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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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Talkin’ Blues: Diving Into Mako Funasaka Archives: Morgan Davis, Duane Blackburn & Terrance Simien

Sunday, June 27, 2021

TBS Facebook & YouTube

Mako Funasaka Archives resumes this month! Looking back at important blues moments, performances, and milestones, our second episode will air on Sunday, June 27th at 4pm EDT both on TBS YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Pura Fé

Thursday, June 24

Online (TBS Facebook Page & Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series continues on Thursday, June 24th at 8pm EDT with Indigenous artist & activist Pura Fé joined by interviewer Diane Keye-Kohoko for an intimate conversation.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Jay Douglas

Thursday, May 6

Online (TBS Facebook Page & Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society’s Pioneer Profile Series continues on Thursday, May 6th at 8pm ET with Jay Douglas! The local legend will be joined in conversation with renown music interviewer Rudy Blair.

Live Streaming Bootcamp with Guillermo Subauste

May Tuesdays, 4, 11, 18 & 25

Online (Zoom)

Toronto Blues Society will continue to its online (Zoom) & free workshop series, with a Live Streaming Bootcamp with Guillermo Subauste, on May Tuesdays (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) between 1pm – 3pm ET. The last hour being reserved for Q&A.

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.

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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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