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Where It’s At! – Nov 24, 2011

Published December 2, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Saturday Night!
Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting
Gladstone Series: Doc MacLean – Thurs Dec 1
Maple Blues Awards
Become a TBS Member Today
Concert Notes

25th Annual Women’s Blues Revue – Saturday Night!

Get your tickets now to the 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26! Hosted once again by CBC host Shelagh Rogers, the featured artists are: Kat Danser, Ada Lee, Emma-Lee, Treasa Levasseur, Shakura S’Aida, and Suzie Vinnick!Shelagh Rogers has just announced that this will sadly be her last year hosting the Women’s Blues Revue.

The band will feature musical director Donna Grantis (guitar), Lily Sazz (keyboards), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet).

The new Barbara Klunder designed 25th Anniversary T-shirt will be available for sale downstairs before the show, at intermission and after the show, along with artist and band merchandise sold by Toronto Blues Society volunteers.

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, call the TBS office to get the member presale / discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://www.masseyhall.com/eventdetail?eventId=945

http://www.katdanser.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lee, http://www.emma-lee.com/, http://www.treasalevasseur.com/, http://www.shakurasaida.com/, http://www.suzievinnick.com/

Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party and Annual General Meeting

This year’s Toronto Blues Society Christmas Party will take place at The Delta Chelsea Hotel Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 10 at 9pm, and will feature a performance by Maple Blues Award winner Robin Banks (pictured)! Your emcee for the evening will be Johnny Max!The Annual General Meeting will take place at 7pm on the 27th floor of The Delta Chelsea Hotel. All members are encouraged to attend.

Gladstone Series: Doc MacLean – Thurs Dec 1

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in blues talent the first Thursday of each month at the recently renovated Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. Performances are free to the public and begin at 9pm. Don’t miss a rare Toronto appearance by Doc MacLean (pictured) during his impressive 50+ date tour on Thursday December 1http://www.gladstonehotel.com

Maple Blues Awards

Do you have your tickets yet? In addition to this year’s hosts Treasa Levasseur and Shakura S’Aida, the performers at the 15th annual Maple Blues Awards are Rita Chiarelli, Fathead, Bill Johnson, MonkeyJunk (pictured), and Joe Murphy all backed by The Maple Blues Band! Stick around after the show for a high energy after party with The 24th Street Wailers in the lobby!

The national awards show takes place at beautiful Koerner Hall on January 16th, 2012.

The Maple Blues Band features musical director Gary Kendall (Bass), Tom Bona (Drums), Michael Fonfara (Keys), Teddy Leonard (Guitar), Chris Whiteley (Trumpet, Harmonica, Guitar), Al Lerman (Harmonica, Tenor Sax), Pat Carey (Tenor Sax), and Chris Murphy (Baritone Sax).

Voting is now open, closing Saturday December 10 at midnight PST, so get your votes in today! For more information on voting, visit http://torontobluessociety.com/2011-maple-blues-awards-nominees/

Tickets are on sale now! If you are a Charter Member in good standing, please call the TBS office to obtain the special discount code. If you are not a member, purchase tickets at http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/toronto-blues-society-maple-blues-awards

Become a TBS Member Today

Enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to TBS events. Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Check out a complimentary online version of the November issue here. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options:

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $50/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $70/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19.

INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $35/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter sent in fourth class mail

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

Contact the TBS office today!

Concert Notes

JW-Jones – Living Arts Centre – Nov 24  |  25th Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue featuring Shakura S’Aida (pictured) and more – Massey Hall – Nov 26  |  John Mayall w/David Rotundo & Julian Fauth – Victoria Hall – Nov 27  |  John Mayall w/Julian Fauth – Market Hall – Nov 28  |  John Mayall – Rose Theatre – Nov 29  |  John Mayall w/Harrison Kennedy – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Dec 1  |  Doc MacLean – Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar – Dec 1  |  Leon Redbone w/Paul Asaro – Hugh’s Room – Dec 2  |  Sam Turton CD Release – Moonshine Café – Dec 3  |  Johnny Sansone CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Dec 10  |  catl, The Speaking Tongues, Bradleyboy MacArthur – Silver Dollar Room – Dec 10  |  Have a Bluesy Christmas – Hugh’s Room – Dec 19/20  |  Steve Payne Fundraiser – The Music Hall Lounge – Dec 22  |  Suzie Vinnick – Hugh’s Room – Dec 30  |  15th Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 16  |  Mavis Staples – Brock University Centre for the Arts – Jan 25 |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Jan 29  |  Sweet Honey in the Rock – Koerner Hall – Feb 10  |  Brandi Disterheft – Glenn Gould Studio – Feb 21  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 13  |  Colin James – Massey Hall – April 20  |  Kellylee Evans – Glenn Gould Studio – April 27  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – June 2

 

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