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Jason Collett’s Basement Revue

NAC Fourth Stage

NAC Fourth Stage

Jason Collett

Jason Collett

Now in its eighth iteration, JASON COLLETT’s Basement Revue is one of Toronto’s most celebrated artistic forums. Part poetry slam, part cabaret, part improvised musical jam, this exuberant, unpredictable evening contains, in Jason’s words, “a literary element and a complete rock-and-roll sensibility.” The series has featured an eclectic range of artists, from Feist and Torquil Campbell to Margaret Atwood, Naomi Klein, and Shary Boyle.

The catch? The top-secret lineup is revealed minute by minute – even the performing artists aren’t privy to the roster until the moment of truth.

If you’ve loved Canadian music over the past two decades, you know that Jason, a member of Broken Social Scene, is one of Canada’s most celebrated songwriters. For Basement Revue, he brings his considerable talent and influence to programming an unforgettable night of surprise guests and artistic mash-ups. The only thing you can know for sure? You’ll be very glad you came.

Credits

  • Curated by Jason Collett
  • and Damian Rogers

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