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Tavares Latin Jazz Quartet

Tavares Latin Jazz Quartet

Tonight at 9pm (Thursday, May 24th, 2018)

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Fernando Tavares (keyboard)


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DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes

Tomorrow Night at 10pm (Friday, May 25th, 2018)


 

DJ secretagent: Live radio stylings, cross-genre tunes

Saturday Night at 10pm (Saturday, May 26th, 2018)


Monk's Music

Monk's Music

Sunday Evening at 6pm (Sunday, May 27th, 2018)

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Michael Davidson (vibraphone), Jim Sexton (bass), Nico Dann (drums)


Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson is a Toronto-based vibraphonist in the improvised, jazz, and creative music scene.

He works with many of the active jazz and improvised music players in Toronto including: David Occhipinti, Nick Fraser, Brodie West, Ryan Driver, Rob Clutton, David French, Harley Card, Andrew Downing, Alex Goodman, Jim Vivian, Darren Sigesmund, Ethan Ardelli, Fabio Ragnelli, Felicity Williams, Dan Fortin, Jon Maharaj, Allison Au, Rebecca Hennessy, David Braid, and Michael Herring.

Michael leads a chamber jazz septet with cello, voice, bass clarinet, vibraphone, alto sax, double bass, and drums, which is his main compositional outlet.

He also co-leads the chamber jazz quartet Hobson's Choice, who in the words of CBC's The Signal host Laurie Brown,

"...has made a unique contribution to the Canadian scene with their debut album (of the waves). Just when I think I have the sound pegged, they switch things up."

Michael approaches improvising with passion and stunning sensitivity, as well as Monk-like wit. He is an active composer in the realm of jazz, and his inventive compositions are featured in The Michael Davidson Septet, and Hobson's Choice.

He has been composing seriously since 2001 and has received funding from The TAC, The OAC, and The CCFTA for his original projects. Recently, Michael composed and recorded a film score for the BravoFact film, "She Sings for Me."

His compositions have received praise from esteemed Canadian jazz drummer/ composer Barry Elmes,

"Not only are his songs creative and well crafted, each one has a story to tell."

Michael is also a devoted educator through his work at Humber College in the jazz program.

You can hear Michael playing around Toronto with The Michael Davidson Septet, Hobson's Choice, Pocket Camera, Monk's Music, The Dan Fortin Quartet, Bedroom, df md df trio, Ben Gunning, and Ryan Driver. These ensembles represent the diversity of Michael's musical interests, spanning from contemporary jazz to chamber to improvised. Both his original material and his interpretation of standard repertoire are evocative and communicative with the intensity of someone who, while madly in love with the tradition, has something new to say.

Nico Dann
Described as being "…fiendishly precise…" (pitchfork. com), Toronto based Canadian Nico Dann has been playing drums for over 15 years. Besides composing/arranging for and leading his own jazz ensembles in Toronto and New York. Nico has played and recorded with chart-topping indie luminary tUnE-yArDs (4AD Records), Montreal-based ex-indie band Sister Suvi and many other bands and ensembles. Nico has performed at various festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Montreal's Off Jazz Festival and POP Montreal, Austin's South by Southwest, England's Glastonbury Festival, New York's CMJ Festival and the Distillery Jazz Festival in Toronto. Nico has also played at many world-renowned venues including New York's the Bowery Ballroom, Rockwood Music Hall, Rockshop and Sidewalk Café, Toronto's The Rex, Montreal's The Upstairs, Edinburgh's The Jazz Bar and The Living Arts Center in Philadelphia


Ken McDonald Group

Ken McDonald Group

Sunday Night at 8:30pm (Sunday, May 27th, 2018)

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Ken McDonald (bass)


Ken McDonald
Ken is a hard hitting bassist and an evocative composer. Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Ken's musical career came to life when he moved to Toronto and started studying at York University, where he completed his BFA in 2007 and his MA in 2010. During that time Ken studied privately with Artie Roth, Roy Patterson, David Mott, Larry Grenadier and Andrew Downing. In 2008 released his debut album, "The Master Plan" which was followed by an Eastern Canada tour in 2009. In February of 2011 Ken released release his second CD as a leader, entitled "Pay What You Can" which has reached critical acclaim and lead to an Ontario tour. Ken also is a busy sideman, playing frequently with Half Beat Mishap, Swamp Groove, Dave Clark's Woodshed Orchestra, Shelly O'Brien, Courtney Quebec, Rocger Chong, Andy De Campos, Camden Blues, The Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra and Lilly Mason. Ken has also performed at several festivals including the Toronto International Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Thornhill Summer Festival, St. Catherine's In The Soil Festival and the Nuit Blanche festivals in both Toronto and Montreal. Ken also has long lasting affinity with heavy metal and currently plays electric bass and sings in Korrupt and guitar in Irn.


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B's Bees

B's Bees

Next Week: Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 9:30pm

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B's Bees


B's Bees is excited to announce the release of not one, but two albums in early 2018. Their first 2018, a tribute to the great Charlie Haden, and aptly titled "Dear Charlie", has been selling strongly since it's Jan. 2018 release, and reached #4 on iTunes Canada's Jazz Charts. The album contains compositions from the various eras of Charlie Haden's illustrious career, and includes several selections from his Liberation Music Orchestra repertoire, arranged in a new and exciting way. Their second 2018 release, titled "Kanata" is set to be released on April 20. The album contains a suite written by bandleader Brandon Goodwin titled Kanata Suite, and is an ode to his home country of Canada. This U.S. tour will be their second foray into the country, the first taking them from Montreal, to New Orleans, to work with producer Delfeayo Marsalis, before heading back to Montreal to record their two new records. For their performances on this tour the group will be performing a mixture of music from both of their new albums.


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Dan Pitt/Andrew Miller

Dan Pitt/Andrew Miller

Next Week: Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 9:30pm

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Dan Pitt (guitar), Andrew Miller (drums)


 

Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #40

Next Week: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 8pm


Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Next Week: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 6pm

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Sam Dickinson

Sam Dickinson

Next Week: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 6pm

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Sam Dickinson (guitar)


Sam Dickinson
Sam Dickinson was born in Toronto in 1992. He began piano when he was 5, then switched to guitar at the age of 8. He was in the Humber College Community Music program for 8 years beginning in 2002. Sam has played at venues all over Eastern and Western Canada as well as in Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville, and around the Burgundy area of France. He has studied with musicians like Mick Goodrick, Brad Shepik, Joe Morris, Ted Quinlan, Lorne Lofsky, David Occipinti, and Geoff Young to name a few.


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TBA

Next Thursday at 9pm (Thursday, May 31st, 2018)

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DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes

Next Week: Friday, June 1st, 2018 at 10pm


 

DJ Sawtay: Hip Hop, Soul, & Classics

Next Week: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 10pm


 

Wellington Brewery presents: 22nd Ever Euchre Night

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 7:30pm


Sam Dickinson

Sam Dickinson

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 6pm

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Sam Dickinson (guitar)


Sam Dickinson
Sam Dickinson was born in Toronto in 1992. He began piano when he was 5, then switched to guitar at the age of 8. He was in the Humber College Community Music program for 8 years beginning in 2002. Sam has played at venues all over Eastern and Western Canada as well as in Manhattan, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville, and around the Burgundy area of France. He has studied with musicians like Mick Goodrick, Brad Shepik, Joe Morris, Ted Quinlan, Lorne Lofsky, David Occipinti, and Geoff Young to name a few.


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John-Wayne Swingtet

John-Wayne Swingtet

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 9pm

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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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DJ Cruz Controlla: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 10pm


 

Games Night: Crokinole and Cards

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 7pm


Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 9pm

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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

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 9pm

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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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DJ: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 10pm


George Crotty Trio

George Crotty Trio

Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 7pm

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George Crotty (cello)


George Crotty
George Crotty is a crossover cellist focused on reimagining the role of the cello. Born in Toronto, Canada, he is a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, George aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello, integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions.


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May 20 Max McEachern Trio Max McEachern Trio Somewhere There Presents: Big City Cough Somewhere There Presents: Big City Cough 21 magiceyeimage magiceyeimage In Between In Between 22 Games Night: Crokinole and Cards 23 Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin 24 Tavares Latin Jazz Quartet Tavares Latin Jazz Quartet 25 DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes 26 DJ secretagent: Live radio stylings, cross-genre tunes
May 27 Monk's Music Monk's Music Ken McDonald Group Ken McDonald Group 28 B's Bees B's Bees Dan Pitt/Andrew Miller Dan Pitt/Andrew Miller 29 Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #40 30 Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Sam Dickinson Sam Dickinson 31 TBA Jun 1 DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes 2 DJ Sawtay: Hip Hop, Soul, & Classics
Jun 3 4 5 Wellington Brewery presents: 22nd Ever Euchre Night 6 Sam Dickinson Sam Dickinson 7 John-Wayne Swingtet John-Wayne Swingtet 8 DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes 9 DJ Cruz Controlla: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics
Jun 10 11 12 Games Night: Crokinole and Cards 13 Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual 14 Bossa Tres Bossa Tres 15 DJ What chu Want Playing what you like Weekly Themes 16 DJ: Soul, Hip Hop, & Classics
Jun 17 18 George Crotty Trio George Crotty Trio 19 20 21 22 23
Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

about 24 hours ago (Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018)

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

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Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Punch Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

1 day ago (Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018)


In Between

In Between

3 days ago (Monday, May 21st, 2018)

Ted Crosby (saxophone), Karen Ng (saxophone), Josh Cole (bass), Philippe Melanson (drums/percussion)

Links: More About Josh Cole, More About Karen Ng, More About Philippe Melanson, More About Ted Crosby


magiceyeimage

magiceyeimage

3 days ago (Monday, May 21st, 2018)

magiceyeimage, Simon Labbé (guitar), Gabriel Drolet (bass), Philippe Melanson (drums/percussion)

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Somewhere There Presents: Big City Cough

Somewhere There Presents: Big City Cough

4 days ago (Sunday, May 20th, 2018)

Big City Cough, Sean Beresford (guitar)

Links: Facebook Event


Max McEachern Trio

Max McEachern Trio

4 days ago (Sunday, May 20th, 2018)

Max McEachern (guitar)


Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

7 days ago (Thursday, May 17th, 2018)

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

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Surefire Sweat

Surefire Sweat

8 days ago (Wednesday, May 16th, 2018)

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

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Eric West Group

Eric West Group

10 days ago (Monday, May 14th, 2018)

Leland Whitty (saxophone), Chris Pruden (piano), Søren Nissen (bass), Eric West (drums)

Links: More About Eric West


Cara Matthew

Cara Matthew

10 days ago (Monday, May 14th, 2018)

Cara Matthew (voice)

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Ben McCarroll-Butler Quartet

Ben McCarroll-Butler Quartet

11 days ago (Sunday, May 13th, 2018)

Ben McCarroll-Butler (saxophone), Deniz Lim-Sersan (drums/voice), Hayden Farrar (bass), Sarah Thawer (drums)

Links: More About Ben McCarroll-Butler


Monk's Music

Monk's Music

11 days ago (Sunday, May 13th, 2018)

Michael Davidson (vibraphone), Jim Sexton (bass), Nico Dann (drums)


Bossa Tres

Bossa Tres

14 days ago (Thursday, May 10th, 2018)

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

Links: More About Bossa Tres


Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

15 days ago (Wednesday, May 9th, 2018)

Peter Boyd (guitar/voice)

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Norbert Botos Group

Norbert Botos Group

17 days ago (Monday, May 7th, 2018)

Norbert Botos (drums)

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Virginia MacDonald Trio plays Jimmy Giuffre

Virginia MacDonald Trio plays Jimmy Giuffre

17 days ago (Monday, May 7th, 2018)

Virginia McDonald (clarinet), Yunjin Claire Lee (piano), Daniel Fortin (bass)


Ilios Steryannis

Ilios Steryannis

18 days ago (Sunday, May 6th, 2018)

Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone), Lucian Gray (guitar), Connor Maslen Walsh (bass), Ilios Steryannis (drums)

Links: Facebook Event, More About Ilios Steryannis


Dennis Kwok Trio

Dennis Kwok Trio

18 days ago (Sunday, May 6th, 2018)

Dennis Kwok (saxophone), Rob Lee (bass), Daniel Goldstein (drums)


John-Wayne Swingtet

John-Wayne Swingtet

21 days ago (Thursday, May 3rd, 2018)

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

Links: More About John-Wayne Swingtet


Jim Lewis Group

Jim Lewis Group

24 days ago (Monday, April 30th, 2018)

Jim Lewis (trumpet)

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Alec Trent: Triple Bari Band

Alec Trent: Triple Bari Band

24 days ago (Monday, April 30th, 2018)

Alec Trent (saxophone)

Links: More About Alec Trent


Steve D'Angelo

Steve D'Angelo

25 days ago (Sunday, April 29th, 2018)

Steve D'Angelo (guitar)

Links: More About Steve D'Angelo


Ben MacLean Group

Ben MacLean Group

25 days ago (Sunday, April 29th, 2018)

Ben MacLean (guitar)


Trevor Giancola Trio

Trevor Giancola Trio

about 1 month ago (Monday, April 23rd, 2018)

Trevor Giancola (guitar), Jon Meyer (bass), Eric West (drums)

Links: More About Trevor Giancola


James Bayford

James Bayford

about 1 month ago (Monday, April 23rd, 2018)

James Bayford (saxophone/clarinet)