What’s on at the Jazz Festival – Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What’s on at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
Wednesday, June 29

FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Chick Corea Trio – Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade
8 p.m. – Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West)
“Three of the most gifted instrumentalists in jazz, understanding and sparking each other perfectly in a musical brotherhood stronger than most real ones” – Buffalo News

Robert Glasper Experiment

8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
“Glasper heads down the fraught path of hip-hop jazz and gets it right” – Rolling Stone

Fanfare Ciocarlia (Lemon Bucket Orkestra open)
9 p.m. – Opera House (735 Queen Street West)
Canada’s only Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-pink-super-band and Fanfare Ciocarlia’s 12-piece Romani brass band modernize eastern funk

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers (The O’Pears open)
10 p.m. – Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West)
Reviving the spirit of gospel music with a unique blend of blues, indie rock, folk and bluegrass

Robi Botos & Hilario Duran

8 p.m. / 10 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
Two great pianists in one room, for one night

FREE PERFORMANCES
Dione Taylor and The Backsliderz
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
“Dione reaches for an extra helping of soul and blues to her mix on “Born Free”, with stunning results” – Kerry Doole

Bill McBirnie’s Find Your Place Band
1 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)
Canadian jazz and Latin flutist of exceptional calibre

Richard Whiteman Quartet
4 p.m. – Hilton Toronto Downtown, Pool Deck (145 Richmond Street West)
Encompassed style from the stride masters of the twenties through the recent innovations

Gray Matter
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
A jazz / R&B fusion group whose funky grooves and stirring lyrics push the envelope of genre boundaries

Pram Trio
7 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)
“Edgy and interactive…very much in the school of the modern-leaning piano trios” – Allaboutjazz.com

For complete club listings, please visit www.torontojazz.com

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