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Thursday, June 27, 2013

TD Toronto Jazz Festival Highlights, Thursday, June 27 (2013)

Thursday, June 27


FEATURED PERFORMANCES
Bettye LaVette (James Hunter Six opens)
8pm, Nathan Phillips Square
Bettye LaVette has a voice that has only strengthened over the last 50 years.


Gregory Porter                                 
7pm, Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (231 Queens Quay)
Porter’s lyrics often speak as dreams do, in the languages of image and emotion, to communicate thoroughly though not always directly.

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Special Guest Randy Sandke
7:30pm, Home Smith Bar, Old Mill Toronto (21 Old Mill Road)
A celebrated jazz trumpeter and guitarist who has performed around the world and played on soundtracks for films including Francis Ford Coppola, Neil Simon and Woody Allen


Marianne Trudel – Trifolia
8pm, Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests

The Herbaliser (DJ John Kong opens)
10pm, The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West)
More than 18 years into their musical journey, The Herbaliser just keep getting bigger, stronger and better.

FREE PERFORMANCES
Hilario Duran and His Latin Jazz Big Band
12:30pm, Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Cuban-born Canadian Hilario Duran is one of the world’s most innovative pianists, composers and arrangers of Afro-Cuban music and Latin Jazz.

Heavyweights Brass Band
3pm, WIFI Patio, Nathan Phillips Square
Insipred by the New Orleans brass band tradition, they keep one foot firmly rooted in jazz and one foot forward into the future.

Andre Roy Trio
6pm, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
7pm, Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)

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