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Monday, June 17, 2013

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival launches its 27th anniversary


Including FREE-FOR-ALL FRIDAY, free concerts and the complete lineup


Toronto - On Friday, June 21, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will present its first-ever FREE-FOR-ALL FRIDAY where admission to the entire Festival is on us! Visit any participating club, venue or restaurant that day and enjoy the music free of charge.



Motown's legendary Smokey Robinson brings his classic hits to the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with a FREE concert! Feel the Motown sound move through the tent as it powers up the downtown core on Friday, June 21, at 8:00 p.m., at Nathan Phillips Square.

Renowned for such hits as "Shop Around," "You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me," and "Baby That's Backatcha" and for his work as founder and frontman of the popular Motown vocal group, The Miracles, Robinson is not to be missed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring his catalogue of Motown hits with him as he kicks off summer.



Motown vocalists Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will join Robinson for the "Heat Wave," with a hot show that will have Festival-goers "Dancing in the Street" to a blend of jazz, blues, R&B, pop, doo-wop, rock and roll and soul!

Jazz will play throughout the city on June 21st for FREE, with various locations playing host to many talented performers throughout the day and late into the night. From the clubs, to the patios, to Nathan Phillips Square, travel the city and get your jazz on without a ticket. To see the complete schedule of events for FREE-FOR-ALL-FRIDAY visit our website.


FEATURED PERFORMANCES FOR THE 2013 TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL:

Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1.855.985.5000.

For tickets to Willie Nelson, visit Massey Hall or call 416.872.4255.

For tickets to Nikki Yanofsky, visit Koerner Hall or call 416.408.0208.

For tickets to Fred Hersch and Gregory Porter, visit Harbourfront Centre or call 416.973.4000.

*All artists marked with an asterisk indicate previously announced shows.



THURSDAY, JUNE 20

*Willie Nelson & Family - Massey Hall 8pm





FRIDAY, JUNE 21 FREE

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas / Smokey Robinson - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm  

An Evening with Molly Johnson - Jazz Bistro 8pm            

Sondheim Project - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 6pm              

Michael Dunston / Dave Young - Shops at Don Mills 8pm          

An Evening with Molly Johnson - Jazz Bistro 10:30pm
  

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

*Mavis Staples / Dr. John - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm    

Eliane Elias (Bill McBirnie / Bernie Senensky Duo opens) - Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

An Evening with Molly Johnson - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

An Evening with Molly Johnson - Jazz Bistro 10:30pm  

Lighthouse - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE 

Ori Dagan Trio - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 12:00pm FREE        

Dixie Demons - Shops at Don Mills 2pm FREE

Shirantha Beddage Quartet - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 2pm FREE             

Samba Squad - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

Richard Whiteman Trio - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 3pm FREE           

Beyond The Pale - Shops at Don Mills 5pm FREE

Alexander Brown Trio - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 6pm FREE

Swamperell - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 7pm FREE         

Banda Illuminada - Shops at Don Mills 8pm FREE       




SUNDAY, JUNE 23

*John McLaughlin & Fourth Dimension (Courtney Pine opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm 

Ranee Lee - Jazz Bistro 8pm      

James Cotton - Horseshoe Tavern 10pm  

Mike Herriot / Sean Harkness Duo - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 12:00pm FREE

JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 12:00pm FREE

Martin Loomer & Orange Devils - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE

Jivebombers   - Shops at Don Mills 3pm FREE

Denis Keldie Trio - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 3pm FREE

Terra Hazelton Trio - Distillery Distric, Trinity Stage 3pm FREE

Rhythm & Truth - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE




MONDAY, JUNE 24

*Pino Daniele - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm      

Fred Hersch - Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre 7pm    

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Harry Allen - Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

Bill Charlap - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Horseshoe Tavern 10pm  

John MacLeod & The Rex Hotel Orchestra - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE

Heavyweights Brass Band - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

Norman Marshall Villeneuve Jazz Message Quintet - Shops at Don Mills 7pm FREE




TUESDAY, JUNE 25     

*Bob James, David Sanborn with Steve Gadd (Robi Botos Trio opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm    

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Ken Peplowski - The Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

*Nikki Yanofsky - Koerner Hall 8pm    

Geoffrey Keezer - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

Jim Galloway & His Wee Big Band - Nathan Phillips Square 12:00pm FREE

Boxcar Boys - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

Amy McConnell / William Sperendei Quartet - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 6pm FREE

Lily Frost Swings - Shops at Don Mills 7pm FREE

 


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

*Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Planet Earth opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm    

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Houston Person - The Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

Carmen Souza - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party with Meshell Ndegeocello - Horseshoe Tavern 10pm  

Carmen Souza - Jazz Bistro 10pm  

Toronto Jazz Orchestra - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE

Band Bahja Brass - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

Shannon Butcher Quartet - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 6pm FREE

Maylee Todd - Shops at Don Mills 7pm FREE




THURSDAY, JUNE 27  

Bettye LaVette  (James Hunter Six opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm    

Gregory Porter - Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre 7pm    

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Randy Sandke - Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

Marianne Trudel - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

The Herbaliser (DJ John Kong opens) - The Great Hall 9pm   

Robert Glasper Experiment - Horseshoe Tavern 10pm  

Djabe - Dominion on Queen 10pm  

Hilario Duran & His Latin Jazz Big Band - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE

Heavyweights Brass Band - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

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

TBA - Shops at Don Mills 7pm FREE




FRIDAY, JUNE 28

*Boz Scaggs (Paul James opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8:00pm    

Canadian Jazz Quartet with Allan Vaché - Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

Roberta Gambarini - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

Roberta Gambarini - Jazz Bistro 10:30pm  

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra - Nathan Phillips Square 12:30pm FREE

Woodshed Orchestra - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3pm FREE

Selena Evangeline - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 6pm FREE

DRUMHAND - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio   6pm FREE

Grooveyard - Shops at Don Mills 8pm FREE



SATURDAY, JUNE 29  

*Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell (Slocan Ramblers opens) - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm 

Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience - Old Mill Toronto 7:30pm    

Alan Jones Canadian All Star Sextet - Jazz Bistro 8pm    

Chihiro Yamazaki + Route 14 Band  - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 12:00pm FREE

TBA - Shops at Don Mills 2:00pm FREE

Aline Morales Quartet - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 2pm FREE

Mike Francis Trio - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 3pm FREE

Escola de Samba - Nathan Phillips Square, WIFI Patio 3:30pm FREE

Erin Costelo - Shops at Don Mills 5pm FREE

Jessica Stuart Few - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 6pm FREE

Jorge Miguel - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 7pm FREE

Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra - Shops at Don Mills 8pm FREE




SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Terry Blankley & Bruce Gorrie - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 12:00pm FREE

Woodshed Orchestra - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 12:00pm FREE

Danny Marks – Solo & Loving It! - Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio 3pm FREE

Toronto Rhythm Initiative - Shops at Don Mills 3pm FREE

Brian Blain & The Blainettes - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 3pm FREE

Suzie Vinnick Duo (Monday, July 1) - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 12:00pm FREE

Escola de Samba (Monday, July 1) - Distillery District, Trinity Stage 3pm FREE



For detailed listings, club shows and more free concerts visit www.torontojazz.com


Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days, from June 20 - June 29, 2013. Uniting half a million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, the Festival is the ultimate destination for music lovers. Make the Festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh jazz.

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