College Street West

Emmet Ray

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February 2019

Monk’s Music

February 17 /6:00 pm 8:00 pm
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Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Monk's Music at Emmet Ray

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Dan Fortin Quartet: Live in HD!

February 17 /8:30 pm 11:30 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Somewhere There presents… Dan Fortin Quartet Sunday 17 February 2019 Emmet Ray (924 College Street) 830pm | pwyc (suggested $10) Dan Fortin Quartet Ethan Ardelli (drums) Harley Card (guitar) Ted Crosby (tenor saxophone) Dan Fortin (bass) Music by Mingus, Monk, Motian, Ellington, Strayhorn.

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Patrick Boyle Quartet at Emmet Ray

February 18 /9:30 pm 11:30 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Patrick Boyle – trumpet Reg Schwager – guitar Jim Vivian – double bass Michael Billard – drums Mon Feb 18, 9:30pm The Emmet Ray 924 College Street (at Dovercourt) http://www.theemmetray.com/ Toronto ON PWYC ($10 suggested) http://www.patrickboyle.ca/ https://patrickboyle.bandcamp.com/ Boyle is known for his outstanding prowess as a trumpet player. A provocative and prolific composer, his performances are filled with jazz enthusiasts and music lovers who are lured into the purity and creativity of his playing. After Forgetting, Patrick Boyle’s fourth solo…

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Lounge Jazz Series Open Jam

February 20 /9:00 pm February 21 /12:00 am
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One event on March 6, 2019 at 9:00pm

Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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A bi-weekly open jam featuring a house band playing the slowest, loungiest jazz ever attempted. If theres a composition you've been meaning to try with a band, you'll have the opportunity to workshop it with us in the second set! Singer songwriters welcome, all skill levels. Free food for performers. Hope to see you there!

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Vokurka’s Vicarious Virtuoso Violin

February 21 /9:00 pm February 22 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Ed Vokurka Violinist Ed Vokurka's music is a unique blend of European classicism and North American Swing. He possesses a lyricism rarely found in a jazz violinist. In his eclectic approach to jazz, Ed is uniquely providing a missing link between his original classical training and the jazz world, which he embraces so passionately!

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Devin Patten Trio

February 22 /7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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For the month of February I have the great pleasure of sharing the Emmet Ray stage with great pianist, educator and friend Adrean Farrugia! Along with one of my heroes of the drums and Order of Canada Terry Clarke! Join me on this special occasion as we explore the music of the Great American Songbook and more Adrean Farrugia - Piano Devin Patten - Bass Terry Ckarke - Drums $6.75 for Longslice brewery Loose Lips Vienna Lager, as well as…

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Dirtywood ft. Myk Freedman

February 22 /9:30 pm February 23 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Rebecca Hennessy Bandleader Rebecca Hennessy is a high-in demand trumpeter, composer and arranger in Toronto's rich music scene. She also leads Makeshift Island, co-leads for Hobson's Choice, Way North and Sweet Pea, is the musical director for Massey Hall's Annual Women's Blues Revue. She is also a regular band member in the Woodshed Orchestra, DRUMHAND, and Skeleton Crew, to name a few. As a composer, Rebecca's music has been featured as part of the Spectrum Music Series, on CBC radio…

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Brenden Varty’s Tessellate

February 24 /6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Brenden Varty Multi-instrumentalist Brenden Varty and his unique blend of contemporary and chamber music has been piercing the Toronto music scene in recent years. After many years of performance and musical study in and around his hometown, Brenden decided to continue his musical studies at Humber College (which he graduated from with highest honours is 2016), immersing himself in an environment that fosters both a jazz and contemporary-classical tradition. While at Humber, Brenden gained proficiency in many instruments, including, but…

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Lina Allemano Standards Quartet

February 24 /8:30 pm February 25 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Lina Allemano Lina Allemano is a Toronto based jazz trumpeter, improviser, and composer with an established and active career performing, recording and touring internationally. Her trumpet playing, compositions, and artistic vision have gained her recognition as being "adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward thinking, inventive, and sophisticated". As well as fronting her bands Lina Allemano Four, Titanium Riot (formerly Titanium Trio), and the improvising group "N", Lina is also a member of many other active creative groups. She appears on over 30…

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JCQ

February 25 /7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Harry Vetro Harry Vetro is a drummer and a versatile musician who's background knowledge extends beyond the drums. With more than 13 years of piano playing, Harry has extended his musical path into areas such as composition, arranging and recording/engineering. Harry is currently performing with numerous acts such as the "Switchbacks,‟ "Northern Standard Time Trio," "Madam I'm Adam," and leading the "Harry Vetro Quartet‟ which is the House band for The "Habits Jazz Jam." Harry has studied Drums with Barry…

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Patrick Smith Standards Band

February 25 /9:30 pm February 26 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Patrick Smith Saxophonist Patrick Smith has studied with such jazz icons as Ben Wendel, Mark Shim, Joel Frahm, Mike Murley, and Kelly Jefferson. He leads a number of his own groups including the Patrick Smith Quintet, SHDW CLN, Patrick Smith Standards Band, as well co-leading Urbania Octet and Smith/Steinwall Quartet. In addition to his own groups, Smith is an in demand freelance saxophonist who is a member of the international touring band My Son the Hurricane as well as many…

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Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin

February 27 /9:00 pm February 28 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Peter Boyd Peter Boyd has been a songwriter for over thirty years. Drawing on gospel and blues from Chicago all the way back to the Delta and re-invented upside-down-and-backwards, Peter's songs are a sepia-tinged glimpse into his messy, not-fully-developed soul where faith has as much a chance as folly to send you careening into the abyss. Peter's new CD 'Beulahland' is garnering great reviews, most recently a rave from Greg Quill in the Toronto Star - "stunning and powerful blues-rooted…

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March 2019

John Russon

March 1 /7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 7pm PWYC John Russon (guitar)

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Possible Tunes

March 1 /9:30 pm March 2 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 9:30pm PWYC Chris Banks (bass)

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Lounge Jazz Series Open Jam

March 6 /9:00 pm March 7 /12:00 am
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One event on March 6, 2019 at 9:00pm

Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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A bi-weekly open jam featuring a house band playing the slowest, loungiest jazz ever attempted. If theres a composition you've been meaning to try with a band, you'll have the opportunity to workshop it with us in the second set! Singer songwriters welcome, all skill levels. Free food for performers. Hope to see you there!

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John-Wayne Swingtet

March 7 /9:00 pm March 8 /12:00 am
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One event on March 7, 2019 at 9:00pm

Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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John-Wayne Swingtet The John-Wayne Swingtet is comprised of four members of the Toronto Gypsy Jazz scene. John Farrell (guitar) and Abbey Sholzberg are original members of Toronto's first Hot Club band, Club Django Toronto. Wayne Nakamura (guitar) is the host of Toronto's most established Gypsy Jazz jam, The Hot Club of Corktown. Alexander Tikhonov (clarinet) has received his designation as "Master of the Clarinet" back in his native Russia. Together these four play the music of Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian,…

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Harley Card

March 8 /7:00 pm March 9 /12:00 am
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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Harley Card Harley Card is a Toronto based guitarist, composer, and freelance musician. As a contributor to the creative music scene in Toronto for the past decade, Harley has played with many artists including; Richard Underhill, Alex Dean, Alex Samaras, William Carn, Michael Herring, Sarah Jerrom, Michael Davidson, Don Scott, David Virelles, Felicity Williams, Dave Clark, Carlie Howell, Jon Challoner, Colin Power, RJ Sachnanathan, Ian Sinclair, Kurt Neilson, Matt Newton, Dan Fortin, Ernesto Cervini, Ben Dietschi, Jesse Malone, Dan Gaucher,…

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The Emmet Ray hops it up with Jacques Russell Trio!

March 28 /9:30 pm 11:30 pm
Emmet Ray, 924 Collage Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1A4 Canada
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The Emmet Ray is one of the best whisky bars in the city. They feature a growing whisky list – over 230 bottles and counting, from all corners of the globe – and a great selection of 'real food' that elevates an environment already balanced with music and spirit. Like its namesake, this bar is about character not polish. The vibe is warm and unassuming, and on this night, the vibe will be hopping with the fun, eclectic sounds of…

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