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Where It’s At – November 4, 2010

Published December 24, 2010 in Where It's At

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Alejandra Ribera Alejandra Ribera

Women’s Blues Revue 

The 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue takes place Saturday November 27 at Massey Hall. Member discount details are available by contacting the office. The singers this year are Kellylee Evans, Alana Bridgewater, Little Miss Higgins, Robin Banks, Rita Chiarelli and Alejandra Ribera (pictured)! This year, the band will be led by musical director Donna Grantis (guitar), and features Brandi Disterheft (bass), Lindsay Beaver (drums), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), Carrie Chesnutt (sax) and Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet). Hosted once again by CBC Radio personality and blues lover Shelagh Rogers! Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting 



Diana & Chris Diana & Chris

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues / Free Admission 

The Toronto Blues Society will be presenting the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There will be no cover charge and each performance will begin at 8pm. Upcoming performances include: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (Nov 4, pictured), and Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2). 


Maple Blues Awards Logo

Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards will take place on Monday January 17th, 2011 at Koerner Hall. The award show recognizes the best national blues musicians who have made an impact over the last year. There will be performances in addition to the house band, The Maple Blues Band. Tickets are onsale now at the Koerner Hall box office: or (416)408-0208

Voting is now open for the Maple Blues Awards! Cast your vote at Voting closes December 12.


James Cotton & Matt Guitar Murphy


Rose Theatre Blues Discount

The Rose Theatre in Brampton is presenting a Blues Series featuring James Cotton w/Matt “Guitar” Murphy (Dec 7). Please contact the TBS office for the discount code exclusive to Toronto Blues Society members (416)538-3885/ –


Harrison Kennedy

Concert Notes

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – November 4 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Melissa Laveaux – The Trane – November 7  |  Leon Redbone – November 7 & 8 – Hugh’s Room  |  Tinsley Ellis – November 11 – Peter’s Players  |  BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama  |  Women’s Blues Revue – November 27 – Massey Hall  |  Harrison Kennedy (pictured) – December 2 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band w/Bnois King – December 2 – El Mocambo  |  Steve Strongman, Robin Banks & Chuck Jackson – December 3 – Woodbine Banquet & Convention Hall  |  James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton  |  TBS Christmas Party – December 11 – TBC  |  Bobby Dean Blackburn CD Release – Orbit Room – December 12  |  Blues Summit Five – January 15-17 – Delta Chelsea Hotel  |  Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall  |  John Hammond – February 18 & 19 – Hugh’s Room


Call for Artist Submissions to Showcase at Blues Summit Five

To submit an application to showcase The Blues Summit Five happening at the Delta Chelsea Hotel Jan 15-17, please go to or send a CD with a one page bio sheet, photo and $10 handling fee. Performances take place at the Market Garden Cafe and Monarchs Lounge on January 15 and 16 and will be attended by festival artistic directors and delegates from across the Canada and around the blues world.

Just announced!  Direct from Washington DC, XM Radio broadcaster Bill Wax will be the Blues Summit Five keynote speaker, proprietor of Low-Fi’s Bar and Pool Hall in the heart of B.B. King’s Bluesville.  


Become a Member of the Toronto Blues Society!

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

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $45/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.  

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $65/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 – $30/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter

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

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See you at the shows! 

Jordan Safer
Toronto Blues Society
Office Manager / Event Coordinator

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