Here’s what happens this weeked at Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

OPENING WEEKEND FESTIVAL LINEUP!

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Gets Underway 
100+ Free Concerts in Yorkville and the Iconic Concert Hall Reopens

Friday, June 23
FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Randy Bachman and Band with special guests Walter Trout and Laila Biali
8:30 p.m. | The Concert Hall (888 Yonge St.)
A Canadian icon who will help kickoff the Festival and reopen the legendary venue

Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes
7 p.m. | 10 p.m. | Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St.)
Husband and wife team up for a night of duets

Heather Bambrick & Friends with Russ Little Quartet feat. June Garber
7:30 p.m. | Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto
A festival within the Festival, showcasing a lineup of some of Canada’s most best-loved jazz luminaries

FREE PERFORMANCES
Humber Faculty Quintet
5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
Featuring some of Canada’s top musicians, the Quintet show why students are in good hands

The Lester McLean Band
6:30 p.m. | Yorkville Village Laneway

Humber Student Ensemble
8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
A chance for the students to show off why jazz is in good hands for a few years to come

Stuart Harrison Trio
10 p.m. | One Restaurant

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Humber Faculty Trio
10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel (220 Bloor St. W)
Our nightly late-night jam kicks off with the outstanding house band Mike Downes (bass), Robi Botos (piano) and Fabio Ragnelli (drums)


Saturday, June 24
FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan Duo
8 p.m. | Church of the Redeemer (162 Bloor St. W)
A sold-out performance as they play music off their latest project, Small Town

Carol Sloane & Bill Charlap
7 p.m. | 10 p.m. | Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St.)

Heather Bambrick & Friends with Russ Little Quartet feat. Shakura S’Aida
7:30 p.m. | Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto
A festival within the Festival, featuring a Latin Jazz sensation and a JUNO nominee

Acid Jazz: Presented by Jazz Money x DillanPonders
9 p.m. | Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St.)
The intersection where jazz and hip-hop meet

FREE PERFORMANCES
Aaron Neville Duo
8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Arguably the most distinctive vocal stylist on the planet who tells it like it is

Dave Young / Terry Promane Octet
12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Featuring Canada’s top musicians performing a mix of original compositions and jazz standards

Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Finals
12 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
The search for the next rising blues star is on! A winner will be announced

Roberta Hunt
1 p.m. | Yorkville Village, The Oval

Gypsophilia
2 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Start with the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt then add some tango, klezmer, funk, indie rock, New Orleans and bebop

PerlHaze
3 p.m. | Yorkville Village, TNT Lounge

Blackburn
4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Drawing on their rich legacy to create compositions saturated in traditional blues, soul and R&B

Amanda Tosoff Words Quintet
5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
A pianist and composer who is an emerging artist on the Canadian jazz scene

Chloe Charles
6 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Touted as one of the most important players on Toronto’s soul and R&B scenes

Nathan Hiltz Trio
6:30 p.m. | Yorkville Village Laneway

Xenia Rubinos
8:30 p.m.| OLG Stage on Cumberland
Ranging from Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock, all delivered with a soulful punk aura

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Humber Faculty Trio
10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel (220 Bloor St. W)
Our nightly late-night jam with the outstanding house band Mike Downes (bass), Robi Botos (piano) and Fabio Ragnelli (drums)

Sunday, June 25
FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Choir! Choir! Choir! Sings Neil Young’s classic “Lotta Love” with Sarah Harmer
8 p.m. | The Concert Hall (888 Yonge St.)
Grab a friend and sing backup while Sarah takes the lead

Gord Grdina’s Haram
9 p.m. | Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St.)
You might have seen him on tour with Dan Mangan, Gord showcases his project which mixes jazz with Arabic traditions and improvised music

FREE PERFORMANCES
Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats
12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Canada’s sweetheart of swing, her latest project pays homage to the songs of the 1930s

Maneli Jamal Trio
12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
Performing both solo and trio format, it is unique mix of musical styles, influenced in part from having lived in five different countries

Thompson Egbo-Egbo

1 p.m. | Yorkville Village, The Oval

Ken Whiteley & Freedom Blues
2 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
A Canadian roots music legend, Freedom Blues is his deepest and most exciting album, steeped in African American blues and gospel music

Autorickshaw
2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
Their music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India

Angela Turone Trio
3 p.m. | Yorkville Village, TNT Lounge
A vocalist / pianist who is quickly establishing herself on the Canadian jazz scene

Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble
4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
An all-original contemporary Afrobeat band featuring 10+ performers that incorporate Nigerian dance, percussion and costume

Davina & The Vagabonds
5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
A rollicking quintet filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages

Sean Bellaviti & Conjunto Lacalu
6 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Representing the very best of Toronto’s internationally renowned salsa scene

George Grosman Trio
6:30 p.m. | Yorkville Village Laneway

KC Roberts and the Live Revolution
8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave.
Proud purveyors of beautiful vintage music with an artistic obligation to shift all that’s sacredly funky and soulful into the current phase of popular music

Eric St-Laurent Sextet
8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Humber Faculty Trio
10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel (220 Bloor St. W)

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