IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL
Temple Sinai: Robert & Anne Strom Memorial Concert-in-the-Round presents Jews and Blues Featuring Danny Marks
Monday, June 13 at 7.30 p.m.
Join us as we explore this iconic musical form, and our people’s relation to it, from the days when Jews managed and produced for some of the early giants of the genre to today when Jews are some of its leading creators and performers.
Canadian musical icon (and Temple Sinai bar mitzvah!) Danny Marks is the current holder of the Toronto Blues Society’s Blues with a Feeling Award for lifetime achievement in music and broadcast.
Danny first enjoyed international prominence as a founding member of Capitol Records’ group, Edward Bear. Working as a journeyman session musician throughout the seventies, Danny settled in to the club scene, establishing a cult following as a genre-bender in music and humour. He has hosted his own nationwide TV show, Stormy Monday, and his own CBC radio hit series, the Hum Line.
Most recently, Danny recorded two original music albums, Guitarchaeology and True, before paying tribute to Toronto’s R&B roots with “Big Town Boy” in 2005. Danny is in his fifth year as the radio host of JAZZ.FM91’s Saturday night blues show, bluz.fm.
Joining Danny will be some of Toronto’s young up-and-coming Jewish blues artists and a Toronto all-star Jewish blues band.
Special bonus feature: A live from Nashville performance by star blues artist (and also a Temple Sinai bar mitzvah!) - Colin Linden.
This concert is free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For more information visit us at www.templesinai.net or call the Temple office at 416-487-4161.
This concert is made possible through a gift from the Robert & Anne Strom Memorial Fund.
Sponsor: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto