the 2016 edition is the 30th Anniversary of the Toronto Jazz Festival which is promising to be a great one! Headliners at the Main Stage at Nathan Philips Square start with a free show with KC and the Sunshine Band, Saturday it’s Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Sunday has a double bill with Lee Fields / Allen Stone.
Later in the week, Grace Potter, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Michael Franti and closing the main stage week off on July 2nd will be Joe Jackson!
Of course there are 100’s of other venues with all variety of Jazz, Blues and Soul artists performing throughout the week. Check out torontojazz.com for a complete listing of dates and times.
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The 2015 Toronto Jazz festival is well under way, starting with a packed square to get all funky with Morris Day & the Time. This crowd then shifted their attention towards the main stage under the tent for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. I was too late to get a wrist band for the main show under the tent so had to watch from outside, which you can see on the right hand side of this image in the background
Nathan Philips Square Jazz Festival
On Sunday, the Shuffle Demons and later, Tower of Power performed at Nathan Philips Square.
The Happy Pals at Grossmans Tavern
For the Swing-set, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra kept the toes tappin’ and the dance floor jiving.
There are regular shows at the Paddock Tavern every day this week, some great singers and players are on the bill. This is the Ryan Oliver Trio with Damian Szidiropulosz sitting in on guitar.
The Ori Dagan Trio at Monarchs Pub