Wednesday 28 June at Toronto Jazz Festival

Robert Glasper Experiment was from another planet last night! Here’s what happens today.

FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Hiromi Duet: featuring Edmar Castañeda
8 p.m. | Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St. W)
She’s the Hendrix of the piano; he’s a virtuoso on the harp – they come together for a powerful night of music for a unique pairing

Shabaka & The Ancestors | Donny McCaslin Group
8 p.m. | The Concert Hall (888 Yonge St.)
Two of the most exciting saxophonists on the international jazz scene. Shabaka & The Ancestors, inspired by the music of Sun Ra, make their Toronto debut with their innovative sound self-described as Afro-futurism; Donny McCaslin led the backing band for David Bowie’s final – and much lauded – album Blackstar.

Guido Basso Quintet
7 p.m. | 10 p.m.| Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St.)
Two-time JUNO Award-winner and a member of the Order of Canada, he is one of the finest musicians to ever come out of this country.

FREE PERFORMANCES
Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
Assembled and sponsored by the storied Monterey Jazz Festival, this big band features some of the top young jazz musicians from across the United States.

Stacie McGregor
1 p.m. | Yorkville Village, The Oval

Merriam School of Music All-Star Band
1:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Alison Young Quintet
2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
A recent dynamic force on the Toronto jazz scene, she is one of the hottest and most sought-after reed players

Brian Blain Trio
3 p.m. | Yorkville Village, TNT Lounge

Merriam School of Music All-Star Band
4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Slocan Ramblers
5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
Rooted in the bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound

Ashley Summers’s Raîson d’Être
6:30 p.m. | Yorkville Village Laneway

Marilyn Lerner Trio
7 p.m. | Church of the Redeemer
A beautiful spin on jazz standards, classical songs, cabaret and original compositions

Hyper+ featuring Nick Fraser
7 p.m. | Heliconian Hall
Italy meets Canada in a raucous set of original compositions, rooted in the bebop tradition, with a strong dose of improvisation thrown in

Sambacana with special guest Babi Mendes
8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton
Canada’s premiere Brazilian music ensemble

Alexis Baro & Pueblo Nuevo Jazz Project
8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland
A propelling and innovative force in the contemporary jazz / Latin scene

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

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