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Friday January 19th, 2024 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday "Drivers"! Some nice vibes in store for you all this week with the usual assortment of varied genres. Some new tings and a few slightly older selections in store. Gonna be keeping the vibe somewhat downtempo in our unwind from the week first hour and taking it up to a mid tempo to wind you up for your weekend in hour two. Will be featuring a few extra drops from a fellow selector, producer and the founder of “Push The Fader” record label, DJ Centre who was kind enough to sort a brother out with some phenomenal wax that I’m itching to share with you all on todays show and in the coming weeks. Happy listening!
Sunset Cliffs
Daniel Villarreal with Jeff Parker and Anna Butterss - Lados B Album - International Anthem Recording Company New
Collage (Greg Foat Remix)
Lady Blackbird - Dubplate #2 - Foundation Music Productions New
Strings Of Spring
Jazz N Palms - Jazz N Palms 01 EP - Jazz N Palms
Deaf Ears (Instrumental Dub)
Toli & The Femm Nameless - See Line EP - Kooyman Records
Afrodizz - Kif Kif Album - Freestyle Records Canadian
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
The Model
Sonido Gallo Negro - The Model / Cumbia De Las Plañideras Single - Names You Can Trust New
Friendly Pressure (Album Version)
Jhelisa - Single - Dorado
Desert Storm
Afrodesia - Episode One EP - Best Record
The Moon After The Fall (Outside Link Remix)
Outside - Single - Dorado
In A Song (DJ Spinna Remix)
DJ Center feat. Middlechild - In A Song Single - Push The Fader
Center's Groove
DJ Center - Single - Bastard Jazz Recordings
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
Pharaoh Sanders - Deaf Dumb Blind Album - Impulse!
Somalia (DJ Duke Remix)
Sade - Single - White Label
DWYCK (Rio Carnival Mix)
Guru + Nice & Smooth - Single - Little Kids Music
Corpo E Canção (Tahira Edit)
Leticia Fialho - Minhas Versões Vol.1 Album - Poeira Music New
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Sly5thave + DJ Center feat. Thalma de Freitas - Single - Push The Fader New
Voilaaa feat. David Walters, Lass & Pat Kalla - Guts: Straight From The Decks 2 v/a Album - Heavenly Sweetness
Chi-Town Reggae
Gypsy Fari - Single RE - Soundway Records New
Braziliance (Bonus Beats)
J. Rawls - BSL Brazilliance Single - Push The Fader New
Pigeons (Ulrich Troyer Remix)
Lucid Lucia - Lucid Lucia & Brzzvll Remixes EP - Sbdan Ultra New
Jazz N Palms - Jazz N Palms 06 EP - Jazz N Palms
Morning Light
Quantic feat. Andreya Triana - Dancing While Falling Album - PIAS New
end of on air broadcast 19h EDT
on demand exclusive
Infinite Pool
Mike Bandoni - Get It / Infinite Pool Single - Skyline Recordings New
Plata O Plomo
Nestor Alvarez - Single - Original Gravity New
Ballistic Brothers - Single RE - Acid Jazz New
Extra Curriculars:

Life Drawing
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

We want to make sure that all of our artists and models are comfortable, respected, and able to work effectively! Here are some ground rules for our Life Drawing sessions to help make that happen.
1. Please keep all electronics off or silenced during the session.
2. Please only enter/exit the session in the breaks between poses.
3. Keep your voices down and conversations to a minimum while the model is posing. We love when local artists connect, but please wait for the halfway break or step outside to do so!
4. Artists own the work they produce during the session, and may share and distribute it how they wish. Models will never be identified by their full names.
5. Under no circumstances is the model to be touched or photographed by artists.
6. Comments, concerns, or feedback about any part of the session should be discussed directly with the facilitator.
If you have any questions or input for our ground rules, send us a message!

Open Mic Jams
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

Come out for a fun jam! All are welcome. If weather permits we will be out on the patio. Come hang out with fellow Ottawa musicians and play original tunes, covers, or poetry!

FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2024 AT 9PM
Mister Trick pres. FUNK N BASS
@27 Club
27 York St.
Tickets · $17.31via Eventbrite

Get ready to groove and bounce as Mista Trick presents FUNK N BASS, an electrifying in-person event that will have you dancing all night lon
We are thrilled to announce that on January 19 The 27 Club will feel nothing but FUNK n Bass from the one and only
Swing n Bass founder, DJ and Producer Mista Trick is in a league of his own. Mixing vintage, vaudeville vibes with distinctly down and dirty drum n bass, Mista Trick sounds like the love-child of a wartime knees-up and a 90s rave. He’s fresh, he’s fun, he’s all about the boogie. Bring your flat caps and suspenders and throw some swinging shapes! He's performed all around the UK as well as Paris, Zurich, Barcelona, Lyon, Sofia, Burgas, Alicante, Grenoble, Vienna and Whistler.
He played at Festivals like Glastonbury, Shambala, Jyva'zik, Electro Swing Club Paris, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Under The Hill, Nozstock, Wildfire, Swingamajig, Illusive and Twinwood.
He has released tracks on Ragtime Records, Rimboe Riddim, Freshly Squeezed, Pashmount Music and Sony.He produced remixes for Jamie Berry, Dubioza Kolektive, Sam & The Womp, Swingrowers, KD Soundsystem, Molotov Jukebox, Electric Swing Circus, Extra Medium, Scratchophone Orchestra, Phil Mac, Future Shape of Sound, Lamuzgueule, Josh & Le Chat Feat Flechette
Little Fever - Hailing from Ottawa, Little Fever... has a style like no other, an evolved fusion of todays chart topping hits with classic throwbacks of yesteryear. For 16 years Little Fever has been taking you on a musical journey each and every time he hits the turntables.
DJ TANNER, who is a Video DJ, is a member of #Funklectic & #GlobalFunkFam & Make It Funky Toronto Collective, working alongside the best DJs on the planet. DJ Tanner is as adept at mixing 45s & records, as creating #DJTannerVideoEdits
Funklectic is all about an eclectic mix of funky original music videos and speaker rattling funky beats! At a typical Funklectic event, expect to hear and see a Video DJ show which are legendary and unmistakably unique, blending the vintage and the contemporary, inviting sights and sounds from the past into a funky bass-filled future. Really anything that gets the dancefloor moving!
GOING TO BE A SWINGING GOOD TIME & FUNKY BASS filled evening! Bring your dancing shoes and we will see you on the dancefloor!

FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2024 AT 9PM
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $27.96 - $

On Friday January 19th, KORA returns to City At Night in Ottawa, with support from Oiseau de Nuit.
Co-presented with Labyrinthe, a multi-platform showcase of forward thinking artists and cutting-edge electronic music.
KORA (Saisons Musique, Anjunadeep, Sol Selectas, Courage)
Mikael B Robillard, more commonly know as Kora, is a DJ, producer and electronic musicteacher from Quebec, Canada. His sound blends ambient and world music elements toan evolving touch of deep and progressive house. Kora’s original music brought him toplay in various corners of our beautiful planet, and his intention is now more than everto use sound as a vessel to connect people together in these times of change.As a passionate sound explorer, Mikael takes inspiration from humans, nature and thecosmos to create his songs and remixes that got released on labels like Anjunadeep,Kindisch, Seven Villas and Decca.He had the chance to remix artists like Mercan Dede,Ludovico Einaudi, Hraach and Pablo Bolivar.In 2018, Mikael co-founded the Montréal-based record label Saisons Musique and he’sen route to share his first multimedia album‘Azimuth’-a journey inspired by the boréalforest where he grew up

OISEAU DE NUIT (Phases, Saisons)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2024 AT 10(11) AM - 3 PM
lifeboogie “Brasilian Vibes” DJ set + Twitch Stream (hopefully)
@The Record Centre
1099 Wellington St. W.

Trevor Walker providing a Brasilian-esque soundtrack at The Record Centre to warm you up from the winter blues and for the “Boss Ah!” Live In-store performance.

Boss Ah! Live In-store
@The Record Centre
1099 Wellington St. W.

World Jazz Fusion Vocalist Rachel Beausoleil joins forces with guitarist Garry Elliott and percussionist Liz Hanson, to bring you gems from the Brazilian popular music repertoire. This combo is featured in Rachel’s 2020 album, Brazz, which received rave reviews in Canada, the US, the UK, and Brazil.
Tony Frankel,, says “[Rachel’s] vocals are so endearing, enchanting, and entrancing (she’s hypnotic on every track…).” He continues: “Elliott and Hanson are so winning, playing with aplomb…Really, just listen to the tap-tap-tapping of Hanson’s soft drum; it’s intoxicating.”

The Commotions Album Release Party w/ The Lionyls
@Bronson Centre Music Theatre
585 Lisgar St.

Get your tickets for our album release show! This record means so much to us and we cannot wait to perform it live for you all. We're confident that this show will sell out and we don't want you to miss out.
Where: Bronson Centre Music Theatre
When: January 20th
The Lionyls will start off the night and Matt Chaffey will be joining us as a special guest!

Musk Ox Inheritance Vinyl Release w/ special guest Nick Schofield
@Kailash Mital Theatre
1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa’s beloved chamber folk trio Musk Ox return with their first concert since 2020, performing their highly acclaimed third release Inheritance in its entirety alongside highlights from the band’s rich catalogue.
For over 15 years, Musk Ox have developed a glowing reputation for their acclaimed albums and captivating live performances, sharing stages with dark metal masters Agalloch on numerous tours as well as the celebrated Norwegian folk ensemble Wardruna at the legendary Wave-Gotik Treffen Festival in Leipzig, Germany. The band’s work has appeared on Exclaim, Pitchfork, The Strombo Show and several year-end lists including Sputnik Music and The Needle Drop.
With the release of their third full-length Inheritance, Musk Ox have reached new levels of expression. Further refining their singular blend of nature folk intimacy, classical precision, post-rock atmosphere and progressive metal intensity, Inheritance is a captivating and immersive instrumental ode to the past, present and future.

Apres-Ski w/ Djs Diskodave & Plush
Feat. Bassist Greg Howlett
@Kaffe 1870
715 Riverside Dr., Wakefield, QC


APRÈS-SKI - Join us for an upbeat evening of funk 45s & disco, old-school house music, and breakbeats featuring an all-vinyl performance by DJs ‘diskodave’, ‘Plush’ and live bassist ‘Greg Howlett’. Come as you are or dressed in your après-ski attire ready to dance with old and new friends at the intimate Kaffé 1870 in Wakefield. Show starts at 8pm. No cover.
Definition from Oxford Dictionary
1. the social activities and entertainment following a day's skiing.
"the après-ski disco"

USA Out of Vietnam + TBWNIS + Paraphonique
@House of TARG
1077 Bank St.

Doors: 9pm / 19+ (Physical ID Required)
Cover: $20

USA OUT OF VIETNAM (MTL Heavy Drone Psych)
Their musical influences are both transparent and widespread, and include black metal, doom, drone, minimalist composition, sludge, noise, post rock, shoe-gaze, dream pop, nineties psychedelia and classic seventies radio dial pop. Particularly transparent is this love of pop music, dense seventies-style production, and harmonized vocals that swerves around hairpin turns.
TBWNIS (Ottawa Psych Rock)
The Band Whose Name is a Symbol - 15+ years of mind expansion & prolific psych rock.
PARAPHONIQUE (Gatineau Granular & Modular Hypnosis)
Live analog/ambient modular synth from one of the area’s most talented electronic music makers. For fans of synthesizer-based krautrock/space music. Take the trip.
Tunes & Vids Here:

White Rabbit: Paulo Cardose, Tone A, Queenyy
@City At Night
222 Slater St.

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2024 AT 7PM - 9PM
North Movement pres. Monthly Youth Dance Classes (Jan 2024)
@Routhier Community Centre
172 Guigues Ave.
Tickets · $

With the guidance and mentorship of Moov Ottawa Dance, North Moovment, their youth Street Dance performance and training team (ages 16-20), will be running two projects a month for the community.
The intention to run these events is to give the new generation of Street Dancers (North Moovment youth) the tools and the opportunities to use and build their skills in teaching, educating, running quality events and actively participating in Street Dance culture. Similarly, these events will be used to help fundraise for future professional development opportunities, all at accessible prices for the students.
MONTHLY YOUTH DANCE CLASSES: Our youth will be teaching community-style dance and movement classes for the first three months of 2024. These classes are run on the 3rd Monday of the month and are exclusively for students ages 16-21.
When: Monday January 22nd, 2024
Where: Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues avenue, Ottawa, ON) 2nd floor
7-8PM Intro to Breaking "Break Dance" with BGirl Lotus
8-9PM Intermediate Choreo with Gracie and Mel
$10 online (highly encouraged) + small Eventbrite fee
$15 exact cash only at the door (only if there is space - not guaranteed)
Ages: 16 to 21
What to bring: Water bottle (fountain available)
What to wear: Indoor sneakers mandatory and loose comfortable clothing
Important info:
No refunds of make-up classes - these classes are done for fundraising purposes
Moov's Covid-19, injury, code-of-conduct and personal item policies are in full effect (
We do take photos and video of class for promotional and archival purposes. If you (or your child) does not want to be in the footage, no problem - please let us know!
The space is accessible with a elevator (if not broken - lol)
Free parking - first come first serve
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your class time
Maximum 25 students per class to ensure enough space
Questions? Contact Alea -

lifeboogie presents:
[Why Wednesday]: “Vibrations Running Deep”
w/ Trevor Walker
@27 Club
27 York St.
Free (for now) | 19+

Been working towards launching a solo mid week night where I can stretch out and drop a diverse open format soundtrack of groovy vibes for the Ottawa diaspora.
You can expect only top notch (mostly) underground tunes from Funk, Soul, Boogie, dance floor Jazz, Breaks, House, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Bruk, Afro, Latin, Brazilian, Reggae and so much more on vinyl + digital strictly selected for dancers.
If all goes to plan the night will also be available to view live on
Vibes to get you past the midweek hump!
Hope to see you out making moves.

YAO: Kintsugi - La Beauty Dans Le Chaos…
@Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard

Between slam, soul, funk and Afro sounds, YAO explores the themes of pain, resilience and hope in this personal and therapeutic show. Inspired by his new album of the same name (Kintsugi), he uses his talents as a lyricist and performer to transform his life wounds into sensory, poetic and musical immersion.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold – thus transforming the cracks, and the object itself, into a more beautiful and stronger work of art. From the idea of making a "person kintsugi", this show will make you experience intimate moments of fragility, vulnerability and introspection; sometimes raw, sometimes brusque, but always true and authentic.
After his last show Nomade (from the album Lapsus), presented more than 150 times in 7 different countries, and awarded "Show of the Year" at the Gala Trille Or 2019, YAO offers you a little beauty in chaos with Kintsugi .
Design: YAO
Scenography and staging: YAO, Gaële & Didier Lucien
Musicians: Simon Poirier-Lachance (drums), Liviu Pavel (bass), Elijah Mansevani (guitar), Javier Chacón (keyboards)
Sound engineer: Cameron Hanes / Frédérik Hébert
Opening act : Woodney Pierre: Singer-songwriter, Woodney Pierre is a city girl, born in Montreal and raised in Toronto.
Her music marries beautifully her Haitian roots with her love of soul music.
In 2012, she founded The Matty Jae Youth Foundation in support of mental health and suicide prevention awareness through the arts and mentorship. Singing has always been an instrument and a road to expression and communication.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024 AT 10:30 PM - 2 AM
@The 27 Club
27 York St.

DJ Emmett (ZaphodsMod Nite) + guests
♡ Robyn . Lizzo . Dayglow . Grimes . LCD Soundsystem . M83 . Billie Eilish . Princess Nokia . Phoebe Bridgers . Little Simz . Haim . MIA . MGMT . Lorde . Tyler the Creator . The Smiths . Wallows . Marina . Fontaines DC . The War on Drugs . Lizzo . The Killers. Amy Winehouse . Portugal the Man . Clairo. Blondie . The Strokes . Icona Pop . Jungle . Mitski . Daft Punk . Le Tigre . Kali Uchis . Flume . The 1975 . Anderson Paak . Phoenix . Tove Lo . Joy Division . Janelle Monae . Franz Ferdinand . Maggie Rogers . Vampire Weekend . Weezer . Depeche Mode . Amyl and the Sniffers . Glass Animals . The Clash . Radiohead . Future Islands . Paramore . Leon Bridges . CHVRCHES . The Black Keys . Tame Impala . Superorganism . The Ramones . New Order . Sharon Van Etten . Pulp . Belle and Sebastian . The 1975 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs . Gorillaz . Alt-J . David Bowie . Florence and the Machine . Bloc Party . Charli XCX . Oasis . Arctic Monkeys . Talking Heads . Sylvan Esso . Empire of the Sun . Bastille . TV on the Radio . The Cure . Alvvays ♡

10pm/$8 before midnite

instagram: @modnite #modnite

REWIND - A Roller Skating Jam - Volume 1
@4 Wheelies - Roller Skating Center
1101 Baxter Rood, Ottawa

The follow up to HOW WE ROLL.....

A Roller Skating Jam - Volume 1
You requested it, so we REWIND.
~ Fresh since 1998 ~
Saturday January 27, 2024
2PM - 8PM | 9PM - 2AM
*Dance floor available for the non-skaters.
Music by MACE x TREVOR WALKER x KAM x HOUSE OF WAYNE playing the very best in Old School, ‘90s R&B / Hip Hop, ‘90s Dancehall, Early 2000’s, Funk, Rare Grooves, Soulful House and so much more…
From the ones that brought you SOLÉ
The music lovers day party and THE ORIGINAL 'REWIND'
Hosted by @soledayparty @Oohfest
Skate, vibe out, dance, shop and skate some more.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024 AT 2:30 - 7PM
Waacking Workshop & Mini Waacking Battle With Bacardii
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave
Tickets · $11.98 - $

Moov is back in the city for a quick second to bring on a dope workshop by another Canadian respected artist - Kelvin “Bacardi” from Toronto! And, we’ll be bringing him out to judge a mini battle as well!
What: Waacking workshop (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Level)
Date: Saturday January 27th, 2024
Time: 230-430PM (2 hours)
Location: Room 221 (2nd floor)
Info: This workshop is catered to those who have some Waacking experience to the seasoned dancer. If you have no experience and still want challenge yourself, please join. More info TBA.
What: Mini Waacking Battle
Date: Saturday January 27th, 2024
Time: 5-7PM (right after the workshop)
Location: Room 103
Info: This is a mini 1vs1 battle welcoming all those to join, although we highly encourage those with less than 5 years to participate. We welcome all to come as it’s all for fun (our DJ will be a specially curated Spotify playlist) and the cash prize will be 50% of the earnings of the event. This event will especially hold space for the BIPOC and queer community.
Judge: Bacardii
MC: Didi
Music: Funk, disco, r&b, pop, house & a few genres in between
Prize: 50% of the pot
$30 CAD (By December 31st)
$40 CAD (January 1st-January 26th)
$45 CAD (Day-of / exact cash only / only if we don’t sell out before)
$10 CAD (By December 31st)
$15 CAD (January 1st-January 26th)
$20 CAD (Day-of / exact cash only / only if we don’t sell out before)
*a small Eventbrite fee will be added to the cost on registration*
How to register? Register now via Eventbrite (link in description)
Moov Ottawa Dance’s policies are in full effect (
QUESTIONS: Contact Alea at

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024 AT 7 - 11 PM
@ Ten Toes Coffee
837 Somerset St. W

Afro & Latin - Voodoo Funk - Rockers Reggae - Early Dancehall - Ska - Forro - Samba Soul - Antillean - High Life - Caribbean - Congolese Rumba - Son Cubano - Cumbia - Salsa - Hard Funk 45s

@Galerie SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St.


Laylit returns January 27 to Club SAW! Lineup to be announced.
Laylit is a platform and collective celebrating music and artists from the Arab/SWANA region and its diaspora. Over the last four years their dance parties in New York City and Montreal have carved out an unmatched place in North American nightlife, becoming an anticipated social gathering and unique musical experience.
Each party takes you on a genre-spanning journey, highlighting the incredible musical diversity, depth and richness that comes out of the region. Laylit has established its place on the scene with a signature electronic sound blending shaabi, dabke, mahraganat, Arabic pop and hip-hop with contemporary, boundary pushing dance music (techno, breakbeat, hyperpop…) inspired by New York and Montreal’s thriving underground clubs.
Featured in multiple publications including the New York Times and Pitchfork, Laylit celebrated its 5-year anniversary this year with a Boiler Room event in NYC and a tour across multiple North American cities.
Laylit values inclusivity and unity across cultures, languages, dialects, religions, identity and sexual orientations.

White Rabbit: JEROME ROBINS, Martin Villeneuve, Craig Leo - Record Release Party
@City At Night
222 Slater St.

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

We're stoked to host the record release party for a co-production by of Canada's most prolific producers, Toronto's own Jerome Robins, Ottawa's favourite son Martin Villeneuve, and Montreal's talented rising star Craig Leo!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


ERU-ERA - Back on Stage
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St

Yes, that's right, you heard correctly!! ERU-ERA is back on stage after a little bit of a break!! We can't wait to bring the hyper funk back to y'alls ears!!
Ed Lister - Trumpet / Compositions / MD
Brady Leafloor - Tenor Sax
Rich Page - Bari Sax
Ben DiMillo - Guitar
Clayton Connell - Keyboards
Marc Decho - Bass
Stephen Adubofuor - Drums

The Stardust of a Song: Pete Woods Quartet
@La Fab sur Mill
8, Chemin Mill, Chelsea, Qc.

Think of the song-writing greats Hoagy Carmichael, Willie Nelson, & Duke Ellington
as the inspirations for this concert offering a gently swinging mix of genres between classic
jazz and country. Sax player Pete Woods is joined by jazz scene favourites Jacob Clarke on
double-bass and Mike T. Kerr on guitar, and he adds the sweet singing of Campbell Woods to
the combo to treat you to a lyrical and heart-warming affirmation of the power of music in life.

Village Trio
@Kaffe 1870
715 chemin Riverside, La Peche, Qc. J0X 3G0
No cover PWYC

Greg Paul Stone (gtr/vox)
Marc Decho (bass)
Andre Ferraton (drums)

The Ed Lister Group
@Montgomery Scotch Lounge
750 Gladstone Ave.

The Ed Lister Group is back at Montgomery Scotch Lounge in February!!
Come and see this stellar quintet live featuring....
Ed Lister - Trumpet / Compositions / MD
Ben DiMillo - Guitar
Deniz Lim Sersan - Keys
JP Lapensee - Bass
Jose Garcia - Drums

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 2024 AT 8:30PM
The Prime Rib Big Band “Valentine Special”
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St.

What's that smell........?? Is it Flank.......? Is it Sirloin.......? Is it Rump.........? NO!!!!! It's Love.............
Come and join the hottest Big Band in Town for our monthly residency at the legendary Irene's Pub and help us celebrate the love month in style.......

FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2024 AT 9PM
Smelloship EP Release Party!
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St.

Hey, come celebrate Smelloship's first release with two sets of southern-soaked funk + soul at Irene's Pub.
9pm, $15 in advance, FUN
Garett Barr - Bass
Chris Elms - Guitar
Kim Jackson - Keyboards
Andre Ferraton - Drums
Brady Leafloor - Saxophone
Chris Burling - Percussion

C A R N A V A L 2024 w/ Florquestra Brasil
@Queen St. Fare
178 Queen St, W

Tickets: $15 Early / Bird | $20 Advanced
(Link Soon)
with Florquestra & guests

We're planning a night celebrating Brazilian culture and heritage with the best in marchinha, samba, frevo, from afoxé to Axé!!

Florquestra & Guests:
Regina Gomes Teixeira / vocals+percussion
More musicians TBA
Brazilian businesses present in the party TBA
we encourage you to wear a carnival costume/outfit as we will be giving prizes for the best costume
This event is 19+

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2024 AT 3 - 11 PM
Lifeboogie + Jefferson Park
1188 Queen St., W., Toronto

Joining my old friend, tastemaker, fellow DJ & Mercury Lounge alumni, Jefferson Park for my first time back in Toronto to spin in what feels like close to 15 + years.
Providing the soundtrack for a recently launched night, “Downtempo Sundays” at “Boogie”!
You can expect anything from Balearic house, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Boogie, Reggae, Nu-Jazz, Bruk, Afro, Latin and whatever fits in between.
Hope to see some Toronto fam out to vibe with us!

FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2024 AT 9PM - 11:30PM
Bia Ferreira - Brazil
@Queen St. Fare
50 O’Connor St.
Tickets · Free - $

Axé & Saravah present
Bia Ferreira from Brazil - show Faminta
Celebrating Black History Month
Opening act Rommel
Friday, February 23rd 2024
at Queen St. Fare
Doors at 8pm
Rommel at 8:30pm
Bia at 9pm
Early bird tkts: $10
$15 in advance / more at the door
"Free limited tickets for Brazilian newcomers"
Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and activist. Her music, which she defines as "MMP — Música de Mulher Preta," discusses topics such as feminism, anti-racism and homophobia. She makes music that harnesses a combination of funky beats, reggae and soulful ballad grooves while lyrically pushing her listeners toward the discomfort that generates "movemente,” or action. Her lyrics have been described as "escrevivência,” a term Conceição Evaristo uses to “tell our stories from our perspectives.” It represents the subjectivity of a Black woman in Brazilian society.

Cuban Jazz Night w/ Miguel de Armas Quartet
@Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
109 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Join Ottawa’s jazz pianist and composer Miguel De Armas for a show like no other. Enjoy his unique sounds as he weaves strands of Cuban and American jazz influences in a compellingly eclectic way. Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel studied at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte with a Bachelor in Cuban Percussion.
For over a decade, he toured with this band around the world and performed at world-class Jazz Festivals such as the North Sea, Montreaux, Nice, Nantes, Normandia, Couleur Café, Barranquijazz, and Río de Janeiro Film Festival, among others.
Jazz fans, this is for you!

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble
@Irene’s Pub
34 Regent St.

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble is back at Irene's Pub for a firey night of deep soulful jazz.
Ed Lister - trumpet
Zakari Frantz - alto sax
Pierre Chrétien - electric piano
Chris Pond - double bass
Mike Essoudry - drums

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2024 AT 9PM - 2AM School of Bass #68
@Swizzles Bar and Grill
244 Queen St.

Techno! Drum n Bass! Jungle! And more!
Come feel the bass of Bellyfull Soundsystem!
Dj Archer (Bellyfull Soundsystem)
Dj Jason Skillz
Pluto Palsy (Emmett O'Grady) (live performance)
Dj Tampered D.N.A
Dj Doc Savage
Saturday March 30th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen street (basement)
+19 with valid photo I.D. required, pay what you can at the door.
8:00PM - 2:00AM
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 AT 8PM
Mary Ancheta Quartet
@NAC Fourth Stage
1 Elgin St.
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Mary Ancheta Quartet is based out of Vancouver, BC. Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves with Trent Otter on drums, Dominic Conway on sax, and Matt Reid on bass.
Encompassing her experience in film scoring, Ancheta seeks to tap into raw-fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection. The Mary Ancheta Quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. Last summer, they played on the Mainstage to Jazz Festival audiences all across Canada alongside Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sun Ra Arkestra, Domi & JD Beck, Melody Gardot, and more.


Atlantis Jazz Ensemble
3 Rue Kent, Gatineau, Qc. J8X 3J8

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble takes over Minotaure for a fiery night of deep soulful jazz.
Ed Lister - trompette et flugelhorn
Zakari Frantz - sax alto
Pierre Chrétien - piano électrique
Chris Pond - contrebasse
Mike Essoudry - batterie


Catch me on
*when possible
-Tuesday | 20h Open Format
-Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
-Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
-Open format pop ups

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Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive!

12:05 PM, January 18th, 2024
Johnny G
Looking forward to the show. Big fan of Afrodizz and of Jazz n Palms.

4:10 PM, January 19th, 2024
Love this show, Trevor! Was that a cover of the 3 Degrees-- Collage?

5:12 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Johnny G appreciate the comments! I’m a huge fan of Afrodizz as well, hope they come up with some new material or even tour with the old stuff again! Such a deadly live show.

5:30 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Brian thank you so much for saying! You know what I’m not familiar with the 3 Degrees version but I’ll look into it! Cheers!

5:32 PM, January 19th, 2024
such a good model cover

5:37 PM, January 19th, 2024
robert p in gatineau
Simply, groovy music. Love it. Thank you.

5:49 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Stefan right? Thanks for taking the time to tune in!

6:17 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p in gatineau thank you so much for the comments! Cheers

6:18 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Brian I believe you're correct about the Lady Blackbird and now I'm going to have to dig for the original! Thanks for the heads up!

6:19 PM, January 19th, 2024
The Three Degrees are a very interesting act! Their first album MAYBE is a classic. J Dilla used it on DONUTS. They still make music to this day!

6:47 PM, January 19th, 2024
This would be the first time I have something new to suggest to you in years of listening to your show! Trevor 1000: Brian 1

6:48 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
LOL Brian!

6:59 PM, January 19th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Brian truly appreciate the links! Have a great weekend cheers!

6:59 PM, January 19th, 2024