Sun, Aug 49:30pm

From Jamaica To Toronto With Love

Jay Douglas

Jay Douglas brings his soulful voice and reggae rhythms to the stage for a live summer concert.
Concert

part of Island Soul

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, Aug 49:30pm

From Jamaica To Toronto With Love

Jay Douglas

Concert

part of Island Soul

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

JUNO Award nominee, music producer and band leader of The Jay Douglas All-Star band, Jay Douglas performs at Island Soul, bringing his reggae rhythms to the stage. From his roots in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to his dynamic performances across the globe, his soulful voice and energetic stage presence make him a standout in the reggae music scene. Described as a “treasure trove of Toronto-Jamaican musical history,” Douglas’ performance is a celebration of cultural connection through the universal language of music.

About Jay Douglas

Jay Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica, when he was a youth. In over 45 years of entertainment, he has developed a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms and jazz standards combined with fancy footwork and incredible on-stage charisma. In the early ’60s, Douglas fronted the R&B group The Cougars, who, with their skill and stamina, lit up the city of Montreal and Toronto’s Yonge Street nightclubs in the late ’70s with soul-funk and reggae. Over the past ten years, he has performed worldwide and at annual Toronto events such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Jerk Fest, Canadian National Exhibition, Yonge and Dundas Square and a Taste of Lawrence.  

Douglas was proclaimed winner of NOW Magazine’s Toronto’s Best R&B Act in 2006, and Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year at the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards in 2007. During this time, the promotions company, Light in the Attic, made Douglas their band leader for the From Jamaica to Toronto concert launch at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in July 2006. This show was successfully led by Douglas in both Vancouver and Montreal. He was nominated for Reggae Recording of the Year at the 2012 JUNO Awards and was the recipient of the G98.7 FM Entertainment Award at the Harry Jarome awards that same year.

About Hardcore Band

The Hardcore Band is one of the top reggae bands in Toronto, Canada. They’ve backed many international and local artists such as Black Uhuru, Johnny Osbourne, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Junior Reid, Errol Dunkley, John Holt, Queen Ifrica, plus many more. The five members have a wealth of experience, having toured the world together. They are now gearing up for a busy festival season across Canada, ready to bring their professional and polished performance to the stage.   

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sun, August 4
9:30pm 11:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required