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April 23, 2008

Toronto Jazz Festival Announces Headline Roster

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Toronto Jazz Festival
June 20-29
Toronto

Over 350 Concerts Slated During 22nd Annual Festival

Toronto’s biggest music festival runs from June 20 to June 29, when the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival takes place. The 22nd annual festival is expected to attract more than 500,000 people.

Voted Canada’s Best Jazz Festival for the second year running by the National Jazz Awards, the festival draws some of the biggest names in the industry. This year is no exception, with a full roster of stars included in the impressive lineup, there are over 350 concerts of every stripe for those of varying tastes.

TD CANADA TRUST TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

GRANDMASTERS Series

6/28 – MICHEL LEGRAND TRIO w. PHIL WOODS (Quartetto Guido Basso opens)
8pm – Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $30 – $120
7/02 – DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET & TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
8pm – Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $40 – $130
6/23 – OLIVER JONES TRIO / AHMAD JAMAL
8pm – Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, $40

Mainstage Concerts

8pm, Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
6/20 – DR. JOHN (opening w/ The Wild Magnolias) $40
6/21 – SUSAN TEDESCHI (opening w/ The John Hammond Quartet) $30
6/22 – ALTO SUMMIT feat. Donald Harrison, Red Holloway, Greg Osby & Bobby Watson (opening w/ Geri Allen Trio) $30
6/23 – OLIVER JONES TRIO / AHMAD JAMAL $40
6/24 – BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY (opening w/ James Hunter) $25
6/25 – BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA (opening w/ Cyrus Chestnut Trio) $30
6/26 – SALUTE TO JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC feat. ROY HARGROVE $35
6/27 – JOHN ABERCROMBIE ORGAN TRIO / MIKE STERN TRIO / JOHN SCOFIELD TRIO $30
6/28 – ARTURO SANDOVAL (opening w/ Hilario Duran Trio) $30
6/29 – SALIF KEITA (opening w/ Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa) $30

Enwave Theatre

8pm, Harbourfront Centre
6/22 – RENAUD GARCIA-FONS $25
6/23 – BILL CHARLAP & RENEE ROSNES $30
6/24 – MICHEL DONATO TRIO feat. MARIN NASTURICA & JON GEAREY $25
6/25 – CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET $40
6/26 – ERNESTINE ANDERSON & HOUSTON PERSON $30
6/27 – e.s.t. $25

Special Presentations

6/20 – MACEO PARKER – Sound Academy, $25 adv / $30 door
6/20 – IVANA SANTILLI w/ John Kong – Revival $15
6/21 – THE BILLY’S BAND – El Mocambo $15 adv / $20 door
6/22 – NIKKI YANOFSKY – Diesel Playhouse, $40
6/22 – THE BILLY’S BAND – Healey’s Roadhouse $15 adv / $20 door
6/25 – RJD2 – MOD Club, $21 adv
6/26 – MARCUS MILLER – Opera House, $27.50 adv / $32.50 door
6/29 – LIZZ WRIGHT – Diesel Playhouse, $40
6/29 – TRAVIS SULLIVAN’S BJORKESTRA – MOD Club $20

Cabaret Series

8pm, The Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road
6/23 – MARCUS NANCE $30
6/24 – BILL CHARLAP & SANDY STEWART $40
6/25 – JUDITH LANDER & PHILIPPE NOIREAUT $30
6/26 – JUDITH LANDER & PHILIPPE NOIREAUT $30
6/27 – PATTI LOACH & PATTY ZENTILLI $30
6/28 – LOUISE PITRE & JOHN ALCORN $40


Supermarket Jazz Series

9:30pm, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Avenue
6/20 – THE NATIONAL PARCS w/ special guest Grand Analog10pm $10 adv
6/21 – Do Right! Saturdays w/ John Kong, DJ Fase & Circle Research
6/22 – Freefall Sundays, Open Mic
6/23 – TONY MONACO TRIO $17.50 adv / $22.50 door
6/24 – JAKE LANGLEY TRIO $15 adv / $20 door
6/25 – RYAN SHAW $17.50 adv / $22.50 door
6/26 – AMANDA MABRO $10 adv / $12 door
6/27 – JOSÉ JAMES QUARTET $10 adv / $15 door
6/28 – ALICE RUSSELL 9:30pm & 11:30pm, $17.50 adv / $22.50 door
6/29 – MEAGHAN SMITH 7pm, $10 adv / $12.50 door

The Pilot Tavern

22 Cumberland Street
6/20 – JULIE MICHELS- PARLEY $12
6/21 – ADAM SMALE TRIO $12
6/22 – ANDREW SCOTT QUINTET $12
6/23 – LUIS MARIO OCHOA $12
6/24 – CHRIS TARRY GROUP $15
6/25 – LESTERDAYS $12
6/26 – GENE BERTONCINI $20
6/27 – RITMO FLAMENCO $15
6/28 – DON THOMPSON REG SCHWAGER QUARTET $15
6/29 – ROXANNE POTVIN $15

Lunchtime Concert Series

12 Noon, FREE, Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square,
6/20 – GARY MORGAN & PANAMERICANA!
6/21 – CLASSIC JAZZ PARTY (1pm)
6/22 – EFFENDI JAZZ LAB (1pm)
6/23 – ART TATUM, PIANO STARTS HERE, BERNIE SENENSKY TRIO
6/24 – SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE DAY FEAT. MICHEL BERUBE, CHANTAL CHAMBERLAND & GEORGE EVANS
6/25 – LAILA BIALI TRIO
6/26 – QUINTETTO DENNER
6/27 – GALLOWAY’S SURPRISE SWING SESSION
6/28 – RICHARD WHITEMAN QUARTET (1pm)
6/29 – DAVIDSON MURLEY BRAID QUINTET (1pm)

Afterwork Concert Series

5pm, FREE, Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
6/20 – FELIX STUSSI & GIVE ME FIVE
6/21 – STEVE KOVEN’S PROJECT REX (4pm)
6/22 – SLIDING HAMMERS (4pm)
6/23 – OUT OF ORBIT
6/24 – L’ORKESTRE DES PAS PERDUS
6/25 – CARLOS BICA & AZUL
6/26 – ALEXIS BARO SEXTET
6/27 – BILL KING’S SATURDAY NITE FISH FRY
6/28 – SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA (4pm)
6/29 – NATURALLY 7 (4pm)

For more information visit www.torontojazz.com

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