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Jazz in the Village

The S-Cafe offers an exciting jazz lineup on Friday nights. From blues to R&B, to jazz standards-with-a-twist, there is a genre for everyone. Scroll down to see our Featured Artists. From 9 to 11:30 PM (no cover).

 

John Roby: November 8 & 15

Over the years John has been a mainstay of the Toronto music scene composing music for theatre, radio, television and feature films. He was awarded, with Doug Riley & Tyler Yarema, Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2005 by the Canadian Collectors’ Congress. He has scored several feature films including the award winning The Hanging Garden and Beefcake for which he won an Atlantic Film Festival Award for Best Music Composition. He is a two time winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Theatre Award. The first for the score for Theatre of the Film Noir and the second with Raymond Storey for Best New Musical Girls In The Gang.

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Linda Carone: November 22

Linda Carone is a vintage jazz and blues vocalist; a niche song stylist and an interpreter of popular music from the 1920’s and beyond. With a voice that has been described as ‘beautiful, rich, sultry, pure and provocative, Ms. Carone’s raw and natural approach to music has shaped her vocal style in a way that is playful, intimate, and unpretentious. With an expressive voice known to caress lyrical phrasing often lost in todays’ interpretations, Linda transcends the heart of the song – sans imitation. Linda’s eclectic repertoire includes rare vintage songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, classic jazz and swing standards, cocktail lounge and torch ballads, to boogie woogie & roots blues.

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TD Toronto Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Sassafraz - KC & Gigi: November 29

KC Roberts and Gigi (Genevieve) Marentette are two very established Toronto musicians that have shared stages since attending Humber College together and studying Jazz many moons ago. Their longtime friendship electrifies the music as they come together to celebrate all their favourite songs with passion. Both masters of re-interpretation, KC sounds like he has twice the amount of fingers and can lay down a groove and pocket like nobodys business while singing, and Gigis vocals are always uber present and transcendent.