The last day of the 2014 Toronto Jazz festival had a full roster, with shows starting before noon and continuing straight through to the wee hours of Sunday morning. I had to pace myself by starting a little later so I got my first thurst quencher at the Rex for the afternoon set of the Laura Hubert Band.
The Tara Davidson Trio drew an appreciative crowd to the Acoustic Stage at Nathan Phillips Square. In this part of the square you can browse the craft and gift vendors while listening to some great jazz.
8pm: Showtime under the tent on the Mainstage started with Mehliana featuring Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana.
The Stanley Clarke Band was closing the festival out this year, and what a finale! Stanley, along with Beka Gochiashvili on piano & rhoades, and Mike Mitchell on the kit, put on one hell of a show.
Afterwards, it was a great night for the short trek up Yonge to Monarch’s Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel on Gerrard to catch the last set of Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils. Irene & the devils have a full schedule of festival shows this summer here in Toronto after this one. Waterfront Blues and the Beaches International Jazz Festival in July. I highly recommend seeing them perform.
That was a very busy night! a lot of great music. To see the dedicated gallery to this last day of the festival and more images click here 2014 Toronto Jazz Festival Gallery III