TORONTO BLUES LEGENDS PERFORM AT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Danny Marks and Bill King join forces for Artscape Wychwood Barns
Toronto – Two of Toronto’s best-known blues performers, Danny Marks and Bill King, will appear in concert at Artscape Wychwood Barns on Friday, June 8, 2012, for a one-night-only fundraiser. Proceeds to go to the Wychwood Barns Community Association, which brings the Barns to life year-round through events and activities that make St. Clair West one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.
Billed as Blues and Brews at the Barns, the concert is the WBCA’s major fundraiser of 2012. It features JAZZ.FM91 host and guitarist Danny Marks and Newstalk 1010 music director and musician Bill King with their bands, and members of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band for an exciting evening of blues, beer and food tastings.
“Blues and Brews is an opportunity for music lovers across Toronto to come to the Barns for a night of great blues and jazz while meeting with friends and neighbours. The proceeds will help the WBCA offer free and low-cost events for the community,” says WBCA president Ruth Baumann.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Sponsors include The Goldman Group, Rise Condominiums, Amsterdam Brewing Company, Barque Smokehouse and JazzFM.91. Tickets start at $20 and are available at www.atthebarns.ca/blues.
About Wychwood Barns Community Association
The WBCA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to make Artscape Wychwood Barns a hub of activity all year long. The 60,000-square-foot Barns is a multifaceted community centre – a place where arts and culture, environmental leadership, heritage preservation, urban agriculture and affordable housing come together to foster a sense of community.
About Danny Marks
A fixture on Toronto’s music scene, Danny Marks is renowned for his extraordinary guitar skills, his vast musical knowledge and his genre-bending humour – imagine Johnny Cash doing Led Zeppelin! In fact, his first band, Edward Bear, opened for Led Zeppelin at the O’Keefe Centre in 1969. Listen to him Saturdays at 8 p.m. on JazzFM.91’s Bluz FM.
About Bill King
Award-winning musician, producer and photojournalist Bill King has been artistic director of the Beaches International Jazz Festival since its inception in 1988. He’s currently riding international blues charts with the Bill King Trio’s bluesy Five Aces, and his solo effort, Gloryland, which features piano reflections of the Old South.
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