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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Announces Free Concert Series

What is better than listening to jazz on a sunny afternoon? Listening to FREE jazz! The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival goes easy on the wallet this year with an exceptional line-up of free concerts. Look no further than Nathan Phillips Square for the Festival's Lunchtime Concerts presented by Air France and Afterwork Concerts presented by Citytv.

Lunchtime Concert Series 12pm FREE
Mainstage Concert Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, June 27
John Stetch TV Trio
Sunday, June 28
Bill McBirnie & The 'Paco Paco' Band
Monday, June 29
Dave Young Octet
Tuesday, June 30
Jane Bunnett - Embracing Voices
Wednesday, July 1
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass
Thursday, July 2 Humber College Faculty Big Band directed by Denny Christianson
Friday, July 3
Kollage
Saturday, July 4
Jim Galloway Swing Session
Sunday, July 5
University of Toronto Gospel Choir



Afterwork Concert Series 5pm FREE -
Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Friday, June 26
Soul Stew
Saturday, June 27
Dubmatix
Sunday, June 28
Shakura S'Aida
Monday, June 29
Jake Wilkinson Quintet
Tuesday, June 30
Planet Earth
Wednesday, July 1
Guinness World Record Event / Shuffle Demons
Thursday, July 2
Robin Nolan Trio
Friday, July 3
Gypsophilia
Saturday, July 4
Bomba!
Sunday, July 5 Five Alarm Funk / TENTEN Quartet (6:30pm)

Grab family and friends and come down to Nathan Phillips Square for concerts that will not break the bank! Whether lunchtime or after work, ride out the recession and enjoy the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival's
Free Concert Series.

Do not forget to check out the Festival's Club Series for some of the hottest (and cheapest) tickets in town! There is no cover charge at venues like The Gladstone Hotel, Whistler's Grille & Caf Bar, Chick'N'Deli, Grossman's Tavern, Homesmith Bar at the Old Mill Inn, Tan Caf and Quotes Bar & Grill. Ten Feet Tall, Commensal and C'est What offer guests a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) option en lieu of tough economic times. Mere dollars go a long way at this year's TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, so come out and enjoy all that jazz has to offer!

For more information and complete club and festival listings, visit
http://www.torontojazz.com/

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Monday, May 4, 2009

More Confirmed Names Added to TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Fest

Room Eleven, Van der Graaf Generator, Alain Caron Band and The Bug Added to Toronto Jazz Festival Line-Up


Toronto Several new shows have been added to this summer's line-up making the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival a little bigger and a lot more eclectic as it takes over the city from June 26 July 5, 2009. With the addition of Room Eleven, Van der Graaf Generator, Alain Caron Band and The Bug, these groups push the boundaries of jazz with their mix of progressive rock, pop, blues and dubstep.

Room Eleven 07/01, Supermarket
A spicy Dutch cocktail of bossa nova, folk, blues and pop interpreted by a jazzy rhythm section, colourful horns and funky guitars, Room Eleven is known for their effervescent live gigs. Formed in 2001, word of mouth quickly spread in Amsterdam about this quintet and in 2006 they released their debut album, Six White Russians & a Pink Pussycat.

The Bug 07/04, The Social
As a part of the UK's Dubstep scene, The Bug offers up a mix of dancehall, industrial hip-hop, and electronic music with influences ranging from Miles Davis and John Coltrane to the Wu-Tang Clan and Public Enemy. The diverse music style can be attributed to the collection of over 20 musicians that have contributed to The Bug since its inception in 1997. The Bug's mix of influences and collective performance style translates into to a live show that is high energy, high impact and highly danceable.

Van der Graaf Generator 07/04, Opera House
An English progressive rock / experimental band that achieved great success in Italy during the '70s, Van der Graaf Generator earned an intense cult following as one of the era's preeminent art rock groups. Named after a piece of electric equipment designed to produce static electricity, today the group is composed of Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans.

Alain Caron Band 07/05, Nathan Phillips Square
Hailing from Montreal, bassist Alain Caron and his electric quartet will bring their unique jazz sound to Nathan Phillips Square in a double bill concert with Sadao Watanabe. The electric quartet includes John Roney on piano and Paul Brochu on drums.

Other confirmed performances include:
Alex Pangman's Lickin' Good Fried opening for Susan Tedeschi 07/03 @ Opera House
Justis performing with wordPEOPLE 07/02 @ Supermarket

All tickets are on sale now and available by calling 416.870.8000 or www.ticketmaster.ca

For more information, visit www.torontojazz.com

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Monday, April 6, 2009

2009 Lineup Announced - TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival

2009 TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Line-Up
Tickets are on sale now!
June 26 - July 5, 2009
For detailed listings, more club shows and free concerts visit www.torontojazz.com



Canon Theatre 8pm (TicketKing - 416.872.1212)
Tony Bennett Sunday, July 5


Mainstage Concert Theatre - Nathan Phillips Square 8pm (416.870.8000)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Friday, June 26 (Blackburn opens)
Medeski Martin & Wood Saturday, June 27
Buckwheat Zydeco / BeauSoleil Sunday, June 28 *double bill*
Kool & The Gang Monday, June 29 (Harrison Kennedy opens)
Jamie Cullum Tuesday, June 30
Dave Brubeck Quartet Wednesday, July 1 (Brandi Disterheft Quartet opens)
Al Di Meola World Sinfonia '09 Thursday, July 2 (Amanda Martinez opens)
Dave Holland Quintet / An Evening w. Branford Marsalis Fri, July 3*double bill*
Curtis Stigers / Eliane Elias Saturday, July 4 * double bill*
Sadao Watanabe Sunday, July 5


Enwave Theatre Harbourfront Centre 7pm (416.973.4000)
Jos Gonzlez Trio Friday, June 26
Jackie Richardson & Joe Sealy Sunday, June 28
Melody Gardot Monday, June 29
Chucho Valds Wednesday, July 1 (two shows - 7pm & 9:30pm)
Kenny Werner Quintet Saturday, July 4


Fleck Dance Theatre Harbourfront Centre 7pm (416.973.4000)
Freddy Cole Quartet Friday, June 26
Maria Schneider Orchestra Sunday, June 28 (9pm)
Hiromi Monday, June 29
Mose Allison Trio Tuesday, June 30


Notable Concerts
Madeleine Peyroux Tues, June 30 @ Danforth Music Hall (416.870.8000)
Susan Tedeschi Friday, July 3 @ Opera House (416.870.8000)


Church of the Redeemer, 7pm 162 Bloor St. West (416.870.8000)
Monks Casino Friday, June 26
Delirium Saturday, June 27
Motif Monday, June 29
Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani Wednesday, July 1
Cabaret, The Old Mill Inn 8pm (416.870.8000)
Adi Braun & Andre Bernard Friday, June 26
Ray Jessel Saturday, June 27
Carolyn Scott / Judy Marshak Sunday, June 28
Adam Brazier Monday, June 39
Nancy White / Judith Lander Tuesday, June 30
George Evans / Maureen Kennedy Wednesday, July 1
Adam Brazier Thursday, July 2


Supermarket 9:30pm (416.870.8000)
The Heavy Friday, June 26 (10pm)
The Sea & Cake Saturday, June 27
Alice Russell Tuesday, June 30
wordPEOPLE Thursday, July 2
Joyce Friday, July 3 (9pm)


The Pilot 9pm (416.870.8000)
Russ Little Quintet Friday, June 26
Charlie Hunter Saturday, June 27 (two shows 9pm & 11pm)
Chris Potter's Underground Monday, June 29 & Tuesday, June 30
Bobby Militello Thursday, July 2
Grant Stewart Quartet Saturday, July 4
Felix Stussi w. Ray Anderson Sunday, July 5


*Previously Announced*
Sonny Rollins Friday, June 26 @ Four Seasons Centre (416.363.8231)
Gary Burton Quartet Revisited w. Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez Monday, June 29 @ Four Seasons Centre (416.363.8231)

*** tickets subject to GST and all applicable facility fees and service charges**

The sounds of jazz will have feet tappin' and fingers snappin' as the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival swings its way into summer, running from June 26 to July 5, 2009. Be a part of the action as more than 1,500 musicians, performing in over 350 concerts, descend upon Toronto for the city's largest music festival. Get jazzed this summer!

For more information visit www.torontojazz.com


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Friday, February 6, 2009

k.d. lang Cancels - TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival

k.d. lang Concert Cancelled


Toronto The k.d. lang concert previously announced for Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Canon Theatre, as part of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, has been cancelled.

"It is with deep disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the k.d. lang show", states Patrick Taylor, Executive Producer of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival. "A sudden personal commitment has forced k.d. lang to withdraw her participation in our 23rd anniversary Festival. We look forward to presenting a great lineup with our previously announced headliners, Sonny Rollins and Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with special guest Pat Metheny."

Full details of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will be announced on Monday, April 6, 2009.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

k.d. lang Joins TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Lineup

k.d. lang Joins Jazz Festival Lineup
Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter to play Canon Theatre


Toronto Singer, songwriter and powerhouse performer k.d. lang will close the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Canon Theatre. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 6.

From straight up country artist to iconic pop songstress with forays into pop, jazz and show tunes along the way, lang has been a musical force to be reckoned with over the last 25 years. With a dedicated cult following and considerable vocal talents, lang has always challenged conventional thought and crossed genres in music, carving a broad niche for an artist who simply defies categorization.

Watershed, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 last February, marks lang's 10th studio album and her first time assuming the role of sole producer in addition to singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A multiple Juno and Grammy award winner, do not miss one of Canada's greatest songwriters and voices this summer.

The sounds of jazz will have feet tappin' and fingers snappin' as the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival swings its way into summer, running from June 26 - July 5, 2009. Be a part of the action as more than 1,500 musicians, performing in over 350 concerts, descend upon Toronto for the city's largest music festival. Get jazzed this summer!

k.d. lang
Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 8pm
Canon Theatre - 244 Victoria Street
Tickets: $49 - $99*
On sale at TicketKing Friday, February 6, 2009
www.ticketking.com
416.872.1212 or 1.800.461.3333
And the Canon Theatre Box Office
*tickets subject to GST and all applicable facility fees and service charges

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gary Burton Quartet with Pat Metheny at TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival



Landmark Seventies Quartet Reunites
When vibraphone virtuoso meets contemporary guitar maestro



Toronto Let the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival take it back to where it all began when Gary Burton Quartet Revisited, with special guest Pat Metheny, reunite at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for a special concert on Monday, June 29, 2009. Tickets are on sale now.



In 1974, Gary Burton first introduced to the world a young up and coming guitarist who would revolutionize the traditional jazz guitar sound. Together the guitarist and the quartet would become the progenitors of the jazz-fusion phenomenon attracting large audiences from both sides of the jazz-rock spectrum. That guitarist was Pat Metheny.



Winner of 17 Grammy Awards, Metheny is widely considered the pre-eminent jazz guitarist of his generation. Since the release of his highly influential debut album, Bright Size Life (1975), Metheny continues to redefine the genre utilizing new technology and constantly working to evolve the improvisational and sonic potential of his instrument. Today, his versatility is almost nearly without peer on any instrument.



Before there was Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, there was Burton, who had already started exploring and pushing the boundaries of jazz towards the more explosive rock-fusion genre during the late 1960s. Burton's genius as a jazz pioneer, however, has often been overlooked. With an impressive career that includes significant innovations in jazz, especially his approach to the vibraphone and his trademark four-mallet playing, Burton continues to influence a new generation of artists as an innovator and master of the vibes.



Burton and Metheny will be joined by Steve Swallow on bass and Antonio Sanchez on drums.



The sounds of jazz will have feet tappin' and fingers snappin' as the 23rd edition of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival swings its way into summer, running from June 26 July 5, 2009. Be a part of the action as more than 1,500 musicians, performing in over 350 concerts, descend upon Toronto for the city's largest music festival. Get jazzed this summer!



Gary Burton Quartet Revisited
with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
Monday, June 29, 2009 8pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen Street West
Tickets $45 - $85
On sale now at
Four Seasons Centre Box Office: 416.363.8231 or 1.800.250.4653
Visit
www.torontojazz.com
* tickets subject to GST and all applicable facility fees and service charges



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