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Laneway Presents Alex Pangman

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday, October 8th 2021 we welcome Jazz Songstress Alex Pangman under The Canopy

Tickets available. Reservations Required. Book now at CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com Presented by Laneway Distillers Alex Pangman is Canada's Sweetheart of Swing. The JUNO nominated jazz singer has breathed new life into the sturdy songs of the classic jazz era. She has played small jazz clubs, & large concert halls alike across North America including Koerner Hall, Massey Hall & the world famous Montreal International Jazz Festival. She has opened for Willie Nelson, Bob Newhart & collaborated with John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, & Ron Sexsmith. Her education in jazz starts with the shellac records of Louis Armstrong, & she soon found herself under the mentorship of Jeff Healey. In her sound, one can hear Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, & Ruth Etting but Alex's zesty delivery, that crisp clear voice is unequivocally her own. She's not old fashioned, she is timeless, finding her territory somewhere between New Orleans & Paris. Pangman is not solely a singer; carefully choosing her own repertoire, composing original material, assembling her backing band & co-producing all of her recent recorded output for Quebec's prestigious ‘Justin Time Records’. Rather than some casual throwback, Pangman delivers a unique, reinterpretation of a timeless era, giving the music relevance in today's world. From sultry to heartbreak, sorrow to celebration, & an emotional depth that she has earned through her past struggle with Cystic Fibrosis, & subsequent double lung transplants. She is now an advocate for organ transplantation in Canada. Her most recent recording "Hot 3"explores the popular songs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s and was recorded live off the floor to 78 in New Orleans, LA.

Featuring Alex Pangman – Vocals Drew Jureka – Violin Nathan Hiltz – Guitar

Laneway Presents Mike Nagoda

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday October 1st we welcome Singer/Double-Slide guitarist Mike Nagoda under The Canopy.

Tickets available now. Reservations Required. To book now, send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com Presented by Laneway Distillers

Mike Nagoda carries one of the most unique guitar techniques in the world. His double slide approach to the guitar leaves audiences with their jaws on the floor. He is the protégé of the late Ontario blues legend Brian Cober, & carries the torch that was passed on to him. The approach was a revelation for Nagoda, as his cerebral palsy made conventional guitar playing near impossible. Mike’s playing is accompanied by driving rhythms, & his smooth vocals. His originals resonate with themes of queer rebellion, resilience & queer love. The pandemic has not slowed Nagoda down. He has built a consistent following on his online stream, is set to release his second studio album “Outside The Box” featuring Juno winning producer Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie) & he is the winner of the 2020 Toronto Blues Talent Search.

Photo Credit: Bill King

Bee Boyzz Present Irene Torres

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday Sept. 24th we welcome singer/frontwoman Irene Torres under The Canopy.

Tickets available now. Reservations required. Book now at CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com

Presented by Bee Boyzz Honey

Irene Torres is a singer & frontwoman who has made her mark across genres. She dazzled in flamenco fusion ensemble Santeria, & unleashed primal power in touring blues band Irene Torres & The SugarDevils. The Peruvian born artist is also a pilar of Jayms Bee’s ‘Tiki Collective’ appearing on their 2018 album “Muse”. She toured internationally with Afro-Cuban sensation ‘Battle of Santiago” & is featured on Lou Poumanti’s upcoming record “Lou and Friends”. She can also be heard alongside Carol Pope & Lee Aaron on “Jaymz Bee Presents: Music For Secret Agents” (VMI) Torres has been hard at work during the pandemic, putting the final touches on her first solo record. The Spanish speaking album features producer/guitarist Eric St. Laurent, percussionist Mario Rivas Rosas, & co-writes with Jeronimo Acuña, Matias Recharte & Guillermo Sabauste. (2022 Release) A style all her own, her music resonates with themes of power, survival & a globally musical journey.

Featuring Irene Torres – Vocals Eric St-Laurent – Guitar Matias Recharte – Bass, Cajon & Vocals Mario Rivas Rosas – Cajon, Castanets & Vocals

Darcy Windover Live Under The Canopy

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Sunday, September 12th 2021, we welcome singer/songwriter Darcy Windover under The Canopy.

Tickets now available. Reservations required. To book now, send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com

There is something dazzling about the music of Darcy Windover. Standing at the crossroads of americana, roots-rock, folk, & country, the Toronto-based singer/songwriter is a rare breed of musician. One who makes richly crafted songs scan effortless at a distance, & captively at a close-up. Windover's two solo albums, Stones Bleed Honey (2015) & Cope (2019), reflect those styles. They ring personal but universal. He has opened for Kiefer Sutherland & shared the stage with Finger Eleven, David Usher, and the Tragically Hip, & toured internationally. Complimenting the creative, Windover is also a technical genius, building some of the best guitars & amplifiers to come out of Ontario with the Windover brand seen in the hands of players across the world.

Reid Zoé Live Under The Canopy

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday, September 3rd we welcome singer/songwriter Reid Zoé! Tickets now available. Reservations required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Reid Zoé is a small town singer/songwriter from Whitevale, ON. Her songs are rich with the imagery of the natural world, & the female experience, with melodies that serve her vivid story telling. Her experiences as a child running barefoot through rural Ontario grew into a life of activism to protect the wild spaces she learned to love. Reid is now a passionate volunteer for ‘Land Over Landings’. She also operates an ecological restoration business called sustainable roots. She cut her teeth in music playing festivals, open mics & has since performed on some of Toronto’s most iconic stages including Mod Club, Budweiser Stage, The Cameron House, River Bar & The Painted Lady. She is 1/3 of folk trio ‘Sleeping Bees’ which released their debut album in 2020. She also released her first solo album ‘She My Skin’ in spring of 2021

Heather Luckhart Live Under The Canopy

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Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Sunday August 29th we welcome blues singer Heather Luckhart!

Tickets available now. Reservation required. Book now at CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com

Heather Luckhart is a long standing pillar of the Toronto Blues & Jazz scene. Her music has reached international audiences across Canada, the U.S. & Mexico. She has hosted some of the most popular open stages in the city, and is a founding member of Jazz: Toronto, an online concert series born out of the pandemic. She has also continued to reach her audience through her “Off The Wall” online series. She has also been the recipient of a Toronto Arts Council grant, & with it is releasing a new album ‘Make It Through’, due Fall 2021. Her singing & songwriting showcases a blend of strength, vulnerability, & tenacity.

Aysanabee Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Saturday, August 14th we welcome Aysanabee to Canopy Music Theatre Tickets now available. Reservations required. Reserve now at CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com

Aysanabee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer songwriter currently based in Toronto.

He recently signed a record deal with Ishkode, one of the first Indigenous-owned and operated labels in Canada.

He was featured in the Indigenous Music Awards Emerging Artists Series(IMAs) and was in the running for the IMA’s music video competition for his song “The Dawn” and later featured in a documentary series for this year’s International Indigenous Music Summit.

Aysanabee released two singles earlier this year and is currently working on his debut album.

His sound ranges from folk songs backed up by tap-percussive guitar playing to alt-rock and soul.

Kunle Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Sunday August 8th we welcome contemporary roots singer/songwriter Kunle. Tickets available now. Reservations required. Book a table now at: CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com

Hailing from Nigeria and Ghana, Kunle weaves flavors of West Africa , using many traditional proverbs, riddles, & incorporating the Yoruba language. Hi guitar style features string tapping, finger picking techniques, & also Mediterranean guitar techniques. His songs ring with positivity, with messages of peace & unity. He is also Penta-lingual, speaking Yoruba, Okun, German, Pidgin, & English, and has a degree in Marine Engineering from the Federal College of Fisheries & Marine Technology in Lagos.. He has been featured by CBC: Music (Link Below) for his work with The Christie Refugee Welcome Centre, where he teaches music to refugee children who have newly arrived in Canada. He has also toured internationally across North America, Europe & Africa. Kunle is sponsored by Stonebridge Guitars & Furch Guitars.

Marcus Walker Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday July 30th 2021 we welcome Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Marcus Walker.

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Marcus Walker has played across Toronto, Canada, Europe, and throughout the Caribbean. He is beloved in the Toronto music scene, bringing a bright warmth with him to every show. His originals are rooted in the language of the 70s & 80s, giving his originals a reminiscent first listen.

He has recorded multiple albums with Toronto bands including Alabaster Tushi, The Brothers Deluxe, Adam's Rib, as well as releasing material under his own name. He is a regular collaborator with Drummer/Producer Tony Rabalao (Joy Drop, Sade), and also produces his own material. He has played the TD Jazz Festival, The "Live From The Hub" outdoor music series, Kenzington Markets Pedestrian Sundays, The Roncy Rocks Music Festival, & has run some of the most popular open stages in Toronto. Marcus hasn't slowed down through out the pandemic either, and can be seen playing several times a week throughout Toronto. He is currently putting the final touches on his next studio album “Fare Well”.

Aiko Tomi Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday July 23rd 2021 we welcome singer/songwriter/pianist Aiko Tomi to Canopy Music Theatre!

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Aiko Tomi is a singer songwriter who lives somewhere between Lady Gaga & Bo Burnham. She sets a pace on stage that captures the audience, & taking them on a journey through a synth enriched world of modern life, materialism, with a youthful curiosity. Her songwriting is deep, and resonates, shying away from no honest truth. Her Instagram, @AikoTomic, very much a companion to her sound, further showing Aiko Tomi came to us from another world, maybe to save us all. Or maybe, to do a flying jump-kick.

Claire Davis Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Saturday, July 17th 2021, we welcome soul singer/songwriter Clair Davis!

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Claire Davis’ voice has been ringing out in clubs & concert halls all across Toronto for well over a decade. Her chops come from a deep understanding of the greats. Martha Reeves. Sharon Jones. Amy Winehouse. She has learned from the example of those before her and is quickly proving to be a soul Queen in the making. She cut her teeth as the front-woman for funk band Yuka, and has just released her first solo EP. Her latest single “Thrive” made it’s premier on CBC Music’s Strombo Show just the passed Sunday. People. Claire Davis is real talent, about to take off. This is a show you’re going to want to see.

Featuring Claire Davis – Vocals Scott McCannell – Bass Heather Crawford – Guitar Chino de Villa - Drums

Mimi Obonsawin Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

Friday July 9th we welcome Mimi O'Bonsawin under The Canopy for a solo acoustic show.

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Mimi O'Bonsawin is an award winning , roots songstress. Although based in Toronto, you can find Mimi out on the road bringing songs and stories to diverse audiences all over this country & abroad. Her songs are heavily influenced by her French Canadian and Abenakis roots & flow through a center of love and creativity. Her compositions are nurtured by the beauty of her home landscape, Northeastern Ontario & her performances honest & raw.

Oliberte Boots Presents Ori Dagan

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Saturday, July 3rd 2021, we welcome The Ori Dagan Jazz Trio!

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Ori Dagan is a Toronto’s crooner. He has proven to be a force of nature that can’t be stopped in the face of a global pandemic. He is a singer, bandleader producer, songwriter who knows the story of Jazz. He learned it through the vinyl records of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, & Anita O’Day. He has toured North America, Asia, & Africa & has helmed some of the longest running jams & residencies in Toronto. He has found a voice all his own through hours on stage with some of Toronto's finest jazz musicians. His socially distanced balcony series at The Senator has already received national attention from CBC television, & his isolation live streams have been reaching thousands of people across the world. Infectiously positive, seemingly unstoppable, & forever innovating, Ori Dagan is quickly becoming the north star of the Toronto jazz scene.

Sean Pinchin Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday, June 25th we blues slide guitarist Sean Pinchin under The Canopy

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Sean Pinchin is a gun slinger of a guitarist. A virtuoso of slide guitar, and it’s deep connection to the blues. His textured vocals moaning from beneath his striking red beard ringing honestly. His cred in the Canadian blues sing has been earned in countless hours on countless stages of every nature, and led to a Juno nomination for his album “Monkey Brain”. His new album “Bad Things” sees Pinchin team up with producer Rob Szabo, and leads the way with over driven guitars that find their home deep in the bayou.

Lucas Stagg Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Sunday, June 20th we ring in the 2021 season with Junction troubadour Lucas Stagg! Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Lucas Stagg returns June 20th at 8:00pm to once again open latest season of Canopy Music Theatre, Toronto's newest music venue. Stagg is the Junction troubadour, a mainstay of the Toronto scene known for his stellar songwriting & honest vocal delivery, backed by soothing fingers on an old Gibson acoustic, & intertwined with sugar sweet harmonica melodies. His latest album “Here We Go!” (Busted Flat Records) sees Lucas team with bassist Danny Alac & Blue Rodeo drummer Cleave Anderson in what is a sonic adventure that shoots from the hip and speaks from the heart.

Yorkville Presents Josh Piche Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This weekend is a special show, as we will be welcoming Josh Piche & his band under The Canopy! Tickets now available. Reservations required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now! Subject: Tickets Featuring Josh Piche - Guitar & Vocals Mike Ferfolia - Bass & Vocals Mitch Lewis - Guitar & Lapsteel Miles Gibbons - Drums Josh Piché is a Toronto based singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer. He was born and raised in Winnipeg, where he learned from some of the city's best musicians & earned a B.A. in Jazz Performance from Brandon University School Of Music. Piché has written, recorded, & performed with many groups including Irene Torres & The SugarDevils, The Julian Taylor Band, Nicole Rayy, Ike Stubblefield, blues guitar legend Pat Rush, & recently performed with Brett Kissel on the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards. Josh Piché recent EP has garnered play on CBC Radio & beyond, featuring Steve Pelletier on bass (Colin James, Jarvis Church, Matt Anderson) Don Pham on drums (Jarvis Church, Jacksoul) Eddy Ruyter on Keys (Shawn Mendes) guitar session master Mitcch Lewis (Prof. Piano, Chuck Jackson, Raffi), blues legend Pat Rush (Jeff Healey, Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers), and guest singers Mike Ferfolia & Irene Torres. As a dedicated member of Toronto’s live music community, Josh is also a founding member of Canopy Music Theatre, an open air, socially distanced venue in Toronto for musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic

Ben D'Cunha Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

This Friday October 16th 2020 we welcome Crooner/Pianist Ben D'Cunha to Canopy Music Theatre!

Tickets Now Available. Reservations Required. Send to CanopyMusicTheatre@gmail.com to book now!

Ben D'Cunha is one of Toronto's smoothest jazz singers. A native to the city, Ben built his chops on classical piano, but his true love was always jazz. He started singing after hearing Ella Fitzgerald’s stunning rendition of “How High The Moon” & never looked back. His originals have a new familiarity, rooted in the great American songbook’s greatest contributors, including Cole Porter & George Gerswin. His piano playing has the finesse of Diana Krall while his voice tells a story reminiscent of a Harry Connick Jr. New Orleans night out.

Ben graduated from the prestigious Humber Jazz Program. He has lead several ensembles including Fair Trade Jazz Ensemble, St. Michael’s Choir, & The Ben D’Cunha Quintet He has played the Toronto Jazz Festival, The St. Clair Music Festival, & has toured North America. His new album "This Is Autumn To Me", takes listeners on a journey, through leaf covered cobblestone streets on a brisk October afternoon, and has garnered him the title of “Mr. Autumn”

D’Cunha has been busy through the pandemic, reaching thousands across the globe with his livestream “Morning Jazz with Ben D’Cunha”, which he streamed daily for 24 weeks straight.. He has also been composing over the pandemic, & is preparing to head into the studio for his next album.

Graham Ko Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

Graham Ko is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist who has quickly made a name for himself in the Toronto soul/rock scene. He originally got into entertainment as a child actor of the stage a screen, & was inspired to pursue music after receiving high praise from Canada's own Jann Arden. He studied at the alter of Canadian guitar god & hitmaker Rick Emmett (Triumph), and has performed on stage with Mike Stern, The New York Voices, & Matt Burnett. He has played major music festivals including Hamilton's Victoria Day Music Fest, Ossfest, TD's 'Song Of The Summer' festival, & Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. He has toured Canada, the U.S, & Japan and has released his 3rd album, "Outside Looking In". “Graham has an amazingly versatile voice, from funky to country to bluesy to mainstream, smooth as you please.” – Rik Emmett, Lead Singer/Guitarist of Triumph "Great songs, great singing, great guitar playing, & great band. I left feeling like there’s hope for music again.” – guitar legend Pat Rush (Allman Brothers band, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healey, Michael Bolton)

Derek Downham Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

Derek downham has been called the "...Kevin Bacon of Canadian Rock" & it's easy to see why. Take a deep breath & try & make it through his CV. The Beauties, Don Felder (The Eagles), Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar), James Burton (Elvis Presley's guitarist), Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, George Harrison), July Talk, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Serena Ryder, Gracie, Sarah Slean, Boots Electric (Eagles Of Death Metal), F. Scott & The Nighthawks, Nels Cline (Wilco), Redd Volkert (Merle Haggard), Cindy Cashdollar, Junior Brown, Kellie Loder, Jenn Fiorentino, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Whitehorse, Sam Roberts, Lights, Paul Quarrington (Whale Music, RIP), Hugh Dillon, Kyle Riabko (Columbia), Colin Cripps, Paul Pigat, Amos Garrett, Brent Mason, Trophy, The Beautiful Unknown, By Divine Right, Hayden Neale (Jacksoul), Sloan, Jason Collett, Kim Stockwood, Jully Black, Tomi Swick, Treasa Lavasseur, Dru, Graph Nobel, Jeen O'Brien, Amy Millan (Stars), Ron Sexsmith, Shaye, Samantha Martin, Esthero, Kurt Swinghammer, Justin Rutledge, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Blair Packham, Arlene Bishop, Sebastian Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Revival Dear, Ivana Santilli, Matthew Barber, Jeff Healey (RIP), Emm Gryner, Scott Anderson (Finger 11), Damhnait Doyle, Stratochief, Holy F*ck, Beans (Warp), Elliott BROOD, The New Kings, Micheal O'Grady, Andy Stochansky, Danny Michel and many more. His demand comes from his mastery of many skill sets, making a statement as a producer, drummer, guitarist, keyboardist, vibraphonist, songwriter & musical director. His inspirations run deep through roots/rock music history that started as a young kid exploring the piano in his family home. From those beginnings, Derek has contributed to a prolific collection of Canadian music & his influence has reached all corners of the country

Marcus Walker Live Under The Canopy

Canopy Music Theatre, St. Clair W/Dufferin Neighborhood, Toronto ON

It's the long weekend! This Saturday, September 5th we welcome Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Marcus Walker. Tickets now available. Reservations required. Use 'Send Message' button to book now! Marcus Walker has played across Toronto, Canada, Europe, and throughout the Caribbean. He is beloved in the Toronto music scene, bringing a bright warmth with him to every show. His originals are rooted in the language of the 70s & 80s, giving his originals a reminiscent first listen. He has recorded multiple albums with Toronto bands including Alabaster Tushi, The Brothers Deluxe, Adam's Rib, as well as releasing material under his own name. He is a regular collaborator with Drummer/Producer Tony Rabalao (Joy Drop, Sade), and also produces his own material. He has played the TD Jazz Festival, The "Live From The Hub" outdoor music series, Kenzington Markets Pedestrian Sundays, The Roncy Rocks Music Festival, & has run some of the most popular open stages in Toronto. Marcus hasn't slowed down through out the pandemic either, and can be seen playing several times a week throughout Toronto.