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Wednesday, March 27th

Wednesday, March 27th

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Zing! Zing! Zing!: Yiddish Folk Singalong

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Zing! Zing! Zing!

Zing! Zing! Zing!
Pop-up choir led by Hartley Wynberg and Rachel Sheinin.

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Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
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."


More About Peter Boyd | More About Noah Zacharin

Thursday, March 28th

Thursday, March 28th

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Jacques Russell Trio

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
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!


Facebook Event | More About Jacques Russell Trio

Friday, March 29th

Friday, March 29th

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Devin Patten Trio

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Chris Gale (saxophone), Devin Patten (bass), Nicholas Donovan (drums)
Facebook Event | More About Devin Patten
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Kennedy Station

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Kennedy Station

Featuring magician Farley Carter


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Caity Gyorgy

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Caity Gyorgy (voice)

Caity Gyorgy
Caity Gyorgy is a Calgary born vocalist who specializes in singing jazz, blues, and contemporary music. She is influenced by the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Esperanza Spalding, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and many more.

Caity has studied with many prominent musicians including Christine Duncan, Al Kay, Lisa Martinelli, Mike Downes, and Pat Labarbera to name a few.

She has performed at many events including the City of Calgary's Mayors' Lunch for Arts Champions, Heritage Park's "Music in the Plaza", the Calgary Stampede Talent Search, the Calgary International Blues Festival, The JazzYYC Summer Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival.

Caity creates hip arrangements of jazz standards to keep them modern and fresh, while still swinging like they would of half a decade ago. Her arrangements often feature her own vocal improvisation which sets her apart from other jazz singers these days. She is a thrill to watch!


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Saturday, March 30th

Saturday, March 30th

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Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Brian Gladstone (voice/guitar)

Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday.

We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.

Players Wanted Sign Up starts at 1:00

Come Out to Hear The Great Music

Come out to Meet Your Friends

Come Out to Play Some Tunes

The Room: It's a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy some great music, and a place for artists to come out to meet their friends.

Who Can Sign Up to Play: All artists welcomed. Come in and put your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve your spot.

Brian Gladstone
Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist – thus brings experience and expertise from all sides of the stage. Growing up during the late 60's roots revival helped to shape his morals and perspective on life.


More Info | More About Brian Gladstone
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Johnny De Courcy

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
Johnny De Courcy (voice/piano)
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Pictures at an Exhibition Fundraiser for Orchestra Toronto

Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Avenue)
Richard Herriott (piano)

Pianist Richard Herriott presents an auditory album of musical delights for the piano, in an evening recital to benefit Orchestra Toronto.

On the Programme: Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky and a pot-pourri of works by Bach, Ravel, Albeniz, and Rachmaninoff, as well as Herriott's own composition," A Flight of Doves.

Cash bar. Hors d'oeuvres provided by Leaside Supperworks. Raffle, with prizes from TIFF, the Stratford Festival, and other amazing donors.


Tickets | Facebook Event
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Kelly Song Collective

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Kelly Song Collective

Kelly Song Collective
The Kelly Song Collective is Toronto brothers John and Joe Kelly. Their debut release, Unless and Until, is a collection of gritty, deeply felt roots-folk songs, filled with resonant imagery, unexpected lyrical twists & turns, and a heart-on-sleeve authenticity that grabs you from the get-go.

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Gabe Girard Quintet

The Emmet Ray (924 College Street)
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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Sunday, March 31st

Sunday, March 31st

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Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band

Free Times Café (320 College Street)
Freileche Klezmer Band

Live music as part of the "Bella did you eat" Sunday brunch.
1st seating - Reserve between 10:30 – 11am, music at 11:45
2nd seating - Reserve at 1:15pm Club (1:00 Bistro), music at 1:45

Buffet includes over 50 Homemade Items - Potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah, french toast, sour cream, apple sauce, bagels, lox & cream cheese mix, salmon patties, gelfilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakes, sweets, tea, coffee and much more! Children 12 and under 1/2 price, 3 and under free.

Freileche Klezmer Band
This ensemble is a quintet of musicians gathered together by their love of Klezmer to share their talent and music with the world.