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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: October 11 & 18

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. With playwright Raymond Storey, he created a musical adaptation of Lulie The Iceberg from the book by the Imperial Princess of Japan, Princess Hisako Takamado. This show opened in Tokyo and has toured both Japan and Canada

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TD Toronto Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Sassafraz: Lily Frost Trio: October 25

Infectious and charming are the best words to describe Lily Frost. Lily Frost is among Canada’s critically acclaimed songwriters, known for her score and theme song for Gemini nominated hit t.v. series Being Erica. Lily’s fuel sources are cinema, photography, travel, life experience, nature, the supernatural, drama, philosophy and poetry. The characters in her songs are fictional and autobiographical. She collaborates with writers and producers as a visionary using her “tremendous gift for language” (Dan Hill). Lily is a strong melodist and muse with buckets of ideas and expression.

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