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Conversations in the Blues

If you love the Blues, you'll love "Conversations in the Blues" with JAZZ.FM91's Saturday Night Blues Man, Danny Marks and his illustrious guests. 

Courses will take place Tuesday evenings in October and into November,  right in the heart of our radio station. You'll be up close and personal with Danny and friends Ken Whiteley, Shakura S'Aida, Downchild's Donnie Walsh and Raoul Bhaneja as they sing and chat their way through the history and future of the Blues.

Don't expect the dry and dusty with these courses.  It's part class room, part talk show, lots of terrific music and it's all about the passion.

This is the second season for Conversations in the Blues and last year the seats sold quickly, so sign up now!

Conversations in the Blues with Danny Marks & Friends, Tuesday Nights at seven in JAZZ.FM91's Long & McQuade Performance Hall.

Conversations in the Blues
Dates: October 11, 18, 25, November 1
Day/Time: Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm
Location: JAZZ.FM91, 4 Pardee Avenue, Unit 100 (Liberty Village, Toronto)
Host: Danny Marks
Guests: Ken Whiteley, Shakura S’aida, Donnie Walsh, Raoul Bhaneja
Price: Public: $125 /Donors: $112.50 /Perpetual donors: $85

Oct. 11
The Grand patriarch of the famed Whiteley Family, Ken is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, educator and storyteller. He does it all, from Jug Band to Jazz Band. Ken has a religious fervor about music and imparts that passion in every performance.

Oct. 18
An international Blues super star, Shakura is what many would call a Blues Diva and yet she's as down to earth as a Gospel Mama when it comes to matters of the heart, friends and family.
Expect this visitation to be special.

Oct. 25
One of the two founding brothers of the Downchild Blues Band, Donnie's music is steeped in the traditions of Chicago and Toronto. He and Richard “Hock” Walsh were the inspiration for Hollywood's take on the Blues, portrayed by Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in the hit film The Blues Brothers. Expect an evening of inspired mayhem and Blues genius.

Nov. 1
Raoul is a Blues Man, Actor, Writer and Bon Vivant. His acclaimed theatre piece "Life, Death and the Blues" toured Canada and told the story of Blues music coming from unexpected places, leading to profound realizations. Raoul's sensational stage presence can be found in many live performances and TV shows, from Train 48 to his one man version of Hamlet and his band Raoul and the Bigtime. A perfect finale to the series.

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