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POETRY IS JAZZ


WE ARE : NU JAZZ / ECLECTIC SOUL / SPOKEN WORD
FEATURING THE BITCHES BREW COCKTAIL

TORONTO

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POETRY IS JAZZ


WE ARE : NU JAZZ / ECLECTIC SOUL / SPOKEN WORD
FEATURING THE BITCHES BREW COCKTAIL

TORONTO

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#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


FRI MAY 05
A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT

ANNA CYZON

#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


FRI MAY 05
A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT

ANNA CYZON

 

THE MAY 2017 PROGRAM

[ NOTE ] 
WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS.
FOR GROUPS OR EVENTS BOOKING
PLEASE SEE OUR CONTACT PAGE.
 

May is full of dark intrigue with Anna Cyzon's last performance before her European summer tour dates.  Anna is like an elusive black panther, spending her summer nights working the hidden late -night European club scene. Anna then slips back home quietly into the icy foggy Toronto nights,
working the boutique hotels and speak-easy red light spaces.
Anna's mood is dark and her voice is forbidden.  Poetry is the perfect space for her.
- Think Miles's Betty Davis.

Whether its the classics, scatting hooks, or a Motown cover, Chelsey Bennett brings her character, energy and soul into her music. She combines her jazz training with her love for traditional and modern r&b to create a high energy, raw neo-soul performance. She recently released her first original EP entitled, 'No End'
Think Minnie Riperton.

 Joanna Majoko, new to the Poetry stage, Joanna brings a bag of jazz standards, spiced with her signature dark cool. 
- Think Ella

Nerissa Bradley is new to the Poetry stage and her imposing disposition matches her distinct voice and mood.  Nerissa reworks the classic hits like no one you’ve heard before. 
- Think Nina

Quincy Bullen is seriously going places and Poetry will be the take off launching pad. Quincy’s mood on the keys is like sweet pain and his voice will steal your soul.  Don’t move, let it happen.  
- Think Marvin

Neal Brathwaite Mr Cool', the most in demand Saxophone player in Toronto, steps into the Poetry* space on April 20th, for the first of a series of limited performances we call MOOD.   
- Think Coltrane

Brooke Blackburn's AFTRDARK' Wednesday Blues series at Poetry* is dark and uneasy, Brooke doesn't fake the blues, he's real and didn't learn his game from private school, but from his paternal lineage, that goes directly back to the American-Canadian underground railroad history.  
Brooke's band The Bentley Collective takes you back to the smell and silhouettes of a
Mississippi Delta Jook Joint. 
- Think Howlin Wolfe

Thompson Egbo is the man in charge of the room, no mistaken. Egbo brings with him songs from his new record - A New Standard and with it; a disclaimer warning; if you are not prepared to be hypnotized, do not listen. 
- Think Monk

Jenna Glatt is an “exceptionally gifted” singing sensation with an impressive track record. Berklee (Boston) Grad. Jenna has appeared at many international music festivals, radio and television programs and has been collaborating with selected producers and songwriters from New York City to Nashville.  Experience her silky, soulful mood up close & personal, only at POETRY.
- Think Lisa Stansfield

 
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#KENSINGTON COMEDY


TUE MAY 02 / 6pm

HOST, CLIF KNIGHT

#KENSINGTON COMEDY


TUE MAY 02 / 6pm

HOST, CLIF KNIGHT

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 03 / 9pm

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 03 / 9pm

KATIE dutemple

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#MOOD


THUR MAY 04 / 9pm

SHAFTON THOMAS GROUP

#MOOD


THUR MAY 04 / 9pm

SHAFTON THOMAS GROUP

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#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT

FRI MAY 05 / 9pm

ANNA CYZON

#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT

FRI MAY 05 / 9pm

ANNA CYZON

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#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 06 / 9pm

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#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 06 / 9pm

Quincy bullen

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#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 07 - 4pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 07 - 4pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

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#THE SPOT


SUN MAY 07 - 7:30pm

COMMUNITY CREATIVE

#THE SPOT


SUN MAY 07 - 7:30pm

COMMUNITY CREATIVE

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 10 / 9pm ( & EVERY 2ND WEDNESDAY )

BROOKE BLACKBURN

#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 10 / 9pm ( & EVERY 2ND WEDNESDAY )

BROOKE BLACKBURN

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#MOOD


THUR MAY 11 / 9pm ( & EVERY 2ND THURSDAY )

JEsse Ryan's Brigdes

#MOOD


THUR MAY 11 / 9pm ( & EVERY 2ND THURSDAY )

JEsse Ryan's Brigdes

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#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


FRI MAY 12 / 9pm

Joanna majoko

#FORBIDDEN FRUIT


FRI MAY 12 / 9pm

Joanna majoko

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#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 13 / 9pm

CHELSEY BENNETT

#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 13 / 9pm

CHELSEY BENNETT

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#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 14 / 4pm

VIRGINIA MACDONALD

#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 14 / 4pm

VIRGINIA MACDONALD

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#TU33DAYS


CHILL TO RARE 33's & 45's CLASSICS ON VINYL
STARTS TUESDAY MAY 16 -  4 to 11pm

GUEST VINYL DJ'S

#TU33DAYS


CHILL TO RARE 33's & 45's CLASSICS ON VINYL
STARTS TUESDAY MAY 16 -  4 to 11pm

GUEST VINYL DJ'S

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 17 / 9pm
INTRODUCING

NEAL BRAITHWAITE

#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 17 / 9pm
INTRODUCING

NEAL BRAITHWAITE

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#MOOD


THUR MAY 18 - 9pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

#MOOD


THUR MAY 18 - 9pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

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JAZZ:THE NXT GENERATION


FRI MAY 19 / 9:00pm

THOMPSON EGBO LIVE

JAZZ:THE NXT GENERATION


FRI MAY 19 / 9:00pm

THOMPSON EGBO LIVE

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#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 20 / 9pm

EGBO TRIO

#MINDGAMES


SAT MAY 20 / 9pm

EGBO TRIO

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#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 21 - 4pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 21 - 4pm

DAVid DiaO Su 刁塑

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 24 / 9pm

ERIC WEST GROUP

#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 24 / 9pm

ERIC WEST GROUP

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MOOD


THUR MAY 25 / 9pm

Bellodonna

MOOD


THUR MAY 25 / 9pm

Bellodonna

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#DARKBLU


FRI MAY 26 / 9pm

DAn Mckinnon

#DARKBLU


FRI MAY 26 / 9pm

DAn Mckinnon

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#DEEPINLOVE


A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT
SAT MAY 27 - 9pm

JENNA

#DEEPINLOVE


A POETRY DRESSUP EVENT
SAT MAY 27 - 9pm

JENNA

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#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 28 / 4pm

NEAL BRAITHWAITE

#DAYDREAM


SUN MAY 28 / 4pm

NEAL BRAITHWAITE

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#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 31 / 9pm

Nerissa Bradley

#AFTRDARK


WED MAY 31 / 9pm

Nerissa Bradley

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#POETRYISJAZZ


 

 

#POETRYISJAZZ


 

 

 

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