWYC

Steve Farrugia (drums)


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Marutyri (Holland)

Marutyri (Holland)

Next Week: Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 6pm

PWYC

Marutyri



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TBA

Next Week: Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at 6pm

PWYC


Emily Denison Septet

Emily Denison Septet

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 6pm

PWYC

Emily Denison (trumpet), Laura Swankey (voice), Nelson Moneo (viola), Beth Silver (cello), Patrick O'Reilly (guitar), Victor Vrankulj (bass), Mark Ballyk (drums)


Emily Denison
Trumpeter Emily Denison is a talented up-and-coming player in Toronto's rich jazz scene. Currently, Emily is working towards a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto where she has had the pleasure of studying with many of Canada's great jazz musicians including Jim Lewis, Mike Murley, Terry Promane, and Chase Sanborn. While studying at U of T, Emily has been a recipient of the Paul Read Jazz Scholarship, the Noreen and Phil Nimmons Jazz Scholarship, and the Mary Alice Stuart Jazz Scholarship. She can be heard on the U of T 12tet's debut album, Rebirth.

Originally from Ottawa, Emily grew up in a musical family and was involved in music from an early age. In Ottawa's jazz community, Emily was active in many ensembles including the Nepean All-City Jazz Band, the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band, and many ensembles at Nepean High School. Before graduating high school, Emily attended the Jazzworks summer workshop on scholarship 4 times, participated in the Ottawa International Jazz Festival's Youth Summit twice, and was a member of Musicfest Canada's Yamaha All-Star Band. Also a talented multi-instrumentalist, Emily holds a Grade 10 from the Royal Conservatory of Music on the violin and was a member of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra.

In addition to her freelance work, Emily is very active in U of T's student community. She has taken on roles in the student council and is the editor of U of T Jazz Weekly. Most recently she has been accepted to attend the Banff Centre's International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music and will also be embarking on a small sojourn to western Canada with her own jazz project.


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Brittany Craig Quartet

Brittany Craig Quartet

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 8:30pm

PWYC

Brittany Craig (guitar), Dan Pitt (guitar), Alex Fournier (bass), Stefan Hegerat (drums)


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Aidan Funston Trio

Aidan Funston Trio

Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 7pm

PWYC

Aidan Funston (guitar)


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Alex Lakusta Group

Alex Lakusta Group

Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Alex Lakusta (bass), Josh Smiley (piano), Bryan Gilmartin (vibraphone), Mike Rajna (drums)


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Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #43

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 8pm


Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 6pm

Free


Lucas Ross Quartet

Lucas Ross Quartet

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 9pm

PWYC

Lucas Ross (guitar)


John-Wayne Swingtet

John-Wayne Swingtet

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 9pm

PWYC

John-Wayne Swingtet, Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar)


John-Wayne Swingtet
The John-Wayne Swingtet is comprised of four members of the Toronto Gypsy Jazz scene. John Farrell (guitar) and Abbey Sholzberg are original members of Toronto's first Hot Club band, Club Django Toronto. Wayne Nakamura (guitar) is the host of Toronto's most established Gypsy Jazz jam, The Hot Club of Corktown. Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet) has received his designation as "Master of the Clarinet" back in his native Russia. Together these four play the music of Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, Hank Williams, and the list goes on...


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TBA

Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 6pm

PWYC


Harley Card with Ashley St. Pierre

Harley Card with Ashley St. Pierre

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 6pm

PWYC

Harley Card (guitar), Ashley St. Pierre (voice)


Harley Card
Harley Card is a Toronto based guitarist, composer, and freelance musician. As a contributor to the creative music scene in Toronto for the past decade, Harley has played with many artists including; Richard Underhill, Alex Dean, Alex Samaras, William Carn, Michael Herring, Sarah Jerrom, Michael Davidson, Don Scott, David Virelles, Felicity Williams, Dave Clark, Carlie Howell, Jon Challoner, Colin Power, RJ Sachnanathan, Ian Sinclair, Kurt Neilson, Matt Newton, Dan Fortin, Ernesto Cervini, Ben Dietschi, Jesse Malone, Dan Gaucher, Caitlin Smith, and Scott Kemp among others.

Harley is a member/composer for the Toronto groups; Hobson's Choice, The Harley Card Trio, The Harley Card Quintet, God's Gift To Yoda, and Stoptime. Each ensemble has performed extensively in Canada and released multiple recordings. Hobson's Choice's recent Barnyard Records release; "Of The Waves", was premiered at The 2012 TD Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival.


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Robert Lee

Robert Lee

Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 7pm

PWYC

Rob Lee (bass), Mingjia Chen (voice), Allison Au (saxophone), Trevor Giancola (guitar), Agneya Chikte (tabla/percussion)


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Nick Fraser Quartet

Nick Fraser Quartet

Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Nick Fraser (drums), Emily Denison (trumpet), Josh Cole (bass), Karen Ng (saxophone)


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Jul 15 Manabu Kitada Trio (Japan) + Alexei Orechin Sextet Manabu Kitada Trio (Japan) + Alexei Orechin Sextet Somewhere There presents: Alexei Orechin Somewhere There presents: Alexei Orechin 16 Nick Arsenau Nick Arsenau Adrean Farrugia Adrean Farrugia 17 Wellington Brewery presents 18th Ever Emmet Ray Trivia Night 18 Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual 19 Bossa Tres Bossa Tres 20 John Russon John Russon 21 Boom Jazz Quartet Boom Jazz Quartet
Jul 22 Theatre Charity Event Max Forster & Alloys Max Forster & Alloys 23 Exit Phrase Exit Phrase Julian Anderson-Bowes Group Julian Anderson-Bowes Group 24 Games Night: Crokinole and Cards 25 Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin 26 Steve Farrugia Steve Farrugia 27 Marutyri (Holland) Marutyri (Holland) 28 TBA
Jul 29 Emily Denison Septet Emily Denison Septet Brittany Craig Quartet Brittany Craig Quartet 30 Aidan Funston Trio Aidan Funston Trio Alex Lakusta Group Alex Lakusta Group 31 Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #43 Aug 1 Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Lucas Ross Quartet Lucas Ross Quartet 2 John-Wayne Swingtet John-Wayne Swingtet 3 TBA 4 Harley Card with Ashley St. Pierre Harley Card with Ashley St. Pierre

Aug 12 13 Robert Lee Robert Lee 14 15 16 17 18

Sep 23 24 Nick Fraser Quartet Nick Fraser Quartet 25 26 27 28 29
Adrean Farrugia

Adrean Farrugia

2 days ago (Monday, July 16th, 2018)

Adrean Farrugia (piano)

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Nick Arsenau

Nick Arsenau

2 days ago (Monday, July 16th, 2018)

Nick Arsenau (bass)

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Somewhere There presents: Alexei Orechin

Somewhere There presents: Alexei Orechin

3 days ago (Sunday, July 15th, 2018)

Alexei Orechin (guitar), Bryan Qu (saxophone), Tara Kannangara (trumpet), Yunjin Claire Lee (piano), Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass), Matt Chalmers (drums)

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Manabu Kitada Trio (Japan) + Alexei Orechin Sextet

Manabu Kitada Trio (Japan) + Alexei Orechin Sextet

3 days ago (Sunday, July 15th, 2018)

Manabu Kitada (clarinet), Andrew Downing (bass/cello), Alex Fournier (bass)

Alexei Orechin (guitar), Bryan Qu (saxophone), Tara Kannangara (trumpet), Yunjin Claire Lee (piano), Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass), Matt Chalmers (drums)

Links: Facebook Event, More About Manabu Kitada


Avery Cantello & David Cruz

Avery Cantello & David Cruz

4 days ago (Saturday, July 14th, 2018)

Avery Cantello (voice), David Cruz (guitar)

Links: More About Avery Cantello, More About David Cruz


Max McEachern

Max McEachern

5 days ago (Friday, July 13th, 2018)

Max McEachern (guitar)


Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

6 days ago (Thursday, July 12th, 2018)

Ed Vokurka (violin), John Fletcher (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass)

Links: More About Ed Vokurka


Big City Cough

Big City Cough

7 days ago (Wednesday, July 11th, 2018)

Big City Cough, Sean Beresford (guitar)


Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

7 days ago (Wednesday, July 11th, 2018)


Evan Shay (Montréal)

Evan Shay (Montréal)

9 days ago (Monday, July 9th, 2018)

Evan Shay (saxophone)

Links: More About Evan Shay


Youth Jazz Canada: National Combo

Youth Jazz Canada: National Combo

9 days ago (Monday, July 9th, 2018)


Patrick O'Reilly's Wire Circus

Patrick O'Reilly's Wire Circus

10 days ago (Sunday, July 8th, 2018)

Wire Circus, Patrick O'Reilly (guitar)


Soul Station

Soul Station

10 days ago (Sunday, July 8th, 2018)

Kyle Tarder-Stoll (saxophone), Anthony D'Alessandro (piano), Ben Duff (bass), Keith Barstow (drums)


BMC Organ Trio

BMC Organ Trio

11 days ago (Saturday, July 7th, 2018)

Ben Bishop (guitar), Jeff McLeod (organ), Morgan Childs (drums)

Links: More About Morgan Childs, More About Jeff McLeod


Kim Rosita

Kim Rosita

12 days ago (Friday, July 6th, 2018)

Kim Rosita (voice)

Links: More About Kim Rosita


John-Wayne Swingtet

John-Wayne Swingtet

13 days ago (Thursday, July 5th, 2018)

John-Wayne Swingtet, Wayne Nakamura (guitar), Abbey Sholzberg (bass), John Farrell (guitar)

Links: More About John-Wayne Swingtet


Root Down Trio

Root Down Trio

14 days ago (Wednesday, July 4th, 2018)

Root Down Trio

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Chris Gale/Ben Bishop Quintet plays Hank Mobley

Chris Gale/Ben Bishop Quintet plays Hank Mobley

16 days ago (Monday, July 2nd, 2018)

Chris Gale (saxophone), Ben Bishop (guitar)

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Jacob Starling Group

Jacob Starling Group

16 days ago (Monday, July 2nd, 2018)

Jacob Starling (guitar)


Humber Honour Combo

Humber Honour Combo

17 days ago (Sunday, July 1st, 2018)

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Nick Scott & Stafford

Nick Scott & Stafford

18 days ago (Saturday, June 30th, 2018)

Nick Scott (guitar)

Links: More About Nick Scott


Debi Botos Trio

Debi Botos Trio

19 days ago (Friday, June 29th, 2018)

Debi Botos (voice/guitar)


Surefire Sweat

Surefire Sweat

20 days ago (Thursday, June 28th, 2018)

Surefire Sweat, Steve Dale (guitar), Larry Graves (percussion), Elena Kapeleris (saxophone), Liam Smith (bass)

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Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

21 days ago (Wednesday, June 27th, 2018)

Peter Boyd (guitar/voice), Noah Zacharin (guitar/voice)

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Miles Finlayson + Robb Cappelletto Trio

Miles Finlayson + Robb Cappelletto Trio

23 days ago (Monday, June 25th, 2018)

Miles Finlayson (guitar), Robb Cappelletto (guitar)

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Robb Cappelletto Trio

Robb Cappelletto Trio

23 days ago (Monday, June 25th, 2018)

Robb Cappelletto (guitar)

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Miles Finlayson Group

Miles Finlayson Group

23 days ago (Monday, June 25th, 2018)

Miles Finlayson (guitar)


Claire Devlin Quartet

Claire Devlin Quartet

24 days ago (Sunday, June 24th, 2018)

Claire Devlin (saxophone), Roman Munoz (guitar), Mathieu McConnell-Enright (bass), John Buck (drums)

Links: More About Claire Devlin