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Author Archives: Joe Taylor

Guess who was back in town!

Guess who was back in town!

It was Opening night at the CNE and you couldn’t ask for better weather. Well that is what Burton Cumming just couldn’t get over throughout his show. He must have mentioned the weather about 4 times. Well the packed Bandshell didn’t mind since Burton opened the show with the ever popular No Sugar Tonight/New Mother… Continue Reading

Julian Taylor- Avalanche

Julian Taylor- Avalanche

Hearing Julian speak recently, he is describing his sound as Funk, Soul and Roll. With his new album, “Avalanche”, he is right on the mark. This latest oblation is filled with human emotions and life lessons we all must face now and again. It does not come off as too preachy but has a way… Continue Reading

Dave Barrett – Mayapan

Dave Barrett – Mayapan

It seems that out of the blue Dave Barrett comes out with a new album, yes album with only two instrumentals on it. Mind you, both instrumentals are 14 minutes long and seem to have a lot to say. Well let’s go back a bit before we analyze this new piece of magic. The two… Continue Reading

Takin’ it to the street

Takin’ it to the street

  Well it’s that time of year again. The Beaches Jazz festival and I do believe this would be year 32 for this annual pilgrimage. You have two distinct parts of the festival. You have the Main stage where you get to witness class acts locally or from around the world and  starting Thursday to… Continue Reading

JT in the Neighbourhood

JT in the Neighbourhood

Julian Taylor took the time out of his schedule to have an intimate moment with his peeps from the neighbourhood. He brought his guitar to grace the lovely but humble Mennonite New Life Centre on Queen St East. He ran through just over an hour’s worth of material from his very early stages of his… Continue Reading

Lunch with Ori

Lunch with Ori

The Toronto reference library is doing something very special this summer. Every Friday at 12pm, they have invited various artists to share their musical talent with the patrons on the atrium stage on the first floor. This day we got enchanted with the soft jazz sound from Ori Dagan and Jordon O’Conner on upright bass.… Continue Reading

Perfect Mix TO

Perfect Mix TO

This is not going to be your typical concert review. This is an observation I had on Sunday at The MixTO party that happened at Dupont and Emerson in the parking lot of Lynx Music. It was truly a mix of Latin flavoured band with DJ’s mixing their sounds between sets. What I found refreshing… Continue Reading