Saturday, June 29
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers ft. Edie Brickell (Slocan Ramblers opens)
8pm, Nathan Phillips Square
Comedian, actor, author, playwright an Grammy Award-winning banjoist Steve Martin takes centre stage with Steep Canyon Rangers and special guest Edie Brickell to perform new music from Love Has Come For You.
Alan Jones Canadian All Star Sextet
8pm, Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria Street)
The Alan Jones Canadian All Star Sextet delivers unpredictable improvisations framed by lush melodic passages set in narrative compositions
Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience
7:30pm, Old Mill Dining Room (21 Old Mill Road)
Gordon Sheard and his star-studded ‘Brazilian Jazz Experience’ tentet create a Carnival mood featuring some of the jazz scene’s leading instrumental voices.
Escola de samba
3pm, WIFI Patio, Nathan Phillips Square
Escola de Samba is widely recognized as one of the more important cultural links between Toronto and Brazil, and certainly the most fun one
Chihiro Yamazaki + Route 14 Band
12 noon, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
Chihiro Yamazaki + Route 14 Band is a new-generation instrumental jazz group from Japan.
2pm, Trinity Stage, Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
2pm, Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
Their signature brand of B3 jazz blends hard bop and blues sensibilities with original compositions and blistering improvisation.
Mike Francis Trio
3pm, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
The Mike Francis Trio will perform a wide variety of Latin styles including Salsa, Cumbia, Bolero, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bossa Nova, Tango and Samba-get your dancing shoes on.
5pm, Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
Inspired by her love of old soul, 60s vocal groups and classic arranging, Costelo takes listeners on a journey of heart, soul and transcendence.
Jessica Stuart Few
6pm, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
Jessica Stewart Few’s surging rhythms are clearly rooted in the improvisational give-and-take of modern jazz and progressive folk.
7pm, Trinity Stage, Distillery District (55 Mill Street)
She is, without question, a world class singer but she is also fluent on guitar, saxophone, keyboard and can find her way around a drum kit, bass guitar, violin, and a half dozen other instruments.
Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra
8pm, Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road)
One of Cuba’s most talented arrangers and composers