The Worst Pop Band Ever is the total package - great compositions, unique covers and standup-worthy comedic banter. Deserving of better attendance, the group’s two-set night at The Winchester Kitchen was a highlight of the festival...Read the full story.
The Nathan Phillips Square mainstage tent seemed to be packed beyond capacity as husband-and-wife blues duo, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, hit the stage. Accompanied by trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, organ, bass, two drummers and two backing vocalists, the Grammy-winning pair had no trouble connecting with the enthusiastic audience at the June 29th concert. ..Read the full story.
It was with much excitement that Toronto welcomed two world-renowned brass bands from New Orleans last week, despite having a vibrant traditional jazz sector of its own...
The Becca Stevens Band (sans accordionist Liam Robinson) played an intimate show at The Horseshoe Tavern Saturday night that pleased seasoned fans and new listeners alike...Read the full story.
The atmosphere around Nathan Phillips Square’s mainstage took on a more intimate vibe Saturday evening. Previous nights’ flashy guitar solos and booming bass notes were replaced by smooth piano melodies and equally smooth vocals as Joan Osborne delivered her blend of blues and soul...Read the full story.
Esperanza Spalding's sold-out Nathan Phillips Square show was the most anticipated event of the 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. ..Read the full story.
NY-based quintet Kneebody hit the stage at Rivoli Friday night, marking their first performance in Canada. The set featured music from a number of albums – fruits of their 12-year collaboration...Read the full story.
Supporters and curious passersby braved the blistering heat Friday afternoon, filling up the seats and crowding around the stage to watch eight-member a cappella group Retrocity perform at Nathan Philips Square...Read the full story.
Myriad is a local trio consisting of University of Toronto alumni Chris Donnelly (piano), Dan Fortin (bass) and Ernesto Cervini (drums). They performed Friday night at the Cherry St. Restaurant. I had the opportunity to speak to Chris about the group’s recent Alberta/B.C. tour, the upcoming album, and what makes Myriad unique...Read the full story.