A DIFFERENT BAND EACH NIGHT
Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm
Tuesday & Saturday Nights
Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm have been at the top of the Canadian Jazz/Swing world since their inception ten years ago. This seven-piece band began in the early stages of the Reservoir and are hit performers at Jazz festivals across Canada. With an impeccable rhythm section, exquisite horns, and Tyler’s full voice and blistering piano, this is one night not to stay home.
DeeDee & The Dirty Martinis
DeeDee & The Dirty Martinis are an early 1960′s Rhythm and Blues seven piece band. DeeDee is young and talented; she delivers an authentic sound with intonations of funk and blues from the early 60s. Famous early Motown greats and R&B classics are performed by DeeDee in a still and seductive spell from the stage to her audience with a sensational delivery.
The Digs are a group of talented young musicians who are quickly becoming known as one of Toronto’s most exciting up and coming bands. Having played collectively at countless festivals and venues across the country, they've also worked on popular projects such as Canadian Idol, CBC’s Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Café, and with producers Eddie Kramer & Darryl Neudorf. What separates The Digs from many other groups is the obvious energy flowing between the members of the band, which comes from the experience of getting to make music they love with the people they are closest to.
With heartfelt dedication and enduring honesty, Stacey Kaniuk is an authentic virtuoso. Bringing confidence to her craft, the classically-trained pianist's boisterous, hook-laden songs unite a devout passion for the earnestness of soul, folk, and pop music with a flare unto herself. Inspired by the inherent heartiness and rugged nature of mid-1960s soul/Motown/R&B's heyday, her style is reminiscent of a time when the music was sincere, bold and proud.
First Thursday of Every Month
Known as Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing, Alex Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era. A superb song stylist with growing compositional chops, the gifted Toronto scenemaker has built a loyal fanbase amongst jazz listeners and dancers alike through her critically acclaimed work with her stacked Alley Cats in the studio, nightclubs and concert halls across Canada including three stellar showcases at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Queen Pepper is the complete package; She is a vocal powerhouse, accomplished songwriter and she graces the stage with a spellbinding magnetic pull. Like so many great R&B and Jazz artists, the Toronto-based vocalist grew up singing in the church. "Music is in my family, and singing in church was my foundation," she explains.