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ALLISTON BLUES

GIBSON CENTRE Link

63 TUPPER STREET, WEST
ALLISTON
(705) 435-2828


SERIOUS MOONLIGHT Link

February 2
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

JACK DE KEYZER Link

"BRITAIN'S GOT THE BLUES"

A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE WORLD OF BRITISH BLUES BANDS, THE GREAT GUITARISTS AND SONG-WRITERS, AND HOW THEY ADOPTED THE REPERTOIRE, STYLES AND TECHNIQUES OF THE REVERED BLUES GIANTS FROM THE UNITED STATES. THE BRITISH MUSICIANS DEVELOPED THEIR OWN IDEAS ON THE BLUES, AND EXPORTED THEIR MUSIC BACK TO AMERICA WHERE IT HAD AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON THE ROCK N' ROLL, SOUL MUSIC AND RHYTHM & BLUES OF THE TIME, AND WHICH CONTINUES INTO THE PRESENT.


MULTI-AWARD
RECIPIENT


MULTI-AWARD
RECIPIENT

Watch the Promo Video

"THE EVOLUTION OF BLUES GUITAR
"
(2015)

"BUILDERS OF THE BLUES" (2016)

An in-depth look at the great, legendary
song-smiths of the Blues repertoire,
Robert Johnson - Willie Dixon - Jimmy Reed - Muddy Waters - John Lee Hooker, and their enormous influence on American music.

 

 

 

 

 

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BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY BLUES

BRADFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY Link

425 HOLLAND STREET, WEST
(905) 775-3328

February 2
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TONEY SPRINGER Link

"JIMI HENDRIX UNPLUGGED"

UNDENIABLY ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND TECHNICALLY EXTRAORDINARY GUITAR-SLINGERS IN CANADA, THE INIMITABLE TONEY "WILD 'T'" SPRINGER HAS ALSO BEEN AN ACTOR AS JIMI HENDRIX IN THE MOVIE "DAYDREAM BELIEVER". IN ADDITION TO HIS PERFORMANCES WITH RECORDING STARS LIKE DAVID BOWIE AND CAROL POPE, TONEY HAS MANY RECORDINGS OF HIS OWN COMPOSITIONS WITH HIS BAND "WILD 'T' & THE SPIRIT".

TONEY, CANA
DA'S FOREMOST JIMI HENDRIX ENTERTAINER, PRESENTS A SHOW BASED ON AN INTIMATE APPROACH
TO THE LEGENDARY CREATIONS OF THE ICONIC
ROCK-BLUES GUITAR INNOVATOR.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW


 

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GEORGINA BLUES

SNOFEST Link

26479 CIVIC CENTRE ROAD
(905) 476-4423


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LAKE SIMCOE
              ARMS Link
21089 DALTON ROAD, JACKSON'S POINT
(905) 722-5999


January 31
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

THERAPY
                                                          SEEKERS Link

February 1
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


JOE AGNELLO
&
FRANK GENNUSO

 

February 7
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

ERIN & PAUL

February 14
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

FAT CAT JAMBOREE

February 21
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

THOSE KNUCKLEHEADS

February 22
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

BERNADETTE CONNORS

February 28
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

SONS OF RINGO

 

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INNISFIL BLUES

INNISFIL PUBLIC LIBRARY Logo

COOKSTOWN BRANCH
CHURCH STREET (HIGHWAY 89)
(705) 458-1273


February 1
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

FEATURING
FLOYD HALL - RALPH JOHNSON - TOM MALONE
BRIAN O'SULLIVAN - VALERIE SELLANDER

A PERFORMANCE OF THE GYPSY JAZZ MADE POPULAR IN
THE 1930S IN PARIS, FRANCE BY ITS CREATOR, GUITARIST
JEAN "DJANGO" REINHARDT, AND WHICH FEATURED THE
SOLOING MARVELS OF VIOLINIST STEPHANE GRAPPELLI.


LAKESHORE BRANCH
967 INNISFIL BEACH ROAD
(705) 431-7410

February 2
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


CONTUMBAO DUET

FEATURING
JORGE LUIS TORRES "PAPIOSCO"

HILARIO DURAN Link


GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE

MULTI-AWARD
RECIPIENT

CANADA'S UN-RIVALLED CUBAN JAZZ PIANO MASTER,
HILARIO DURAN WILL PERFORM
ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS
FROM HIS LATEST RECORDING PROJECT, "CONTUMBAO".

TELL ME MORE ABOUT "CONTUMBAO DUET"


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MIDLAND BLUES

MIDLAND CULTURAL
                                                          CENTRE Link
333 KING STREET
(705) 527-4420

February 1
8:00 p.m.

MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE Link

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MIDLAND PUBLIC
                      LIBRARY Link
320 KING STREET
(705) 526-4216

February 8
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

MIKE ROBERTS
                                                          Link
AN ORIGINAL APPROACH TO THE RHYTHM & BLUES REPERTOIRE AND MIKE ROBERTS' OWN COMPOSITIONS

February 9
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ADRIEN
                                                          ROBITAILLE
                                                          Link

THE MAN OF 1,000 SONGS

 

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EAST-SIDE BARRIE BLUES


ROYAL
            VICTORIA HOSPITAL Link

CAFETERIA
201 GEORGIAN DRIVE
(705) 728-9090

"OUT TO LUNCH" JAZZ & BLUES


January 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

FEATURING
MIKE BATTRAM - FLOYD HALL - ROBIN MUNRO

January 31
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


THE MAN OF 1,000 SONGS



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SOUTH-SIDE BARRIE BLUES



BARRIE
                        PUBLIC LIBRARY Link

PAINSWICK BRANCH
48 DEAN AVENUE
(705) 728-1010

February 1
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

"BREAKING THROUGH THE MIRROR OF ADVERSITY"

PRESENTED BY

OMAR GITTENS
                      Link

A RETROSPECTIVE ON HOW HISTORICAL ISSUES OF GLOBAL SLAVERY, RACISM, AND COLONIZATION HAVE ADVERSELY AFFECTED AND SHAPED OUR CURRENT SOCIETAL NORMS, AND PERSPECTIVES LEADING TO THE BREAKTHROUGH SUCCESSES OF NORTH AMERICAN PEOPLE OF COLOUR AND MIXED RACE.
OMAR GITTENS WILL LEAD A Q&A DISCUSSION AND SHARE HIS OWN PERSONAL TRUTHS, REFLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES LIVING IN BARRIE, TORONTO, AND ABROAD. HE OFFERS TO SHARE LIFE-LONG STORIES OF ENCOUNTERS DEALING WITH RACIAL STEREOTYPES, IGNORANCE, ENTITLEMENT, AND PRIVILEGE PRESENT IN OUR PRESENT DAY SOCIETY.
OMAR WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE BERKLEE CANADA SCHOLARSHIP AND A BERKLEE INTERNATIONAL GRANT, AND IN 2012, HE GRADUATED FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETS WITH A BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE ON THE DEAN'S LIST (CUM LAUDE).
OMAR CURRENTLY TEACHES MUSIC, DRAMA, AND DANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN TORONTO. HE CONTINUES TO PERFORM WITH MUSIC ENSEMBLES IN TORONTO AND BARRIE.


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REDLINE BREWHOUSE Link
431 BAYVIEW DRIVE
(705) 881-9988


February 6
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

- A MODERN DAY JERRY LEE LEWIS -
BOOGIE-WOOGIE - JAZZ - ROCK & ROLL - STRIDE PIANO
BY A WONDERFULLY ENGAGING UP-AND-COMING PHENOMENON!


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DOWNTOWN BARRIE BLUES

BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY Link

DOWNTOWN BRANCH
60 WORSLEY STREET
(705) 728-1010


February 2
2:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m.

"BREAKING THROUGH THE MIRROR OF ADVERSITY"

PRESENTED BY

OMAR
                          GITTENS Link

A RETROSPECTIVE ON HOW HISTORICAL ISSUES OF GLOBAL SLAVERY, RACISM, AND COLONIZATION HAVE ADVERSELY AFFECTED AND SHAPED OUR CURRENT SOCIETAL NORMS, AND PERSPECTIVES LEADING TO THE BREAKTHROUGH SUCCESSES OF NORTH AMERICAN PEOPLE OF COLOUR AND MIXED RACE.
OMAR GITTENS WILL LEAD A Q&A DISCUSSION AND SHARE HIS OWN PERSONAL TRUTHS, REFLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES LIVING IN BARRIE, TORONTO, AND ABROAD. HE OFFERS TO SHARE LIFE-LONG STORIES OF ENCOUNTERS DEALING WITH RACIAL STEREOTYPES, IGNORANCE, ENTITLEMENT, AND PRIVILEGE PRESENT IN OUR PRESENT DAY SOCIETY.
OMAR WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE BERKLEE CANADA SCHOLARSHIP AND A BERKLEE INTERNATIONAL GRANT, AND IN 2012, HE GRADUATED FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETS WITH A BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE ON THE DEAN'S LIST (CUM LAUDE).
OMAR CURRENTLY TEACHES MUSIC, DRAMA, AND DANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN TORONTO. HE CONTINUES TO PERFORM WITH MUSIC ENSEMBLES IN TORONTO AND BARRIE.

 

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THE ROTUNDA
70 COLLIER STREET
(705) 739-4220

January 31
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

THE "CABIN FEVER" BLUES JAM

COME ON DOWN TO THE CITY HALL ROTUNDA AND JOIN HOSTS JOE FINLEY AND JO GRAVELLE AS THEY WELCOME RAY MARTINELLI, BRAD DANIELS AND MORE IN AN EVENING OF BLUES, R&B, FOLK, JAZZ AND MUSIC SURPRISES. BRING YOUR OWN INSTRUMENTS OR JUST YOUR VOICE, AND HEAT UP THE BLEAK MID-WINTER WITH SOME MUSICAL FUN!


February 1
4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

SKYLINERS YOUTH BIG BAND Link

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

DARYL YAEGAR - MUSIC DIRECTOR

February 1
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  1. SEBASTIAN ELLIS Link___

"THE HISTORY OF BLUES PIANO"

RAY CHARLES - FATS DOMINO - CHAMPION JACK DUPREE
DR. JOHN - JERRY LEE LEWIS - PROFESSOR LONGHAIR
MEMPHIS SLIM - OTIS SPANN - FATS WALLER

BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO MARVEL, SEBASTIAN ELLIS, REVEALS
THE UNDER-HERALDED HISTORY OF THE BLUES PIANISTS OF
THE EARLY TO MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY.
THEIR IMPACT
ON SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS OF PIANISTS IS LARGELY
UNKNOWN, INCLUDING THEIR INFLUENCE ON THEIR JAZZ
COUNTERPARTS, SUCH AS ART TATUM AND FATS WALLER

SPONSORED BY

K. ROBERT LEA Link


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BRITISH ARMS
                  Link
29 DUNLOP STREET, EAST
(705) 728-1111

January 31
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

February 1
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

February 2
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT



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91 DUNLOP STREET, EAST
(705) 733-1425

February 1
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


THE BLUES BIRDS

FEATURING
JO GRAVELLE - CAL WHITE

 

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DONALEIGH'S
              Link
28
DUNLOP STREET, EAST
(705) 252-7733

January 31
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

THE MUGS

FEATURING
STEVE CHREPTAK - STEVE HANMORE
STEVE McGINNIS - CARL RABINOWITZ


February 1
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.


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FOXX LOUNGE Link
16
DUNLOP STREET, EAST
705-722-5065

January 22
7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m
.


January 24
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m
.

THE NOOLANDS & MITCH TONES BAND -
CIGAR CLUB - SWEET & THE BIG BAD


January 30
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m
.

COME CELEBRATE THE LONG-AWAITED RELEASE OF JORDI LAFORTY'S ALBUM, IN TRUE TURNTABLIST FASHION, WITH A NIGHT OF CLASSIC HIP-HOP, FUNK AND BEATS, PROVIDED BY THE
"CRATE BUGZ FAMILY" DJ'S: FRESH, YODA, AND LAFORTY.
EMCEES WILL BE PERFORMING SELECT TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM LIVE.
VINYL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT SPECIAL PRICE.
.... AND YES, THERE IS A DOWNLOAD CODE IN THE RECORD.

$5 at the door

January 31
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m
.

JIMBO - JAMMERS WAFFLE HOUSE -
GROUP THERAPY

February 1
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

 

February 20
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

 


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GRILICIOUS GOURMET TAP & GRILL Link

147 DUNLOP STREET, EAST
(LOWER LEVEL)
705-721-9277

February 2
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

RICHARD
                                                          WHITEMAN Link

FEATURING
TREVOR GIANCOLA


PAT LABARBERA


AWARD RECIPIENT

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON OF FAMILIAR AND
EXCITING JAZZ STANDARDS PERFORMED
BY THREE OF CANADA'S STELLAR MUSICIANS!

 


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KENZINGTON BURGER BAR Link

40 DUNLOP STREET, EAST
705-725-1667

January 30
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m

LIVE BAND

January 31
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

LIVE BAND

February 1
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

LIVE BAND

February 2
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m

LIVE BAND




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THE SPEAKCHEASY Link
123 DUNLOP STREET, EAST
705-503-6633


January 31
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

FEATURING
CAREY WORROD

February 1
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

TAMICA HEROD Link