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The Toronto Blues Society’s yearly programming includes the annual Women’s Blues Revue, Maple Blues Awards, Hump Day Blues Series, TBS Talent Search, the biennial Blues Summit blues conference, and many other workshops and collaborative events.

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Skills Development Workshop | Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success

April Sundays, 4, 11, 18 & 25

Online (Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society is offering online (Zoom) & free workshop series, “Grants, Gigs & Getting It Done: Keys To Success”, on April Sundays (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) at 2pm EST, hosted by Rudi Quammie Williams (arts, culture, creative and business sector professional, Principal Consultant at The Wise Sage).

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Harrison Kennedy

Thursday, April 1

Online (TBS Facebook Page & Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series continues on Thursday, April 1st at 8pm EST with Harrison Kennedy! The Blues legend will be joined in conversation with 2021 Juno nominee Julian Taylor.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Cindy McLeod

Thursday, March 18

Online (TBS Facebook Page & Zoom)

Money Matters: Managing Your Finances & Bookkeeping for Musicians

Sunday, January 17

Online (TBS Facebook Page & Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society presents Money Matters: Managing Your Finances & Bookkeeping for Musicians on Sunday, January 17 between 2pm-3pm EST! The free online event will cover a variety of strategies to help musicians, industry professionals, and music supporters to help manage their finances.

Sugar Brown in Conversation with Adam Gussow on “Whose Blues?”

Saturday, November 14

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Gussow and Kawashima will virtually get together on Saturday, November 14th at 5pm EST to discuss the blues for the new millennium around the newly published book.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Elaine Bomberry

Friday, October 23

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society continues to celebrate 25 years of Rez Blues, highlighting the best Indigenous Blues talent Canada has to offer. The Pioneer Profile Series returns with longtime Rez Blues producer Elaine Bomberry, in conversation with TBS co-founder Derek Andrews.

Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop

Monday, October 19

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society presents Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop on Monday, October 19 between 7pm-8:30pm! The free online event will cover a variety of strategies to help musicians, industry professionals, and music supporters to help manage their mental health during the time of COVID-19.

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates 25 Years of Rez Bluez

September 25 - November 20

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society is celebrating 25 years of Rez Bluez with a new pre-recorded live stream series taking place Friday nights at 8pm ET from September 25th throughout the fall. The events will air for free from Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Six Nations and Toronto on the TBS Facebook page.

TBS Harmonica Workshop with Sugar Brown

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Online

The Toronto Blues Society’s virtual workshop series is back with a Harmonica Workshop this month! The workshop is hosted by guitarist & harmonica player Sugar Brown aka Ken Kawashima. Harmonica masters joining Sugar Brown at the workshop are Bharath Rajakumar, Dave Mowat, and Ken Yoshioka!

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Bobby Dean Blackburn

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Online

The Toronto Blues Society is proud to launch a new series which will include special live interviews with some Blues pioneers. The Blackburn father & son is interviewed by music journalist Nicholas (Nick) Jennings on August 27th.

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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.

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