July 2 2010
FRIDAY JULY 2
Primus Stage / Nathan Phillips Square
5pm – No Cover
A regular feature on Jazz stages and music festivals throughout Canada and Europe, this summer Yvette Tollar will showcase her wide range of influences on Toronto stages. Recently, she followed up her critically-acclaimed debut release, Cactus Flowers, with the 2009 Juno-nominated record, Ima, which she co-produced along with her husband, bassist Rich Brown. Music audiences have only applauded her pacifying and unencumbered vocal charm as well as her delicate blend of poetry with Hungarian-inspired arrangements.
Alongside her quintet, Yvette Tollar will begin her live show circuit at 5pm on July 2nd at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. It is a free concert. Other appearances coming up include: Thursday, July 8th at The Boathouse in Kitchener; August 22nd at The Markham Jazz Festival, August 25th at Lula Lounge (with special guest Mary Margaret O’Hara) and September 14th at Hugh’s Room with special guest Sheila Jordan.
For more information on Yvette Tollar, please visit: yvettetollar.com
WED/THURS JULY 7 AND 8
The Rex Hotel
194 Queen St. West
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Hendrik Meurkens was born in Germany, studied in Rio and is currently based in New York. Meurkens is one of the world’s greatest living harmonica and vibraphone players; specializing in Latin jazz but also fully versed in jazz standards and is an extraordinary composer. His annual show at The Rex Hotel is always a big event so be sure to get their early to check out one of the most accomplished chromatic harp players on the planet!
The Beaches Jazz Festival
The Beaches Jazz Festival is celebrating their 22nd year of bringing free music to the masses. The festival includes three days (July 16-18) at Woodbine Park, three days of various bands along Queen East for the Streetfest, and two days (July 24-25) of big name acts performing free at Kew Gardens. Some of the acts featured this year include Five After Four, Sophie Berkal-Sarbit and Canfire.
There are also workshops offered, including Vocal Jazz Bootcamp (with Heather Bambrick) The Business of Jazz (Jaymz Bee), Jazz Drumming (Norman Marshall Villenueve), Jazz Photography (Bill and Kris King) and more. The workshops are July 19-21.
Please visit beachesjazz.com for more information.
The Toronto Burlesque Festival: 2010 MeTOPolis
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Now in its third year, The Toronto Burlesque Festival: 2010 MeTOPolis will look at the future of burlesque! Bridging the generations of burlesque with appearances by 60s legend, Satan's Angel, neo-burlesque icons Michelle L’Amour, Tigger and Julie Atlas Muz, along with the recently crowned ‘Reigning Queen of Burlesque’ Roxi Dlite and the rising stars of today!
The Festival features the finest in burlesque entertainment, with international representation, as well as dazzling stars of the Canadian burlesque scene. Beyond performances the festival includes; The Toronto Premiere of "Dirty Martini" by Gary Beeber; A new literary event called "Naked Girls Reading"; A Photography Exhibit; Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Show; The Burlesque Bra Auction for Breast Cancer; Tease 'n Twirl Marketplace and a full curriculum of burlesque workshops for beginners and experienced performers alike at Burlesque University.
SAMBA IN JULY
Performing traditional hits from the best known samba schools of Rio, Batucada Carioca combines cavaquinho, bass and trombone with special guest vocals for a high-energy performance!
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Tonight - July 2 @ 11:00pm
Brazilian Carnaval Party with Batucada Carioca + Samba Brasil Dancers
@ Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
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July 10 @ 5:00pm
Batucada Carioca @ CBC FIFA World Cup Festival
CBC Broadcast Centre - Wellington & John St. Downtown Toronto
CBC Soccer Nation is throwing a two-day "Street Party" to mark the FINAL games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
CBC Radio 2 and 94.1FM presents an all-star concert featuring Jully Black, Alex Cuba, Jesse Cook and David Rudder
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July 16 @ 9:30pm
Batucada Carioca @ Expressions of Brazil Festival
Sirius Stage - Harbourfront Toronto
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Ariel and Great Bob love the Electric-Eclectics Festival. The people who attend make this festival one of the friendliest camping trips you will ever experience.JULY 30 – AUGUST 1
The Electric-Eclectics Festival
Electric Eclectics is a festival of experimental music and sound art, operating in Meaford Ontario since 2006. Gordon Monahan and Chris Worden curate. This is the fifth year for E-E, and promises to be the biggest and best yet.
This year features performance art and musical acts that include Brian Ruryk, Lary 7, Myths, DD/MM/YYYY and Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People. They also have DJ’s who will deliver their sets in the woods, in the Bombay Boreal Tea Tent. Come with friends and camp for the weekend or drive up for just one night. You will never forget it!
Jaymz Bee is producing a wild night that will put the party back into politics. Stay tuned!SAVE THE DATE! AUGUST 24
The Political Party
The Old Mill Inn
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Tuesday, August 24th is a full moon. There is a free party at The Old Mill Inn that will feature artists from various disciplines talking about what makes Toronto great and how we can make it better. Politicians are invited to come listen…but not make speeches. It’s time to hear from the arts community. Jazz, blues, comedy, singer-songwriter, avante-garde, spoken word…eight rooms full of entertainment... FREE!
Mark the date in your calendar in ink!!! More details in the Bullhorn release August 1st. In the meantime, log on to Facebook and add TIME FOR PLAN BEE to keep up-to-date.