Laura Hubert recording new live album in Kensington Market tonight | 180305Mo | Shows for Monday, March 05, 2022

Laura Hubert Live Recording

Laura Hubert & Peter Hill -GARY 17

Laura Hubert & Peter Hill -GARY 17


There’s understandably a lot of excitement and anticipation about a double-seating pair of shows tonight at which Pop Jazz singer Laura Hubert will be recording a new live album with her band at Poetry Jazz Café in Kensington Market!

The evening is organized and presented by the Kensington Market Jazz Festival collective (about which we wrote favourably at its inception in 2016) which naturally has regarded Laura and her stellar combo as a true gem among the many shining talents in the area, as we told you last year when she kicked off the festival’s second annual edition in September.

The blurb about tonight’s extra-special occasion on its Facebook event page says it at least as well as anything I could write, so let’s let it speak for itself!

On Monday March 5, 2022, Kensington Market Jazz Festival will proudly embark on a new venture. Following through on the festival’s mandate of “Presenting Live Musical Excellence Since 2016” and celebrating the rich cultural fabric of Toronto artists, KMJF will proudly produce a live recording by JUNO-winning Canadian vocal treasure Laura Hubert.

Best-known for being the lead singer and founding member of alternative rock group Leslie Spit Treeo, Hubert’s unique and soulful vocal delivery can make any old song sound brand new, whether she sings Bessie Smith, Hank Williams, Billie Holiday or Patsy Cline.

Laura has released three solo recordings independently: “My Girlish Days” (2000), “Live at the Rex” (2002) and “Half Bridled” (2004). It is time for a new album and after several decades of being entertained by Laura Hubert at venues throughout Toronto, her fans will have the opportunity to be a part of a truly special evening that will live on, capturing a timeless Canadian sound born and honed in our own city.

170901 (cx5) Moon 17 centsWLaura will be accompanied by some of this country’s finest musicians on this special evening: Peter Hill (piano); Steve Wallace (bass); Davide DiRenzo (drums); and Eric St-Laurent (guitar).

There are two show seatings, at 7pm and 9:30pm.

Fans will have the opportunity to support this initiative by attending the performance, with the option of pre-purchasing the album in advance: there are no advance reservations, and CASH ONLY accepted at the door. $20 general admission or $50 admission includes advance copy of the CD (expected fall 2018); $100 admission includes 3 advance copies of the CD (expected fall 2018).

All other donations to this cause will be gratefully accepted at the door. If you cannot be there but would like to contribute to this project please email us at [email protected]***

This momentous event in the room at 224 Augusta Ave. sounds like a “can’t miss” night for many reasons!

-Gary 17.
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*6> “Underplayed and Underpaid” interviews and performances by Guelph area bands on CFRU 93.3 FM broadcast and online

6> “Soundcheck with Sabrina” with Sabrina Fallah @ Jungle 77.3 & online at ~eclectic tracks, interviews etc.


6> David Leask @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~songwriter

6-10> Kings of Nowhere @ Steam Whistle Pilsner, 255 Bremner Blvd. ~contemporary Rock

Hubert 1803026-7:30> The Victor Monsivais Trio @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Comfort), 292 Brunswick Ave.

6-11> Anders (recording release for ep Twos) @ Free Space, 68 Claremont St. ~contemporary original; $

6:30> U of T Jazz Ensembles @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

7 (&second show at 9:30)> Laura Hubert Band also featuring Peter Hill -Kensington Market Jazz Festival presents live recording @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Pop Jazz with punch; $20

**7-1 (sign-up at 7, show starts 7:30)> open stage with host Glen Hornblast @ Free Times Café, 320 College St.

*7-10> open stage with Brad Scott @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.

7:30-8> Acoustic Folk Traditions @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

**8> Music City North open mic (only March edition due to reno work at club) with hosts Adam Caranfa, Don Myers, Scott Carruthers,&  Kirk Reed @ Rose & Crown, 2335 Yonge St.

8> Rhye; Hannah Georgas @ Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. ~contemporary original; $

8> Ukulele jam @ Tranzac Lounge (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave.

**8> open mic (2 songs; sign-up starts 8 p.m.) with host Abigail Lapell @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.

8-9:30> Flo & Joan live album recording @ Bad Dog Theatre, 875 Bloor St. W. ~songwriters; $5

8:30> Pleasure Craft; Pomes; Blue Moon @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $0

**9-1:30> open stage jam @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave.

9:30 (see also 7:30 for early show)> Laura Hubert Band also featuring Peter Hill -Kensington Market Jazz Festival presents live recording @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Pop Jazz with punch; $20

*9:30> open mic @ Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 The Esplanade

9:30> Christian Overton’s Composers Collective @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $

10> Jordan John @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~R&B/Blues; $

10-2> Dan Gagnon @ The Hideout, 423 College St.


7-10> R.Shelley @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave. ~songwriter; 0$

8:30-10:30> Beatnik Beats & The Bop Orchestra @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E.

*8:45-12> Riverboat Mondays acoustic open stage jam with Tyler Ellis @ Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave.

*9-12> The Out of Towners @ Sauce on Danforth, 1376 Danforth Ave.

*9:30-2> Sebastian Agnello & friends open stage @ Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.; 0$


*8-12> Al Reilly’s Catalyst host Rock jam @ Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W.


7:30> Uke jam/workshop @ Stone Cottage Pub, 3750 Kingston Rd.

*8-12> open stage with Dan Walek @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave.

*8-12> open jam with All or Nothing @ Newfoundlander Tavern, 472 Danforth Road


5-8> Mike & Jill Daley Jazz Duo @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

6-8> Jon Brooks & Alec Fraser @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter

7-11> Mariachi Fuego @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.

7> John Buck/Noah Franche-Nolan @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

7:30> Jonathan Wilson; Kate Boothman @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.

8> Looping; Sprawls; World News; Lowfills @ Smiling Buddha Stage 1, 961 College St. ~eclectic indie; $

*8> open mic/jam @ The Wicket Pub, 1671 Bloor St. W.

*8> Balfolk @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~European Folk music & dance; $5-10/pwyc

8:30> Focused, Naranie; Ash Gallia featuring Wayne Neon @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $10

9-12> Tim Hamel Trio & guest @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Jazz

*9-1> Hamstrung Stringband @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave. ~Bluegrass

*9-1> eclectic open stage/jam with host Nelson Sobral & feature by Sincerely Craig @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave.

9:30> Bearrah Fawcett @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~Jazz; pwyc

*10-11> The Skyliners @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~low-fi Soul/Blues

*10> open mic with host Liam Kearney @ The Hole In The Wall, 2867 Dundas St. W.


*5> open mic with Dennis Napper @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener

*7:30-12> open mic with Anthony Schmanthony @ The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

*8-12> open stage @ The Boathouse, 57 Jubilee Drive, Kitchener



*7> Gailie Young & Buzz Thompson birthday bash @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough ~acoustic Pop covers & originals

8-12> jam night with Rob Drake @ Sticky Fingers Dunlop, 199 Essa Rd.

10> Jack Pine @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ♪

905 EAST

6> Rob Phillips @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg ~Jazz

*8-11> open stage @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa



8-11> open mic @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W., Vaughan

9:25-1:05> jam/open stage with backline @ Sneakers Uptown, 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket


6> Michael Wainwright & Rick Labrie @ Innsville, 1141 Highway 8, Stoney Creek ~Beatles covers

6:30>> Greensville Guitar Pickers jam @ Greensville Branch Library, 59 Kirby Ave., Hamilton

7> Madball; Brick By Brick; Hostages; Scum @ Club Absinthe, 58 King William St., Hamilton ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $

*8> The New Rebel Westerners @ Cat ‘n’ Fiddle, 174 John St. S., Hamilton ~Country

8> Live Band Karaoke @ 33 Bowen, 33 Bowen St., Hamilton

8> Shred Kelly @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~indie; $12.50 ~contemporary original; $

905 WEST

*7-10> open mic with Chris Partland @ 5 West Brewpub, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

**8-12> BBQ & jam night with Mimico Bill @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville; ($8.95 with BBQ dinner special starts at 6)

*9> Jutsin Hill @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~~acoustic Pop covers & originals

*9:30-1> jam with Tom Barlow @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga


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