Events

 
 

Concerts and Conferences


2017

Jan 19-22 NAMM Show (Los Angeles, US)
Jeff will be performing an original set on the Godin stage on Sunday January 22 at 12:30pm.

 

2016

January 21-24 NAMM Show (Los Angeles)
Jeff will be performing/filming with Acoustic Guitar Magazine at their booth at noon and at the Godin Guitars booth with Canadian Musician Magazine at 5pm.

February 27 Joy 1250 FM Radio Show (Oakville, Canada)
Jeff will be sharing 5 original solo guitar songs and much more as guest on 1250 FM.

March 17 National Geographic Head Office (Washington, D.C.)
Jeff wil be meeting at Nation Geograophic Head Office.

March 18 Guitar World Head Office (New York City, US)
Jeff will be filming three video segments with Guitar World Magazine.

April 8 El Beso De La Flaca (Merida, Mexico)
Jeff will be performing with multimedia artist Terrence Jon premiering the song "NEVER GIVE UP!" as part of El Beso De La Flaca's opening weekend.

April 9 NEVER GIVE UP! Launch (Merida, Mexico)
Jeff will be performing an opening set on solo guitar before joining multimedia artist Terrence Jon on guitar and as musical director for interactive art launch of NEVER GIVE UP! co-produced with Brian West.

May 9 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Head Office (San Francisco, US)
Jeff will be filming an original song "Starlight" from his forthcoming solo guitar album "All the Roads we Take" and video segments with Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

May 10-23 Recoring Album (Los Angeles, US)
Jeff will be recording an album with multimedia artist Terrence Jon working in collaboration with Grammy nominated producers Dru Decaro, Mark Pellizer and Brian West.

July 1 Canada Day Show (Mel Lastman Square, Toronto 8 pm)
Jeff will serve as musical director and guitarist with Emmanuel Jal for Canada Day show.

July 10 Afrofest (Woodbine Park,  Toronto)
Jeff will serve as musical director and guitarist with Emmanuel Jal on the main stage at 5 pm. 

August 24 Guitar World Magazine  (New York City, US)
Jeff will be filming 2 original songs from his forthcoming solo guitar album and 23 lessons with Guitar World Magazine. 

August 26 United Nations (New York City, US)
Jeff will be premiering his songs "Equiano's Journey" and "Starlight" at United Nations human rights conference.

September 21 St. Michael's College Theater (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will serve as musical director and guitarist with Emmanuel Jal as they celebrate International peace Day with special We Want Peace event hosted by Emmanuel Jal. 8 pm.
 

November 12 Kessler Theatre (Dallas, Texas, US)
Jeff will serve as musical director and guitarist for Emmanuel Jal for the Triumph of the Spirit Awards show.

November 19  Aurora Cultural Centre (Aurora, Ontario)
Jeff will be performing a set of original songs on solo acoustic guitar from his forthcoming album All the Roads We Take opening for Bernadette Connors as part of the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

December 2 Ontario Science Center (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be conducting a youth choir at the Youth for Human Rights Symposium at the Ontario Science Center.

December 16 DAIS/iHeartRadio  (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing guitar and serving as musical director for Rayzak on iHeartRadio at DAIS launch.


 

 

2015

January 22-25 2015 NAMM Show (Los Angeles)
Jeff will be attending the NAMM Show with Godin Guitars.

January 28 2015 The Key Tour Toronto, ON (York University, 5:30 pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

January 29 2015 The Key Tour Windsor, ON (The Bier Market, 9 pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

Feb 2 2014 York University, Gledon Campus (Toronto )
Jeff will be delivering a guest talk on modern forms of slavery with Alliance Against Modern Slavery from 6:30-8:30pm.

Feb 3 2014 Humber College (Toronto )
Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Guitar Master class with Ted Quinlan at Humber College at 12:30pm.

February 6 2015 Global Marley Concert (Toronto, Randolph Theater, 8pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal in a concert in tribute to the legacy of Bob Marley under the musical direction of Andrew Craig.
 
Feb 10-23 Luftschloss  (Los Angeles, CA)
Jeff will be a guest at The Luftschloss and writing and recording throughout his time in LA with producer Brian West, Rayzak Hassan, Dru Decaro, and more. 
 
Feb 23 Luftschloss  (Los Angeles, CA)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with artists Terrence Jon, Rayzak Hassan, Dru DeCaro,Paty Koutso and Donald Colhour for the soft launch of The Luftschloss.
 
March 13 JunoFest - Spice Factory (Hamilton, Canada)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal for JunoFest week. Starts at 9pm.
 
March 15 Juno Songwriters' Circle  (Hamilton, Canada)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal at Juno Songwriters' Circle which also features Lights.
 
March 15 Juno Awards (Hamilton, Canada)
Jeff will be attending Juno Awards - Emmanuel Jal's The Key has been nominated for Album of the Year 2015 in World Music.  Jeff co-wrote and co-produced 4 songs from the album and plays guitar on 5 songs.

March 24 Plan Canada (Plan Canada HQ, Toronto ON)
Jeff will be a guest speaker at Plan Canada Event "Sharing Your Global Voice" and focus on the social role musicians serve in global societies.

May 23 2015 CBC Music Fest (Toronto, 4pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

 June 7 2015 Summer Stage Central Park (Central Park, New York City, 4pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Angelique Kidjo.

June 13 2015 Alliance Against Modern Slavery 5th Annual Conference (Central YMCA, Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be moderating a panel on Modern Slavery and performing songs from his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series.

June 20 2015 Burlington Sound of Music Fest (Burlington, 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Big Sugar.

June 27 2015 TD Toronto Jazz Fest (Toronto, Don Mills 8pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Tanika Charles.

June 28 2015 Drake Hotel (Toronto, 11pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Tanika Charles.

July 1 2015 Canada Day Show (Wasaga Beach, 11:30 am)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Rayzak.

July 2 and 3 2015 Montreal International Jazz Fest (Montreal, 10 pm)
eff will be musical director and performing on guitar with headliner Emmanuel Jal - Scene Bell Stage.

July 10 2015 Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, 9 pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Rayzak.

July 19-25 2015 Los Angeles Writing Trip
Jeff will be recording and producing in LA with various artists.

July 26 – Aug 3 2015 Emmanuel Jal The Key California Tour (San Diego to San Francisco)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 

August 1 2015 Reggae on the River Festival (Garberville, California)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Stephen Marley.

August 8 and 9 2015 Edmonton Folk Festival (Edmonton, Canada)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Of Monsters and Men.

 
August 12 2015 Plan Canada Youth Day Concert (Toronto, ON)
Jeff will be musical director for the evening and performing on guitar with a variety of artists.

August 15 2015 Para Pan AM Games (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal for closing ceremonies of Para Pan AM Games.

 
August 23-30 2015 UNESCO Summer Institute History Conference (Quebec City, Canada)
Jeff will be presenting his research on Kru wage labor history at Laval University. 

September 26 Lebovic Centre for the Arts (Stouffville, ON)

Jeff will be performing a solo guitar set of original music opening for Morgan Sadler.
 
October 1 Nights for Rights Gala (Toronto, ON)
Jeff will be musical director and playing guitar with Emmanuel Jal at Nights for Rights Event in Toronto.
 
November 5 A  AHEC (University of the West Indies ,Trinidad and Tobago)
Jeff will be delivering his paper at the annual Association of Caribbean Economic History conference on Kru wage labourers in Nineteenth Century Trinidad.
 
November 6 Danforth Music Hall (Toronto, ON)
Jeff will be musical director and playing guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Xavier Rudd on his North American tour.
 
November 21 Nairobi Peace Concert (Nairobi, Kenya)
Jeff will be musical director and playing guitar with Rayzak Hassan at the Nairobi Peace Concert featuring a variety of artists.

 


 

2014

February 3-7 2014 'Meaning of Blackness' Caribbean History Conference (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Jeff will be presenting a paper called “Measuring Paul Gilroy’s notions of Blackness and Modernity: An examination of Kru Free Wage Laborers in the Nineteenth Century Black Atlantic” at the University of Costa Rica.  The conference also features Sir Hilary Beckles, Ibrahima Seck, Paul Lovejoy and many more. 

February 8 2014 Windsor Entertainment Forum (Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada) Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Music Empowerment Talk.  Conference runs from 11:00 am -3:30pm.

February 9 2014, Orange Studios, Toronto, Canada
Jeff will be recording guitars and songwriting tracks with Emmanuel Jal and Nelly Furtado.

February 16 2014 Dresden Peace Award Concert (Semperoper, Dresden, Germany)
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal on guitar at the Dresden Opera House after which Emmanuel will receive his award.  Show starts at noon.

February 16 2014 Intersoup (Berlin, Germany)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun at Intersoup as part of his tour of Germany. Show starts at 9pm.

February 17-20 Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshops (Zurich, Switzerland)
Jeff will be performing and delivering guitar workshops based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at a number of events throughout the week. More information to follow.

 February 18 Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop (Rapperswil, Switzerland)
Jeff will be performing and delivering guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at Burgerau School.
 
February 19 Hidden Sounds Guitar Performance (Rapperswil, Switzerland)
Jeff will be performing and delivering guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at Schachen School.
 
February 20 Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop (Rapperswil, Switzerland)
Jeff will be performing and delivering guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at Rain School.

February 21 2014 Black Box (Munich, Germany)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun on guitar. 8PM.
 
March 7 Official Hidden Sounds Guitar Series Book Luanch (Trios Bistro, Marriot Hotel,Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be celebrating the offical launch of his Hidden Sounds guitar series with Mayfair Music Publications, friends and family. The night will  feature live performances with special guests. 7-9pm.

March 25 2014 Emmanuel Jal Virginia Tech (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia)
Jeff will be the musical director and will be performing with Emmanuel Jal on guitar.

March 27 2014 (Bayview Secondary School - York Region District School Board)
Jeff will be delivering a talk on modern slavery on behalf of Alliance Against Modern Slavery.

April 25-26 2014  Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Ransoming Practice Conference (York University, Toronto)
Jeff will be presenting a paper called “Child Soldiers in 21st Century Africa” at York University. 

May 1 2014 -- Oshawa, ON (Long & McQuade - 7:00-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 6 2014 -- Brampton, ON (Long & McQuade - 7:00-9:00pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 8  2014 -- Toronto, ON (Long & McQuade, Bloor Street - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.
 
May 10 2014 -- Winnipeg, MB (Long & McQuade, Wall Street - 2:30-4:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 12 2014 -- Saskatoon, SK (Indigo Books, 8th Street E - 6-8pm) Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 14 2014 -- Edmonton, AB (Innovations Music, Calgary Trail - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 15 2014 -- Edmonton, AB (Innovations Music, St. Albert Trail - 5:30-7:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 16 2014 - Yellowknife, NWT (YKARRC Building 7:00-8:30pm) Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A. Brought to you by North West Territories Music Association.

May 17 2014 - Yellowknife, NWT (YKARRC Building 7:00-8:30pm) Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A. Brought to you by North West Territories Music Association.

May 20 -- Calgary, AB (Long & McQuade, Royal Vista Drive - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 22 -- Vancouver, BC (Long & McQuade, Terminal Avenue - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 23 -- Surrey, BC (Long & McQuade - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

May 24 -- Victoria, BC (Larsen Music - 4:30 - 6:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.  

May 28-30 2014 Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference (Brock University, St. Catherines, Canada)

Jeff will be presenting a paper entitled "Kru Wage Labour History".

June 6 -- London, ON (Long McQuade, Fanshawe Park Road W. - 5:00-7:00pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

 
June 14 2014 Alliance Against Modern Slavery Annual Conference(Central YMCA, Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be moderating a panel on Educational Development focused on Modern Slavery and Curriculum Development at the Alliance Against Modern Slavery 4th annual conference.  Jeff will also be performing songs from his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series

June 20 -- Ottawa, ON (Long & McQuade - 6:30-8:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

June 21 -- Montreal, QC (Steve's Music 5:30-7:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.
 
July 19-21 2014 Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with  Emmanuel Jal.
 
August 18-22  'Slavery, Memory and Citizenship' Summer Institute (Mexico City, Mexico)
Jeff will be presenting his research on wage labour history in a paper called " Nineteenth Century Kru Wage Labourers" at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

August 21 2014 Conference  (Mexico City,  5 pm)
Jeff will be performing 2 songs from his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at a UNESCO sponsored Conference.

September 5 2014 United Nations Panel Discussion Symposium (UN - New York City, New York)
Jeff has been invited by his mentor Canadian Research Chair Paul Lovejoy to participate in the Symposium on Teaching and Learning about the Transatlantic Slave Trade at the United Nations.

 
September 7 2014  TIFF The Good Lie World Premier (Toronto, Canada)
The film The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon will be premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Jeff co-wrote the song "Scars" with Emmanuel Jal and Nelly Furtado and contributed guitars to the song "We Fall" which are both featured on the film soundtrack (Warner Brothers).

September 9 The Key Album Worldwide Release 

Emmanuel Jal's The Key album with Gatwitch/Universal released worldwide featuring Nelly Furtado, Peter Gabriel, DMC and many more. Jeff co-wrote 4 songs on the album and his guitar work is featured on 5 songs on the album.

September 10 2014  CTV Canada AM Morning Show (Toronto, 8-9am)

Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
September 16 2014 Good Day New York TV Show - Fox TV (NYC 9:45-10am)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
September 16 2014 Arise 360 TV Show (NYC 3pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

September 18 2014 The Good Lie Screening - US Premier (Washington DC 10pm)

Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal opening for Nico & Vinz for Reese Witherspoon and Warner Bros.
 
September 19 2014 Vienna Conference (Vienna, Austria 8:30pm)
Jeff will be performing 2 songs from his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at the University of Vienna at a UNESCO sponsored Conference.

September 18-22 2014   The Congress of Vienna Bicentenary UNESCO  Conference (Vienna, Austria)
Jeff will be presenting a paper called "An examination of Kru Free Wage Laborers in the Nineteenth Century Black Atlantic” at the University of Vienna.  The conference is entitled: "The Congress of Vienna and its Global Dimensions" and is sponsored by United Nations UNESCO.
 

September 26 2014 Rayzak Hassan Toronto, ON (The Gladstone -10pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Rayzak Hassan (K'naan's backing vocalist now soloist) featuring songs from his new EP which Jeff contributed guitarsv.
 
October 2014 Emmanuel Jal Canadian Tour (Canada)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with  Emmanuel Jal on his Canadian Tour in support of his new album The Key (Gatwitch/Universal).

October 5 2014 - Oshawa, ON (Chapters Books - 1-4pm) 

Jeff will be delivering a guitar performance based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. He will have a meet & greet and book signing.

October 9 2014 The Key Album Release Party(Toronto, Tattoo Rock Parlour)

Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal in celebration of the release of The Key with Gatwitch/Universal.

October 9 2014 Global TV (Toronto 12pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

October 9 2014 -  Harriet Tubman Institute, York University (2:30-4:30pm)
Jeff will be delivering a paper and interactive talk based on his historical research:  "Kru Labourers in the Nineteenth Century Atlantic." Jeff's talk is part of the Harriet Tubman Lecture Series 2014-2015.
 
October 11 2014 The Key Tour Kitchener (The Registry Theatre ON 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
October 17  2014 The Key Tour Ottawa, ON (Zaphold Beeblebrox 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
October 18 2014 The Key Montreal, ON (Phi Centre 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
November 6 2014 University of Oxford (Humanities Building, Seminar Room 12:45-2pm)
Jeff will be delivering an interactive talk based on his historical research: "The Kru in the Nineteenth Century Atlantic".

November 7 2014 London, UK (The Forge - Camden 8pm)

Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
November 9 2014 Brighton, UK (Brighton Dome Corn Exchange 6pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal at a Black History Month Concert.
 
November 15 2014 Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair (Toronto Metro Convention Centre 1pm)
Jeff will be promoting his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series and book signing from 1-2 pm at Accents Bookstore Booth.

November 27 2014 London, UK (Warchild Benefit Concert 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal at a Warchild Benefit Concert featuring Mumford and Sons, Ellie Goulding, and more .
 
November 28 2014 Connors Music (Keswick, ON 6pm)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A.

November 2014 - East Canada Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop Tour (Canada)
Jeff will be delivering a guitar workshop based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series. Includes storytelling, interactive performances with the audience and a Q&A. The Tour will begin in Toronto and end in St. John's.
 
December 4 2014 The Key Tour Waterloo, ON (Starlight 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.
 
December 6 2014 Hidden Sounds Concert Performance Artscape Wychwood Barns (6pm)
Jeff will be performing a 1 hour set on guitar from his forthcoming debut solo guitar album "All the Roads We Take" at Griots and Scribes Festival of the Arts.
 
December 9 2014 The Key Tour Mississauga, ON (Yoga Gala - The Bier Market 8pm)
Jeff will be musical director and performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal.

December 11 2014 National Center for Supercomputing Applications Champaign Urbana, IL.
Jeff will be spending time at the US NCSA with leading computer scientists for project.
 
December 23 2014 Christmas Fundraiser - (Oshawa 7pm)
Jeff will be performing solo guitar songs from his forthcoming guitar album "All the Roads We Take" at a fundraiser at Simcoe United Church.

 


 

2013

January 9 2013 (The Bowery Electric, New York City, US)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Jenna Andrews (Island Def Jam).

January 12 (The Living Room, New York City, US)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun.

January 18-25 2013, The Remix Project, Toronto, Canada
Jeff will be recording guitars on Rayzak's (K'naan's vocalist) debut solo album. Also featuring Eon from Bedouin Soundclash.

January 28 2013, Harriet Tubman Institute, Toronto Canada
Jeff will be delivering a guest lecture on 19th century Kru labour migrations.

February 4 2013, Harriet Tubman Institute, Toronto Canada
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal and Kae Sun as part of the "Performing Diaspora 2013: Contemporary Griot" series.

February 23 2013, Central YMCA, Toronto, Canada
Jeff will be moderating a panel at the Alliance Against Modern Slavery 3rd Annual Conference "Modern Slavery in Ontario and the World".

March 7 2013 (Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun.

March 14 2013 (The Rivoli, Toronto)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun in his album preview show.

March 16 2013 Hidden Sounds Book Series Soft Launch (Indigo Bookstore, Bay and Bloor Location, Toronto - 2-6pm)
Jeff will be doing a soft launch of his new guitar series 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' which includes performances, a meet and greet and book signing.

May 3-5 2013 CAAS Annual Conference (Carlton University, Ottawa)
Jeff will be presenting a paper "Nineteenth Century Kru Wage Laborers" at the Canadian Association of African Studies annual conference.

May 4 2013 Hidden Sounds Book Event (Chapters-Indigo Bookstore, Ottawa, 47 Rideau Street - 1-3 pm)
Jeff will have a 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' book event which includes performances, a meet and greet and book signing.

May 6 2013 (Godin Guitars HQ, Montreal)
Jeff will be filming a series of promotional videos with Godin Guitars in support of his new series Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar.

May 21 2013 CBC Radio (CBC HQ, Toronto)
Jeff will be performing/recording with Kae Sun on guitar on Garvia Bailey Show.

May 25 2013 (CBC Festival, Echo Beach, Toronto)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at the CBC Music Festival also featuring Sam Roberts, Of Monsters and Men, and many more.

June 6-10 2013 Paramaribo, Suriname
Jeff will be presenting his paper "Rethinking the Development of Global
Capitalism: Tracing the Kru Diaspora from Eighteenth Century Wage Labourers in British West African Workplaces to Nineteenth Century Labourers in the Americas" at a conference entitled "Free and Forced Migration, Diaspora, and Identity Formation" .

June 12 2013 Hidden Sounds Workshop Event (Long & McQuade, Bloor Street, Toronto - 10am-1pm)
Jeff will have a 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' workshop which includes performances, overview of the Hidden Sounds series, a meet and greet and book signing.

June 21 2013 Grammy Museum Bob Marley Tribute Concert (The John F. Kennedy Center, Washing D.C.)
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal on guitar.

June 28 2013 (Glastonbury Music Festival, Glastonbury, UK)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal at the Glastonbury Festival also featuring The Rolling Stones, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Smashing Pumpkins and many more.

July 01 2013 Canada Day Concert (Ottawa, Canada)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun on guitar.

July 06 2013 Afrofest Concert (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun on guitar.

July 27 2013 Hidden Sounds Book Event (Chapters-Indigo Bookstore, Oshawa, Oshawa Centre - 2-6pm)
Jeff will have a 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' book event which includes performances, a meet and greet and book signing. Moved to January 2014.

August 15 2013 Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Canada, 12pm start)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun on guitar.

September 7 2013 Hidden Sounds Book Event (Indigo Books - Eaton Centre, Toronto - 2-6pm)
Jeff will have a 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' book event which includes performances, a meet and greet and book signing. Moved to January 2014.

September 7 2013 Toronto Bicycle Music Festival (David Crombie Park, Toronto - 12:30-1:15pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at a festival where the stage will be powered by cyclists.

September  20 2013 Hidden Sounds Book Event (Emmanuel Jal's Lose to Win Event, Toronto - 8 pm)
Jeff will have a 'Hidden Sounds: Discover Your Own Method on Guitar' book performance in support of Emmanuel Jal's  'Lose to Win' campaign.
 
September 26 2013 POP Montreal Festival (O’Patro Vys, Montreal - 8:00pm and Cabaret Mile-End - 9:20pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun.

October 7 2013 MuchMusic Performance (MuchMusic HQ,   Toronto 2:30pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at a MuchMusic filming session.

October 10 2013 Kae Sun Album Launch Party (Rivoli, Toronto 9:00pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at his Afriyie album launch party.

October 12 2013 Homegrown Hamilton (Hamilton, 9:00pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun.

October 19 2013 Janelle Monae ( Kool Haus 9:00pm)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun opening for Janelle Monae.

October 21-25 2013 Hidden Sounds Workshop Events - Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan and International Jazz Festival (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Jeff will be performing and delivering guitar workshops based on his Hidden Sounds Guitar Series at a number of events throughout the week.

October 31 2013 (University of The West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
Jeff will be presenting his current research on the Kru diaspora in a lecture at The University of The West Indies at 1:30pm.

October 31 2013 (Seegart Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Root Seed (Trinidad band) at a Cancer Benefit Event at 5:30pm.

November 6 2013 (Guyana Radio Show 100.1 FM, Georgetown, Guyana)
Jeff will be live on 100.1FM discussing his Hidden Sounds Guitar Book Series and promoting his upcoming workshops in Guyana and internationallyat 11:00am.

November 7 2013 (Guyana Radio Show Hot FM - 98.1 FM, Georgetown, Guyana)
Jeff will be live on 98.1FM discussing his Hidden Sounds Guitar Book Series and promoting his upcoming workshops in Guyana and internationallyat 8:30am.
 

November 8 2013 (Guyana Today - TV Show, Georgetown, Guyana)
Jeff will be live on Guyana Today TV Show discussing his Hidden Sounds Guitar Book Series and promoting his upcoming workshops in Guyana and internationally at 7:00 - 7:30am.

November 8 2013 (St. Rose's Secondary School, Georgetown, Guyana)
Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop at St. Rose's Secondary School at 3:00pm.

November 8 2013 (Guyana National School of Music, Georgetown, Guyana)
Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop at The Guyana National School of Music at 5:00pm.

  
November 17 2013 (Student Law Society Event, Milk Coffee Bar, Windsor, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar and delivering a Hidden Sounds Music Empowerment Talk and Q&A with the Student Law Society at the University of Windsor/University of Detroit  (Mercy). The Event will take place at Milk Coffee Bar at 8pm.

November 19 2013 (Humber College, Music Department - Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Guitar Workshop at Humber College for Ted Quinlan's master class at 12:30pm.

November 21- 24 2013 ASA Annual Conference (Baltimore, US)
Jeff will be presenting a paper "Tracing Early Kru - Portuguese Relations from Sixteenth Century" at the African Studies Association Annual Conference.

November 23 2013 (Middle C Music - Washington, DC)
Jeff will be delivering a Hidden Sounds Guitar Event at Middle C Music store at 2:00pm.

December 14 2013 (Toronto)
Jeff will be recording  guitars on the track "We Fall" for the soundtrack of the Hollywood film "The Good Lie" starring Reese Witherspoon and Emmanuel Jal detailing the life of the Lost Boys of Sudan (released in 2014).

 
December 18 2013 (United Nations HQ, New York City)
Emmanuel Jal will be receiving a Peace Award from the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon for the Peace Concert he organized at Independence Hall in Juba, South Sudan, in September 2012. Jeff contributed guitars to the honoured concert which featured Emmanuel Jal and DMC (RUN DMC).

2012

January 18-26 2012  Emmanuel Jal Mexico Tour
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal at C. Juarez and Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara.

January 28-30 2012  Cannes, France
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at Midem in Cannes, France.

February 5 2012  CBC 99.1 FM Live (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at a live CBC 99.1 FM  Black History Month Event at Trane Studio.

March 6 2012 McMaster University
Jeff will be presenting his paper "Placing Africa at the Heart of History" at 12:30pm in Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall 111 as part of an African Diaspora symposium.

March 22  2012  Toronto Center for the Arts (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at The Toronto Center for the Arts - Opening for Karl Wolf @ 9pm.

March 26 Algonquin College (Ottawa, Canada) Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at Algonquin College - with Whale Tooth.

April 15 2012 Lula Lounge (Toronto, Canada)

Jeff will be performing on guitar with Starchild X. 

April 22 -28 UNESCO Conference (Free Town, Sierra Leone)
Jeff will be presenting his paper “The Kru Peoples: An Early Model of Outsourcing Wage Labor in West Africa” at the UNESCO conference “Sierra Leone: Past and Present”. He will also give a guitar performance.

May 4 2012 Freetown, Sierra Leone
Jeff will be performing with Africa Ruby and other Sierra Leoneon reggae artists at Aces Night Club.

June 7 2012 Luminato Festival Outreach (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be doing a musical workshop with Kae Sun at Regent Park/Duke of York Public School.

June 8 2012 Luminato Festival  (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun at The Hub-David Pecaut Square - Opening for K'naan @ 8pm.

June 10 2012 Eaton Centre Vigil - Ending Gun Violence in Toronto Event (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun at Yonge- Dundas Square at Eaton Centre Vigil for Ending Gun Violence in Toronto.

June 21 Summer Institute/Conference (York University, Toronto)
Jeff will be presenting his paper “The Kru Peoples: Wage Laborers in West Africa and British Guiana in the 19th Century” at the conference “Africans and their Connections in the Americas”

June 29 2012 (Hamilton, Canada)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun at The Art Gallery of Hamilton.

July 7 2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal as part of his Canadian Summer 2012 Tour.

July 9 2012 We Want Peace Rally (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be presenting a speech at Queen's Park with Emmanuel Jal at the We Want Peace 2012 Rally in support of South Sudan.

July 16 2012 Club Balattou (Montreal, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Kae Sun.

July 20 Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun as a part of the Harbourfront Summer Concert Series. Opening for Ana Tijoux.

July 29 2012 (Hamilton, Canada)

Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

August 10-11 2012 Afrikadey Festival (Calgary, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal as part of his Canadian Summer 2012 Tour.

August 12 2012 (Edmonton, Canada)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal as part of his Canadian Summer 2012 Tour.

September 19-21 2012 (Juba, South Sudan)

Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal as part of his We Want Peace South Sudan National Concert (featuring Emmanuel Jal, DMC and other international artists) and the launch of his 'Lose to Win' 2012-2013 Tour.

October 9 2012 (Carrier Dome, Syracuse, US)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal and Swizz Beatz for the Dalai Lama One World Concert.

October 11 2012 (Roseland Ballroom, New York City, US)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with Emmanuel Jal - Opening for Peter Gabriel.

November 23 2012 (Real World Studios, Box, UK)
Jeff will be at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios with David Rhodes.

November 28 2012 (SOAS, University of London, UK)
Jeff will be presenting his current research on the Kru diaspora in a lecture at The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

December 21 (+233 Jazz Bar, Accra, Ghana)
Jeff will be performing on guitar with various Ghanaian artists.

2011

January 13 2011 Durham Personal  Computer UsersClub (Courtice, ON)
Jeff will be presenting at the DPCUC meeting discussing media and networking in Music.

January 29 2011 York University, Toronto
Jeff will be a Moderator at a conference entitled: Slavery in the 21st Century.

February 15, Trent University, Canada
Jeff will be presenting his seminar on African Musical Traditions

February 2011 - Emmanuel Jal Canadian mini-tour
Jeff played guitar along with Emmanuel Jal as part of his Canadian mini-tour.

March 12 - Canadian Music Week -The Supermarket - Toronto, Canada
Jeff will be playing guitar with Emmanuel Jal as part of Canadian Music Week. The concert will take place at "The Supermarket" at 11pm.

March 16 2011 - Guest Speaker -University of Hawaii (Honolulu)
Jeff will be presenting his ground breaking  research on Ottobah Cugoano as a follow up to his first major US publication with the University of Hawaii Press - The Journal of World History

March 29, Trent University, Canada
Guest Lecture: Jeff will be presenting his paper entitled: "Developing a Comparative Pedagogical Approach in Studies of Slavery"

May 5-7th 2011 Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) Annual Conference at York University (Toronto, Canada)
 Jeff will be presenting his paper: '"Child Soldiers in the 21st Century: Modern Slavery?"

April 2011 - Emmanuel Jal "We want Peace US mini- tour":
Jeff will be playing guitar with Emmanuel Jal across the US.

June 7 2011- filming for TV show "Guitar Picks"
Jeff will be playing guitar with artist Kate Fair as part of the TV series "Guitar Picks" hosted by Kim Mitchell and airing on Treasure HD.

July 4-6, Univeristy of Ibadan (Ibandan, Nigeria)
 Jeff will be presenting at the Annual Toyin Falola Conference.  His paper is entitled:
"From Child Soldiers to Authors and Artists : Exploring the Written and Musical Expressions of Emmanuel Jal and Ishmael Beah"

July 2011 Emmanuel Jal Canadian Tour
Jeff will be playing guitar with Emmanuel Jal at festivals across Canada including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Hillside Festival and the Quebec City Music Festival.
 
August 5 2011, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

Jeff will be performing with artist Kae Sun at the Virgin Mobile Indie Friday sessions.  

August 21-27 2011 - The Summer Institute - "Slavery, Memory and Citizenship" UNESCO - York University - Toronto
 
Jeff will be presenting his paper entitled " Child Soldiers and Modern Slavery in the 21st Century" and performing
music for a UNESCO event featuring keynote speaker former Governor General Michaelle Jean.

September, TBA  Guest Lecturer , University of Toronto
Jeff will present his groundbreaking research on slave narratives.

September 17 2011 - TED Talks Event, Toronto
Jeff will be performing with artist Kae Sun.

September 24 - Go Global Expo, Toronto
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun opening for Sol Guy's keynote talk at the Go Global Expo in Toronto.
 
October 15 - Alliance Against Modern Slavery Conference, York University, Toronto
Jeff will be performing with Janelle Belgrave (Peace Concept) at the 2nd annual AAMS conference on modern slavery.
 
November 1-4, Emmanuel Jal US Shows, Durham, N.C. and Ferrum, Virginia
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal at Duke University on Nov 1 and Ferrum College on Nov 3.
 
November 6 - Video Shoot - Toronto
Jeff will be performing guitar with Kae Sun for film series featuring Canadian artists in various settings.
 
November 7, 9 11 - York University - Faculty of Education, Toronto 
Jeff will be presenting three workshops on teaching modern slavery in the Ontario classroom through the development of a modern slavery unit.
 
November 15-18, Mundial Montreal Festival, Montreal
Jeff will be performing with Kae Sun at Club Balattou on Nov 16 with other shows.
 

2010

May 5-7th 2010 Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS) Annual Conference at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
 Jeff will be presenting his paper: 'The Value of Biography in Historical Research: Lovejoy's "Lived Histories" and the Atlantic Slave Trades'

June 3-5 American Historical Society Conference George Washington University (Washington D.C.)
Jeff will be giving an interactive talk: "Evolving History in the 21st Century: The Paramount Role of Autobiography and Biography in Linking Historical and Contemporary Issues"

July 6 2010 Music Seminar - York University/Harriet Tubman Institute (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff will be presenting an interactive seminar featuring a performance: "African Musical Expressions: An Overview of Instruments and Styles"

July 30 2010 Guest Lecture - Chulalongkorn University  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Jeff will be presenting his interactive seminar: "Placing African Writers at the Heart of 18th, 19th and 21st Century Anti-Slavery Movements"

Aug 26 2010 - Guest Lecture - Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Jeff will be presenting his interactive seminar: "Engaging with the Issue of Slavery: Developing a Comparative Analytical Perspective"

Oct 6th World Bank (Washington, D.C.)
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal.

Oct 7 Capitol Hill (Washington D.C)
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal.

Oct 18 - Forced Marriage Conference (York University) Toronto
Jeff will be performing songs with Kate Todd as the opening entertainment for the conference.

Nov 6 - UNESCO Conference (York University), Toronto
Jeff performed for the UNESCO hosted conference on Historical and Contemporary forms of Slavery with his group "Peace Concept"

Dec 14-16 University of Buea - (Buea, Cameroon)
Jeff will be presenting his paper: "Understanding 18th and 19th Century Forms of Slavery in Africa: Autobiography and Biography as Methodological Tools" at a Conference entitled: "Searching for the African Voice: Studying Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa"

December 9 2010 - Recording and Performing on George Stromboulopoulos Show
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal on the CBC Show - George Stromboulopoulos Show
 
December 9 2010 - Toronto, Canada
Jeff will be performing with Emmanuel Jal at a Human Rights Conference at The University of Toronto

 2009

September 23-28th 2009 The Wilberforce Institute (Hull, UK)
Jeff presented his paper: 'The Power of the African Narrative in Abolition and Fair Trade Movements: Parallels Between Late 18th Century Freedom Narratives and 21st Century Child Soldier Autobiographies' 

December 1 2009 Canadian Museum for Human Rights Roundtable Talks (Toronto, Canada)
Jeff Gunn and Karlee Sapoznik presented their case for the need to create awareness and combat modern forms of slavery.

 

 


Jeff is available for conferences and guest lectures. Please contact him for more information.