Hump Day Blues Series At Jazz Bistro


Top Canadian Blues Artists

Every Wednesday, the Toronto Blues Society and Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St, just behind Yonge-Dundas Square) provide a home for blues lovers to enjoy an intimate date night or drinks after work. Don’t miss intimate shows by local favourites and some of the best Canadian touring artists.

For Dinner & Show reservations please call 416-363-5299. More Info | Jazz Bistro 


Sue Foley | July 27 @ 8:00 pm

Sue Foley is a multi-award winning musician and of the one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her early childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father’s guitar and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone’s—the esteemed blues record label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Foley’s first release, Young Girl Blues, quickly rooted her unique talents as a proficient blues guitarist/singer/songwriter and launched her out on the road—working and sharing the stage with greats such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker and Tom Petty. In 2001, she won the prestigious Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) for her CD, Love Coming Down. Foley also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards (seventeen) and has earned three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.

Foley is an accomplished and award winning songwriter. Her music has been featured in the major motion picture You Can Count On Me and she also contributed the theme song, “Two Trains,” for the internationally syndicated television series Just Cause. She has been featured numerous times in major print publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The National Post, Downbeat and Mojo Magazine, and has performed and been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows: House Of Blues, Sirius-XM’s BB King’s Bluesville, CBC’s Saturday Night Blues, NPR’s Mountainstage, West Coast Live, Kentucky Woodsongs and Beale Street Caravan.

In 2001 Foley started a project called Guitar Woman based around dozens of interviews she conducted with the world’s leading female guitarists. For eight years she wrote articles, organized and promoted concerts, and worked on a book—fueling her passion for gender studies in music and her desire to bring the work of great women guitar players to light. The Guitar Woman project entered a period of dormancy from 2009-2015 while Foley pursued several musical collaborations and returned to university to get her graduate’s degree.

When she’s not recording or performing internationally, Foley is a Professor of Music. Her specialty is teaching courses related to the roots of American music, creativity, musician entrepreneurship, and empowering women musicians. In her spare time, she studies the cello, reads voraciously, continues to work on Guitar Woman and is planning on pursuing her PhD.

Reserve Now


July 8, 2015 – Tyler Yarema
July 15, 2015 – Paul James
July 22, 2015 – Danny Marks
July 29, 2015 – Suzie Vinnick
Aug 5, 2015 – David Gogo
Aug 12, 2015 – David Vest
Aug 19, 2015 –  Anderson / Sloski
Aug 26, 2015 –  Carlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill
Sept 2, 2015 –  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Sept 9, 2015 –  Brooke and Duane Blackburn
Sept 16, 2015 – Jack de Keyzer
Sept 23, 2015 – Harrison Kennedy
Sept 30, 2015 – Sugar Brown
Oct 7, 2015 – Morgan Davis
Oct 14, 2015 – David Owen & Jenie Thai
Oct 21, 2015 – Ken Whiteley
Oct 28, 2015 – Andria Simone
Nov 4, 2015 – Michael Pickett
Nov 11, 2015  Scott “Professor Piano” Cushnie
Nov 18, 2015 – Shakura S’Aida
Nov 25, 2015 – The 24th Street Wailers
Dec 3, 2015 – Michael Schatte
Jan 13, 2016 – The 24th Street Wailers
Jan 20, 2016 – Sugar Brown
Jan 27, 2016 – Paul Reddic
Feb 3, 2016 – Conor Gains
Feb 10, 2016 – Danny Marks
Feb 17, 2016 – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar
Feb 24, 2016 – Andria Simone
March 2, 2016 – Al Lerman with special guest John Mays
March 9, 2016 – Kevin Breit
March 16, 2016 – TBS “Fresh Baked Blues” CD Release Party with Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils
March 23, 2016 – Jake Chisholm CD Release Party
March 30, 2016 – Michael Jerome Browne
April 27, 2016 – Chuck Jackson & Tyler Yarema
May 25, 2016 – Carlos del Junco