Talents toast music bursary recipients at Lula tonight | 160306Su | TorontoMoon.ca Shows for Sunday, March 06, 2022


One of the great things about social media is that it allows the discovery of, and thereby helps to nourish, a wide range of initiatives and organizations that are aimed at encouraging and promoting musical artists, including the young up-and-coming talents of tomorrow.

Tonight an occasion that’s a great example of such undertakings takes place at Lula Lounge, as a panoply of diverse talents put on a concert to celebrate the young recipients of this year’s SHINE! Music Bursary.

The annual grant of up to $2,000 is intended to support young musicians 16-24 years of age who face financial barriers to their quest of furthering their study or practice of traditional or Folk music, with several disbursed each year.

Originally known as the Jim Fay Music Bursary, according to the organization’s website, SHINE was inaugurated in 2010 by the family and friends of the late guitar and mandolin player, who was an ardent fan and performer of Celtic, Folk and acoustic music.

Fay also “consistently encouraged others to foster their musical pursuits,” the site says, so after he died of a heart attack at just 44 in 2008, some of his pals set up the bursary to honour his memory. It now also honours the memory of the late James Gray, who passed away in 2013 and left a similar legacy of selflessly nurturing other talents.

Tonight’s 6-10 show includes headline performances by Julian Taylor and Simone Denny as well as appearances by Shelley Coopersmith, Grier Coppins and the Urban Highlanders, Michelle Rumball, Chris Staig, Derek Downham and some of this year’s award recipients.

Cover for the show at 1585 Dundas St. W., between Dufferin and Lansdowne, is $25 and you can be sure the dough will go towards the best of causes.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

SHOW LISTINGS for Sunday, March 06, 2022:

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416 – Toronto Central

11am-2pm> Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky for Jewish brunch buffet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO

12-3> Excelsior Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz

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*12-2:30> Eli Pasic @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~solo Blues piano

Noon-close> The Chris Langan Weekend @ Tranzac Club (Main Hall), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Irish Folk bands from various locations

3> Derek Christie @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E., TO ~

*3-6> Michael Brennan @ Graffiti’s, 170 Baldwin St. TO ~East Coast Rock/Blues Roots

150921 Support3-6 & 7:30-10:30> A Little Rambuctious sets + live improvisational music recording for “You Make Up The Title, We Make Up The Song” @ Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., TO

3> Ryan Luchuck presents Toronto Voice Lessons showcase with artists tba @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W., TO; $

3:30-6:30> Club Django @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Django Jazz; $

4> Mia Bee & friends @ The Central, 503 Markham St., TO ~songwriters; no cover

*4:30-8> New Orleans Connection All Stars & guests @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~New Orleans Jazz

5-9> Robbie Lane & The Disciples @ Seven44, 744 Mount Pleasant Road, TO North ~vintage Rock/R&B; $10

5> Monk’s Music @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

5-7> Broadsway @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Broadway song arrangements; $20

*6-9> open mic with Eddy Culjak @ Fox & Fiddle Wellesley, 27 Wellesley St., TO

*7-1> Freefall Sundays open stage with hosts Steve York & Tony Rabalao (2 songs each -signup @ 7 or pre-sign online) @ The Supermarket, 268 Augusta St., TO

7-10> SongStudio open mic @ C’est What, 69 Front St. E., TO

7> The Double Cuts @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~Western Swing

7-9:30> Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

7> “Stevie Swings Softly” @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~tribute to Rosemary Clooney; $

7:30> Harrington @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Patrick Smith Trio; Connor Newton Quintet @ Free Times Café, 320 College St., TO ~tributes to Sonny Rollins & Dexter Gordon; $5

*8> jam/open mic with backline & host band Meg and the Scene @ The Antler Room, 146 Front St. W., TO

8> Gary Gray & Friends feat. Voodoo Walters @ Lola Pub, 40 Kensington Ave., TO ~Blues

8-9:30> Mim Adamas & Carolyn Credico @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10/pwyc

*8> open mic with Kyle @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO

8> Stephen Lubin; Indoor Storms; Six at Best; Escape is at Hand @ The Central, 603 Markham St., TO ~indie; $?

9:30> Ben Ball Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*10> Horshack feat. Chris Caddell @ Orbit Room, 580 College St., TO ~Bluesy contemporary & classic Rock

10> The Woodchoppers Association @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

10> New Grease Revival @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

**10> Blues jam with Brian Cober, Bill Hedefine & guest bassist @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO

10:30> Geoff Willingham @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

416 – Toronto East

1:30> Lynn Harrison & The Divine Duo @ Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 79 Hiawatha Rd., TO East ~original Folk

*2-5> Ilana Waldston & Mark Kieswetter @ Morgan’s, 1282 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Jazz

*3-6> open mic with Nicola Vaughan @ Hirut, 2050 Danforth Ave., TO East

*3:30-7:30> jam @ Black Bear, 1125 O’Connor Drive, TO East

4> Michael Keith @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~inventive eclectic strummer

6-9> Jerome Tucker Band @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave, TO East ~R&B/Blues

7> Beach House @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$33.75+

8> Brian Passmore @ The Only Café, 972 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Folk

*9-1> jam with the Stir It Up Band featuring Bryan Van Dusen & David Macmichael @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

Southside 1603019> Watch This Sound @ Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~vintage Jamaican music

416- Toronto Etobicoke

4-8> BG Rhythm Section featuring Gary Kendall + guests Mike Branton & Michael Fonfara @ Blue Goose Tavern, 1 Blue Goose Rd., Etobicoke South ~Blues/R&B

5-9> Freedom Train @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~Rock/Top 40

5-11> The Pie Guys @ Refinery Public House, 3039 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke ~R&B/Rock

*10-2> jam with Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke South

416 – Toronto Scarborough

*7-11> open jam @ McGradie’s, 2167 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough

416 – Toronto West

**11am-2> live Jazz brunch @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*noon-3> Julian Fauth’s Blues brunch @ Axis, 3048 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Blues

* noon-3> The Cosmotones @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Rockabilly

**5-8> John Borra & Sam Ferrara w. guest @ The Communist’s Daughter, 1149 Dundas St. W. TO West ~Country

*5-8> Koraj @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Folk-Blues

5-8> Trevor Cape & The Field + guests @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~originals & Grateful Dead tunes

6-10> SHINE! Concert with Julian Taylor; Simone Denny and guest artists Shelley Coopersmith; Grier Coppins and the Urban Highlanders; Michelle Rumball; Chris Staig; Derek Downham + recipients of SHINE! 2016 Music Bursary @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~eclectic originals; $25

7 & 9:30> Tim Rabnett album recording (2 shows) @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~$10 per show

8> Goodbye Honolulu Goodbye Show @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St., TO West ~indie

8:30> Enter The Haggis @ Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Celtic Folk-Rock originals; $25

*8:30-11:30> Fraser Melvin Blues Band @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St., TO West ~Blues

9-1> Célia Larocque Trio featuring Naman Cale & Jon Meyer @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West

9> The Wanted @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Roots

10> The Mercenaries @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~retro Soul-Rock; $7


*3-7> acoustic open mic with Scott Rhodes @ The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St., Cambridge

3> Clean Sl8 @ Brando’s Beach House, 135 Market St., Brantford ~Rock/Top 40

7:30> Navigate The Sky; High 75 @ Maxwell’s Music House, 220 King St. N., Waterloo ~indie; $

*9-1> jam @ Ivy Arms Pub, 201 Main Street East, Milton


*3-7> jam at CJ Barleys, 213 The Queensway, Keswick

3> Bluegrass Menagerie feat. Mathew Fines @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

905 East

*3-7> Jam with jam with hosts Still Sunday featuring Jim Cornell @ West Shore Bar & Grill, 877 Bayly St., Pickering

4> Terry Al @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*5-10> All-ages open jam with Juggernaut @ The Edge Lounge, 250 Bayly St. W., Ajax

*8:30-12:30> karaoke with The English Rose & The Mad Scotsman @ Pearson Pub, 101 Mary St. W. Whitby

*10> Another Round @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock

905 North

**1-3> Joe & Frank with guest performer @ Lake Simcoe Arms, 21089 Dalton Rd., Jackson’s Point ~Jazz

*1:30-4:30> Blaine Burnie, Mark Thackway & friends @ Coach House Pub, 3 Felcher Boulevard, Stouffville ~acoustic Roots

*3-7> open stage with Kevin Ker @ The Earl Of Whitchurch, 6204 Main St., Stouffville

*3-7> jam with host Nick Pattison @ CJ Barley’s, 213 The Queensway South, Keswick

*4-8> open mic with backline & keys @ Yogi’s Bar, 1285 Elgin Mills Rd. E., Richmond Hill

*6-9:30> The Andy Earle Trio @ Big Daddy’s Newmarket, 446 Davis Drive, Newmarket ~Blues

*8> acoustic open mic with Kat Vhonda @ Wild Wing North Newmarket, 340 Eagle Street, Newmarket

905 South

2-6> Bay City Blues Band & guest Cheryl Lescome @ Bay City Music Hall, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton ~Blues; $5

5> By Design @ Doc Magilligans, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls

8> KO; Johnny Porter @ Casbah Lounge, 306 King St. W., Hamilton ~$15

905 West

1-5> The Kids Are All Right youth jam @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

**2-6> Country matinee with host Colin Connors and guests The Dukes @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington ~Country

*4:30-8> Chuck Jackson’s All Stars @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Blues

**5:30-8:30> The Stew @ Mulligan’s, 2458 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ~R&B/Rock

**7-11> The Nomads @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Rock

7> Ukulele Night jam in the round @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville

*7:30> open jam hosted by Troy Harmer @ The Brown Barrel, 1515 Upper Ottawa St., Hamilton

*8> open mic night with house band featuring Mike Shotton, Tim & Dave Johns @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington

*9-1> Rebelljo Duo @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~$

*10:30> Adam Cooke & The Adams Family @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington

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