The closing weekend at TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2017

Daily listings for the 30 June – 2 July weekend at the jazz fest.

 

Friday, June 30

 

FEATURED PERFORMANCES

Bokanté | Larnell Lewis Band opens

8 p.m. | The Concert Hall (888 Yonge St.)

From the creative mind of Michael League, leader of Snarky Puppy, comes a new multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-generational ensemble featuring members of Snarky Puppy, with Malika Tirolien on lead vocals. Larnell Lewis, winner of this year’s Emerging Jazz Artist award from the Toronto Arts Foundation, opens.

 

Carol Welsman Trio

7 p.m. | 10 p.m. | Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria St.)

An internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world

 

Heather Bambrick & Friends with the Russ Little Quartet feat. Amanda Martinez

7:30 p.m. | Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto

A festival within the Festival, JUNO nominated vocalist Heather Bambrick is joined by Amanda Martinez known for her spirited Latin Jazz and world music mastery

 

 

 

FREE PERFORMANCES

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Showcasing the best students in middle school and high school from around the city

 

Blue Moon Marquee

1:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

A gypsy blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta

 

 

 

Joy Lapps Project

2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Bringing calypso, reggae, zouk, mazurka and salsa to her performances on steel pan. Standards from jazz and other traditions mixed with original compositions

 

Only A Visitor

4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Redefining West Coast avant-pop music with songs that focus on vocal harmonies, as they try to take over the traditionally grounding role of the keyboards, bass and drums

 

Jason Palmer Berklee Septet

5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

As part of The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines

 

BassDrumBone

7 p.m. | Church of the Redeemer

Celebrating their 40th anniversary of playing together, they set the gold standard for innovative small-group interplay

 

Dave Restivo Quintet

7 p.m. | Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Ave.)

 

Diyet

8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

From the Yukon, performing alternative folk, roots, country and traditional Aboriginal music deeply rooted in her Indigenous world view

 

Myriad3

8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

A guaranteed good time that honours the Cajun music tradition

 

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Jason Palmer Berklee Septet

10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 1

 

FEATURED PERFORMANCES

Heather Bambrick & Friends with the Russ Little Quartet feat. Micah Barnes

7:30 p.m. | Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill Toronto

A festival within the Festival, JUNO nominated vocalist Heather Bambrick is joined Micah Barnes who reflects an abiding love of New York’s rich musical history

 

FREE PERFORMANCES

Youth Jazz Showcase

12 p.m. | The Rex

Featuring the National Youth Jazz Combo, Jason Palmer Berklee Septet and Canaan

 

Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble

12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Energy, intensity and outstanding musicality from a full ensemble, complete with a Flamenco dancer

 

Canadian Jazz Quartet

1:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Respected across the national jazz scene for nearly three decades

 

Eliana Cuevas Quintet

2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

“Canada’s emerging Latin music queen” – 680 News

 

John MacMurchy’s Art of Breath

4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

A musical journey that crosses borders and musical traditions; deep grooves, Brazilian rhythms, and straight-ahead jazz

 

Joanna Majoko Quintet

5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Identified by many as an artist to watch

 

The Claudia Quintet

7 p.m. | Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Ave.)

Swinging yet quirky, the mix of music will resonate with jazz and creative music fans alike

 

Laurent Coulondre – Gravity Zero

8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shuffle Demons

8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

A no holds barred performance that feature wild romps in the crowd, free jazz moments, danceable funk, poetry, killer solos and more.

 

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Humber Faculty Trio

10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 2

 

FEATURED PERFORMANCES

4 By Monk By 4: Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green & Gerald Clayton

8 p.m. | The Concert Hall (888 Yonge St.)

Honouring the 100th anniversary of Monk, the night features four pianists and two pianos performing solos, duets and then together all in honour of Monk

 

 

 

FREE PERFORMANCES

Canaan – Thelma Yellin School for the Arts Combo

12 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Canaan is an ensemble of five students from the Jazz Department at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in Givatayim, Israel

 

The Cookers Quintet

1:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Plays music inspired by the hard bop traditions of Art Blakey, Horace Silver and others

 

Joel Visentin’s Boogaloo Squad

2:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

With an extensive repertoire of classics from the soul hits of Stax and Motown as well as their own original music no two concerts with JV’s Boogaloo Squad are alike

 

Jill Peacock

4 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

Vocalist Jill Peacock performs standards and originals with a unique soul bent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto Occhipinti New Quintet feat. Manuel Valera

5:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

Gathering some of the most highly accomplished young players on the scene for the debut of a new quintet – Andrew McAnsh (trumpet), Jeff La Rochelle (sax), James Hill (piano) and Ian Wright (drums) and Roberto Occhipinti (bass)

 

 

Michael Occhipinti Quartet feat Pilar

7 p.m. | Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Ave.)

An all-star quartet with special guest vocalist Pilar. Expect jazz and a dose of traditional Italian songs, performed brilliantly

 

Tush

8 p.m. | OLG Stage on Hazelton

A disco outfit that is 100% party

 

Bria Skonberg

8:30 p.m. | OLG Stage on Cumberland

The Toronto debut of BC-born, NYC-based trumpeter AND vocalist Bria Skonberg. Winner of the 2017 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and building on a foundation of traditional jazz, Bria performs a refreshing mix of jazz standards and original compositions

 

Mill Street Late-Night Jam with Humber Faculty Trio

10 p.m. | InterContinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel

 

 

 

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