Okavango African Orchestra
May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Forced to Move Due to Rent Hike
As many of you will now have heard, that despite months of negotiations with our landlord, we have failed to come to agreement on terms based on fair market value. As a result we will be forced to close our doors at our current location on March 31, 2020.
It is our intention to honour as many of our show bookings and tickets as possible, but it is going to take us a bit of time to secure an alternate venue. We are confident that all shows on the calendar will have a home and as soon as an alternate venue is secured, we will be notifying all ticket holders immediately. We ask patrons to kindly not reach out to our box office for updates in the interim.
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 8:30PM
Advance $60 / Door $70 *
Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
Sharp Radway – piano
Ibrahim Jones – bass
Gaylyn McKinney – drums
Jazz Icon, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929. Golson has played in the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few musicians can claim a recording career that literally redefines the term “jazz”. Benny Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as: Killer Joe, I Remember Clifford, Along Came Betty, Stablemates, Whisper Not, Blues March, Five Spot After Dark, Are you Real?
Benny Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written 8 standards for jazz repertoire. For more than 60 years, Golson has enjoyed an illustrious, musical career and continues to impress critics, fans and fellow musicians.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Okavango African Orchestra
Advance $20 / Door $30*
“It’s obvious that Okavango respects the continent’s myriad musical traditions. It’s in the glorious mix of rhythms in their songs” – Toronto Sun
Multiple instruments, ten languages, and seven countries define Okavango African Orchestra, winners of the 2017 JUNO Award for World Music Album of the Year. The Toronto orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, where different animals, predators and prey, coexist and share meager resources. Similarly, Okavango African Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of Okavango create a common meeting place for these disparate cultures and a new musical language that harmonizes different tuning systems, rhythms, and timbres. The multicultural spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.
* Advertised pricing excludes taxes, ticketing and sustainability fees.
* Ticket Price: $20.00
* Service Fee: $4.00
* Sustainability Fee: $5.00
* HST: $3.77
* Total Ticket Price: $32.77