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Acoustic Harvest presents Alan Rhody with guitarist Vezi on Saturday, May 16. Ron Jones will open the show.

Rhody is an award-winning singer-songwriter, poet, and painter based in Nashville, after spending several years in Canada, where he worked with Murray McLauchlan, Ian Tyson, and the late Jesse Winchester. The Kentucky native has worked with George Jones, John Prine, Tanya Tucker, and many others in his native US.

Alan Rhody
Alan Rhody

Over the course of nine albums (including multi platinum and gold records) and a 40-year career singing of love, loss, landscape, and life on the road, Rhody has built an avid fan base and a pure love of connecting with his audiences.

Vezi is musical director for ‘The Drifters’ and the original owner of Kensington Sound.

The show gets underway at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. just east of Warden. Tickets are $25 at the door or $22 in advance.

 

 

The Toronto Beach Chorale will wrap up its season with a performance of Georg Frideric Handel’s Coronation Anthems on Saturday, May 9.

Joined by a professional 15-piece orchestra and guest soprano soloist Eve Rachel McLeod, the chorale, under the artistic direction of Mervin W. Fick, will perform the four anthems, including Zadok the Priest. These pieces have been performed at the coronation of every British monarch since King George II and Queen Caroline in 1727. The anthems were Handel’s first commission.

The Toronto Beach Chorale is an auditioned community choir in its seventh season. The 50-voice choir mounts three or four concerts every season.

The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 cash at the door. Youth 7 to 18 years old are $12, and children under 7 are free.

 

 

 

Ongoing:

Greg Pilo brings fine jazz every week to the Salty Dog Bar & Grill, 1980 Queen St. E., on Tuesday nights from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover.

Tuesday May 5: Kelly Jefferson, saxophone; Dave Restivo, piano; George Koller, bass; Greg Pilo, drums.

Tuesday May 12: Alex Dean, saxophone; Lorne Lofsky, guitar; Jeff Macleod, organ; Greg Pilo, drums.

Tuesday May 19: Alison Young, saxophone; Stacie McGregor, piano; Neil Swainson, bass; Greg Pilo, drums.

 

 

The Unit performs every second Saturday afternoon at The Stone Lion, 1958 Queen St. E., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The jazz band performs Coltrane, Miles, Hancock, and more. Terry Logan covers keys, guitar and vocals, with David Hutchison on drums and Mike Pelletier on bass. Like-minded musicians are invited to sit in.

 

 

Jazzy Sundays run from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday afternoon at Morgans on the Danforth, 1282 Danforth Ave., just east of the Greenwood subway station. No cover.

Sunday, May 10: Stacey MacIntyre with Mark Kieswetter and Ross MacIntyre.

Sunday, May 17: Allyson Morris with Madrugada.


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