What’s On At Jazz Fest – Closing Weekend!

CLOSING WEEKEND OF THE TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Thursday, June 30

FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Joey Alexander Trio / Ramsey Lewis Quartet
8 p.m. – Koerner Hall (273 Bloor Street West)
A master of improvisation with a deft touch and adventurous spirit that belies his age, Joey Alexander performs with an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement – Ramsey Lewis

Molly Johnson / Jane Bunnett & Spirits of Havana 25th Anniversary

8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Molly Johnson speaks emotional depth in a luscious jazz tone; Jane Bunnett is known for her daring and courageous creativity

Avishai Cohen Trio
8 p.m. – Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front Street)
One of the greatest virtuosos of the string bass with a unique voice and personality

Robi Botos Quartet feat. Seamus Blake

8 p.m. / 10 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
Robi Botos, who has quickly established himself as one of Canada’s elite jazz musicians, will be joined by Seamus is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz

FREE PERFORMANCES
Lula All-Stars
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Featuring topflight vocalists and soloists backed by an A-list lineup, performing original salsa compositions

Jorge Miguel Flamenco Trio
1 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)

Shannon Butcher & Ross MacIntyre

4 p.m. – Pool Deck, Hilton Toronto Downtown Hotel (145 Richmond Street West)
The kind of musical chemistry that can only be developed over years of friendship

Herriott – Harkness (H2)

5 p.m. – Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)
Trumpet / flugelhorn and guitar seems like an unlikely combination, but in the hands of these two masters, the combination is something special

Gwyneth Herbert Trio
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
“Classic Bowie-like pop, belting blues and gorgeous jazz” – BBC

Autobahn
7 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)
A trio that embraces the pursuit of improvisation through the exploration of their original compositions

Friday, July 1

FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Michael Franti & Spearhead
8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
At the forefront of lyrical activism, Franti uses h0 music as a positive force for change

Music from Born To Be Blue with Braid, Turcotte, Wallace & Clarke
8 p.m. / 10 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
Performing music from the motion picture soundtrack, Born To Be Blue, starring Ethan Hawke

Heather Bambrick & Friends feat. Melissa Stylianou w/ Russ Little Quartet
7:30 p.m. – Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road)
Heather Bambrick is a multiple-award winning vocalist who will be joined by Melissa Stylianou

FREE PERFORMANCES
Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Under the direction of Martin Loomer, the legacy of Jim Galloway lives on

Les Petits Nouveaux

1 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)
Injecting new influences into a traditional genre

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band
2 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Tomorrow’s future jazz stars!

Climax Jazz Band
3 p.m. – Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)
Hot traditional jazz

Julian Fauth & Ken Yashioka
3 p.m. – Hilton Toronto Downtown (145 Richmond Street)

George Grosman & Bohemian Swing
5 p.m. – Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)

Kalabash
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Using the steel pan as a lead voice, Kalabash experiments with layering rich jazz harmonies over the folk and popular rhythms of the Caribbean

Brownman Akoustic Trio
7 p.m. – Second Cup Coffee Co. (287-289 King Street West)
Straight-ahead hard-swinging acoustic trio

Justin Bacchus Quartet
8 p.m. – Hilton Toronto Dowtown (145 Richmond Street)
Soul rock propelled by a powerful rhythm

Saturday, July 2
FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Joe Jackson
8:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
With 19 studio albums, Joe Jackson spans new wave, pop and jazz

Alfredo Rodriguez – Solo Piano
8 p.m. / 10 p.m. – Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
“One of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianists of the 21st century” – Quincy Jones

Heather Bambrick & Friends feat John Alcorn w. Russ Little Quartet

7:30 p.m. – Home Smith Bar at The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road)
Heather Bambrick is a multiple-award winning vocalist who will be joined by John Alcorn, one of the most exciting vocal interpreters

The Hot Sardines
10 p.m. – Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West)
Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz, The Hot Sardines can only be described as born in the 1920s but raised in the ’00s

FREE PERFORMANCES

Youth Jazz Showcase
12:30 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
A triple featuring the National Youth Jazz Combo from Toronto; North Pandemic Groove from Japan; and David Gilmore & The BGJI Ensemble from the United States

Boxcar Boys
3 p.m. – Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)
A veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, old-jazz and folk music performed with that New Orleans Spirit

Jesse Barksdale Quartet
3 p.m. – Hilton Toronto Downtown (145 Richmond Street)

Eric St-Laurent Quartet
5 p.m. – Distillery Historic District (55 Mill Street)
Creating new interpretations through the magic of improvisation

Raoul And The Big Time
6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
One of the most highly regarded and awarded blues acts in Canada

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

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