We have heard so many great things about this 10 piece band of professional musician’s created during the pandemic! Porch Jam, will be hitting our stage for the very first time on Saturday July 22nd! Porch Jam will be covering bands Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, CSNY, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, and more. It’s not every day you get to see a really good 10 piece band in an intimate setting like the Linsmore! Come out and see this very high level 10 piece band at the Linsmore! The show starts at 9:30pm, there will be a $10 cover at the door!
The year was 2020. Unprecedented measures were mandated, and darkness fell on the world. A collection of accomplished Toronto-based musicians decided to find peace and light in music. The venue: an outdoor porch in Toronto. Un-marketed, unadvertised, and unrehearsed, these players got together on a weekly basis to stay productive and creative, and to have fun.
Porch Jam was born.
Individually, the Porch Jam musicians have played concerts around the world, from stages in Tanzania, Africa, to night clubs of Chile and Ecuador in South America, to steamy venues throughout Toronto, and on JUNO nominated albums. For Porch Jam, the rules are simple: Have fun in music, love and respect one another, and pursue one’s passions. Over the span of sixteen weeks throughout 2020, Porch Jam lit it up. Each concert brought more attendees, and more smiles. Lawn chairs and blankets adorned the neighbourhood, and local residents looked forward to weekly sessions.
Porch Jam was thriving.
The porch lights dimmed as temperatures hit below zero but as 2020 clicked over to 2021, with much of the world in continued disorder, the decision was made to resume Porch Jam concerts ASAP. The spring equinox welcomed a repertoire expanded, sound and light improved, and audiences grown. The brotherhood that is Porch Jam has now been etched in stone, and the commitment has been made to always bring love, light, diversity and acceptance to the world through music.
Stylistically diverse, Porch Jam encompasses many musical styles and genres – jazz, rock, funk, fusion, pop, blues and more. Porch Jam regularly covers artists such as Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, The Beatles, CSNY, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, and more. Great music knows no boundaries, and Porch Jam continues to push the limits in every way.
Avi Behar (keyboards, vocals)
Brock Burford (guitars, mandolin, vocals)
Adam Hennick (drums, vocals)
Evan Karasick (trumpet, percussion, keys)
Mike London (saxophone, percussion)
Andrew Muroff (guitars, vocals)
Jarrett Sherman (bass guitar, vocals)
Michael “Doc” Silver (percussion, vocals)
Mark Wexler (vocals, percussion)
Robby Wexler (vocals, percussion)