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Jazz, Soul and Aretha, Featuring The Sacha Williamson Quintet at Theatre Passe Muraille

Theatre Passe Muraille 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vocalist Sacha Williamson and her stellar ensemble tributes Jazz, Soul and the Great Aretha Franklin, for one night only, in celebration of life, music and Theatre Passe Muraille's 50th Anniversary Season, as Caliban Arts Theatre embarks on it's 25th Anniversary. Guaranteed to be a splendid concert!   We look forward to seeing you all! Please […]

$25 – $30

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Chicago) – “Be Known” Tour and EP Release 2019 Tour

La Maquette 111 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exclusive Engagement Concert Venue: La Maquette - 111 King Street E (@Church St.) The legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, has toured internationally, as well as recorded numerable celebrated projects over the last 45 years. The current line up, featuring Corey Wilkes (trumpet), Alex Harding (baritone sax) and the band's founder, Dr. Kahil El’Zabar (multi-percussion/ composition), is […]

$25 – $35

“In the Spirit”-Kahil El’Zabar and David Murray on tour for African Music Month

Remix 1305 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Murray and El’Zabar have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. They are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos who produce ingenious interpretations that take their place within the history and future of Great African Music! This magnificent duo shares with us all the hope […]

$25 – $35

Traveling Wes… Jazz in The Underground

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      An Underground Jazz and Spoken Word Project Part 1. An intimate tribute to Wes Montgomery with the Maurice Gordon Trio.  Featuring: Award Winning Spoken Word artist, Michael St. George (percussion and voice) with guitar virtuoso Maurice Gordon, special guests artists. Door (Cocktails and Social):  5:30pm - 7pm (Bring Friends) Performance Time: 7pm […]

$20 – $30

POSTPONED! – Live from NYC: Victor Jones and Orchestrio and Guests

Remix 1305 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Due to a scheduling conflict we do unfortunately have to postpone the upcoming Victor Jones Orchestrio Concert originally scheduled for October 6th. The new date will be posted very shortly. Thank you and regrets for any inconvenience.   Special Concert Presentation: Celebrating Art Blakey at 100 and John Coltrane w/ Victor Jones (drums); Roberta Piket […]

Michael St. George “SONGPOET One” EP Release at Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street W, Toronto, Ontario

Caliban Arts, Black Maple Records, with Trane Live present: Fall/Winter Season Launch Critically Acclaimed and Award Winning Dub Artiste, Musician and Songwriter Michael St. George Toronto EP Release of "SONGPOET  One" with Maurice Gordon and The Soul/Ska Quintet and Live on stage interview with Writer and Reggae Historian, Klive Walker   SONGPOET: The 3 EPs […]

$20 – $25

D.D. Jackson Solo and with Guests – Toronto CD Release Performance

918 Bathurst Centre 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Caliban Arts and Trane Live Present: The Trane Trilogy Concerts : Part 1 - LIVE From NYC - D.D. Jackson - Solo and Quartet Performance Live at 918 Bathurst Street Centre Caliban Arts and Trane Live in association with 918 Bathurst Street Toronto launches The Trane Trilogy Concerts in 3 Parts. Three concerts for each […]

$25 – $35

Jazz Trilogy: Part 2 – A Holiday Concert and Tribute to Herbie Hancock with The Brown/Occhipinti Quartet and Friends feat. Adrean Farrugia on Piano

918 Bathurst Centre 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alexander Brown - Trumpet Roberto Occhipinti - Bass Adrean Farrugia - Piano Ahmed Mitchell - Drums   Doors @ 7pm Concert @ 8pm   Early bird $25 until December 14 @ 5pm Advance $35 until December 21 @ 5pm (Scroll down to purchase tickets)  

$25 – $35

Trilogy Part 3 – “Raise The Spirit Tour 2020” Special Valentine’s Day Concert with Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

918 Bathurst Centre 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Featuring: Kahil El Zabar - Percussions Corey Wilkes - Trumpet Alex Harding - Baritone Saxophone   About the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: The legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, has toured internationally, as well as recorded numerable celebrated projects over the last 45 years. The current line up, featuring Corey Wilkes (trumpet), Alex Harding (baritone sax) and the […]

$30 – $40

Kahil El Zabar’s Time For Healing Quartet (Concrt 1)

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 14 and 15, 2022 - Caliban Arts Theatre 25th Anniversary Concrt! Featuring: Kahil El Zabar's Time For Healing Quartet With Kahil El Zabar, Corey Wilkes, Justin Dillard, Isaiah Collier   https://downbeat.com/news/detail/kahil-elzabars-uplifiting-soul   Concrt 1 Thursday July 14, 2022 Door: 7pm Concert: 8:30pm Address: 254 Lansdowne Ave   Advance Limited for Members $40 Early Bird Tickets […]

CAD40

Kahil El Zabar’s Time For Healing Quartet (Concrt 2)

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 14 and 15, 2022 – Caliban Arts Theatre 25th Anniversary Concrt! Featuring: Kahil El Zabar’s Time For Healing Quartet With Kahil El Zabar, Corey Wilkes, Justin Dillard, Isaiah Collier   https://downbeat.com/news/detail/kahil-elzabars-uplifiting-soul   Concrt 2 Thursday July 15, 2022 Door: 7pm Concert: 8:30pm Address: 254 Lansdowne Ave   Advance Limited for Members $40 Early Bird Tickets […]

$40

JOHN COLTRANE TRIBUTE: The Kahil El Zabar Trio live at The Redwood Theatre

Redwood Theatre 1300 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Presented by Caliban Arts/CONTXT by Trane/Trane Live Events and The Redwood Theatre "Coltrane" Night 1: Friday, Sept 23 at 8pm (7pm doors) at Redwood Theatre, 1300 Gerrard Street East "COLTRANE -1962" RELEASE 60TH ANNIVERSARY: Replaying The Album and originals Admission: $45 Get tickets  "Impressions" Night 2: Saturday, Sept 24 at 8pm (7pm doors) at Redwood […]

Kahil El’Zabar and Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Redwood Theatre 1300 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Presented by Caliban Arts/CONTXT by Trane/Trane Live Events and The Redwood Theatre: ONE NIGHT ONLY: EHE "NOW'S THE TIME" 2023 TOUR       In the words of Bird, 'Now's The Time! ', to regenerate and resonate through music and art! Kahil El'Zabar (drums, percussion, voice) Corey Wilkes (trumpet) Alex Harding (baritone sax) The legendary […]

Freedom Live Part 1/4

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

An Evening of Creative, Inspired and Improvised Soulful Music (featuring an intimate tribute in honor of Wayne Shorter) Freedom Live Band: Geoff Bournes (Sax, Percussion, Synthesizer and Voice), Gurpreet Chana (Tabla and Hang) and Kobena Aquaa Harrison (Guitar, Balafon, Percussions and Voice) and other guests. Adm: $20adv. $30 door Doors 6:30pm Concert: 7:30pm Saturday March […]

The Caliban Spring Concert with the Ron Westray Quartet

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Featuring: Ron Westray - Trombone Thompson Egbo Egbo - Keys Brendan Davis - Bass Wilson Laurencin - Drums Adm: $25adv. $35 door Doors 6:30pm Concert: 7:30pm   GET TICKETS

Ron Westray Trio Live Recording and Concert

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exclusive Invite To A Live Concert Recording in CONTXT Featuring: Ron Westray - Trombone Brendan Davis - Bass Daniel Barnes - Drums Date: SAT. April 15, 2023 Doors: 6:30pm - Concert: 7:30pm Admission: $15 adv (for members and supporters), $30 door Address: CONTXT Stage: 254 Lansdowne Ave. (@ College) GET TICKETS More on Ron Westray […]

Freedom Live Concert (Part2/4)

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Caliban Arts and CONTXT by Trane present:   An Evening of Creative, Inspired and Improvised Soulful Music Featuring Geoff Bournes (Sax and Electric) Mark Hundevad (Drums, Vibes) Andrew Stewart (Bass) and other guests. Saturday April 22, 2023 Doors 6:30pm Concert: 7:30pm Adm: $20adv. $30 door   GET TICKETS

THE LAST SPRING CONCERT: ONE MORE FOR FREDDIE HUBBARD

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Featuring The Alexander Brown Quartet Alexander Brown – Trumpet Nathan Hiltz – Guitar Jonathan Meyer – Bass Anthony Daniel - Drums Date: Friday May 12, 2023 Time: Doors 6:30pm Concert: 7:30pm Admission: $25adv./$35 door GET TICKETS

Freedom Live Concert Part 3/4

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Another Evening of Creative, Inspired and Improvised Soulful Music Freedom Live Band: Geoff Bournes (Sax and Electric) Mark Hundevad (Drums, Vibes) Curtis Smith (DJ Wheels) and other guests. Date: Saturday May 20, 2023 Time: Doors 6:30pm, Concert: 7:30pm Admission: $20adv./$30 door GET TICKETS

JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL turns 70 — Tribute Concert

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

:: Brownman Ali -- trumpet :: James Griffith -- alto :: Nick Maclean -- piano :: Mike Downes  -- upright bass :: Ethan Ardelli -- drums ---- The Quintet: JAZZ AT MASSEY HALL, which celebrates it’s 70th anniversary this year, was the one and only time each of the performers (Parker, Gillespie, Powell, Mingus, Roach -- all seminal to the […]

Miles Davis’ KIND OF BLUE

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

:: Brownman Ali -- trumpet :: Jeff King -- tenor :: Nick Maclean -- piano :: Bennett Young  -- upright bass :: Frank Botos -- drums ---- Miles Davis' 1959 Columbia Records recording KIND OF BLUE has been lauded as one of the most influential albums in the history of jazz and a defining moment in 20th century music.  Exploring […]

ROCKSTEADY Party in CONTXT

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

An electrifying night of the timeless tunes and unforgettable beats of Rocksteady music, featuring the tunes of iconic artists such as Ken Boothe, Dawn Penn, Desmond Dekker, The Jamaicans, Toots and the Maytals, Sid Bucknor, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and more, featuring: Selectress Sunshine This will be a fun and fantastic limited capacity party […]

BLUE NOTE SOUNDS in CONTXT

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

:: Brownman Ali -- trumpet :: Jacob Chung -- tenor :: Eric Liang -- piano :: Bennett Young  -- upright bass :: Frank Botos -- drums ---- An end-of-year holiday tribute concert of hard-swinging selections from the iconic Blue Note Records jazz label. Featuring internationally acclaimed jazz iconoclast BROWNMAN ALI and an all-star cast of Toronto's jazz finest will bound through a night of […]

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary Tour @Redwood Theatre

Redwood Theatre 1300 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Celebrating 50 Years of The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s Legacy Dr. Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, in conjunction with the legendary group’s 50th anniversary, announces announces their 50th annual February North American Tour in honor of Black History Month with new album, Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit, out March 8th, 2024 via […]

Classic Jazz Composers: in CONTXT – Herbie Hancock

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Compositions of HERBIE HANCOCK Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader & composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section. His many compositions are now jazz staples. Lineup: Brownman - trumpet Nick Maclean - piano Phil Albert - bass Justin McHugh […]

Classic Jazz Composers: in CONTXT – Freddie Hubbard

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop & post bop styles from the early 1960s and on.  His compositions now stand as classics in jazz history. Lineup: Brownman - trumpet Nick Maclean - piano Phil Albert - bass Ethan Ardelli - drums ---- 6:30pm […]

Classic Jazz Composers: in CONTXT – Wayne Shorter

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Compositions of WAYNE SHORTER Wayne Shorter is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Jazz critic Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has described Shorter as "probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer & a contender for greatest living improviser”. Lineup: Brownman - trumpet Nick Maclean - piano Bennett Young - bass Davide Corazza - […]

The Jazz Monologues

Contxt by Trane 254 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Jazz Monologues 3 evenings of intimate, personal and minimal theatre performance monologues. Part 1: The Sea Part 2: Fanon Featuring - Luther Hansraj Written/Directed - Frank Francis   Come check out what the works are about. Running time: approximately 30 minutes. After performance snacks and chat. Time: Doors 6:30pm Performance: 7:30pm   Get Advance Tickets: […]

$20