Upcoming Shows

March 31 - Canadian Opera Company - Free NOON hour concert COC Atrium

April 2 - 2015 Brock Centre for the Performing Arts. 

April 17 - Shabbat at Congergation Beth Shalom- San Francisco with Rabbi Aubrey Glazer  -Time TBA

April 18 - Mimouna at Congergation Beth Shalom- San Francisco with Rabbi Aubrey Glazer -Time TBA

April 19 - Temple Solel's Shir Energy Fest  -  Cardiff By The Sea - 3:00 pm

April 20 - Aviva Chernick Workshop for Temple Solel at the Leichtag Ranch - Encinitas CA - Noon

April 21 - Palo Alto JCC - Noon hour concert 

April 23 - Edmonton JCC - Edmonton AB Canada

April 25 - Temple Sinai - Toronto Ontario 

April 30 - National Arts Centre Presents ONTARIO SCENE  - JAFFA ROAD AND LEMON BUCKET ORCHESTRA  - Ottawa Ontario

July 11 - Festival du Monde du Drummondville QC

Aug 1- 2 - Blue Skies Music Festival, Perth On

 

Past Shows

2014

May 5, 7:30 PM 2014- Concert at the Holy Blossom Temple - 1950 BAthurst St. Toronto On

June 20 - TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival - 6pm Main Stage Confederation Park Ottawa ON

July 11-12- 2014 California WorldFest- Grass Valley,  California - Times TBA

July 13- Yoshi's SanFrancisco -  7 PM Dinner Reservations Recommended. 

July 19-21 -2014 Dawson City Music Festival - Dawson City, Yukon Times TBA

Aug 31- Jaffa Road with Special Guest Vocalists - Polina Shepard, Nicole Borger, Tamar Illana - ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL - Toronto

Sept 20- Fort York Visitor's Centre - Toronto. 

2013


Feb 19, 2013 - Lula Lounge Toronto - Double Bill with JUMP BABYLON  8:00 PM

March 27, 2013 - Music counts "Canadian Song Book" fundraiser at Lula Lounge - members of Jaffa Road with Lemon Bucket Orchestra, Scarlet Jane, Shakura S'aida, and many others.

March 28, 2013 - Golden Molten Stream: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song. Book launch forMystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Aaron Bensoussan and Ernie Tollar

April 16, 2013 - Yom Ha'atzmaut - Community Celebration - Ottawa Convention Centre

April 28, 2013 - 60th Anniversary Gala for the Lodzer Synagouge

May 26, 2013 - Double bill with Odessa Havana - Presented by LULA WORLD and Jewish Music Week in Toronto

June 20, 2013 - Participating in Moses Zainmer's IDEA CITY at Koerner Hall

July 19-21, 2013 - Folk On the Rocks - Yellowknife NWT.

July 26- 28, 2013 - South East Alaska State FairHaines Alaska.

August 25, 2013 - Taste of Richmond Hill

September 29-Oct 3, 2013 - Klezfiesta- Sao Paolo, Brazil

Ocober 18, 2013- Private Function

November 21- Montrael Mundial world music festival and conference

December 13 - URJ Biennial Convention- San Diego California

2012

Jan 21, 2012 - Acoustic Harvest Folk Club, Toronto, 7:30 Pm

Feb 14, 2012 - York University, Faculty of Music, 8:00 PM.

 June 9, 2012 - Guelph MultiCultural Festival 5:30 Pm, Guelph On- 5:30

June 16, Burlington, Sound of Music Festival, Burlington On-2Pm

June 24, London, On. Gala Function. For the JNF.

June 25, TD Toronto International Jazz Festival- 7 Pm

July 11, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harriosn Hot Springs, BC

July 13, Pacfic Rim Arts Festival, Pacfic Rim National Park, Vancouver Island BC 8PmJuly 14-15, - Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver BC

July 17, Sechelt ARts Centre, Sechelt BC 8 PM

July 20-22, Discovery Coast Music Festival, Bella Coola BC.

July 26, City of Toronto Special Events - Nathan Philips Square 12:ooPm

August 24-25  Eaglewood Folk Festival - Pefferlaw Ontario. Times TBA

September 1 Global Cabaret Ashkenaz Festival - Harbourfront Centre, Toronto 10:30 PM

September 28-30 Deep Roots Music Festival - Wolfville Nova Scotia. Times TBA

Jaffa Road's summer tour of BC & Nova Scotia is made possible by the national touring program of the Ontario Arts Council.  

 

October 28 - Hugh's Room, Toronto  CD RELEASE CONCERT !

Jaffa Road's CD release concert is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

2011

February 19, 2011 - Chutzpah! Festival - Vancouver, B.C.

May 21 2011 - Atlanta Jewish Music Festival - Atlanta, GA

July 1, 2011 11AM - TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival / National Canada Day Celebrations OLG stage, Confederation Park. .   FREE

July 2- 7, 2011 PM  David Lam Park Stage 1300 Pacific Blvd. TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, British Colombia.  FREE

July 3, 2011 - 8:30 PM at club 9one9  919 Douglas St. Double Bill with Five Alarm Funk- TD Victoria  International Jazz Festival, British Colombia

July  5, 2011- 8:00 PM  - ArtSpring,  Salt Spring Island- British Colombia

July 8, 2011 - - 8:00 Pm Le Club social de Clare, Little Brook,  Nova Scotia.  Presented by Les Productions le Moulin

July 9, 2011- 8:00 PM - Kings Theatre Annapolis Royal,  Nova Scotia

July 10, 2011- 8:00 PM - Chester Playhouse - Chester NS,  Nova Scotia

July 11, 2011- 8:00 PM -Victoria Playhouse - Victoria by the Sea - Prince Edward Island

July 13, 2011-3:00 Pm TD Halifax Jazz Festival - Halifax Nova Scotia

July 14, 2011  -Time TBA Wreckhouse Jazz Festival - St. John's Newfoundland

July 16, 2011 - 5:00pm  -Stewart Park Music Festival, Perth Ontario

July 16, 2011 - 9:00 pm  Stewart Park Music Festival, Perth Ontario

July 17, 2011 - TBA   (Workshop) Stewart Park Music Festival, Perth Ontario

Aug 5-7 - Edge of the World Music Festival, Haida Gwaii, British Colombia

Nov 6- Gala Fundraiser for Canadian Friends of Haifa University

2010

November 28, 2010 - Anshe Sholom, - Hamilton, ON

 September 21-24 - Contact East (Juried Showcase) - Antigonish, Nova Scoti

September 11 - Guelph Jazz Festival 2:00pm - with special guests from Eccodek

September 6 - Ashkenaz Festival, 2:00pm - Sirius Stage

August 21 - Markham Jazz Festival, 6:30 pm

July 29- Inludge your Scences Festival - Metro Square Toronto, 12:30 Pm

July 10 Sunfest World music Festival - Victoria Park  London ON, Exact Time TBA

July 9 Sunfest World music Festival - Victoria Park  London ON, Exact Time TBA

July 8 Sunfest World music Festival - Victoria Park  London ON, Exact Time TBA

July 2 - Rockin' Walrus Festival, Igloolik, Nunavut

June 28- July 1- Ailianat Cultural Festival and Canada Day Concert, Iqaluit, Baffin Island Nunavut (2 shows and workshops)

June 27 - TD Toronto Jazz Festival - Nathan Philips Square - 5:00 PM

June 17 - NXNE music conference - Bread and Circus, 299 Augusta Ave, 11:00pm

June, 7  - Al Green Theatre - Gala Fundraiser for the Downtown Jewish Day School

June, 5  - Congregation Sha-arai Beth El - Oakville

April, 15 - Live Performance/interview on 'Big City, Small World' - CBC Radio

April 25 - Collaborative Concert with Yair Dalal - Hugh's Room

April 24 -  Donway United Church Concert Series - with Yair Dalal (www.yairdalal.com)

January 27 - Collaborative Concert with Eccodek - Lula Lounge

2009

November 2009 - Gala Fundraiser for The Jerusalem Foundation - Four Seasons Hotel

November 2009 - URJ Bienial Convention - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

October 2009 - Private Showcase OCFF

October 2009 - Juried Showcase - Ontario Contact

July 2009 - Franco Fete

June 2009 - Toronto City Roots Festival

March 2009 - CD Release Concert - Lula Lounge - Recorded for 'Canada Live', CBC Radio 2


 

What is Being Said About Jaffa Road...

“True professionals and talented artists, Jaffa Road represents the best of the Canadian world music scene. Their unique sound, energy, and ability to connect with audiences combine to make a memorable performance. I recommend them without hesitation!”   -Jenna Roebuck, Executive Director, Dawson City Music Festival

“Jaffa Road at  Blue Skies Music Festival was beyond magical...with the music from around the world drifted through the crowds....bringing them down from their campsites, or just in the audience to dance, you just can’t help sway your hips, and be so mesmerized, you think you are in Israel or Turkey or Blue Skies Music Fesitval....it was pure  magic!”  -Julia Phillips, Artistic Director, Blue Skies Music Festival

“Jaffa Road exemplified professionalism in every way and The Deep Roots Music Festival could not be happier with their performances this year. What stands out even more than their exceptional abilities is their competence and willingness to work with others: exactly what our festival is all about!” -Dave Caremichael, Artistic Director – Deep Roots Music Festival – Wolfville Nova Scotia
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"An ace band that churns out a highly textured cinematic fusion of Arabic, Indian, Jazz, Blues, electronica, and rock. That list might make your head spin, but rest assured that Jaffa Road's thoughtful, beautifully crafted music will not."  Errol Nazareth, Music Columnist CBC Radio and Toronto Sun.

 

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Booking Now for 2016

We are now booking into 2015 and 2016 and are very pleased to be working with Cadenza Artists in California. 

For US and International bookings please contact Greg at Cadenza artists  greg(at)cadenzaartists.com   310 909 7963

For Canada please contact Aaron Lightstone at 416 702 1797 aaron(@)jaffaroad.com 

Friday
Aug312012

Where the Light Gets In 

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Monday
Jul132009

Feature article in Penguin Eggs - folk & roots music magazine

"...To travel the musical Jaffa Road is to journey through a cultural landscape where past traditions and present day technology and musical styles constantly shift and overlay..." Read more in the summer 2009 edition of PENGUIN EGGS for a feature story by Li Robbins!