Vocals

Ana Moura

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice strolls freely through the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-bearing genre to stunning results.

Concerts

What's so good about Alex Samaras?

Artist: 

Okay so before I get too far along with this post I have to declare a fairly strong bias. Alex Samaras is one of my favourite singers. He's performed with my big band on numerous occasions. I've seen him perform in a variety of settings. And I've booked him for the Festival. As far as I'm concerned, from a fundamental quality of instrument standpoint, from a musical interpretation standpoint, from an emotional connection to the music standpoint...he's simply one of the best. All of which, in short, answers the title of this post.

David Crosby & Friends

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the ‘Sky Trails Band’. James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Toronto's own Michelle Willis on keyboards and vocals. Crosby is in the midst of an incredibly creative and powerful period, showcasing his skills as the brilliant songwriter that he is.

Concerts

Thu Jun 18 8:00pm
$90, $75 + service charge

Louis Simao

Award winning Toronto-based musician Louis Simão has been composing, performing and recording as a multi-instrumentalist in a variety of genres for over twenty years. His repertoire is a collection of his own compositions and arrangements that take the listener on a journey through the sounds of the Portuguese-speaking world in a style and voice that is at once universal while remaining deeply personal.

Ahmed Moneka

During his formative years in Iraq, Ahmed Moneka learned traditional songs and drumming in an African family tradition that was brought to Iraq in the 12th century. Later he was accepted to the top high school for the performing arts in Baghdad, where he learned a variety of artistic disciplines from theatre to singing maqam (scales and nuances) of Middle Eastern music. Through these experiences, Ahmed acquired his perspectives on our world and his place within it, and continued attending the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad.

Renee Rowe

Renee Rowe is one of Canada's leading gospel and jazz singers. She has been recognized by the Grammy Awards for a project she worked on with Irish legends The Chieftans and Van Morrison.

LOONY

Hailing from the suburb of Scarborough, Loony brings the experience of growing up in a diverse, multicultural area to bear, with a sound inspired by a range of musical genres.

Shirley Caesar

Shirley Caesar was born October 13, 1938, in Durham, North Carolina, the 10th of 13 children. Her father was a tobacco worker, a preacher, and a gospel quartet singer, who, she recalled, instilled in her "the passion for music and the desire to achieve." He was known as "Big Jim" Caesar and was acclaimed as a great singer with the Just Come Four.

Rhonda Ross - opening set

Singer-songwriter, Rhonda Ross, is an international Social-Artist, who explores the social environment around her and her relationship to it - questioning constructions of race, gender, sexuality and spirituality through her lyrics. Her original music lives in the gap between jazz, funk and gospel while her lyrics delve into life's biggest questions and answers.

Steven Taetz

Vintage pop, swing, and jazz singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz is based in Toronto. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall (NY), The Rogers Centre (Toronto), Blue Room (Korea), Capital Pride (Wash DC), Hotel Café (LA), World Pride, House of Jazz (Montreal), Ironwood (Calgary), and Toronto landmark venues including Jazz Bistro, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, Hugh’s Room, Koerner Hall Galleria for Sinatra’s 100th, and leading music festivals.

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