Toronto 2023 – We extended a warm welcome to the remarkable Dr. Roy Francis Cape, an outstanding saxophonist and the driving force behind the Roy Cape All Stars and the Roy Cape Foundation. With a remarkable career spanning nearly six decades, Dr. Cape was not only a musician but also a talented arranger, composer, and writer. On September 9th, as part of the celebration of Dr. Hon. Jean Augustine’s birthday, we had the honor of presenting Dr. Cape with the very first Augustine Award of Excellence at the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine Award & Celebration Night.
But that’s not all! We were thrilled to announce a special tribute performance by Ossie Gurley and a group of exceptional musicians. This tribute wasn’t just a performance; it was a heartfelt journey through Dr. Cape’s incredible legacy, carefully put together by Gurley and his fellow artists. The evening was a magical musical experience where extraordinary talents came together to celebrate this industry icon. It was an event you didn’t want to miss!