As temperatures cool down, we’re heating things up!

Each Friday in October, join Afternoon Drive host Brad Barker at 5 p.m. ET for FRIDAY LIVE, a live-to-air concert series featuring some of the most accomplished and sought-after musicians and performers in Toronto’s jazz scene.

FRIDAY LIVE concert series schedule

Friday, Oct. 9: Dione Taylor

Singer-songwriter Dione Taylor shares music from her latest release Spirits in the Water, a continuation of her unmistakable “Prairie blues” sound.

Friday, Oct. 16: The Heavyweights Brass Band

With tracks from their forthcoming studio album and some classics from earlier recordings, the Heavyweights Brass Band brings a stellar melting pot of New Orleans-inspired jazz, funk, blues and R&B.

Friday, Oct. 23: Ernesto Cervini’s Tetrahedron

Juno-winning musician Ernesto Cervini is joined by two of Canada’s top improvisers, Luis Deniz and Rich Brown, for an hour of engaging, toe-tapping, funky originals and rearranged groovy standards.

Friday, Oct. 30: Alexis Baro

Versatile Cuban trumpeter Alexis Baro performs songs from his 2019 Juno-nominated album Sandstorm, a musical journey through a variety of contemporary jazz styles fused with modern Cuban flavours.

Support great jazz artists in your community. Tune in to JAZZ.FM91 on Fridays at 5 p.m. ET, or watch the concerts live on Facebook.