Toronto’s ‘Versailles’ Pictorial

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Toronto’s ‘Versailles’ Pictorial

Alain & Maja

EVENT: Alain & Maja’s Wedding
LOCATION: Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
FORMAT: Instrumental acoustic guitar

Graydon Hall Manor is one of Toronto’s most stunning wedding venues. To me, it’s the city’s Palace of Versailles.

This was a perfect day in so many ways. Alain is a guitarist as well. Very much a musician’s musician. It’s always a pleasure to play when you know there are some discerning ears out there.

I had the pleasure of meeting Alain & Maja in the winter while they were traveling through the city. Alain brought up the idea of joining me for a quick jam during the cocktail hour.

We put together a version of ‘Wind Cries Mary’ by Jimi Hendrix. I covered the rhythm parts, with Alain taking care of all the leads–note for note, and with incredible flair.

Jake Dudas, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

All photography by Sue Morley Photography

Summer 2012 Private Performance Schedule

05.18.12 – JW Marriott – The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa – Minett, ON
05.26.12 – Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery – Niagara, ON
05.27.12 – Canoe Restaurant (Oliver & Bonacini) – Toronto, ON
06.09.12 – Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
06.16.12 – Riverbend Inn & Vineyard – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
06.22.12 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
07.01.12 – Rosehill Event Lounge – Toronto, ON
07.07.12 – Ravine Vineyard – Saint Davids, ON
07.14.12 – Private Residence – Aurora, ON
07.21.12 – Waupoos Estates Winery – Picton, ON
08.05.12 – George Restaurant – Toronto, ON
08.11.12 – Southbrook Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
08.18.12 – Ganaraska Forest – Port Hope, ON
08.24.12 – Paletta Mansion – Burlington, ON
08.25.12 – Knollwood Golf Club – Ancaster, ON
09.01.12 – Queenston Heights Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
09.02.12 – The Oakville Golf Club – Oakville, ON
09.08.12 – Jamie Kennedy @ The Gardiner Museum – Toronto, ON
09.15.12 – Bark Lake Leadership Centre – Haliburton, ON
09.22.12 – Victoria Inn – Gore’s Landing, ON
09.29.12 – Grosvenor Lodge – London, ON
10.06.12 – 99 Sudbury – Toronto, ON
11.03.12 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON
11.17.12 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON

Summer 2012 Public Performance Schedule

Liftlock & The Riverboat Cruises – Peterborough, ON
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

McKeck’s – Haliburton, ON
Times TBC

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Jake Dudas is a singer/songwriter and instrumental guitarist based out of Toronto and Peterborough, ON. Performing for both featured shows and special events, his work spans a huge range. The focus is squarely on contrast, creativity and craftsmanship—whether it’s weaving through familiar fare such as the Tragically Hip, Johnny Cash and Neil Young; to more modern selections such as James Bay and Maroon 5. He has numerous original releases to his credit, and has performed at some of the top venues in Canada. Career highlights also include a private performance for British Royalty in Muskoka.

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