04 May 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Tara Kannangara

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

15 November 2018

Exclusive Interview: Jazz Musician Bria Skonberg

By // Music

Bria Skonberg is bringing us the musical future by delving into its past. It’s been a busy year for jazz trumpet player, composer, and singer Bria Skonberg. She got a …

19 June 2015

Shakespeare in Concert: Twelfth Night

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Cawrk Theatrical Productions is back with their first production in five years. Last seen directing and starring in the company’s My Theatre Award-nominated production of The Glass Menagerie, Cawrk founding …

03 November 2014

Global Cabaret 2014, Part 2

By // Music

The Global Cabaret Festival came to an end with a rousing late-night performance from the great Jackie Richardson. I celebrated the first seven shows on my agenda in Part 1. …

26 October 2014

Global Cabaret 2014, Part 1

By // Music

I’m halfway through the 7th (and final?) Global Cabaret Festival weekend down at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Here are the highlights so far: UPDATE: Read Part 2 …

21 September 2013

Jaga Glassman, On the Rise

By // Music

“The best way to predict the future is to create it!” Bold words from an artist determined on making waves in the music industry. Jaga Glassman was raised around jazz …

02 May 2013

Shannon Graham and the Storytellers

By // Music

CD Release at Gallery 345, April 17 Resplendent in a purple pixie gown, Shannon Graham stands out from her band. They are clad in the trademark black suits of the …

23 April 2013

Shafton Thomas Group (STG) plays The Drake

By // Music

One of the predominant challenges faced by modern jazz musicians is that of an alienated audience. How does one push boundaries in a genre famed for its esoteric complexity—a genre …

01 March 2013

Exclusive Interview: Mackenzie Longpre

By // Music

In honour of tomorrow night’s return of Mack Longpre’s Large Ensemble to the Toronto stage, we’re re-posting our Exclusive Interview with the prolific drummer/up-and-coming composer from his album release back …

31 August 2012

Video of the Day: Drums

By // Music

It’s been forever since we shared a Video of the Day so I thought I’d throw one your way; a My Music one, no less. You might not have heard …

29 August 2012

Concert Review: Omar Thomas Large Ensemble

By // Music

Omar Thomas Large Ensemble took the stage at Berklee Performance Center on July 25th to a packed house. This was Thomas’s second concert at BPC with his 18 piece jazz …

04 December 2011

At the Global Cabaret

By // Music

The last weekend in October was one of the coolest weekends I’ve ever spent in my beloved Toronto.  Downtown, in the heart of the ever-gorgeous Distillery District, sits the city’s …

01 October 2011

Seth MacFarlane: Music is Better Than Words

By // Music

If given the chance to meet just one celebrity in my life, it wouldn’t take long for me to come up with a remarkably short list of whom I would …

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