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 September 2016 

Ordinary Weather: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus
Continues until September 22, Noon to 5 p.m.
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

There is a sense of wonder in our surroundings that seems to only truly manifest itself when we become tourists in an unfamiliar landscape. In Ordinary Weather, emerging photographer Nathan Cyprus questions this lack of wonder in our everyday surroundings. Setting out to explore Toronto by bicycle, he finds a city in transition and discovers the awareness which he sought, but is so often ignored, is in actuality ever available.

Regular admission applies.

Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse

That’s how it all begins, isn’t it? A young boy lost in keys, looking for a voice. Dwoskin’s sound was born of an obsession with folk, blues and soul; weaving his way between nostalgia and modern sound. His debut album, The Sweet In Between, charted on national radio, paving the way for tour life, performances on morning television, and a slew of songs for his next album. Combining piano-inflected radiance and soulful vocals, weaving through splashes of Dallas Green, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Hozier, the result is a rich, cohesive sound that plays the fine line between dark and light

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $12

Originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Kerwin DuBois began as a talented calypso performer before branching out into songwriting and production for which he is highly sought after, and devoting his talents to soca music, taking over the airwaves and awards across the region. The award-winning musician and producer joins Dr Jay de Soca Prince, one of Canada’s favourite soca DJs and a cast of special guests for an unforgettable evening of music guaranteed to keep you warm far beyond the end of summer.

Watch:

Arrogant” by Kerwin DuBois

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

Chicago-based jazz vocalist Paul Marinaro, dubbed as having “one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today” by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune, is a modern classic. Paul has quickly made a name for himself, becoming one of the most in-demand and respected male vocalists, and taking “his place among the top five male jazz singers active today.” (Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene)

Paul demonstrates a mastery of and an infectious passion for the material he chooses allowing him to successfully command audiences. He is currently enjoying sold-out engagements in Chicago’s world-famous venues, including the Joe and Wayne Segal’s Jazz Showcase, The Green Mill, Andy’s Jazz Club, and at his highly acclaimed debut appearance at The Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park. His have been named as the “Best Performances of the Year” in the Chicago Tribune in both 2013 and 2014. His performances have sold out on both of his recent west and east coast debuts.

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

Come down to the square to experience Contact Contemporary Music. Intersection is celebrating it's 10th year at Yonge Dundas Square!

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto presents two solo shows: At the Edge of the Ocean, photographs by Felicity Somerset, and drawings by Peter G.S.Large, At Large: Travels with My Sketchbook. Public Opening, Sunday, September 11, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The concurrent shows run from September 3rd to the 30th. 

To arrange a private viewing with the artist, please contact the Club, 416-597-0223, ext. 1;
info@artsandletterslub.ca

For more than a century The Arts and Letters Club has brought together the professional and the enthusiast, the artist and the art lover, the traditional and the modern.

14 Elm Street, www.artsandlettersclub.ca.

 

Location: The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
Address: 14 Elm St

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St E

Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

In 2007 Pimienta created The Tiny Box Collective alongside Kyle Mowat and Toni Darling in London Ontario, the collective focused on marrying art, music and performing arts as a way to integrate the artistic community in the city. In 2010 supporting the release of her first album Color LP Pimienta toured Latin America, USA and Europe gaining international recognition not only as a music performer but as advocate for Women in technology and Arts and the reformation of immigration policies in Canada. In 2012  she created Bridges, a multi-disciplinary  festival featuring artists and musicians from South America and Canada working in similar ways as a way to break with Latin pre-conceptions. In 2013 she created Girl Talkz, a curated show featuring female-up-and-coming performing artists in Toronto.  In 2014 she created GlitClit - A dj collective alongside music partners Kvesche Bijons and Blake Macfarlane, now HIGHWORLD, this dj collective aims to integrate electronic and live music, opening doors to djs, mcs and performers outside of Toronto, as a way to integrate music communities in the GTA. All of these projects are still active today.

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

This June 22 through September 18 we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the sun as you enjoy a free concert series at the Trinity Square Park.

Shapeshifting Classical

Old-world traditions meet contemporary new possibilities. This series reflects on the legacy of both Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and on classical music: We look back to what defines the classical music rooted in Mackenzie’s city, and forward, to what defines the music and the Music City Toronto has become.

Kamancello

Shahriyar Jamshidi was born in Kermanshah, Iran and was raised in a traditional Kurdish community in which music played an essential role in daily life. He studied the kamanche (4-stringed bowed instrument) with celebrated master musicians, with a focus on Kurdish music, and has been devoted to recreating classical Kurdish music in a way that resonates with younger generations. Settling in Canada in 2012, his duo Kamancello features multi-instrumentalist and versatile composer Raphael Weinroth-Browne on cello, attempting to bridge the distance between East and West, creating a dialogue between the two instruments, mixing the subtlety of traditional Persian and Kurdish music with the rigour of Western classical music.

 

* Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

For more information visit: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St
Admission: Free

Join us Wednesday September 7 for a FREE Interactive Fashion Experience as Fashion on Yonge hits the Catwalk for it’s fourth year!

Everyone is invited to come see the hottest looks for fall 2016 available at the different retailers in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood. During the event indulge in a little pampering courtesy of local salons and spas and enjoy food and beverages from local bars and restaurants.

From 6:00 – 8:00PM we invite you to step inside the historic Holy Trinity Church for three runway shows featuring falls best fashions. Space is limited inside the church, tickets are required.

Click here for your free tickets


For updates, follow us on Twitter @DowntownYonge or like us on Facebook.

SCHEDULE

5PM Start
Live Music | Food | Beauty Services | Prizes

6PM | 7PM | 8PM
Runway Shows, Inside the Historic Holy Trinity Church

Have a glimpse of 2015 Fashion on Yonge

 

For more information please visit Fashion On Yonge.

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Holy Trinity Church
Address: 19 Trinity Square
Admission: Free

This June 22 through September 18 we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the sun as you enjoy a free concert series at the Trinity Square Park.

Funky Lunchtime Soul

Featuring artists who are blazing new paths with their fresh perspective on jazz, funk and soul. A fun lunch-hour escape for funky souls to enjoy a captivating high-voltage blend of their favorite sounds.

 

 

The Soul Motivators

The Soul Motivators are the hottest new portal to Canadian Funk: a sound of mined from soul power breakdance culture and inspired by the multi-cultural urban lifestyle of Toronto, their repertoire blends funk, soul, and psychedelic beat. Their acclaimed album ‘Free To Believe’ was released on Do Right Music in May 2015.

The Soul Motivators are a heavy-hitting 9-piece funk ensemble featuring numerous veterans of Toronto’s thriving live music scene, with members who play everything from jazz and reggae to soul and folk, their version of metropolitan music cross-pollinates and creates something new and unique.They have shared the stage with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Lee Fields, Bernie Worrell, and the Slackers as well as headlining the TD Jazz and Beaches Jazz Festivals.

The Soul Motivators’ core consists of Marc Shapiro (bass), Voltaire Ramos (guitar), James Robinson (keys), and Doug Melville (drums), and Nigel Pitt (percussion). Their hard funk grooves are balanced by the gritty soul of Shahi Teruko and authenticated by the raw horn arrangements of Nathan Dell-Vandenberg (trombone), Tom Moffett (trumpet) and Dominique Morier (tenor sax). Here you find a chemistry that can only be accomplished by a band breathing in sync and flexing chops earned from years of live experience.

LINKS
www.soulmotivators.com
https://soundcloud.com/do-right/sets/freetobelieve
 

* Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

For more information visit: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: College Park Courtyard
Address: 777 Bay St.
Admission: Free

This June 22 through September 18 we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the sun as you enjoy a free concert series at the Trinity Square Park.

Festive Summer Streets

Celebrating the spirit of summer and the global communities that ignite Toronto’s streets with vibrant energy. Featuring a diverse array of exciting sounds from all corners of the globe.

 

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble

Asiko is an all-original contemporary Afrobeat band led by a master of the craft, Foly Kolade. Foly grew up and honed his musical skills in Ogidi Nigeria and moved to New York City in 2003 where he started and lead Asiko Afrobeat for nine years. He moved to Toronto in 2011 and slowly gathered a roster of players from the reggae, jazz, funk, and Brazilian music scenes to built the current incarnation of the band.

Since forming in Toronto, Asiko has established a record of uplifting big audiences. They have opened for Seun Kuti and have shared a bill with Antibalas, Zap Mama, Buffy St Marie, Aline Morales, Cheick Diabate, Madagascar Slim and Awa Sangho. They have headlined Afrofest and Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expression in Toronto and have performed at Koerner Hall and Harbourfront's WestJet Stage.

Asiko’s live show is a high-energy spectacle featuring 10+ performers that incorporates Nigerian dance, percussion and costume. They specialize in making audiences get up and dance!

 

* Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

For more information visit: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

From September 8 to 18, 2016 – with screenings at various times

For 20 years, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has proudly hosted the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – the leading public film festival in the world. This year, from September 8 to 18, the TIFF returns with over 50 featured films in both theatres – from Hollywood galas to international cinema to the latest home-grown comedies. There is always something for everyone at the TIFF. More information to come!

Buy rush tickets at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office, through the TIFF box office or online.

http://tiff.net/

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St

http://thecookers.ca/

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

The Jesus in the City Parade is a lively musical street pageant illustrating scenes/themes from the Bible through music, the arts and worship.

Sponsored by Festival of Praise International, this annual event attracts thousands as large floats, stage bands, marching bands, choirs, church leaders and congregants walk the streets of downtown Toronto carrying banners and flags raised high in celebration singing and dancing spreading the message of hope, love, peace and joy of salvation.

The Jesus in the City Parade is a lively musical street pageant illustrating scenes/themes from the Bible through music, the arts and worship.

Sponsored by Festival of Praise International, this annual event attracts thousands as large floats, stage bands, marching bands, choirs, church leaders and congregants walk the streets of downtown Toronto carrying banners and flags raised high in celebration singing and dancing spreading the message of hope, love, peace and joy of salvation.

Festival of Praise International invites you to bring the entire family as we lift up the name of Jesus in our city.

http://www.jesusinthecity.com/

Location: QUEEN'S PARK

This June 22 through September 18 we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the sun as you enjoy a free concert series at the Trinity Square Park.

Festive Summer Streets

Celebrating the spirit of summer and the global communities that ignite Toronto’s streets with vibrant energy. Featuring a diverse array of exciting sounds from all corners of the globe.

 

Tich Maredza Band

Swooping down from the vast Zimbabwean plains, Tichaona Daniel Maredza arrived in Toronto in 2009 with a guitar in one hand, a drum in the other and an mbira in his teeth. A singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer, he quickly formed a group that was seen across the circuit. While rooted in Zimbabwean traditional styles, Maredza's music maintains a contemporary flair. Two Zimbabweans, two US expats and one Colombian make up this polyrhythmic Toronto ensemble, with narration and lyrics in Shona and English that chronicle the struggles and triumphs of his journey – in music and in life.

https://youtu.be/Bwjbn1C4w5c


 

*Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

For more information visit: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

It is held in collaboration with the Thai and Asian communities and businesses in Toronto.
 
Save the date for Saturday, 10 September 16. It’s the day the Square will be transformed into a mini Thai street corner. We are excited to showcase the best Thailand has to offer to the Canadians and tourists from around the world. The event will kick off at 10 am and complete at 8 pm, featuring famous Thai food from local restaurants, Muay Thai, traditional Thai Dance, exotic fresh Thai fruits, Thai handicrafts, authentic Thai massage, world class Thai beer, live entertainments and much more.

This highly anticipated Thai cultural extravaganza awaits you, providing an ideal opportunity to discover “Thainess” right in the heart of downtown Toronto at the world famous Yonge – Dundas Square..

We hope to see you there.

https://www.facebook.com/DestinationThailandToronto

https://youtu.be/XPQpcd9RQxM

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto presents two solo shows: At the Edge of the Ocean, photographs by Felicity Somerset, and drawings by Peter G.S.Large, At Large: Travels with My Sketchbook.

Public Opening, Sunday, September 11, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. The concurrent shows run from September 3rd to the 30th. 

To arrange a private viewing with the artist, please contact the Club, 416-597-0223, ext. 1;
info@artsandletterslub.ca

For more than a century The Arts and Letters Club has brought together the professional and the enthusiast, the artist and the art lover, the traditional and the modern.

14 Elm Street, www.artsandlettersclub.ca.

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
Address: 14 Elm St
Admission: Free

She’ll be singing some Billy Holiday, who knew a thing or two about Love, Lust and Longing, some Madeleine Peyroux, and some well-loved standards from her two CD’s, I’m Alright and Sugar Blues, both produced by Mark Kieswetter, who also did the arrangements.

An actor, singer, songwriter and teacher, Ros has performed internationally in Australia, the US and Canada. Ros has a Masters degree in theatre and a strong background as an actor and drama teacher. She has a diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, is a Registered Drama Therapist and came to the world of jazz at a time when she was deeply immersed in her career as a psychotherapist. She began studying and developing a parallel career as a jazz vocalist around 2006 and released her debut CD, I’m Alright in 2011 followed by Sugar Blues in 2014.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

Phil has been a freelance musician in the Toronto scene since the early 80’s. His versatility has taken him down a wide variety of avenues. With a Diploma in Music Performance at Humber College, Phil has played Jazz for decades. Also trained Classically, he is amongst those rare players who can bridge the gaps between styles. You could hear Phil perform one day in the “Ambiance Flute and Guitar Duo”, together for more than 20 years, along with Doriann Forrester on flute. The next day, you might hear him with the “Dixie Demons” playing Traditional Jazz on the banjo! Whatever the setting, Phil brings a high level of musicality to any situation. Of course, this breadth of experience only enhances Phil’s production sensibility. He has a passion for smooth, musical production, and gives extreme attention to detail. Phil has produced several projects for himself, and others. Phil has also composed music all his life, although mostly as an aside to his playing. As time has progressed though, his composing has become more prevalent in his career. His endeavors include composing for ballet, solo guitar compositions for the Royal Conservatory Repertoire publications, and most recently his own albums of original compositions “Inside Outside”, and “Placitudes I”. A father to two children, Phil is presently working on several different projects, playing freelance, and helping to raise his family.

Detour CD Release
Detour : an alternative or roundabout route, different from the usual or planned way...

I have been playing guitar professionally for 30 years, but for the last decade I have been seriously thinking of the small yet capable ukulele, my first childhood instrument. What if I channelled everything I have learned into these four short strings, within the context of the language I love... Jazz ? This project is indeed a Detour from my familiar path, yet at the same time a subtle return to the joy and purity of music making that I knew at the very beginning of my journey.

http://www.phildisera.com/

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Yiannis Kapoulas is an artist that is impossible to define. He continues to break new ground with his infectious blend of ethno-fusion, World Instrumentals, a unique sound that runs the gamut of influences from Latin, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Jazz, Classical and Funk. He plays a multitude of exotic stringed instruments with agility, speed, precision and a passion that has been awing music fans at countless events across Canada. A Hamilton native of Greek descent and now a Toronto resident, Yiannis Kapoulas came to discover the special connection he has with music at the age of four. Never having imagined doing anything other than making music, Yiannis has always approached music with a single-minded focus, an obsession to perfect his skill level to match the music he hears within and around him.

With a series of international awards (Click here to see awards), two North American CD’s under his belt and a third due to be released Spring of 2017, two signature instruments, the triple-neck Ethno III’s, and a plethora of performances across Canada, Yiannis endeavours to continue to create exotic instrumental music while collaborating with other artists and gaining inspiration from all cultures in hopes of creating music that transforms and inspires his listeners.

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

While some people only dream of becoming artists their entire lives, others follow their dream while also pursuing brilliant careers in other fields. Such is the case of crooner Colin Hunter. Colin is the founder, owner and Chairman of the Board of the Sunwing Travel Group, comprising Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations, one of the most important leisure travel organizations in Canada.

However, Colin has always had another passion in his life….his music! A huge fan of the hit songs performed by artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Colin fulfilled a long-held dream in 2005, with the release of his first CD, appropriately titled “Come Fly With Me” to coincide with the inaugural flights of Sunwing Airlines.

Anthony Terpstra was born in Oakville in 1952 to Dutch immigrants who wanted their son to study classical music. However, on hearing a Count Basie record (which he still has) Anthony fell in love with it and states, “I knew intuitively what was happening with the drums, the tenor solos, trumpets and the excitement and the time. I knew. I had that record memorized and had Al Cohn and Stan Kenton and Gerry Mulligan records.

In 1988 he created The Starlight Orchestra basically to play the songs and melody-oriented dance music he truly enjoyed. He was encouraged by Bob Cary, who Terpstra says is “the greatest style lead trumpet you’ll ever hear” and others such as Cam Walter and Al Hirsch. Terpstra knows what an audience wants and senses when to play it. “My role as leader is to play the night: I make the sets flow and ebb and play the ongoing dynamic of the band and crowd just like a conductor, only in a Dance Band sense”. The Starlight Orchestra is made up of sixteen pieces including five sax, four trumpets, three trombones, piano, bass, drums and vocalist. Anthony Terpstra’s Ninetet is a unique ensemble put together, not to replace the big band, but as an added feature. Influenced by the small band writing of Marty Paich and Gerry Mulligan, the Seventet has a rich sound with clean lines, contrapuntal writing and soloing in and out of ensemble.

Time: 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

This 4 day bicycle ride from Toronto to Ottawa is to honour the 38 Canadian Paramedics killed in the line of duty since 1988 as well as to raise funds to build the national memorial for Paramedics on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Please join us at Yonge Dundas Square to wish these heroes well on their journey.

For more info: https://paramedicride.ca/
 

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East

Joe Sealy – Piano, Paul Novotny – Bass, Alison Young – Saxophone, Daniel Barnes – Drums, Colin Hunter – Vocals

While some people only dream of becoming artists their entire lives, others follow their dream while also pursuing brilliant careers in other fields. Such is the case of crooner Colin Hunter. Colin is the founder, owner and Chairman of the Board of the Sunwing Travel Group, comprising Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations, one of the most important leisure travel organizations in Canada.

However, Colin has always had another passion in his life….his music! A huge fan of the hit songs performed by artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, Colin fulfilled a long-held dream in 2005, with the release of his first CD, appropriately titled “Come Fly With Me” to coincide with the inaugural flights of Sunwing Airlines.

Since then Colin has made 9 more albums, with Big bands from Ontario and Quebec, and with renowned jazz pianist Joe Sealy.

Colin showcases on the Canadian and world stage several times, and is a favorite on Coleur de Jazz 91.1, and JazzFM in Toronto. His amazing voice can be also be heard while flying on his airline, on channel 10 and this past summer he and his musicians headlined at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

http://www.joesealy.com/contact.htm

Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

This June 22 through September 18 we invite you to sit back, relax and soak in the sun as you enjoy a free concert series at the Trinity Square Park.

Festive Summer Streets

Celebrating the spirit of summer and the global communities that ignite Toronto’s streets with vibrant energy. Featuring a diverse array of exciting sounds from all corners of the globe.

 

Turbo Street Funk

Toronto’s own high-energy, horn-band sensation TURBO STREET FUNK defy convention; whether they’re playing a festival, pub, concert hall, or even on a busy street corner, the infectious sounds of Turbo Street Funk always sound at home. With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combine Top 40 hits with top notch originals in an incendiary show guaranteed to get people moving.

 

* Themes, date, time and venues for the season are subject to change without prior notice. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

For more information visit: www.downtownyonge.com/playtheparks/

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: McGill Granby Parkette
Address: 415 Yonge St.
Admission: Free

THE TENTH ANNUAL
MANIFESTO FESTIVAL OF COMMUNITY & CULTURE
SEPT 9-18 • 2016
TORONTO

10 years ago a group of artists, activists and creatives got together to talk about a big idea. A major festival, built by young people, to unite, inspire and empower our own through arts and culture. To bring together the collective brilliance from across the city to break bread, break beats and break new ground. We asked Toronto to stand up. Just look at us now. Keep shining family. Join us as we celebrate 10 years at your service. Welcome to Manifesto 10.

Sunday September 18th - 3pm-11pm - Yonge-Dundas Square - FREE

Sounds by:
A Tribe Called Red
DJ OHSO
Celebrity Marauders
YES YES Y'ALL
GUMBO
BEVSTMODE
DUDEBOX TORONTO

Website: http://mnfsto.com/

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E.

Time: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

Her first EP ‘Cabin Fever’ burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart and she followed that up with another #1 debut with her latest full-length album, ‘Bandshell’.  The album was ranked as the #5 best Canadian jazz release of 2015 by Jazz FM 91.1 and also reached #24 on the CMJ Jazz Radio Chart in the United States after being added to over 35 stations nationwide.  

This year alone has seen Tia perform across Canada, the U.S. and Spain, including the main stage at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and the Toronto International Jazz Festival.

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

Meet Derin Falana. A 22 year old rapper/dancer from Brampton, ON aka the suburbs of Toronto. The city that's home to stars like Alessia Cara and Pryde has been hit with epidemics of depression and suicides over the past few years. Growing up, Derin and his crew ViniciCircle were around these tragedies multiple times. From that feeling of being trapped in the suburban cycle of life (go to college, pay off your debt, go to the same 5 places at night, start over), comes his latest project Live From Rocky Mountain. The cover, created by 7th Kind and Nicky Chulo, is inspired by the book Where The Wild Things Are and a perfect representation of this mixtape as a whole. Derin has imagined a world that he wishes he could live in, and now is doing everything he can to take him and everyone from Brampton there.

soundcloud.com/the-flan/sets/live-from-rocky-mountain

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

Called “Canada’s next international jazz star” by Canadian Music magazine, Matthew has long demonstrated a unique talent for transforming pop singles into jazz and blues numbers.

A year after the release of her debut album, Make You Feel My Love in 2009, Cara Matthew went to the drawing board and began work on her second album, Everybody Hurts. Launched on March 22nd, 2016, Matthew’s new record went straight to number one on the Canadian iTunes jazz chart. Including covers of songs from artists as diverse as Katie Perry, the Bee Gees, and even 80s pop sensation Erasure, her sophomore album features a first for Matthew: a song she co-wrote with her producer Greg Kavanagh entitled “I Never Knew”.

Cara Matthew has played to sold-out prestigious venues across Canada such as the Cellar Jazz Club (Vancouver, BC), the Beat Niq Jazz Club (Calgary, AB), Herman’s Jazz Club (Victoria, BC) and the Upstairs Jazz Bar (Montreal, Quebec). She has performed at well-known establishments including the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, Alberta and even Casino Rama in Orillia, Ontario with Jann Arden as the headliner.
Cara Matthew’s Jazz Bistro debut performance will be an evening of heartfelt music featuring tunes from both of her albums and more!

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Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

http://www.seanmeredithjones.com/

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $15

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Reds Midtown Tavern
Address: 382 Yonge St #6

Heather Bambrick, Diane Leah, and Julie Michels are all very busy women, working in a number of projects and musical genres. It’s this degree of exciting musical energy that brought them together, and helped them create a show that is eclectic, funny, and very, very musical.

“Broadsway” was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of “Wake Up … “ on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together Broadway music, pop sensibility, the improvisation of Jazz, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way … hence, “Broadsway”.

This project has been wowing audiences and winning fans since its inception just over a year ago. Performance highlights include their debut “Leading Ladies” concert, repeat shows at The Global Cabaret Festival, the COC Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre series, the Thursday Night Jazz Party at the Home Smith Bar, and several corporate appearances.

Their repertoire ranges from Gershwin to Gaga, from Sondheim to Schwartz and virtually anything – and everything – in between. With a marvelous musical meshing, and a healthy dose of humour, “Broadsway” truly does have something for everyone.

The Broads love working together and you will love watching them work!

“Broadsway: from Gershwin to Gaga … the only thing they take seriously is the music!”
 

Website: http://www.thebroadswayshow.com

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

Taking place September 23 – 25 at Yonge-Dundas Square, the jam-packed Free Festival line up has an exciting mix of programming including live music, book readings, dance performances, film and television screenings and sports activations including an autograph signing with Toronto Maple Leafs alumni. There will also be lunchtime workouts with Goodlife Fitness, food trucks and tons of giveaways.

Free Festival is hosted by comedian Johnny Gardhouse and features the following:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

12:00: LITEYEARS

13:00: JILLEA

14:00: FREE SCREENING OF 2016 CWOF INDUCTEE DEEPA MEHTA'S FIRE

16:00: BOOK READING

16:30: DANCE

17:00: ASCOT ROYALS

18:00: ATTICA RIOTS

19:00: THE BALCONIES

20:00: ZEUS

21:00: BLACK MOUNTAIN

 

9:00: SATURDAY MORNING THROWBACK FEATURING MITCH MARKOWITZ

12:00: 2016 EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE

14:00: TFC AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

15:00: TORONTO RAPTORS DANCE PAK

16:00: BOOK READING

17:00: KAYO

18:00: JSOUL

19:00: TOP5

20:00: THE FUNK HUNTERS + CHALI 2NA

21:00: CLASSIFIED

12:00: MAPLE LEAFS AUTOGRAPH SIGNING FEATURING JOHNNY BOWER & RON ELLIS

14:00: FILM SCREENING "THE HITMAN" FEATURING 2016 CWOF INDUCTEE AL WAXMAN

15:30: DANCE

16:00: BOOK READING

17:00: JOHNSON CROOK

18:00: LE GROUPE SWING (LGS)

19:00: JOHNATHON ROY

20:00: DEHLI 2 DUBLIN

21:00: GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS


More Detail Here: http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E.

Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music.  In 1963 she began her career performing the standards on the vibrant New York music scene. However, she quickly became a prominent part of the free jazz movement.

Her work in these two worlds led to the development of a highly personal, wordless vocabulary later enhanced by her innovative use of electronics.

“Clayton is an important singer…one who proposed dramatic changes in vocal styles and roles…her musicianship is impeccable.” Francis Davis – Downbeat

“As far as vocal innovation goes, Jay Clayton is precariously on the cutting edge.” Fred bouchard – Jazz Times“

“More than 20 years after her debut recording All Out, Clayton is still the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless improvisation who’s also expert in distending and finding new meanings in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular songs.”  Francis Davis, The Village Voice

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

momondays Toronto

September 26, 2016

MOMONDAYS is UPSTAIRS at The HARD ROCK!!
momondays is held each month upstairs at The Hard Rock Cafe right across from The Eaton Centre and Dundas Square. If you’re driving you’ll find cheap parking under Dundas Square in the Green P lot. If you’re taking the TTC get out at Dundas and just cross the street! If you’re walking, well, just walk!!

Save your seat (and a few bucks) by getting advance online tickets for just $15 plus hst — available online until the Friday before the show. Tickets at the door are $25 cash. Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:30 pm for socializing, networking and merry-making. General admission at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm sharp.

Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!

REMEMBER TO LIKE THE NEW MOMONDAYS TORONTO FACEBOOK FAN PAGE AND SUBSCRIBE TO EVENTS!!
https://www.facebook.com/momondays.toronto/events

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $15 plus hst - online (available until May 27) / $25 including hst - at the door

Info & Tickets: http://www.momondays.com/toronto/

Matt Herskowitz and John Roney form an electrifying duo-duel of pianists. With two grand pianos facing each other, classical music and jazz merge in a burst of virtuosity! This unique show concept invites the audience to attend a concert where two pianos clash, speak and complete each other in a fusion of classical and jazz music. Undisputed masters of improvisation, these two virtuosos take pleasure in revisiting jazz standards and great classics pieces to bring it in new trails.

Matt is a Juilliard virtuoso, and John a highly respected avant-garde jazz professor and musician. Their reinterpretation of the classical masterpieces is nothing short of breathtaking and fun. Their music is refreshing, intricate, intelligent, and accessible.
In July 2015, they closed the Montreal International Jazz Festival with Oliver Jones. They will launch their first CD in September 2016 and will then perform around 30 concerts in Quebec, Ontario, USA and South Korea.

Matt Herskowitz

Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New York’s Central Park to Germany’s Köln Philharmonic, collaborated with top classical, jazz and pop artists, and has performed at music festivals across the globe.

John Roney

Originally from Toronto, pianist John Roney divides his time between composing, teaching and performing on the international jazz scene. As a composer and pianist equally adept in both the jazz and classical styles, his versatility attests to an astonishing range of artistic skills and sensibilities. Roney studied jazz piano, classical piano and composition at the University of Toronto before relocating to Montreal to complete his master’s degree in jazz piano at McGill University.

Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.
Admission: $20

Join Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) for Freedom Day on September 28, 2016 at Yonge-Dundas Square! 

Schools from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond join FSWC each year in an energetic celebration of Canadian rights and freedoms designed to raise awareness about human rights issues and empower youth to take action to make the world a better place. This year’s event includes performances and presentations by Emmanuel Jal, political activist, rapper & former child soldier; Dr. Toni Zhong, women’s health champion; Saman Alavi, diversity advocate; and Max Eisen, author & Holocaust Survivor. ET Canada’s Rick Campanelli will emcee the event.

For information or to register, contact education@fswc.ca / 416-864-9735 ext. 22

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East
Admission: Free

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro
Address: 251 Victoria St.

Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.

When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: September 29

Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on October 1, 6, 13, 15 and 20, 2016 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused you.

Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.

Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St

The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is a high- energy stationary cycling event that will challenge Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes. Put your physical fitness to the test to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Select your challenge, raise funds and join the revolution!

http://www.jdrf.ca/revolution

 

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. East

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