Blues Summit Testimonials

  • “Great job!! My favourite summit yet!!” David Gogo, Musician, 2x Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year
  • “Thank you for the incredible weekend and the opportunity to share my love and passion for the blues with some fantastic people!” – Cindy McLeod, Artistic Director, Calgary Blues Festival
  • “…This was my first time, and let me say you guys really know how to throw a blues party/summit…I was amazed with everything you and your team pulled off without a hitch. I will be submitting for 2017 to bring my combo to showcase what it is I have on the go! Great job to you and all of your team, outstanding!” Harpdog Brown, Musician, 2014 Maple Blues Award Harmonica Player of the Year
  • “The blues is alive and well in Canada. I was so impressed with all the great acts this weekend. Thanks again [Toronto Blues Society] for such awesome blues events.” Brandon Isaak, Artistic Director, Klondike Blues and Roots Festival, 2014 Maple Blues Acoustic Artist of the Year
  • “Congratulations [Toronto Blues Society]! The weekend was a resounding success. Too many highlights to list. Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and board members.” Lily Sazz, Musician
  • “BIGGEST thank-you to Derek Andrews and the outstanding TO Blues Society gang for inviting me into your community last weekend. The Blues Summit/Maples Blues Awards were a BLAST and I am so incredibly humbled to have experienced it and [hung] with the finest of blues cats and lovers. Big love and appreciation!!” – Jenie Thai Nolan, Musician
  • “It was at the Blues Summit that Bruce Wheeler (Heritage Music Blues Fest, West Virginia) saw us and right after the show he just came up, shook my hand and said “I’m hiring you.””Jerome Godboo, Musician
  • “Blues Summit…does have a really important effect on the Blues scene nationally and internationally.”Richard Flohil, Publicist, Promoter
  • “It’s a fantastic way to network within the industry, people from not just Canada but from Europe.” Lucie Dufault, TBS Board of Directors, Sarah French Publicity
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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.