The House That Jazz Built - Jazz Exploration & Concerts for Families

Sun Jun 23 1:15pm
Ticket Price: 
Free Admission


Wanna get into jazz but don’t know where to start? The House the Jazz Built is a family-friendly fun, dynamic, and multi-sensory jazz environment located in the heart of the Festival. It’s the perfect place to introduce a young audience to TD Toronto Jazz Festival and our city's great talent. Your child's imagination will be sparked by activities including an instrument “petting zoo”, a book centre, colouring and crafts, meet-the-musicians, interactive concerts geared towards our younger friends and more!

Toronto native and Humber College Music Program alumni Lorie Wolf is a musician, bandleader, composer, and teacher from Toronto. She has been working as a children's music educator and advocate for over 20 years and playing drums professionally all over the planet for about as long. Currently, Lorie is a full-time music teacher at Clinton St. Public School where she teaches music to a group of wonderful K-6 students with a variety of interests and abilities. She is very pleased and honoured be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of a future audience for Jazz. Lorie Wolf is Sisters in Jazz Almuni.

Breathe fire into your jazz festival! Violin sensation Chris McKhool gets children and families dancing, clapping, laughing and singing songs. Kids and their parents scat-sing, become a rhythm section and join Chris on stage to play rare percussion instruments from around the world! Chris plays several musical styles (jazz, blues, classical, Rumba flamenca, funk, world beat, East Coast fiddling and more) along with Kevin Laliberté (guitar), Drew Birston (bass) and Lorie Wolf (drums).

Chris McKhool is hailed as a “Children’s musical star” (National Post) and “Canada’s greatest troubadour for young people.” (Mississauga Living Arts Centre) Chris has been delighting audiences with infectious songs and exotic world instruments for over ten years, reaching almost 1 million children. All of Chris’ shows feature original songs from his appearances on Mr. Dressup, YTV’s Treehouse, TVOntario’s Crawlspace and live CBC Television and Radio.

“I was impressed by his musical virtuosity and personal appeal…His songs succeed!”
-Ernie Coombs, (Mr. Dressup)

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