But first... a few things coming up now!
SUNDAY APRIL 27
LULA LOVES JAZZ.FM – A JAZZ JAM
1585 Dundas West (West of Dufferin)
doors @ 6:00pm | show @ 7:30pm
PWYC (suggested donation: $20)
Dinner reservations guarantee seating - call 416.588.0307 for reservations
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Over the years, the JAZZ.FM91 and its dedicated and knowledgable hosts have supported hundreds of projects by both established and emerging Toronto musicians. Join us to show support for what they do by enjoying a stellar night of live Latin Jazz.
The evening features a quintet composed of Hilario Duran, Amhed Mitchel, Luis Deniz, Papiosco and Roberto Riveron with special guests Alex Brown, Alexis Baro, Jorge Maza, Bill McBirnie, Roberto Occhipinti, Luis Orbegoso, Jane Bunnett, Larry Kramer and more.
Lovers of live jazz, jazz radio and Latin jazz won't want to miss night of award-winning jazz luminaries. It's also a great opportunity to purchase CDs by these artists volunteering their time to support the station's fundraising efforts.
First Show TUESDAY APRIL 29
TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS IN MAY
JAZZ, BLUES AND CABARET
TONI BULLONI RESTAURANT
156 Cumberland Street
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Yorkville was once a hotbed for live music... and now, thanks to Toni Bulloni, you can again enjoy fantastic food and great jazz in the area.
Every Tuesday and Saturday in May and June (beginning this Tuesday April 29) you will be able to see duos and trios in a cozy setting (only about 40 in the dining room) and enjoy a prix fixe four-course menu (including entertainment) for $39.00!
Bullhorn sez: "It was love at first lunch when we happened upon this little eatery on Cumberland. The seafood has a sauce so spicy and flavorful, it will kick your taste buds to heaven!"
They also have an a La Carte menu (minimum purchase $25 for dining room seating).
THURSDAYS IN MAY
THE McMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION
10365 Islington Avenue
Tickets $39-$49 and $19 for students with I.D.
To order tickets, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209
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The acclaimed Thursday night McMichael Concert Series returns in May with a new line up of exceptional musicians.
All concerts will begin at 8 pm, and will be preceded by a 7:00pm musical conversation with the performers, hosted by Jaymz Bee of JAZZ.FM91.
Shows include Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto (May 1); Amy McConnell & Lyne Tremblay (May 8); Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats (May 15) and a double piano recital sponsored by Steinway Gallery starring Robi Botos and Hilario Duran (May 22).
Best of all -– the ticket included free gallery admission so come early and explore the grounds and the gallery! To purchase tickets via email contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY MAY 14
The Painted Lady
218 Ossington Avenue
doors @ 7:00pm | show @ 8:00pm
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On April 14th, a great man passed away. If you lived in Toronto during the 80's there is no way you didn't pass by Crad Kilodney. He was the man who frowned at passers-by while holding up signs that said "Reading for Mindless Blobs" or "Literature for Canadian Illiterates".
He moved to Canada in the 70's and made small pressings of his books (mostly short story collections but also a few novels and two books of hilariously bad poetry) which he sold on the street and at a few selected book stores like Pages and This Ain't The Rosedale Library. In 1991 Kilodney was charged with selling goods on the street without a license, making him the only Canadian writer ever to be charged for selling his own writing. He was a prankster and disgraced the CBC Radio literary competition by sending a number of short stories by world famous authors... all of whom were screened out by the jury. He also re-wrote Shakespeare plays so that "white trash" could understand it. The man was brilliant and warped.
There are so many wild stories about this eccentric writer and you will hear them at The Painted Lady. Also, Crad's books inspired many local musicians and some of the artists will be on hand to perform.
And speaking of Wake's... pianist/piano tuner Dale Robertson passed away in late February and there will be a tribute to him at PAL (Performing Artists Lodge) on Sunday May 18 from 4:00-6:00pm. Not much info available at the moment but there will be musicians playing and people speaking... no cover but donations will be accepted for PAL.