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Market Gallery exhibit highlights the storied history of Toronto’s jazz clubs

Guest composed by jazz historian Ralph Coram the exhibition profiles Toronto's jazz locations using photos, menus, ads, record covers , posters, correspondence and interviews. It also contains materials from the collections of music scene personalities such as Dave Caplan Jim Galloway Archie Alleyne and the Coda Magazine newspapers. Recordings of interviews with jazz greats Archie Alleyne Molly Johnson and Don Vickery focus on the experiences of artists and the social and political dynamics of Toronto & # 39 ; s [19659003] scene.

" Toronto jazz artists have played a crucial role in making our city the largest music center in Canada and one of the liveliest music cities in the world, said council member Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Center), chairman of the city's Economic Development Committee. "This exhibition is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the inspirations and challenges that have formed their music."

Toronto jazz clubs flourished soon after the province Ontario ] in 1946 liberalized the license for liquor licenses with a new license for an eating lounge, allowing live music venues to sell liquor. Toronto developed a large fan base for jazz, and the city became a regular stop for artists on the tour circuit by New York Kansas City [19659003] Chicago Detroit and Montreal . Local musicians and promoters were also a mainstay in the development of the jazz scene of Toronto . The legacy of jazz musicians performing in long-term venues such as the Colonial Tavern, the Town Tavern, Bourbon Street and George's Spaghetti House helped establish and define the identity of Toronto as a music city [19659038]. 19659020] The Market Gallery, one of the city's 10 Toronto History Museums, presents exhibitions on Toronto's art, culture and history and offers educational programs for school groups and adults. Located on the second floor of the South St. Lawrence Market on 95 Front St. E., the gallery is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 o'clock in the morning to 4 o'clock & # 39; in the evening and is closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

As directed by the city council, The Market Gallery now charges admission fees. The new admission prices, including HST, are: adults (19-64), $ 8 ; seniors (65+) and young people (13-18), $ 7; children (5-12), $ 5 ; and children aged 4 and under are free.

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