Check it out folks! 2015 has been an awesome year thus far for us. In October of 2014, we played our first official show as a duo. Since then, we've hit the ground running and grinding hard to make things happen. At the start of 2015, we got to play one of our goal venues, Jazz Bistro, putting on our very own showcase for Black History Month called RHYTHM, THEN BLUES. We've locked down a weekly gig at Harlem Underground Restaurant and built up a strong quartet of brilliant musicians (Mr. Ben Young on Upright Bass and Mr. Gabe Girard on Percussion). We also secured a spot in the 2015 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. It has all be so awesome and we are eternally grateful for the support and opportunities from the various people, groups, venues and businesses. But were not done yet, it IS only May.
So.............drum roll please Gabe...
The Sean Stanley Quartet has been selected as 1 of 6 finalists in the 2015 TORONTO BLUES SOCIETY TALENT SEARCH !
Each year, the Toronto Blues Society searches for new and undiscovered Canadian blues talent. The TBS Talent Search Finals will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 2-5 pm at Toronto’s historic Distillery District as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
We are so excited to be participating in this contest. Working as musicians in Toronto is challenging. You have to work hard and learn fast, and be resilient as hell. That's the story of the Blues. We owe so much to the blues and are so proud and honoured to be recognized in such worthy ranks.
We will ll be at Harlem Underground Restaurant - 745 Queen Street West every Thursday night. Chicken and Waffles, a beautiful patio, signature drinks, and live Jazz and Blues music. It's a hip vibe and the food is never, ever disappointing. We will be there tonight celebrating. Join us!
WEST END BLUES AT HARLEM UNDERGORUND