Joe Curtis

Joe Curtis

Gordon Lightfoot’s much anticipated 2005 Massey Hall Spring Concert Series in Toronto, Ontario, Canada started on Wed. May 18th, and ran for four successful evenings of music and mirth. This annual event is hosted by Toronto’s ‘Old Lady of Yonge St.’ -- the much revered Massey Hall. Canada’s singer/songwriter/folk music hero, Gordon Lightfoot, is as much respected and appreciated, as ‘the old Hall’ is herself! Lightfoot’s songs capture the spirit of Canada and its identity

Blues guitarist prodigy Jimmy Bowskill guest-hosted the recent Thursday Special Guest Night at Healey’s in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 10th, 2005. Bowskill as many already know, is an amazingly gifted blues guitar player and vocalist .. who’s only 14 years old; but who plays guitar and sings the blues as good as many artists decades older with years more performing experience behind them. His voice has dropped an octave in the little more than two years since he w
The Orbit Room in Toronto, Ontario -- known for its high caliber of funk, R&B and blues -- came up with a stellar all-star cast of musicians on Tuesday, May 25, 2004. Guitarist Domenic Troiano (hailed as one of the very best to come out of the Toronto Sound music explosion of the mid-‘60s in Canada), along with the other awesome players this night, created a true, modern-day musical masterpieces, in two mind-boggling 90-minute sets that e
Julian Fauth & Chain Gang are the full band version of the great solo and duo shows that Fauth and fellow bluesman/harp player Wayne Charles perform for audiences far and wide. Fauth is a Maple Blues-nominated piano player who’s equally adept on 6-string guitar in the Robert Johnson school of authentic roots blues. Charles, his harp playing sidekick of several years, along with Fauth put on a blues show reminiscent of duos from the ‘20s in the U.S. deep
The Second Annual Kid Bastien Forever New Orleans Jazz Party, was celebrated in a big way at Toronto’s Grossman’s Tavern,, for two thoroughly musical days and nights, Fri. and Sat. Feb. 5-6, 2005, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In a fun way, it kept the memory alive of trumpet player extraordinaire, Kid Bastien, whose upbeat jazz band the Happy Pals, played the weekly Saturday jazz matinee at Grossman’s to

Promoter/Artist Joe ‘Special Agent’ Brett presents a fundraiser to benefit Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund, this coming Saturday night, March 15th at Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse in Toronto.

The cover charge for this show will be $15 at the door.

It should be noted that this show is NOT the Jeff Healey Memorial Tribute Concert that Healey’s manager/talent buyer Randy Charlton says will be happening sometime t

The 9th Annual Southside Shuffle this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 & 9 in Port Credit, Ontario, has some of the most amazing talent playing on various stages outdoors and indoors, and in blues and jazz clubs along Lakeshore Rd. It's brought to us courtesy of Shuffle founder Chuck Jackson (lead vocalist/blues harp player in the Downchild Blues Band).

Here’s the link to all the Ma

This year marks the 9th Annual Southside Shuffle Blues Festival in Port Credit, Ontario. This is also the first time blues guitar great Buddy Guy and his band appear at The Shuffle.

The Buddy Guy Blues Band will be appearing on the Main Stage outdoors at 10 p.m. this coming Saturday night, September 8th. This promises to be an outstanding show, since Buddy and his fine band, have consistently delivered up ‘<

There's a great new jazz radio station on the internet, appropriately called ‘Martini In The Morning', and originates from the Standard Radio Corporation in Sherman Oaks, CA. MITM is the musical creation of Brad 'Martini' Chambers, whose background in the music biz is decades long and extremely impressive -- as a short read of his bio on the website will quickly reveal.

MITM features lots of old t

Keyboard player/vocalist Martin Alex Aucoin, is releasing his debut CD, called So Far, on Tuesday, June 19th at 8 p.m. at jazz/blues nightclub The Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen St. East in Toronto, ON. This CD will also be Aucoin’s debut as lead vocalist.

According to Aucoin, "This is a jazz/blues kind of thing, with all original material."

Aucoin plays keys on all tracks, and sings lead vocals on all but two, which are instrumentals.