Erica Rae Chong's interview with Quincy Bullen

Purists may find the notion of blending techno and jazz sacrilegious, but Quincy Bullen thinks that’s the way of the future... Read the full story...

Mike DeiCont's review of Mike Stern

On Sunday night musicians and non-musicians alike piled into the Horseshoe Tavern knowing exactly what to expect from their legendary guitar hero... Read the full story...

Mike DeiCont's interview with Adrean Farrugia and Sophia Perlman

Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia have two of the most distinct musical voices on the Toronto scene -a bold statement given a scene so packed with talent...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's review of Bossa Tres

Pedestrians in Dufferin Grove came to a pause outside Ristorante Roma's picture windows when a four-piece jazz band filled the storefront Saturday evening...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's review of Bettye LaVette / The Big Sound

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. That’s what came to mind as Bettye LaVette, age 66, danced across the Toronto Star Stage and belted out stories of her trials and tribulations on her way to (rock) stardom. Read the full story...

Mike DeiCont's review of Kurt Rosenwinkel

No one knew what they were in for on Friday evening when Kurt Rosenwinkel took to the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Trinity alone with his guitar, surrounded by vintage amps and a mess of guitar pedals...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's review of Janelle Monae

In previous years, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has banked on iconic acts such as Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin for opening night. For the 26th edition, programmers took a chance on up-and-coming singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's Lady Kane interview

Keeping a band together is no easy feat, but Toronto-based sextet Lady Kane has managed to keep it going for 10 years, wowing audiences with their danceable covers of well-known pop, rock and soul tunes...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's Snarky Puppy preview

The Brooklyn-based band known as Snarky Puppy will be hitting The Rex Hotel (194 Queen St. W) with the following line-up, drawn from their 25+ rotating members on June 26th and 27th at 11:00P.M...Read the full story...

Mike DeiCont's interview with Lorne Lofsky

Listening to veteran guitar player Lorne Lofsky is very much an adventure worth taking, especially when bass player Kieran Overs and drummer Barry Romberg are along for the ride. Lofsky likens it to “getting in a car and driving down a road that you haven’t been down before...Read the full story...

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