Be sure to join the breaks at 1:45 pm and 3:00 pm each day. We’ll be showcasing new musicians each break:
Sam Fleming aka DJ Efsharp from Evolved Entertainment
Evolved Entertainment started in the summer of 2009, since then we have performed coast to coast in Canada using sounds and lights to create your best nights! Lifelong learning is core to our goal of #PersistentRefinement. We DJ with music videos as well as vinyl to mix music in a way most cannot. Fun uplifting and positive mixes for music lovers for virtual, hybrid and live events. We have great MC’s to host as well as lighting design to bring the experience together.
@evolvedent or text 647.221.5399
Nagata Shachu Drumming Band
Nagata Shachu, based in Toronto, has enthralled audiences with its mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998. The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US and Italy and has performed at major engagements in Mexico and Lebanon. While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, the ensemble’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko.
Natasha a 30 year old singer/guitarist/songwriter. Born in London, Ontario, Natasha started music at the age of 6. Growing up singing in her local church and entering competitions lead her to pursuing music full time. With tons of performance experience over the last several years on various stages internationally, she captures audiences wherever she goes with her skilful guitar playing and powerful vocals. She is a versatile artist playing anything from blues, jazz, rock, to pop music. Now under her belt is over 10 years experience in the industry with notable performances opening for The Pixies and LIVE on tour in South Africa 2017.
James is a dynamic up-and-coming jazz pianist who regularly appears solo, with his own trio, and as a sideman in various projects. Since first becoming interested in jazz at the age of 9 after seeing the Esbjörn Svensson Trio perform live, James’ love for the music has only intensified – he has developed a strong personal voice, inventiveness and sophistication which makes his performances, arrangements and original compositions uniquely identifiable. What truly sets James apart is his “big sound”, engaging and exciting the audience in the bluesy tradition of Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, and Gene Harris.
An audience favourite, James has played at numerous major venues in Toronto and across Ontario, including Koerner Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Mod Club, Hugh’s Room, and the Home Smith Bar. He is honoured to have performed with Chris Potter, Barry Elmes, Aura Rully, Jack McFadden, and Wendy Lands. James has studied with greats like Jeff Hamilton, Michael Occhipinti, Frank Falco, and Mark Eisenman. He was thrilled to be featured at the 2018 Toronto Duke Ellington Society Gala Concert and to be selected for the inaugural 2018 TD Toronto Jazz Festival Jazz Musician Intensive. James is humbled to have been awarded numerous scholarships, including the York University Oscar Peterson Scholarship MTCU.