On Saturday, September 28 jazz and blues enthusiasts will be in for the treat of a lifetime when musician Aubrey Dayle and his band My Id performs at the Paintbox Bistro in Regent Park – 555 Dundas St, East Toronto. A repeat performance is scheduled for October 6 at Musideum, 401 Richmond W.
The program for September 28 will be a two in one delight serving as a CD release party for My Id’s latest project entitled Jewel and a film shoot for the upcoming documentary, Stay Aubrey.
The documentary will explore Aubrey’s heart rending journey to full health as he struggled between dialysis treatments to the gift of love – an organ donation from his wife, which now sees him back on his feet again equipped with a brand new kidney.
Born in Jamaican Aubrey migrated to Canada where Montreal became home. At age five he fell in love with music starting off with the accordion. Later on his musical career was cemented for him when he perfected his craft at McGill University and Manhattan School of Music in classical and jazz percussion.
This was the start of an incredible journey in music as Aubrey toured, performed and recorded with James ‘Blood’ Ulmer; Hassan Hakmoun (support act for Peter Gabriel); God Street Wine; The John Popper Band; Sam Rivers; Ernest Ranglin and several others. While based in New York City he continued to perform in diverse situations, including a two year stint on Broadway playing for Bring in Da noise Bring in Da Funk. Aubrey also played on the David Letterman show and the Jay Leno show as part of the John Popper Band.
Saturday will be Aubrey’s first major performance since his kidney surgery in January of this year. Going full speed ahead with Robi Botos on Keyboards, Richard Underhill on Sax, Rich Brown on Bass and Aubrey himself on drums, should prove to be an evening of musical excellence and absolute inspiration.
Keen on spreading awareness around organ donation, Aubrey said, “Having been through it [the kidney transplant] I now know the desperation people feel and I want to let the world know it is something very real – through my music.”
As patrons celebrate My Id’s new music with dinner and a show they could very well become a part of the September 28 documentary shoot – with their permission.