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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TD Toronto Jazz Festival picks for June 28; Esperanza Spalding, Benny Green

Thursday, June 28
Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society (with special guest Gretchen Parlato)
Jazz becomes mainstream when this energetic jazz bassist and singer takes the stage
8pm, Toronto Star Stage, Nathan Phillips Square

Benny Green
A solo piano show featuring hard-swinging, hard-bop jazz keyboard mastery at its finest
7pm, Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square)

Angelika Niescier Quartet
A Polish-German saxophonist with luscious tone and virtuosic technique
8pm, Incubator Music Gallery

Chris Tarry
Eclectic, soulful, and memorable cutting-edge jazz led by an esteemed Canadian bandleader
9pm doors, Rivoli (334 Queen Street West)

Youth Jazz Showcase: Youth Jazz in the City Honour Combo A (2012), Berklee College of Music – Mario Castro Quintet, and Sho Yamamoto Trio
The next generation of great jazz musicians; see what the “kids these days” are up to on the jazz front
11am, The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar (194 Queen Street West)

Gretchen Parlato
An intimate chat with inventive modern jazz singer Gretchen Parlato
12:30pm, Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square (The Inside Track hosted by Josh Grossman)

Jeff King’s Catalyst
A unique brand of fusion jazz that blends funk, pop, rock, classical, electronic and straight-ahead jazz
5pm, Outdoor Stage, Nathan Phillips Square

Tim Posgate’s Sorry Cousins
A modern stringband playing instrumental music from a unique palate of bluegrass, Irish, jazz and folk
6pm, Distillery Historic District, Pure Spirits Patio (55 Mill Street)

Bill King Trio
The great keyboardist, composer and publisher joins his talented trio for a show not to be missed
7pm, Shops at Don Mills

For more detailed Festival and club listings, visit www.torontojazz.com

ANNA TOM | public relations | Toronto Downtown Jazz |
publicity@tojazz.com | 416.928.2033, x21 |
82 Bleecker Street | Toronto, ON | M4X 1L8


TD Toronto Jazz Festival June 22 - July 1, 2012

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