Zed Head's Neil Chapman, left, and the Fogman rock it out in front of Gabby's. The 24th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival was once again a great success, showcasing great jazz, blues, and rock artists. The streetfest, which took place July 26-28, attracted a great number of visitors as up to 50 bands lined up the sidewalks on Queen Street from Woodbine to Beach.

Beaches International Jazz Festival returns

It’s time for what some of us wait all year for – the 29th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival – and there are plenty of events planned leading up to the celebrated StreetFest at the end of July. Festivities start east this year, with the month-long music fest – the largest free jazz festival in […]

Beaches International Jazz Festival preview

The 27th Beaches International Jazz Festival has expanded to include an extra weekend of music in honour of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Running from July 10 to 26, the festival will now cover three weekends at Woodbine Park, as well as the popular Streetfest that shuts down Queen Street East for three nights […]

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Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent. Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played close to 1,000 shows in the last 10 years alone. His five albums have been well-received, and his […]

More verve, less blue notes for Jazz

Herbie Hancock once said “Jazz is about being in the moment.” If that’s the case and dogs could play instruments, there would be some stiff competition in the jazz world. Dogs have a real knack for belly-up basking in the NOW – especially Jazz the dog. Even when it appears he’s not doing much of […]

26th Beaches Jazz approaching

After more than a quarter century of bringing jazz, blues and world music to the heart of the Beach, the 26th edition of the Beaches International Jazz Festival is due for some changes. This year the main stage moves to Woodbine Park for two full weekends, book-ending street fest, one of the city’s longest musical […]

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St. John’s Catholic Church is holding its annual choir concert on Wednesday, June 18. On the program are sacred and popular songs, solo guest performers and a selection from Phantom of the Opera. There will be complimentary light refreshments after the concert. The show gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 794 Kingston Rd. […]