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April was an uncharacteristically busy month that saw three wedding performances.

It was a pleasure to return to Vintage Hotels’ Pillar and Post (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON), as well as the Inn on the Twenty (Jordan, ON). I also performed for my first time at the Glenerin Inn (Mississauga, ON).

Working at weddings and private events affords one the opportunity to perform at so many different venues. You get to see them all at their best, fully decorated, ready to wow and entertain. Each one has it’s own unique charms: The enveloping warmth of the Pillar and Post. The beautiful-sounding resonance of Inn on the Twenty’s wine cellar. Glenerin Inn’s 360 degree altar view in the Evans Room.

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By far my favourite thing, however, is getting to know each couple. The subtleties that make for their unique soundtracks. The creative transitions that only make sense for that couple, for their group of friends and family, at that particular moment.

You hit these hypnotic spells during each event, where you can feel that you’ve hit the cue perfectly, or made just the right change. You get a nod, wink or smile from one of the guests. You see the tears start to well up. You feel the air get sucked out of the room right before the big moment.

It truly is an honor and a pleasure. Many thanks to Norma, Thomas, Liz, Matt, Amy, Dave and their families for letting me take part in their special days. Thank you, as well, to Callie Haining (Pillar and Post), Grace McQuarrie (Inn on the Twenty), Alex Benes (Inn on the Twenty), Faye Kotyck (Glenerin Inn) and Pratik (Glenerin Inn) for all their hard work behind the scenes.

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New shows at the Canadian Canoe Museum and Graydon Hall Manor.

The summer is starting to shape up in fine form with recent wedding performances added at the Canadian Canoe Museum (Peterborough, ON) and Graydon Hall Manor (Toronto, ON).

I’ve been to the Canadian Canoe Museum on a number of different occasions, and have always wanted to perform there. It is a visually stunning venue, and looks to provide phenomenal acoustics.

Getting back to Graydon Hall Manor (Toronto, ON) is a welcome experience. I have performed here a number of times before. What I call Toronto’s ‘Palace of Versailles,’ Graydon Hall is one of the most beautiful venues I’ve worked at in the city.

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Instrumentals 2016 — Instrumental Guitar Performance Recordings.

I’ve been getting some great feedback on the two new instrumental guitar recordings I put up online last week. Right now, I’m finishing up percussion on two new additions to the library: The Lumineers’ Ho Hey and Led Zeppelin’s Tangerine.

LISTEN TO THE RECORDINGS and learn more about the project. You can also receive updates via E-MAIL, TWITTER, or FACEBOOK.

Talk to you soon,

Jake Dudas
Guitarist

2016 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

04.09.16 – Pillar & Post (Vintage Hotels) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
04.10.16 – The Glenerin Inn – Mississauga, ON
04.23.16 – Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
05.21.16 – David Duncan House – Toronto, ON
06.11.16 – Canadian Canoe Museum – Peterborough, ON
06.18.16 – Muskoka Bay Club – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
06.25.16 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
07.02.16 – Graydon Hall Manor – Toronto, ON
07.16.16 – Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – Toronto, ON
07.23.16 – Berkeley Church – Toronto, ON
07.30.16 – Deer Creek Golf & CC – Ajax, ON
08.06.16 – Dyment’s Farm – Dundas, ON
08.20.16 – Private Residence – Baysville, ON (Muskoka)
09.10.16 – Berkeley Fieldhouse – Toronto, ON
09.24.16 – Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)

2016 Public Event Performance Schedule

05.08.15 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON

2015 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

01.17.15 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
01.31.15 – Locks Salon & Spa – Peterborough, ON
02.14.15 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON
03.28.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
04.21.15 – West 50 Pourhouse – Mississauga, ON
05.05.15 – Corona’s Cinco de Mayo Event – Mill Street & 5 American House – Waterdown, ON
06.01.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.05.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
06.11.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.13.15 – Atlantis Pavilion – Ontario Place, Toronto, ON
06.18.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.22.15 – Private Residence – Toronto, ON
07.11.15 – Hockley Valley Resort – Hockley Valley, ON
07.18.15 – Private Residence – Jack’s Lake, ON
07.24.15 – Holland Marsh Wineries – Holland Marsh, ON
07.25.15 – Island Yacht Club – Toronto, ON
07.27.15 – JW Marriott Rosseau – Minett, ON (Muskoka)
08.01.15 – Private Residence – Pigeon Lake, ON
08.02.15 – The Alton Mill – Alton (Caledon), ON
08.05.15 – Wildfire Golf Club – Stoney Lake, ON
08.08.15 – Private Residence – Waterloo, ON
08.15.15 – Marriott Kingston -Kingston, ON
08.21.15 – Malaparte (TIFF Bell Lightbox) – Toronto, ON
08.22.15 – Smith – Toronto, ON
08.26.15 – Pepsico Event – Sherwood Inn – Port Carling, ON (Muskoka)
08.29.15 – Private Residence – Bobcaygeon, ON
09.05.15 – Miller Lash House – Toronto, ON
09.06.15 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
09.12.15 – Brooklands Farm – Bracebridge, ON (Muskoka)
09.18.15 – Edgewater Manor – Stoney Creek, ON
09.19.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
09.26.15 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
09.28.15 – Axonify Event – Langdon Hall – Cambridge, ON
10.03.15 – Private Residence – Bowmanville, ON
10.10.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
10.16.15 – Deer Creek Golf – Ajax, ON
10.17.15 – Private Residence – Stoney Creek, ON
10.24.15 – The Lakeview – Hamilton, ON
11.09.15 – Private Event – Trent University – Peterborough, ON
11.15.15 – Glenn Gould Studio – CBC – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
11.21.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
12.02.15 – Private Event – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
12.05.15 – Upper Canada Child Care Event – Sheraton – Toronto, ON
12.06.15 – Christmas Concert – Millbrook, ON (Guest performer)
12.06.15 – Private Event – Pigeon Lake, ON
12.12.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
12.18.15 – Kirkland Engineering Event – Chemong Lodge – Peterborough, ON
12.31.15 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON

2015 Public Event Performance Schedule

02.28.15 – Arthritis Society’s Taste! Event (Public) – Quarry Golf Club – Ennismore, ON
05.10.15 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
10.14.15 – Delta House – Peterborough, ON

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Jake Dudas is a singer/songwriter and instrumental guitarist based out of Toronto, 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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