In its 30+ year history, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. Ten days of performances at 40 locations around Toronto offer a range of styles of music and venues from funky bars to elegant halls.
New in 2017: The festival is moving to the Yorkville area and reopening the historic Concert Hall, the site of many renowned acts back in the day. Opening the festival at the Concert Hall this year is Randy Bachman with special guests Walter Trout and Laila Biali.
Musical highlights this year include The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin at the Sony Centre on July 1 (Canada Day!); velvety-voiced Gregory Porter at Koerner Hall on June 21; and at the intimate Jazz Bistro on June 29, Ingrid and Christine Jensen.
For full TD Toronto Jazz Schedule click here
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"Freedom Time - Friday June 23"
Special Dancefloor Jazz Event
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Yauca's Lounge, 755 Dovercourt Road, just north of Bloor, Toronto, ON
BACK ONCE AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND, KICKING OFF THE SUMMER JAZZ SEASON!!! . . .
$10 in advance for a "FREEDOM PASS (ticket)" available at Play De Record (411 Spadina Ave.) or at the door.
10:00pm starting -- going until 3:00am
DJs JASON PALMA Jason Palma
GENERAL ECLECTIC Jason Sanders
FREEDOM TIME is a special event devoted to spreading the gospel of JAZZ music.
Jason Palma (Higher Ground Radio, Footprints) and General Eclectic (Uma Nota, Footprints) will be showcasing a vast amount of styles both new & old, including:
HARD BOP, SPIRITUAL, SOUL JAZZ, MODAL, LATIN, NU JAZZ, VOCAL, ETHIOPIAN, JAZZ FUNK, BRASILIAN & much more.
FREEDOM TIME represents the culmination of DJ Palma & Eclectic’s collective efforts and an honest reflection of their desire to bring something unique and vital to this city's underground music scene.
Expect a mix of music that reflects a deep understanding of Jazz's wide range of styles & history, including a large amount of new music created by a youthful vanguard of forward-thinking musicians from right around the globe.