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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Gyles

Gyles 

Powerhouses vocalist and thoughtful lyricist - Ladies and Gentlemen: meet Gyles. One cannot deny this hardworking dynamo as her talents have amassed an impressive array of industry accomplishments.


Gyles' vocals are behind the hook of Juno and Much Music Award winner Carlos Morgan's "Baby c'mon", featured on Groove Essentials Volume 1. Soon after, she provided background vocals for Juno award winner Jully Black and Juno nominee Camille Douglas. Having been noticed quickly for a singing style bathed with sparkly tenacity, Gyles was brought on board as lead vocalist for Toronto neo-soul band Jamesking. Two of her songs have been awarded second place at the 2008 and 2010 Radio Star National Songwriter's Competition. One of which, has been featured in the major motion picture: Shark City - starring Vivica A. Fox. Her live performances have garnered her headlining honors for the 2008 Montreal Funk Festival and opening in 2009 for Ivana Santilli during Canadian Music Week. 

Gyles is now on the most exciting chapter of her musical journey: writing for her solo debut. Spring 2012 will see the launch of her debut single “On One Knee” - a perfect mix of old-school danceability, playful imagery and silky strong vocals that will surely capture fans who appreciate real music, both young & young at heart

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Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Liz Loughrey & Adrian X

Liz Loughrey & Adrian X

This dynamic duo have set off on a path of soul pleasing music. Working together since 2012, Liz and Adrian X have been recording music for Liz's new EP (Soulplay) to be released in 2015. Their recording sessions have taken place in some of the most famous studios in cities such as London, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto. 

Liz has a voice that will draw u closer giving you a sonic hug of soul/pop pleasing perfection. She has a very special voice and also a multi-instrumentalist specializing on the Piano. Liz is an award winning songwriter and has finished 1st in many singing competitions in Canada.

Adrian X has just released his first solo album 'Soulgazer' and along with Liz (on keys and vocals) has been performing his live set at festivals around Toronto and Ontario such as Luminato, Hillside festival, Oakville Jazz Festival etc...

He is a grammy award winning songwriter and guitarist on the album 'Take Care' by Drake and has toured alongside Drake, Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado and Serena Ryder.

Their music will make u feel infinite light and creatively inspired.

ADRIAN X www.musicisageless.com

LIZ LOUGHREY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwACVnerkYYU4yw6D7tJNg

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Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Jennie Laws

With distinctive and dynamic vocal artistry, unique and original songwriting skills and wide range of influences and inspirations, Jennie Laws has emerged as a beautiful and brilliantly talented new arrival on the cutting edge of today’s music.

Yet for all her extraordinary gifts, the Toronto-born singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist is perhaps most notable for her ability to bring it all together in one accessible and appealing package. Small wonder word of mouth has been spreading steadily since Jennie Laws first began recording and performing, both in her hometown and for a growing fan base from New York to Los Angeles and beyond. She has had the opportunity to work with such leading industry tastemakers such as THX, Jahi from State of Emergency, Mateo Laboriel, Pascal Guyon, Sebastian Rogers, Dayyon Alexander and more, as well as open up for Bruno Mars and sing background vocals for INXS and Michael Buble.

Her buzz continues to grow louder with the release of her second independent project featuring such originals as “Your Love,” “Love Easily” and “I Need You” featuring soul sensation Dwele and co-written with legendary songwriter Leon Ware. It’s a collection that effortlessly spans musical genres while at the same time laying claim to a style that is wholly and completely her own. Mixing contemporary urban grooves with folk flavored nuances and soul-tinged flourishes, Jennie Laws has fashioned an alluring soundscape that draws on a lifetime of music making and points to a promising future for this passionate and polished young artist.

http://www.jennielaws.com

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Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

THE JAY DANLEY ETHIOJAZZ GROUP

In 1995, Jay was a founding member of Orchesta Klave Y Kongo, a group that specialized in performing the traditional form of Cuban music known as Son Montuno. The band became renowned for their dedication to authenticity, with Jay taking a front and center role playing the “tres”, a type of guitar from Cuba very different from his usual instrument. 


Latin music has been a very big part of Jay’s life. In 2005 he shared the stage with salsa legend Oscar D’Leon at Massey Hall, and has performed with members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club,
including the late Compay Segundo and Jay’s musical idol, Eliades Ochoa. 


He has also played with members of Cuban bands Sierra Maestra, Los Van Van, and The Afro-Cuban All-Stars. 

In 2004 Jay was a founding member of the traditional jazz group The Hogtown Syncopators. With some of the best local jazz musicians in their lineup, including Drew Jureka (violin), Richard Whiteman (piano), and Terra Hazelton (vocals), this group has recorded an album and holds a weekly residency at The Rex hotel in Toronto.

In 2009 Jay appeared on the Juno winning (blues album of the year) “Ramblin' Son” with Julian Fauth.

Jay now leads his own band "The Jay Danley Ethiojazz Project", that plays Jay's original compositions in the style of Ethiojazz.

Jay continues to play in several distinguished jazz and latin bands and currently resides in Toronto.

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Liz Loughrey & Adrian X

Liz Loughrey & Adrian X

This dynamic duo have set off on a path of soul pleasing music. Working together since 2012, Liz and Adrian X have been recording music for Liz's new EP (Soulplay) to be released in 2015. Their recording sessions have taken place in some of the most famous studios in cities such as London, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto. 

Liz has a voice that will draw u closer giving you a sonic hug of soul/pop pleasing perfection. She has a very special voice and also a multi-instrumentalist specializing on the Piano. Liz is an award winning songwriter and has finished 1st in many singing competitions in Canada.

Adrian X has just released his first solo album 'Soulgazer' and along with Liz (on keys and vocals) has been performing his live set at festivals around Toronto and Ontario such as Luminato, Hillside festival, Oakville Jazz Festival etc...

He is a grammy award winning songwriter and guitarist on the album 'Take Care' by Drake and has toured alongside Drake, Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado and Serena Ryder.

Their music will make u feel infinite light and creatively inspired.

ADRIAN X www.musicisageless.com

LIZ LOUGHREY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwACVnerkYYU4yw6D7tJNg

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dirty Jazz

Dirty Jazz

Swingin', stomping, and singin, on spirituals, ragtime, blues
and jazz standards, the Sean Stanley Quartet is an improvisational group of talented musicians dedicated to respecting the true spirit of Jazz.  

Led by Sean Stanely on piano, the quartet also has Jorge Gavidia on Upright Bass, Jag Shival on Drums and Sokhna-Dior on vocals.

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Jul
20
to Jul 22

Dirty Jazz - Summerlicious

Dirty Jazz

Swingin', stomping, and singin, on spirituals, ragtime, blues
and jazz standards, the Sean Stanley Quartet is an improvisational group of talented musicians dedicated to respecting the true spirit of Jazz.  

Led by Sean Stanely on piano, the quartet also has Jorge Gavidia on Upright Bass, Jag Shival on Drums and Sokhna-Dior on vocals.

Playing: 

Monday July 20th // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday July 21st // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday July 22nd  // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Jul
13
to Jul 15

Dirty Jazz - Summerlicious

Dirty Jazz

Swingin', stomping, and singin, on spirituals, ragtime, blues
and jazz standards, the Sean Stanley Quartet is an improvisational group of talented musicians dedicated to respecting the true spirit of Jazz.  

Led by Sean Stanely on piano, the quartet also has Jorge Gavidia on Upright Bass, Jag Shival on Drums and Sokhna-Dior on vocals.

Playing: 

Monday July 13th // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday July 14th // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday July 15th  // 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL - Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL - Dave Hutchison Jazz and Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

 

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Sean Stanley and Sokhna-Dior

Sean Stanley and Sokhna-Dior

Sean Stanley and Sokhna-Dior came together with this simple mission in mind and in the tradition of jazz, they make it blue, they make it swing, and they make it hot. Working together since 2013, the pair cover jazz standards and blues classics with hits of country, rock and rhythm and blues with a fresh take and unique delivery. Their passionate yet playful, improvisations are thoughtful and distinct, sounding like nobody else. Sean's gritty and soulful voice, paired with his colourful expressions on the piano, will stir up your insides. Sokhna-Dior is a percussionist and singer who enjoys the dance of time and tones. Her vocals have both haunting highs and smokey lows, setting an atmosphere reminiscent of Torch singers pastSinging Jazz Stardards, Covers and original songs in the works, Sean and Sokhna-Dior try to craft a performance experience that etches its initials in the tree bark of your soul.

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May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Kristin Fung

Kristin Fung's voice is a genuine force of nature that propels her magnetic original songs and killer versions of soul/R&B classics. A captivating singer, pianist and songwriter inspired by 70s R&B, funk, jazz and gospel with an indie soul vibe, Fung released her debut EP “Massive Stride” in the fall of 2012 which was awarded a grant from FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings). Hailing from Vancouver, BC, she has performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and in New York, Montreal and Toronto - where she now makes her home. Featuring Max Senitt on percussion. 

www.kristinfung.com

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Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Liz Loughrey & Adrian X

This dynamic duo have set off on a path of soul pleasing music. Working together since 2012, Liz and Adrian X have been recording music for Liz's new EP (Soulplay) to be released in 2015. Their recording sessions have taken place in some of the most famous studios in cities such as London, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto. 

Liz has a voice that will draw u closer giving you a sonic hug of soul/pop pleasing perfection. She has a very special voice and also a multi-instrumentalist specializing on the Piano. Liz is an award winning songwriter and has finished 1st in many singing competitions in Canada.

Adrian X has just released his first solo album 'Soulgazer' and along with Liz (on keys and vocals) has been performing his live set at festivals around Toronto and Ontario such as Luminato, Hillside festival, Oakville Jazz Festival etc...

He is a grammy award winning songwriter and guitarist on the album 'Take Care' by Drake and has toured alongside Drake, Kylie Minogue, Nelly Furtado and Serena Ryder.

Their music will make u feel infinite light and creatively inspired.

ADRIAN X www.musicisageless.com

LIZ LOUGHREY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwACVnerkYYU4yw6D7tJNg

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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

ZimZum

ZimZum

ZimZums' influences start with the melodic jazz funk of Weather Report, Spirogyra and Pat Metheny. Combining the joy of that music with a harder edge influenced by the modal explorations of Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland gives them the freedom to delve deeper into their own musical journeys.

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Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Hutchison Jazz & Blues Band

David Hutchison is one of Canada's most versatile and experienced drummer/percussionists, with a musical background that spans virtually every current genre. Jazz, pop, reggae, calypso, country, rock, latin, rhythm & blues, fusion, big band, and more, have all been integral parts of his 35 year career as a professional musician. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, David's mentors have included Alan Dawson in Boston, and Jim Blackley in Toronto. A natural leader, he now teaches and leads groups that perform regularly in the Toronto area. He has recorded in studios across North America, and in Europe. 

Website: http://davrio.com/

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