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July 2018

Solo Piano Double with Jenie Thai & Hilario Durán

July 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Bundle Our "Solo Piano Double" series is an intriguing concept in that each artist will give a 45 minute set - they will not likely be sharing the piano stool and dueting, although that is possible but not requested! We are offering a wonderful incentive to pick four concerts and pay for just three. It all comes down to great playing, open minds and the spirit of discovery. The first in the "Solo Piano Double"…

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Gordon Grdina’s Haram + Sina Bathaie

July 4, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Gordon Grdina's Haram Gordon Grdina - Oud Jesse Zubot - Violin François Houle - Clarinet JP Carter - Trumpet Christopher Kelly - Sax Kenton Loewen - Drums Tommy Babin - Bass Liam MacDonald - Riq Emad Armoush - Vocals/Ney Juno award winner Gordon Grdina is an accomplished Oud/Guitarist whose sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. Aside from leading the avant-garde Gord Grdina Trio and the Persian contemporary ensemble Qalandar, Gordon…

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Seems Like Only Yesterday – A Tribute to Jesse Winchester

July 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$30 – $35

Jesse Winchester was the first act to perform at Hugh’s Room when the club opened in April 2001, and returned every year until his death in April 2014. That special relationship continues in the form of the 3rd annual celebration of Jesse Winchester’s music – “Seems Like Only Yesterday”, featuring Jesse’s son, Marcus Lee Winchester, with additional performances by Ron Nigrini, Fergus Hambleton, Blair Packham, Katherine Wheatley, Allister Bradley, Rebecca Campbell, Bill McKetrick, and Terry Jones. All performers will be…

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The Shuffle Demons

July 6, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Previous announced guest for the Shuffle Demons concert Kandy Guira will not be travelling to Canada for this concert due to scheduling issues. What do you get when you cross 3 amazing saxophonists dressed in wacky clothes, a crazy dancing drummer and a killer upright bass player and have them sing songs about Buses, Roaches and Hockey and spend 1/2 their time playing in the audience? The Shuffle Demons, that's what!!! They were a band that captured the imagination of…

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The Kruger Brothers

July 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$35 – $40

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and they began their professional career in 1979. Jens’ and Uwe’s first public performances were as a duo, and in just a…

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Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni + special guests Emilia Amper and Olle Linder

July 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Francesco Forni and Ilaria Graziano; A guitar and ukulele duo. The sound they give life to is a fascinating journey across Italy, Mexico and Texas, mixing country, blues, folk, Argentinian Tango, Neapolitan songs and Dolce Vita singing in English, French, Spanish and Italian.They like to connect the tracks they compose with traditional folk, coming from the South of Italy or Eastern Europe and  American music treasures. Original tracks from Francesco’s and Ilaria’s solo albums as well as from her well-known…

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Songwriter Sessions – July 10

July 10, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Featuring Paul Reddick, Noah Zacharin, Tanya Philipovich, Ariana Gillis Hugh’s Room Live loves a good songwriter and is home to many a concert featuring Canada’s best. Our new Songwriter Sessions series explores songcraft in a round robin format with players peeling back the stories behind their work. Crossing genres and tapping into the natural Canadian gift of open, honest lyrics and tunes, we’ve invited some of our favourites to delve deeper and share their songs with you.   Paul Reddick Melding…

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Blisk + Burdon

July 13, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Blisk is a synthesis of polyphonic Eastern European and Balkan song, dance and movement backed by hypnotic percussion. Experience a musical journey travelling through Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia, Serbia and beyond. Based in Toronto, the members of the group hail from Canada, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan and were brought together by a deep love and respect for these ancient songs and dances, bringing the tunes to life in the modern world. They made their public debut in December 2017 at the…

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Solo Piano Double with Suba Sankaran & Robi Botos

July 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$20 – $25

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Bundle Our "Solo Piano Double" series is an intriguing concept in that each artist will give a 45 minute set - they will not likely be sharing the piano stool and dueting, although that is possible but not requested! We are offering a wonderful incentive to pick four concerts and pay for just three. It all comes down to great playing, open minds and the spirit of discovery. Tuesday, July 17 we welcome another seemingly…

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Jim Lauderdale

July 18, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
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$25 – $30

Americana icon Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement. A longtime ambassador of the Americana genre,…

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