Week of Events
A family-friendly day of creative and musical activities with fabulous artists to raise funds for earthquake relief in SE Turkey.
Come celebrate Spring with live roots music featuring toe tapping original and swing tunes by Kristin Lindell and Jesse Whiteley on keys. We'll do some familiar favourites by the Kinks and the Beatles as well as some swing tunes and originals from our new album River of Light. We'll be sharing Lilac, a song about […]
Tranzac Open House Date: Monday, May 1 Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Please join us for the Tranzac Open House! We are inviting community members to gather with Tranzac staff and the board of directors to meet, mingle, and share stories of the club. This is an opportunity outside of the Annual General Meeting to discuss […]
Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets on the international jazz scene, performing together for over 10 years. Based in Toronto, Canada, the creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while […]
Black Sails is a zine publication group focused on showcasing emerging Toronto writers by giving them a platform to share and publish their work. Beginning as a front-yard reading series on Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Black Sails has grown into hosting bi-monthly reading events and publishing monthly zines. Our Kitchen Party reading events are the heart […]
Thom Gill and Luka Kuplowsky head up a rotating crew of Toronto artists for eclectic and intimate tribute nights. Reimagining the songbooks of lumaniraries (Arthur Russell, Judee Sill, Roches, The McGarrigles) and local legends alike. Basic Categories: Singer-songwriter, Folk
Three short mostly-solo sets from local(ish) musicians to warm the room on an early May night. Bird City is Guelph-based legend Jenny Mitchell (Jenny Omnichord, The Barmitzvah Brothers), Norvaiza is the solo project of Toronto-based Todd Macdonald (Silver Pools, The Winks), and Man meets Bear is also based in Toronto. Originally intended as an album […]
Kurt Newman hosts an open and welcoming jam for players of bluegrass instruments (guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle). We play classic bluegrass repertoire at moderate tempos. PWYC to cover ongoing costs.
Jamzac encourages acoustic musicians of all levels to join in a song-based music circle. Participants take turns leading a song of their choice, with everyone else joining in. Solos can be requested. Songs tend to lean towards the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s but contemporary material is welcome.
In Barbara’s music you can hear echoes of jazz, folk, blues, barrel-house boogie and old-time-religion hymns. She writes story telling songs, offering up intimate portraits of people's lives played in the old blues style on a parlour guitar or upright piano. A singer songwriter and interpreter, Clela’s vibrant blend of folk and jazz creates the […]
The Co-Conspirators is a folk duo with emphasis on vocal harmonies. Often compared to Ian and Sylvia Tyson and The Weavers, they perform a mix of covers and originals: folk, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, country, blues, and general roots music. The Co-Conspirators perform at house concerts, folk societies, seniors and community centres, bars, and restaurants, and shall […]
SONG SCAPING The last of a four month residency at the Tranzac of workshops and performances by Andrea Kuzmich, intersecting traditional vocal polyphony, improvisation, and song. Like all past events, it starts with collective singing, where we'll teach some choruses of songs to have you join us in performance. Then a performance by Brenna MacCrimmon […]
Kyla Tilley (she/her) and Paul Cafcae (he/him), join forces to embark on a tour spanning 17 towns in 5 provinces of Eastern and Central Canada to promote their latest releases. This double-act program offers an eclectic mix of acoustic music influenced by a number of genres ranging from folk, to rockabilly, to prog rock and […]
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