Yes, Festival Season 2015 is in full flight, and one of my favorites is the Toronto Jazz festival coming up later this month June 18th thru June 29th at numerous locations mostly in the downtown core.
Tower of Power will be a Nathan Philips Square June 20th.
The festival kicks off at Nathan Philips Square on June 19th with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic headlining. Dumpstaphunk and Morris Day & the Time are the opening acts for this Free show starting at 5pm.
Check out all the acts and complete schedule at www.torontojazz.com
Mike Stern Trio will be at the Horseshoe Tavern June 22nd
My gallery of images from previous Toronto Jazz festivals is here for 2012 and here for 2013, plus this one from last years festival 2014
Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern played host to the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer along with openers The Key Frames and The Fugitives on Novemebr 13th, 2014. I showed up early to catch all three bands. Some pretty cool stuff.
Local roots-rockers The Key Frames started the night off with a mix of roots, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly et al.
These guys were followed by west coast indie-folksters The Fugitives. Some incredible harmonies and great songs!
Headliners The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers, performed a great set of roots-blues tunes. Awesome stuff!
Here are links to the complete galleries of each band
The Key Frames
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer