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Frank Rooney Trio

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Frank Rooney (bass)
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Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Gordon's Acoustic Living Room
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Somewhere There Presents: Joe Sorbara 5 & 4

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Tania Gill (piano), Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Michael Herring (bass), Andrew Kay (saxophone), Joe Sorbara (drums/percussion)

Irene Harrett (bass), Andrew Kay (saxophone), Jonathan Kay (saxophone), Joe Sorbara (drums/percussion)

5 . music by Joe Sorbara

4 . music by Thelonious Monk

Joe Sorbara
Joe Sorbara is a seasoned improviser with a distinctive style, who has lent his skills to a broad range of ensembles, performing in Canada and internationally with some of the top names in free improvisation.

Somewhere There
Somewhere There is a collective of Toronto-based musicians who present, support, and celebrate creative music-making.


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Monday, August 20th

Monday, August 20th

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Ben MacLean

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Ben MacLean (guitar)
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Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Linda Saslove (voice/guitar)

Signup at 7pm.

Every Monday, all artists are welcomed to sign up and share their songs, poetry, prose or comedy act on Toronto's longest-running open stage; local artists, or those visiting Toronto are encouraged to attend. Here are some of the artists who started their careers at the Free Times open stage: Jason Fowler, Jory Nash, Kat Goldman, Ron Sexsmith, Emm Gryner, Laura Fernandez, Sarah Slean, Noah Zacharin, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra.


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Jeff LaRochelle Quartet

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Jeff LaRochelle (saxophone)

Jeff LaRochelle
Jeff LaRochelle is a saxophonist and clarinetist, composer, and educator who recently finished his Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at Humber College's renowned music program. At Humber, he studied under musicians such as Don Palmer, Mark Promane, Pat LaBarbera, Bruce Cassidy, and David Occhipinti. He received awards for excellence such as the Douglas Richards Memorial Award and the Duke Ellington Society Scholarship.

He has also studied with clarinetist Dick Thomson and saxophonists Kelly Jefferson, Mike Murley, and Donny McCaslin. Jeff has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Peter Appleyard, Alex Dean, Chris Potter, Ian Froman, Terence Blanchard, Geoff Young, and Jim Lewis, among many others.

Jeff performed in the 2009 Ottawa International Jazz festival as part of the Jazz Youth Summit. Fall 2009 saw him tour British Columbia with the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble (HSJE). In 2010, Jeff recorded the album "The Best is Yet To Come" with the HSJE, and his EP of his own music: "Origins". In summer 2010, he toured in South Korea. In May/June 2011, he participated in the Banff Summer Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music under the direction of Dave Douglas, with guest artists such as the group Kneebody.

Jeff is currently working on developing the jazz/chamber crossover Origins Ensemble, and his own quartet. He plays or has played with many other projects in Toronto such as Mikko Hilden's Standards Quartet and Trio Manouche, the Andrew McAnsh Quintet, Mark Godfrey Quintet, Monk's Music and among many other musicians in Toronto.


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Wednesday, August 22nd

Wednesday, August 22nd

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The Lost Cord With Jamie Mullen & Nick Zubeck

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
The Lost Chord

The Lost Chord
The Lost Chord brings back real Rock n Roll. No auto-tune. No studio tricks. Just great playing, great songwriting and jaw-dropping performances. This is music made in the same way as those days when we sat in front of our stereos and tried to climb inside to get closer to the music. Their sound, like a blanket of warm honey, wraps around you from head to toe and transports you to another time and space.

Originally from Moncton, NB, then reformed in Toronto by a group of guys who share a love for rock n roll, they pour their hearts into what they do: making music that pays tribute to the great bands of the past while creating their own innovative sound. The Lost Chord wear their classic--modern--psychedelic--rock pedigree like a badge of honor. It is clear that they are every bit as psyched that they're making this music just as much as we are psyched to be listening to it.

After a lineup change the band re-emerged onto the music scene in 2013 with an attention-grabbing showcase performance for Canadian Music Week, The Lost Chord has been wowing audiences ever since. The wall of sound this band creates during their spot-on live shows is nothing less than awe-inspiring. The band also delivers the goods in the studio and their latest album "Nostalgia" is poised to win the hearts, minds and ears of music fans from coast to coast.


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Thursday, August 23rd

Thursday, August 23rd

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Annika Enns-Dyck, Shealagh Rose

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Annika Enns-Dyck (voice/guitar), Shealagh Rose (voice/guitar)
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Daron McColl Trio

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Daron McColl (guitar)

Daron McColl
Daron McColl is a Canadian Jazz Guitarist and Composer. He is currently completing his M.A. at York University where he is studying Jazz Performance and Composition. During his time at York, Daron studied under many jazz greats such as Lorne Lofsky, Mark Eiseman, Kevin Turcotte, Kelly Jefferson, and Barry Elmes. An experienced performer, Daron has worked in many different musical settings, from Jazz Duo performances to Pop and Motown groups, as well as work in Musical Theater, performing in pit bands for musical such as Footloose, The Spitfire Grill and The Boyfriend. Daron has performed in and around Toronto and Muskoka at various events and concerts. His own trio plays a variety of originals, standards, and pop tunes.


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Friday, August 24th

Friday, August 24th

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Steve D'Angelo

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Steve D'Angelo (guitar)

Steve D'Angelo
To describe Steve D'Angelo accurately, the phrase "musical chameleon" springs to mind.

He is a genuinely fully-rounded artist, with well-honed skills that have proved adaptable in a wide range of roles and musical genres. The combination of intellect and passion Steve brings to every situation and role has placed him in great demand on the Toronto music scene he has long called home. His reputation and his work have also travelled well beyond city limits.

If pressed, Steve will cite the guitar as his favourite instrument, but he is equally at home at the piano and keyboards as well as bass, ukelele ,baritone guitar,mandolin and percussion. His talent as a multi-instrumentalist has been put to good use in his work as an acclaimed and award-winning composer for film and television.

In 2001, Steve co-founded The EggPlant, a full-service production house supplying creative to the television and advertising community. This company has gone on to earn a stellar international reputation for its work, as evidenced by the Emmy Awards Steve and his partners have earned.


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Saturday, August 25th

Saturday, August 25th

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Kim Rosita

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Kim Rosita (voice)

Kim Rosita
Kim Rosita is a Canadian singer and songwriter with an eclectic mix of musical genres, including jazz, traditional pop and soul. Her first taste of music came at the tender age of seven. Her mother taught her how to sing and since then music remains a constant source of happiness and self-expression.

Embarking on a new jazz project set to release in the fall of 2018, Kim Rosita is excited about her musical journey. The EP promises to captivate an audience longing for old jazz jazz standards and original music while combining the sound with a modern twist. Kim Rosita will be promoting her EP on various social media outlets. Upcoming performances at various venues in Toronto will leave you wanting more!

Kim Rosita recently recorded a bossa nova track amongst other songs and played a small acting role for Carma Records Production; film entitled "Wa Roho". Other projects include album release "One Song" in 2011 under alias Kimberley Ann and produced by Eddie Bullen. Some performances include: Pickering Jazz Festival, International Youth Day, Muskoka Reggae Festival, London International Festival and shared the same stage with multiple Grammy and Dove award winners Mary Mary and Fred Hammond.


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