After the hugely successful Danforth Jam Party at Black Swan last weekend [see Moon 130415 Seen On The Scene post] it seems Jon Long is not only on a roll but ready to roll the dice.
Tonight he heads out to NTB Lounge at 2878 Lakeshore Blvd. W. in Etobicoke to help house band Chamelon host a jam night there. That’s not much of a gamble though really, given how the last Sat. night jam there went —the place was so packed people had to be turned away from the door! Chameleon is a solid unit, featuring two fine guitarists in Shawn Sage and Kevin Treffinger.
Next Sat. afternoon, Apr. 27, Jon will also be the host of his revived jam at the Swan, which will take place biweekly for now. Next Sat. may not be able to match the huge success of last weekend’s show, which took place on two floors, but he’s definitely got momentum on his side.
The evening of April 27, Jon’s also arranged for Juno-winning Reggae sensation Lazo to do a free show at Hirut in East York from 9-1. More about that in a subsequent article. 17