A few things happening around town - this via Meetup - there is Open Jam Night hosted by Carolyn T and her band at Harlem Restaurant - Mondays - 8 p.m. - midnight - Jazz, Soul, R and B, and has been happening for the past year. The band consists of bass,d rums keys and vocals - so you can sing or sit in on any instrument. Nice!
67 Richmond Street East Toronto ON M5C 1N9
(between Jarvis & Church on the south side & close to Queen
2. Laila Biali, superb pianist/vocalist is at the Old Mill Inn on Friday and Saturday - 7:30 - Home Smith Bar with Jordan O'Connor on bass and Ben Whitman on drums. No cover. $20 minimum - a heck of a deal to hear this amazing talent!
3. I just got a call from Carol Laimer about Jim Gelcer's Trio - this is a bit ahead at the Old Mill on May 15th - that place is hopping.
4. Jazz Lives - on Thursday 8 p.m. I will be there and not be square...as if! Blog to follow...
And finally, check out http://www.yardbirdsuite.com/ for a brief tribute to Paul Wilde and photo seen here - there will be a memorial to Paul, details to follow.