Sun, June 30 6:00pm

Blue Moon Marquee

from Alberta

Enjoy a performance of original compositions influenced by anything that swings and grooves.
Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, June 30 6:00pm

Blue Moon Marquee

from Alberta

Enjoy a performance of original compositions influenced by anything that swings and grooves.

Concert

part of Canada Day Long Weekend

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

JUNO-nominated, Alberta-based duo Blue Moon Marquee writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.  Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a free swing dance lesson before the band takes the stage.  Then, prepare to jump and jive with these talented artists. 

About Blue Moon Marquee

Blue Moon Marquee is a brilliant and unique genre-bending ride through American blues and folk, gypsy jazz, Native American themes, jump blues, swing and more. 

A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette, a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums), have played for a vast gamut of crowds at jazz clubs, Lindy Hop dance halls, folk venues, blues haunts, hospitals, prisons, markets, motorcycle joints, dive bars and prestigious festival stages. Colette commands the upright bass and brings the rhythm with her feet on a custom foot drum kit, all while singing in her signature honey-dipped tone. Cardinal’s distinctive and soulful vocals barrel like a raging bull while his guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz-tinged blues. The result of years of rigorous touring, crisscrossing Europe and North America, is a distinct energy and style from this acclaimed duo. 

Carving a path through blues, jazz, jump jive, folk, country, swing and Indigenous soul with an authentic spirit, their sound does not idle easily in one certain category. It stomps and struts through the wilds, conjuring a blend where Howlin’ Wolf tangos with Django, Earnest Tubb shoots firecrackers with Cab Calloway and Memphis Minnie throws dice with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Their gift is bringing all these elements together without anything sounding out of step. They collect the roots and smoothly braid them with lyrics that often touch on the underbelly of society, woven with elements of Indigenous storytelling and poetic cadence.

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sun, June 30
6:00pm 7:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Stage in the Park

A performance stage on our West Lawn

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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