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YOU'RE INVITED: a booty shakin' toe tappin' dance party with top funk bands Shuffle Demons (Toronto) and Lexsoul Dancemachine (Estonia)

About this event TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY!

Tartu College (Toronto), student residence and community hub of Estonians in Canada, turned 50 in 2020 and it’s finally time to celebrate! There’s no better way to mark the occasion than with an all-out dance party, so we called in the experts: Estonia’s eminent funksters Lexsoul Dancemachine and Toronto’s legendary party-starters the Shuffle Demons. While this is the first ever visit for Lexsoul Dancemachine to Canada, the Shuffle Demons performed their hit Spadina Bus in Estonia in 1991, days before the country was granted its independence. Lexsoul Dancemachine also share a love of public transport, performing atop a moving bus for 3.5 hours in Tallinn. Both bands have a reputation for captivating stage shows all the way down to their matching splashy attire. Estonian singer-songwriter, music historian and artist champion Vaiko Eplik will not only host the evening but will be performing a crash course of Estonian music history both in Canada and at home. Whether you’re a regular Estonian community events, or couldn't place it on a map, as long as you like to move your feet - you’re invited!

This concert is presented by Tartu College, Estonian Museum Canada / VEMU, and Estonian Music Week, with major funding from Estonian Foundation Canada and sponsored by Northern Birch Credit Union.

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE

Raw street funk on one side, with sweet soul on the other—Lexsoul Dancemachine is a 6-man groove band known for tearing venues apart with their stage presence. Active since 2013, the aim of the machine is to hypnotize feel-good music lovers with thumping bass lines, syncopated rhythms, repetitive grooves and soulful vocals. It’s the kind of music you can break dance to, although in between those hard-hitting sounds you’ll find some more tender grooves.

December 2015 saw Lexsoul Dancemachine self-release their debut album after a successful kick-starter campaign. Deus Lex Machina was put out on vinyl, CD and digitally. 2016 was filled with live gigs in the Baltic-Nordic region, including Tallinn Music Week, Positivus, Funky Elephant and Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.

After making a big local splash with the record, the band broke the international level courtesy of a 5-star review from monkeyboxing.com, an UK blog with an appetite for the Funk. From there on, it was picked up by Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 and BBC 2 with singles “Beef Grinder” and “Coconuts” on the rotation ever since.

“It’s like the Electric Six and Bohannon had a child and it grew up to be Lexsoul Dancemachine.” – Flea Market Funk

“In short there’s no posturing here, they wanna get into it man, you know – like a…well…like a sex machine. JB would be proud.”- monkeyboxing.com

“Hot-blooded, full frontal funk assault not for those of a delicate disposition.” – Craig Charles

CA$22.23 – CA$27.54

The Shuffle Demons are excited to perform for the first time at the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the wonderful Chief Sepass Theatre. Come see us at our only lower mainland show this summer!! We'll be playing some of our hits and some brand new music from our new album 'All In!' https://theshuffledemons1.bandcamp.com/album/all-in https://www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/?fbclid=IwAR2fpQyD8yWboTQT-hDjVibRoGgafwcbextISM23K17zGsfy_xV_twKmMtw

$29-$39!

Jam Session! Members of the Shuffle Demons host the Jam session at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival!

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Proof Bar, 220 Bloor St W.,, Toronto, ON

Shuffle Demons Matt Lagan (sax) Mike Downes (bass) and Stich Wynston (drums) are excited to host the jam session at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival at Proof bar, starting with a 30 minute set by the trio at 10pm and continuing into the night with jamming!

The Shuffle Demons at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival

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TD Main Stage - OLG Grove, 89 Charles St. West, Toronto

The Shuffle Demons are excited to play a free show at the TD Main Stage - OLG Grove for the opening night of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 24th, 2022 at 6:30 pm! Come out for an hour and a half of wonderful demons musical magic and some really cool tunes from our brand new album ' All In.' https://theshuffledemons1.bandcamp.com/album/all-in See you there!!

The Shuffle Demons are looking forward to releasing our brand new CD 'All In' at the 3030 club on Friday April 29th! Thanks to Hugh's Room Live, we will be bringing our new album and will be playing new tunes from the album as well as our classic hits. Come out and see this great band live! Get advance tickets here (recommended!) https://hughsroomlive.com/tickets/

$25 show, $10 livestream

Apr28

The Shuffle Demons are looking forward to playing in Hamilton again at the Gasworks as part of the Hamilton Music Collective Series! We will be bringing our new album and will be playing new tunes from the album as well as our classic hits. Come out and see this great band live!

Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)

The Shuffle Demons

Heartwood Concert Hall, 939 2nd Ave E, , Owen Sound

Come see the Shuffle Demons in Owen Sound or on the interwebs via livestream as we premier music from a brand new CD at the wonderful Heartwood Hall! Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Livestream $10. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8:30pm Tickets for all will be at https://heartwoodhall.ca/events/shuffle-demons-album-release-party-copy/ We're really excited to play for a live audience in a great venue safely at 1/2 capacity. Thanks to FACTOR for helping venues and bands get back in the touring groove!

Advance tickets: $25. Door $30. Livestream $10

Jul23

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series is a weekly concert series, broadcasting live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, which kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations, culminating in the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, 2022. Presented by TD, the Summer Concert Series highlights 10 local acts who each bring their own unique perspective to the performance of jazz, and reflect a variety of the elements which have been part of the Festival over the past 35 years: from emerging artists and young lions to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.

Jazz started in the streets and has always been a community music – a mandate the Festival has sought to continue each year by presenting some of the biggest names on a variety of stages for free. Since its beginnings, jazz fans have attended the Festival and experienced the best music in the world barrier free, allowing for unparalleled musical exploration and discovery – we’ve presented more than 3,500 free shows over the past 35 years! The Shuffle Demons are an outstanding reflection of this community approach, bringing people together wherever and whenever they play.

DETAILS Date: July 23 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost: Free Event Category: Live to Air Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/283401010137928 VENUE Long & McQuade Performance Hall 4 Pardee Avenue Toronto, Canada + Google Map Phone: 416-595-0404 Website: https://jazz.fm

Previous events

YOU'RE INVITED: a booty shakin' toe tappin' dance party with top funk bands Shuffle Demons (Toronto) and Lexsoul Dancemachine (Estonia)

About this event TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY!

Tartu College (Toronto), student residence and community hub of Estonians in Canada, turned 50 in 2020 and it’s finally time to celebrate! There’s no better way to mark the occasion than with an all-out dance party, so we called in the experts: Estonia’s eminent funksters Lexsoul Dancemachine and Toronto’s legendary party-starters the Shuffle Demons. While this is the first ever visit for Lexsoul Dancemachine to Canada, the Shuffle Demons performed their hit Spadina Bus in Estonia in 1991, days before the country was granted its independence. Lexsoul Dancemachine also share a love of public transport, performing atop a moving bus for 3.5 hours in Tallinn. Both bands have a reputation for captivating stage shows all the way down to their matching splashy attire. Estonian singer-songwriter, music historian and artist champion Vaiko Eplik will not only host the evening but will be performing a crash course of Estonian music history both in Canada and at home. Whether you’re a regular Estonian community events, or couldn't place it on a map, as long as you like to move your feet - you’re invited!

This concert is presented by Tartu College, Estonian Museum Canada / VEMU, and Estonian Music Week, with major funding from Estonian Foundation Canada and sponsored by Northern Birch Credit Union.

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE

Raw street funk on one side, with sweet soul on the other—Lexsoul Dancemachine is a 6-man groove band known for tearing venues apart with their stage presence. Active since 2013, the aim of the machine is to hypnotize feel-good music lovers with thumping bass lines, syncopated rhythms, repetitive grooves and soulful vocals. It’s the kind of music you can break dance to, although in between those hard-hitting sounds you’ll find some more tender grooves.

December 2015 saw Lexsoul Dancemachine self-release their debut album after a successful kick-starter campaign. Deus Lex Machina was put out on vinyl, CD and digitally. 2016 was filled with live gigs in the Baltic-Nordic region, including Tallinn Music Week, Positivus, Funky Elephant and Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.

After making a big local splash with the record, the band broke the international level courtesy of a 5-star review from monkeyboxing.com, an UK blog with an appetite for the Funk. From there on, it was picked up by Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 and BBC 2 with singles “Beef Grinder” and “Coconuts” on the rotation ever since.

“It’s like the Electric Six and Bohannon had a child and it grew up to be Lexsoul Dancemachine.” – Flea Market Funk

“In short there’s no posturing here, they wanna get into it man, you know – like a…well…like a sex machine. JB would be proud.”- monkeyboxing.com

“Hot-blooded, full frontal funk assault not for those of a delicate disposition.” – Craig Charles

CA$22.23 – CA$27.54

The Shuffle Demons are excited to perform for the first time at the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the wonderful Chief Sepass Theatre. Come see us at our only lower mainland show this summer!! We'll be playing some of our hits and some brand new music from our new album 'All In!' https://theshuffledemons1.bandcamp.com/album/all-in https://www.fortlangleyjazzfest.com/?fbclid=IwAR2fpQyD8yWboTQT-hDjVibRoGgafwcbextISM23K17zGsfy_xV_twKmMtw

$29-$39!

Jam Session! Members of the Shuffle Demons host the Jam session at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival!

 —  —

Proof Bar, 220 Bloor St W.,, Toronto, ON

Shuffle Demons Matt Lagan (sax) Mike Downes (bass) and Stich Wynston (drums) are excited to host the jam session at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival at Proof bar, starting with a 30 minute set by the trio at 10pm and continuing into the night with jamming!

The Shuffle Demons at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival

 —  —

TD Main Stage - OLG Grove, 89 Charles St. West, Toronto

The Shuffle Demons are excited to play a free show at the TD Main Stage - OLG Grove for the opening night of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 24th, 2022 at 6:30 pm! Come out for an hour and a half of wonderful demons musical magic and some really cool tunes from our brand new album ' All In.' https://theshuffledemons1.bandcamp.com/album/all-in See you there!!

The Shuffle Demons are looking forward to releasing our brand new CD 'All In' at the 3030 club on Friday April 29th! Thanks to Hugh's Room Live, we will be bringing our new album and will be playing new tunes from the album as well as our classic hits. Come out and see this great band live! Get advance tickets here (recommended!) https://hughsroomlive.com/tickets/

$25 show, $10 livestream

Apr28

The Shuffle Demons are looking forward to playing in Hamilton again at the Gasworks as part of the Hamilton Music Collective Series! We will be bringing our new album and will be playing new tunes from the album as well as our classic hits. Come out and see this great band live!

Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)

The Shuffle Demons

Heartwood Concert Hall, 939 2nd Ave E, , Owen Sound

Come see the Shuffle Demons in Owen Sound or on the interwebs via livestream as we premier music from a brand new CD at the wonderful Heartwood Hall! Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door. Livestream $10. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8:30pm Tickets for all will be at https://heartwoodhall.ca/events/shuffle-demons-album-release-party-copy/ We're really excited to play for a live audience in a great venue safely at 1/2 capacity. Thanks to FACTOR for helping venues and bands get back in the touring groove!

Advance tickets: $25. Door $30. Livestream $10

Jul23

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series is a weekly concert series, broadcasting live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, which kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations, culminating in the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, 2022. Presented by TD, the Summer Concert Series highlights 10 local acts who each bring their own unique perspective to the performance of jazz, and reflect a variety of the elements which have been part of the Festival over the past 35 years: from emerging artists and young lions to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.

Jazz started in the streets and has always been a community music – a mandate the Festival has sought to continue each year by presenting some of the biggest names on a variety of stages for free. Since its beginnings, jazz fans have attended the Festival and experienced the best music in the world barrier free, allowing for unparalleled musical exploration and discovery – we’ve presented more than 3,500 free shows over the past 35 years! The Shuffle Demons are an outstanding reflection of this community approach, bringing people together wherever and whenever they play.

DETAILS Date: July 23 Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost: Free Event Category: Live to Air Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/283401010137928 VENUE Long & McQuade Performance Hall 4 Pardee Avenue Toronto, Canada + Google Map Phone: 416-595-0404 Website: https://jazz.fm