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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).

 

Lady Be Good: May 24

Lady Be Good is a Toronto-based band playing the best of jazz, r&b and pop for the best parties and venues in town. The group uses their jazz roots to breathe new life into some of your favourite modern songs. The trio is led by vocalist Kat Langdon Ward and features Ewen Farncombe on keys and George Chenery on bass. In addition to being one of the top-called bands in the city for private events, Lady Be Good is regularly featured in "Friday Night Jazz at Ripley's Aquarium."

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The TD Toronto Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Sassafraz - Denielle Bassels Trio: May 31

Toronto born Indie-swing chanteuse Denielle Bassels is a rising star on the Canada jazz scene. Her whimsical brand of music is a caravan of jazz manouche, blues, folk, with a tinge of pop, all wrapped in an innovative and scintillating package. Already an award-winning artist for the song "Cool Cool Water" from her 2017 album What About Wool Wishbags, Bassels garnered the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, for Jazz, and as well, she was Finalist in the JLSC for the originals "Catch'er And She Gone" and "Dreamer".

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Lady Be Good: June 7

Lady Be Good is a Toronto-based band playing the best of jazz, r&b and pop for the best parties and venues in town. The group uses their jazz roots to breathe new life into some of your favourite modern songs. The trio is led by vocalist Kat Langdon Ward and features Ewen Farncombe on keys and George Chenery on bass. In addition to being one of the top-called bands in the city for private events, Lady Be Good is regularly featured in "Friday Night Jazz at Ripley's Aquarium."

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Jerry Leger Trio : June 14

At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves. This trait attracted support from fellow singer/songwriters like Ron Sexsmith and his staunchest ally, producer and label head Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who signed Jerry to his label, Latent Recordings/Warner Music Canada in 2013. He has been called “one of Canada’s best” by Exclaim, a “gifted storyteller” by The Toronto Star and "One of the best Canadian songwriters" by Rolling Stone. His latest release, the Polaris longer listed Nonsense and Heartache is a 2-record set showcasing the two major musical sides of him. "One of the best songwriters I've heard in quite some time." - Ron Sexsmith

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