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About Jayme Stone:

Jayme Stone thrives on unexpected inspiration: Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, instruments he found while travelling in remote Malian villages. He finds it with influences as diverse as Anouar Brahem, Bill Frisell and Toumani Diabaté. His Juno Award-winning albums, most notably Africa to Appalachia, both defy and honour the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

"I take back what I said about Jayme Stone."
– Steven Martin, actor

"The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo."
Globe and Mail

"This is what the future of the banjo sounds like."
"Stone's banjo playing is a source of limitless creative expression."
No Depression

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Jayme Stone's Room of Wonders

July 19, 2012


Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, Jayme Stone, makes music inspired by traditions from around the world, bridging folk, jazz, chamber and world music. Tonight’s programme includes a movement from Bach’s French Suites, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.

Jayme Stone: banjo
Kevin Turcotte: horns
Andrew Downing: cello
Joe Phillips: bass

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Everyone: FREE
Thu, July 19
Toronto Music Garden
475 Queens Quay West
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