Jay Douglas Honoured for Outstanding Contribution to Toronto’s Musical Landscape with The Mabel-Helen-Rose Foundation Stone Award

In a momentous celebration of artistic prowess and unwavering dedication to Toronto’s vibrant musical tapestry, the esteemed Mabel-Helen-Rose Foundation Stone Award is going to be given to the illustrious (and one of the nicest people in music) Jay Douglas. Renowned for his extraordinary contributions to the city’s musical landscape, Jay has not only left an indelible mark on the industry but has also become a cherished icon among music enthusiasts. This accolade, richly deserved, serves as a testament to his unparalleled artistry, profound impact, and unyielding commitment to the cultural heartbeat of Toronto.

Led To Love : A Black History Month Celebration

11:00am – Sunday, February 18th 2024

11:00am Worship Service at Verity Centre For Better Living – 449 Vaughan Road, Toronto

Guest Speakers: Eddie Bullen ~ Jazz Pianist; Dani Elwell and John Devenish ~ JAZZ.FM91

Guest Performers Drummers From The Community Verity Community Choir, Derrick Sweet & Son, and Kolette Easy

Jay Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Throughout his time of entertaining, Jay has developed into an Internationally idolized musical renaissance man thanks to his wide-ranging repertoire of Reggae, American blues, West Indian rhythms, and jazz standards — including the Light in the Attic’s “From Jamaica to Toronto” concert series. In the late ’60s, Jay fronted the R&B group “The Cougars” who with their skill and verve lit up the city of Montreal as well as Toronto’s Yonge Street nightclubs and the first ever Caribana Festival with, Soul Funk and Reggae. Jay has performed around the world, and at annual Toronto events such as the Beaches Jazz Festival, Jerk Fest, Canadian National Exhibition, Yonge and Dundas Square, Koener Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Island Soul Harbourfront festival and the Rastafest Festival. Jay Douglas is a 3-time JUNO Award nominee and has also won NOW Magazine’s ‘Best R&B Act,’ the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards’ ‘Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year,’ and the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards’ G98.7 Entertainment Award.