Today in Toronto: Joel Plaskett, Carlos del Junco and more

Today in Toronto: Joel Plaskett, Carlos del Junco and more

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio With a full name like Béla Anton Leoš Fleck, it’s not surprising that the man turned to music (though those European classical forebears might not have predicted a banjo virtuoso). Find out more »

Carlos del Junco A Harmonica Player of the Year eight times over at the Canadian Maple Blues Awards, Junco pulls sounds from his instrument that are harsh or playful, plaintive or soothing, but always distinctly bluesy. Find our more »

 Joel Plaskett For Scrappy Happiness, his most recent album of folksy, heart-on-sleeve rock, Plaskett released a new song every week for 10 weeks until he had enough, which is just the kind of goofily adorable stunt you might expect from the Nova Scotia indie rocker. Find out more »

The Tudors The Toronto Consort, which specializes in compositions from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early baroque period, was a natural pick to provide incidental music for the TV series The Tudors. Find out more »

Zach Brock and the Magic Number The violin, long associated with classical music, regains its street cred in the hands of this New York–based composer and preeminent improvising jazz violinist. Find out more »

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