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Digital Concerts

We can’t believe its been almost one year since Ari Hoeing performed on stage at 2261 Dundas Street West as part of international Drum Week.
When The Board of Hugh’s Room Live hit roadblocks in negotiating a long term lease, meetings were held with various venues in the City of Toronto to present our programming calendar- scheduled to start April 2020.
We had no clue that when we turned the lights off on March 13th and moved 20 years of history into storage that we would be writing this post one year later.

We are happy to announce our digital programming, starting with Celebrating The Music of Tina Turner. We loved having this show on stage in January of 2020, and we think you’re going to love it from the comfort of your home. Push the sofa out of the way and kick off your shoes- Quisha will have you dancing!
Show’s live March 13th at 8PM
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One of the relationships that we established with a venue, is that with The El Mocambo. Taking place March 25th, we bring you Dan Hill Live from The El Mocambo, VIP ticket includes a post show Q and A with Jully Black!

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If you had tickets to any of our postponed shows, you are eligible to cash them in for access to our digital performances- please email Mary at

Live Webcast Black Music and it’s Influence

Live Webcast Black music and its influence onNorth American Musicin partnership with Hugh’s Room Live
Our Moderator Rudy Blair will chair a panel of leading Canadian musicians in a discussion of the history of black music and the way it helped to shape North American music generally and the way it impacted their own work. Rudy will be joined by Ron Westray, Oscar Peterson, Chair at York University and renowned trombonist, who will bring is vast knowledge of black music to the discussion. Juno-award winning vocalist Molly Johnson will talk about the way black music traditions inspired her career. Grammy Award winner, Dan Hill brings his deep insights into the roots of black music and will share his perspective on the way it helped to shape his work as a singer/song writer. And Canadian Queen of R&B, Jully Black, will share her experience and the way black music traditions have played a role developing her career as a musician. Panelists Jully BlackPlatinum Selling Canadian Singer-Songwriter & Artist Dan HillGrammy Award Winning Canadian Singer-Songwriter & Artist Molly JohnsonAward-winning Canadian Jazz Vocalist Ron WestrayAmerican Jazz Trombonist, Musician, Composer & Educator ModeratorRudy BlairCEO, Founder & Interviewer, Rudy Blair Entertainment Media; Host, Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:00PMClick Here for your Complimentary Registration for this Event

July 17, 2017

Returning to Toronto for her first appearance since being disabled by a lightning strike, JUNO Award winning chanteuse Kellylee Evans brings her trio to Hugh’s Room Live on Friday, July 21 for an evening of her full repertoire. We are delighted that Hugh’s Room Live will host Kellylee’s return to strength.

SongStudio is opening its Saturday Night Faculty Concert (normally an event for its registered participants only) to the public at Hugh’s Room Live on Saturday, July 22. Serving as the ‘kick off’ event for the week long songwriting workshop, this concert will feature 6 of this year’s faculty, performing original songs, in a solo acoustic format. Featured faculty this year include Rik Emmett, Blair Packham,Steven Page, Shelly Peiken, Bill McKetrick and Allister Bradley.