ROAST ‘N’ REGGAE
w/ Jay Douglas & Chris Butcher
AT THE EMERSON
1279 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Every Sunday starting October 30, 2016
Dinner 5:30 / Music 6:30 – 9:30 pm
TORONTO – Two of Toronto’s finest musicians reggae star Jay Douglas and trombonist extraordinaire Christopher Butcher (of the Heavyweights Brass Band), team up for a real reggae feast every Sunday starting October 30th with a dinner at 5:30 pm and music starting at 6:30 pm for three sets.
Since the early '60s, through to the late '70s, Jay combined his fancy footwork and incredible on-stage charisma while fronting the R&B group "The Cougars." They lit up the city of Montreal as well as Toronto's Yonge Street nightclubs, with soul, funk and reggae.
Over the past 10 years, Jay has performed around the world, and at annual Toronto events such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Jerk Fest, Canadian National Exhibition, Yonge and Dundas Square, and a Taste of Lawrence.
Jay was proclaimed winner of NOW Magazine's Toronto's Best R&B Act in 2006, and Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year at the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards in 2007. Jay was nominated for Reggae Recording of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards and was the recipient of the G98.7 FM Entertainment Award at the Harry Jarome awards that same year.
On special occasions Christopher has recorded or played with some of the finest international artists like Quincy Jones, The Treme Brass Band, Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, David Clayton-Thomas, Ernest Ranglin, and Giovanni Hidalgo. In 2015 Christopher was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year at the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and continues to run Street Brass with Uma Nota Culture, a community based ensemble that teaches and performs brass band music of the Americas.
|Emerson Restaurant (Toronto)|
The Emerson, 1279 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON | (416) 532-1717
WHEN: Sunday, October 30 & every Sunday night – Dinner 5:30 pm / Music 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TICKETS: No Cover! Reserve Now
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Chris and Jay playing together as part of Rhythm Express at the Brantford Jazz Festival, 2013