Batter Up!

In the midst of this exciting baseball season, JHP is wrapped up in a whirlwind equally thrilling activity! We could not be more happy with the overwhelming amount of talent that we are fortunate to present. Coming up, we have:

The Ault Sisters with another charming performance at Monarch’s Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel on Wednesday, September 9 starting at 7PM. No Cover.

Andria Simone returns to the fabulous Lula Lounge, October 22. With her illustrious band, Those Guys, in hand Andria says “I’m very excited to be playing at the beautiful Lula Lounge.  I’ve played there three times before with Jazz Safari and I think it’s a classy venue with amazing sound, room to groove and good food to eat.  The staff is wonderful and the vibe is funky.  Can’t wait to be back!!” Doors open at 7:30PM, the band goes on for 9PM.

If you’re looking for a new album to feel good with, we recommend coming clean for your love of bluegrass with the Dirty Dishes! They will be launching their brand new CD “And Stay Out!” at the popular Burdock Music Hall on Sunday, September 20. Doors open at 8PM, music starts at 8:30PM.

Up and coming jazz great, Tara Kannangara is releasing a brand new CD. This trumpet player and vocalist has compiled a wonderful collection of new compositions entitled “Some Version of Truth”. The official release date is September 25 and starts touring in October. If you are with us in Toronto, you will have to wait until November 14 to catch Tara perform this wonderful and whimsical compilation.

Tuesday, October 13 & Wednesday, October 14, join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason with his Traffic Jam for an evening of rock music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with the music of Traffic and later, the classic recordings that launched his successful solo career in a two act presentation. Presented at Hugh’s Room, tickets are $70 in advance and $75 at the door. Call 416.531.6604 for more information.

Songstress Roveena is launching a new music video in conjunction with World Lymphoma day on September 15. She says: “When my family and I were blindsided by my Dad’s diagnosis of Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – I knew I had to speak up and lend my voice to this cause.” Her new video “Love Will Light the Way” will feature current patients and survivors of Lymphoma highlighting the tremendous toll this disease takes on the patients and their families.

Finally, a quick reminder that DISCOVERIES is in its eleventh year and showcasing yet another very eclectic group of artists, most of whom are just beginning their creative journeys.  The concept is a simple one, (none of these artists is yet able to fill the room on their own, although we have confidence that each one will get to that point) bring four talents together, give each 30 minutes on stage and have each one bring out their fans, family and friends.  Suddenly you have a full room and everyone present cheers on their artist and in the process discovers new talent to support in the future. Taking place October 6, 2015, please call Hugh’s Room for more information: 416.531.6604

For publishing interests or other inquiries please contact Jane or Sarah at or 416-960-1568.

…Revving Our Engines!

As we gear up for the very busy fall season, Jane and I are tremendously excited about all of our upcoming events, CD releases, and showcases! We are thrilled to let you know that among our gifted line-up of clients we are proud to include: Christine Vanderkooy, Amanda Tosoff, Dave Gunning, Dirty Dishes & Tara Kannangara.

Last week the Ault Sisters played their first ever Oakville Jazz Festival while Andria Simone tore down the house at Fat City Blues bar on the same night. David Clayton-Thomas, always keeping busy, played two SRO concerts with his band in support of his album, COMBO.

While Brother Neil has his debut CD release at 120 Diner this coming Saturday he spent this past weekend chatting with Ten Woloshyn on Newstalk 1010.


Brother Neil on Newstalk 1010

We have some fabulous shows coming up at Hugh’s Room – not least of which – the one and only Albert Lee with Cindy Cashdollar for two nights, August 12 & 13. Albert has become one of our favourites.

Stay tuned for more news and updates to see what can be heard!