TD Toronto Jazz Festival – what’s on for the closing weekend

TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL PICKS
Closing Weekend


Friday, June 26


FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Charles Lloyd Feat. Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott
8 p.m. – Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front Street East)
A musical mystic who has apprenticed with jazz and blues legends and helped launch the careers of jazz luminaries like Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette

Snarky Puppy
8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
They’ve gone from the best-kept secret in music to one of the most respected names in the industry

Jackie Richardson & Friends Feat. Colina Phillips & Sharon Lee
7:30 p.m. – Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road)
Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues, and gospel

George Garzone Berklee Quartet
7:30 p.m. – Gardiner Museum
A well-known and sought-after jazz educator that performs with young rising stars

Freddy Cole Quartet
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate – are among the most respected in jazz

Blackburn
10 p.m. – Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West)
‘60s and ‘70s style blues and soul

 FREE
Bobby Rice Latin Jazz Big Band
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
One of the most exciting Latin jazz big bands in Canada

Jay Douglas & The All-Star Band
6 p.m. – Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
This changes everything you know about jazz with a reggae-tinged sound

Malika Tirolien
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
A powerful stage performer that blends R&B with Afro-Carribean infused jazz

Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band
7 p.m. – Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
One of Canada’s most revered blues vocalists

Late Night Jazz Jam with George Garzone & Berklee Student Quartet
12 a.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)

 

 

Saturday, June 27


FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Gary Clark Jr.

8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
A bona fide guitar hero whose been dubbed as “The New Hendrix”

Jackie Richardson & Friends Feat. Micah Barnes
7:30 p.m. – Home Smith Bar At The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road)
Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues, and gospel is joined by special guest, and former member of The Nylons, Micah Barnes

Freddy Cole Quartet
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
His vocals – suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate – are among the most respected in jazz

FREE
Youth Jazz Showcase with North Pandemic Groove Quartet, George Garzone Berklee Quartet & National Youth Jazz Combo
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Hear some of the finest young rising stars in jazz

York University Jazz Orchestra led by Mike Cado Feat Kevin Turcotte
2 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Performing traditional and contemporary jazz for large ensembles as well as student compositions and noted jazz composers

Club Django Toronto
2p.m. – Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
Toronto’s longest-running gypsy swing band

Hogtown Syncopators
2 p.m. – Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
An authentic 1930s sound with infectious rhythm and virtuosic playing 

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band
2:45 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Comprised of exceptional middle and secondary school student musicians who have the opportunity to hone their craft in a professional setting

Victor Vrankulj Quintet
3:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
A young bassist that channels the works of Jaco Pastorius, Ornette Coleman and Ray Brown

Eric St. Laurent Trio
4:30 p.m. – Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
The trio utilizes eclectic elements such as Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock guitar, cinematic soundscapes and blues phrasing to unleash a subversive and distinctive new sound

Raoul & The Big Time
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Energetic mix of “Toronto / Chicago / Hollywood” blues

Tanika Charles
7 p.m. – Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
One of the most buzzed about soul singers in Toronto

Alexis Baro Quintet
7 p.m. – Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
One of Toronto’s premiere trumpet players

 After Hours Jam with Chris Gale Quartet
12 a.m. Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)

 

 
MONDAY, JUNE 29


Jamie Cullum
8 p.m. Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West)
Mixing jazz with melodic pop and rock into a crossover style that has made Cullum the most successful UK jazz export ever.

 

 

For more information, visit www.torontojazz.com

 

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