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David Cruz CD Release

David Cruz CD Release

Tonight at 7pm (Thursday, May 23rd, 2019)

PWYC

David Cruz (guitar)


In February 2019 I recorded my first record as a leader with William Dietrich on bass and Miles Fuller on drums! The material is a mix of jazz standards and originals. It was recorded/engineered and mixed by Jesse Capon at Magnolia studios and mastered by Barry Elmes.

The evening is PWYC. CD's will be available for sale as well!

David Cruz
David Cruz was born March 31st 1996 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. His musical journey began at age six when his parents enrolled him in piano lessons at The Merriam School of Music. For the next five years these early lessons would lay the foundation of David's musical education. At age eleven he picked up the guitar and began taking lessons at The Merriam School. This is where David learned the technical aspects of the instrument and developed an interest in blues that would later serve as the foundation of his jazz playing.



In 2013 David did a year at the Humber College College Community Music Program. He played in a jazz combo led by saxophonist Johhny Griffith and studied guitar privately with Emile D'Eon. It was during this time that David had an oppourtunity to meet and attend masterclasses by world renound saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. This left a huge impression on David, as Bergonzi's rhythmic conceptions became an important source of inspiration for David's composition and improvisation.



After highschool David began his undergraduate degree in music at York University. He got the oppouruntiy to study with one of his musical heros: Lorne Lofsky. David adopted Lorne's thumbpick technique, and ever since his first year has been working to incorporate Lorne's harmonic and melodic ideas into his playing.



Today David is working towards the completion of his undergraduate degree. He is an active member of the Toronto music scene, playing in various groups in bars, clubs, and private venues all over the city. Primarily FOMA and The Toronto All Star Big Band. At this point in his young career David has played countless weddings, fundrasiers, parties and other corporate events. It does not matter if David is playing at a private party or at The Rex on Queen, he always brings the same flair and enthusiam to his playing.


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Robert Lee Trio

Robert Lee Trio

Tonight at 9:30pm (Thursday, May 23rd, 2019)

PWYC

Rob Lee (bass), Jae Hee (guitar), Andrew McCarthy (drums/percussion)


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Chelsea McBride Group

Chelsea McBride Group

Tomorrow at 7pm (Friday, May 24th, 2019)

PWYC

Chelsea McBride (saxophone)


Chelsea McBride
Chelsea McBride is a Toronto-based, Vancouver-born and raised multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been playing and composing since she could talk and reach the piano keys. Her large ensemble compositions & arrangements have been featured at the regional and national level, including with Vancouver's Dal Richards Orchestra and various ensembles at Humber College, where she currently studies.


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Jacques Russell Trio

Jacques Russell Trio

Tomorrow Night at 9:30pm (Friday, May 24th, 2019)

PWYC

Jacques Russell Trio


Jacques Russell Trio
An eclectic mix of blues, jump blues, trucker blues, jazz and pop, with a bunch of originals thrown in for good measure. They've been described as 'quirky singer-songwriter toe-tapping fun'. And yes, that sounds about right!


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F-105

F-105

Saturday Evening at 7pm (Saturday, May 25th, 2019)

PWYC

F-105, Din Yalonen (voice/guitar), Marc Meriläinen (keyboard/guitar/electronics)


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Gabe Girard Quintet

Gabe Girard Quintet

Saturday Night at 9:30pm (Saturday, May 25th, 2019)

PWYC

Gabe Girard (drums)


Gabe Girard
Gabe is a multi-instrumentalist teacher and performer originally from Halifax Nova Scotia. Teaching violin, guitar, piano and drums, he has a wealth of teaching experience in Halifax, Toronto and Montreal . A freelancing musician and bandleader, Gabe keeps his finger on the pulse of the Toronto music scene, always searching for new developments. Having studied violin and drums from an early age, he quickly found himself immersed in Halifax's local music scene, playing in several bands. After studying classical percussion Dalhousie University, he moved to Toronto to study music at Humber College, receiving his degree in 2013. Along the way, Gabe has toured and performed with a wide variety of bands and recorded at some of Toronto's finest studios including Revolution Recording, Glenn Gould Studios and Humber College studios.


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Frank Rooney

Frank Rooney

Sunday Evening at 6pm (Sunday, May 26th, 2019)

PWYC

Frank Rooney (bass)


Steve Cole Quartet

Steve Cole Quartet

Sunday Night at 8:30pm (Sunday, May 26th, 2019)

PWYC

Steven Cole (guitar), Colleen Allen (saxophone), Peter Telford (bass), Ben Ball (drums)


The Steven Cole Group includes guitarist Steven Cole, Colleen Allen sax, Peter Telford bass and Ben Ball drums. The quartet will be playing a mix of progressive jazz and groove tunes as well as original compositions.

Steven Cole
Steven Cole grew up in New York City and started learning music playing the violin in grade school, continuing on orchestral bass at the High School of Music and Art. He taught himself guitar and progressed through a variety of styles during that time.

After attending Ithaca College he traveled around the U.S., England and France performing on guitar and relocated to Montreal in 1976 where he joined The Bug Alley Band featuring singer Karen Young. The group toured and performed in Canada, recorded for CBC Radio went on to record an album with bassist and producer Gene Perla.

Steven moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1980. This brought him together with musicians such as jazz pianist Mark Levine, bassist Robb Fisher, and drummer Vince Lateano. He also performed in the 1981 Monterey Jazz Festival and played a stint with Chet Baker during that time.

Steven moved back to New York in 1984 to continue music courses at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College where he completed his BA and a Masters in music. Steven currently lives in Toronto and leads his own quartet Steven Cole group. He has performed with many of Toronto's fine jazz artists and bands, among them Bruce Cassidy's Hotfoot Orchestra, Toronto Art Orchestra, John Cheeseman's Jazz Orchestra, Kingsley Ettienne organ trio, Brownman, Wintergarten Orchestra, Rick Morrison's Carnival of Souls among others.


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Carl Bray Trio

Carl Bray Trio

Next Week: Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 7pm

PWYC

Mark Godfrey (bass), Carl Bray (piano), Will Fisher (drums)


Will Fisher
At age 24, drummer/composer Will Fisher has studied and performed throughout North America, building a reputation as one of Canada’s top young drummers. Named a “young bright light on the cusp of a great career” by CBC Radio, Will released his debut album Portage and has received two nominations for Jazz Recording of the Year from the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and Music Nova Scotia (MNS). He has performed and recorded with mix of artists including: Kirk MacDonald, Rich Brown, Joel Miller, Nancy Walker, Kieran Overs, Jim Lewis, Bernie Senensky, Nathan Hiltz, Joshua Van Tassel, Jennah Barry, Ian Sherwood, Aidan Knight, and Coco Love Alcorn.

Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Will came to Toronto’s Humber College to study drums, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Music in Jazz Performance. Upon graduation, he was offered a full scholarship to the University of Louisville as a member of the Jamey Aebersold International Masters Quartet, where he studied drums and composition and completed a Masters of Music in Jazz Performance.

While studying, Will has performed with a number of jazz legends including: Eddie Gomez, Lou Donaldson, Antonio Hart, Eugene “Snooky” Young, Jamey Aebersold, Terence Blanchard, Chris Potter, Kurt Elling, and Don Thompson. During this time Will received a number of awards including the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, Chico Berardi Award (Nova Scotia Talent Trust), and Humber Sabian Cymbal Award. When not pursuing music, Will can most likely be found canoeing, sailing, or sitting on a patio in a town near you.

Mark Godfrey
Raised in rural Southwestern Ontario, Mark Godfrey is a graduate of the University of Toronto's Jazz Performance Program. After moving to Toronto in 2006 he began studying Canadian bassists: Jim Vivian, Rich Brown and Dave Young. A participant in the 2010 Banff Centre for the Arts Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, Mark regularly works with a variety of Toronto-based ensembles in addition to his own group, Pram Trio. These include: Roarshaq, Ian Sinclair's "A Series of Tubes,", the Teri Parker Group, the Mackenzie Longpre Septet, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra the the Mike Butlin Band and the Yukon-based rock group Speed Control among others.

In addition to working as a freelance musician Mark also works as an educator. He currently teaches privately throughout the GTA and holds the bass instructor position at Mayfield Secondary School for the Arts in Brampton.

Carl Bray
Oscar Peterson Award winner, Carl Bray is one of Canada's rising star pianists. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with icons such as Don Thompson, Terrance Blanchard and Chris Potter. Bray is recently back in Toronto after completing a two-year UCLA Film Composition program where he expanded his taste into the classical and cinematic realms. His compositions draw a strong influence from the golden era of jazz as well as modern folk and pop.


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Lucian Gray

Lucian Gray

Next Week: Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Lucian Gray (guitar)


Lucian Gray
Toronto-born Lucian Gray began his musical journey as a bassist. He began playing the guitar only a few years before he won the 2009 Rising Young Star Award. He is currently attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston on a full scholarship. Lucian is often back in Toronto to visit family and perform and will be featured at the 2013 Beaches Jazz Festival with his own ensemble made up of some Toronto’s best up and coming young players.


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Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #53

Next Week: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 8pm


Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Next Week: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 6pm

Free


Size Up
Award-winning positive space comedy night. Toronto's best comics + sign up spots.


Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

Next Week: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 9:30pm

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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Kevin Bolger Birthday Celebration

Kevin Bolger Birthday Celebration

Next Thursday at 7pm (Thursday, May 30th, 2019)

PWYC

Chris Anderson-Lundy (saxophone), Sean McCarthy (saxophone), William Dietrich (bass), Mark Athanasiadis (drums), Kevin Bolger (guitar)


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Philippe Carrier

Philippe Carrier

Next Thursday at 9:30pm (Thursday, May 30th, 2019)

PWYC

Philippe Carrier (saxophone)


Max McEachern Group

Max McEachern Group

Next Week: Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 7pm

PWYC

Max McEachern (guitar)


Max McEachern
Maxwell McEachern is a guitarist based in Toronto, Ontario. He can be heard performing in the city's jazz and improvised music communities. Maxwell attended the jazz program at Humber College and had the chance to meet and study with many great musicians.


Sabine Ndalamba Group

Sabine Ndalamba Group

Next Week: Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Sabine Ndalamba (guitar), Jeff LaRochelle (saxophone), Julian Anderson-Bowes (bass), Eric West (drums), Tara Kannangara (trumpet)


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Thom & friends play Abbey Lincoln

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 7:30pm

PWYC


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Paul Tynan and Jake Hanlon

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC


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Wellington Brewery presents: 35th Ever Euchre Night

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 7:30pm


Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 6pm

Free


Size Up
Award-winning positive space comedy night. Toronto's best comics + sign up spots.


Devin Patten

Devin Patten

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC

Devin Patten (bass)


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Opera Revue with Danie Friesen

Opera Revue with Danie Friesen

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 7pm

PWYC

Danie Friesen (voice)


No better way to spend your evening than with a beer and some opera, art song and more. We promise you won't get shh'd here!

Danie Friesen
Actor/Singer Danie Friesen's experience on the performance stage ranges from Shakespeare to Mozart to Woody Allen. A graduate of the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts, Friesen works as an actor and producer for Art & Lies Productions, an independent theatre company she co-founded in 2010. Selected credits include: No Exit (Theatre Passe Muraille), In Adagio (Winnipeg Art Gallery), Killing Game (Annex Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Buddies in Bad Times), Smile (Bathurst Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Young People's Theatre), Strike! (Theatre in the Park), The Mikado and The Gondoliers (Pantages Playhouse). Friesen will appear in Cavalli's La Calisto in Sulmona, Italy this summer as a part of COSI's Opera Ensemble.

Merging her experience in theatre with her artistry as a soprano, Friesen endeavours to interpret art songs and arias through the eyes of an actor, presenting poetry and music through fully formed, poignant characters.

Opera Revue
Breaking past theatre curtains, Opera Revue will sing you to worlds closer than you think! So get yourself a beer and kick back for a night of music!


John-Wayne Swingtet

John-Wayne Swingtet

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 9:30pm

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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Harry Vetro

Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC


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Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 9:30pm

PWYC

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


Ed Vokurka
Violinist Ed Vokurka's music is a unique blend of European classicism and North American Swing. He possesses a lyricism rarely found in a jazz violinist. In his eclectic approach to jazz, Ed is uniquely providing a missing link between his original classical training and the jazz world, which he embraces so passionately!


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Chung Meets RANCH

Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 6pm

PWYC


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May 19 Monk's Music Monk's Music Somewhere There presents Harrison Argatoff & Noah Franche-Nolan Somewhere There presents Harrison Argatoff & Noah Franche-Nolan 20 Cosmic Cowboy Reboot Cosmic Cowboy Reboot Trevor Giancola Trevor Giancola 21 Games Night: Crokinole and Cards 22 Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Chris Pruden Trio Chris Pruden Trio 23 David Cruz CD Release David Cruz CD Release Robert Lee Trio Robert Lee Trio 24 Chelsea McBride Group Chelsea McBride Group Jacques Russell Trio Jacques Russell Trio 25 F-105 F-105 Gabe Girard Quintet Gabe Girard Quintet
May 26 Frank Rooney Frank Rooney Steve Cole Quartet Steve Cole Quartet 27 Carl Bray Trio Carl Bray Trio Lucian Gray Lucian Gray 28 Steam Whistle presents Crokinole Night #53 29 Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin 30 Kevin Bolger Birthday Celebration Kevin Bolger Birthday Celebration Philippe Carrier Philippe Carrier 31 Max McEachern Group Max McEachern Group Sabine Ndalamba Group Sabine Ndalamba Group Jun 1
Jun 2 3 Thom & friends play Abbey Lincoln Paul Tynan and Jake Hanlon 4 Wellington Brewery presents: 35th Ever Euchre Night 5 Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night Devin Patten Devin Patten 6 Opera Revue with Danie Friesen Opera Revue with Danie Friesen John-Wayne Swingtet John-Wayne Swingtet 7 8

Jun 16 17 Harry Vetro 18 19 20 Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin 21 22

Jun 30 Chung Meets RANCH Jul 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chris Pruden Trio

Chris Pruden Trio

about 10 hours ago (Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019)

Chris Pruden (piano)

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Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

Size Up: Positive Space Comedy Night

about 14 hours ago (Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019)


Trevor Giancola

Trevor Giancola

2 days ago (Monday, May 20th, 2019)

Trevor Giancola (guitar)

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Cosmic Cowboy Reboot

Cosmic Cowboy Reboot

3 days ago (Monday, May 20th, 2019)

Bjorn Kriel (keyboard), Harry Bartlett (guitar), David Hodgson (saxophone)

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Somewhere There presents Harrison Argatoff & Noah Franche-Nolan

Somewhere There presents Harrison Argatoff & Noah Franche-Nolan

3 days ago (Sunday, May 19th, 2019)

Harrison Argatoff (saxophone), Noah Franche-Nolan (piano)


Monk's Music

Monk's Music

4 days ago (Sunday, May 19th, 2019)


Andrew Furlong Quintet

Andrew Furlong Quintet

4 days ago (Saturday, May 18th, 2019)

Andrew Furlong (bass)

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Nicole Skura

Nicole Skura

5 days ago (Saturday, May 18th, 2019)

Nicole Skura (voice/guitar)

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Root Down Trio

Root Down Trio

5 days ago (Friday, May 17th, 2019)

Root Down Trio

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Harley Card Trio

Harley Card Trio

6 days ago (Friday, May 17th, 2019)

Harley Card (guitar), Daniel Fortin (bass), Ethan Ardelli (drums)

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Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

Vokurka's Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

6 days ago (Thursday, May 16th, 2019)

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

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Daron McColl Trio

Daron McColl Trio

7 days ago (Thursday, May 16th, 2019)

Daron McColl (guitar)

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Thomas Steele Quartet

Thomas Steele Quartet

8 days ago (Wednesday, May 15th, 2019)

Thomas Steele (saxophone)

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Robert Chapman Trio

Robert Chapman Trio

9 days ago (Monday, May 13th, 2019)

Robert Chapman (guitar)

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Kenji Lee Quartet (Detroit): "Darkhorse: The Superhero" Release

Kenji Lee Quartet (Detroit): "Darkhorse: The Superhero" Release

10 days ago (Monday, May 13th, 2019)

Kenji Lee (saxophone)

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Sam Little Sextet

Sam Little Sextet

10 days ago (Sunday, May 12th, 2019)

Sam Little (bass)


Adam Cesarone Trio

Adam Cesarone Trio

11 days ago (Sunday, May 12th, 2019)

Adam Cesarone (guitar), Ben Green (drums), Thomas Hainbuch (bass)


Martina Myskohlid

Martina Myskohlid

11 days ago (Saturday, May 11th, 2019)

Martina Myskohlid (voice)

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Yeah You're Right

Yeah You're Right

12 days ago (Saturday, May 11th, 2019)

Yeah You're Right, Pete Johnston (bass), Jesse Levine (keyboard/electronics), Jake Oelrichs (drums)

Links: More About Pete Johnston


Chelsea and the Cityscape

Chelsea and the Cityscape

12 days ago (Friday, May 10th, 2019)

Chelsea and the Cityscape, Chelsea McBride (saxophone)

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Eighth Street Orchestra

Eighth Street Orchestra

13 days ago (Friday, May 10th, 2019)

Eighth Street Orchestra

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Bossa Tres

Bossa Tres

13 days ago (Thursday, May 9th, 2019)

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

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The Sonny Balcones

The Sonny Balcones

14 days ago (Thursday, May 9th, 2019)

The Sonny Balcones

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Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

Peter Boyd: Cruel & Unusual

14 days ago (Wednesday, May 8th, 2019)

Peter Boyd (guitar/voice)

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Alex Lakusta Trio

Alex Lakusta Trio

16 days ago (Monday, May 6th, 2019)

Alex Lakusta (bass)

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Sean Clarey / Cam Tinkleberg Quartet

Sean Clarey / Cam Tinkleberg Quartet

17 days ago (Monday, May 6th, 2019)

Sean Clarey (guitar), Cam Tinklenberg (piano)

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Steve D'Angelo

Steve D'Angelo

17 days ago (Sunday, May 5th, 2019)

Steve D'Angelo (guitar)

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Devin Patten Group

Devin Patten Group

18 days ago (Saturday, May 4th, 2019)

Devin Patten (bass)

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