March 2012 E-News

<br /> Toronto Jazz E-news<br />


Get your tickets!
A new batch of artists have just been unveiled for the 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival as we are less than four months away from kicking things off. Tickets are on sale now! 

Click on the image for a recent performance of Our Love

Spend an unforgettable night with singer/songwriter Natalie Cole. The nine-time Grammy award winner will perform standards from the Great American Songbook, selections made immortal by her father, Nat King Cole, and music from her award winning releases. 

Monday, June 25 - Sony Centre
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A live radio broadcast!
The Jazz Festival is going live on radio when Radio Deluxe hits Koerner Hall! 

Click on the image for a live broadcast of Radio Deluxe at Tanglewood

John Pizzarelli's nationally syndicated radio program, Radio Deluxe, hits the open road and stops at the Jazz Festival for a special recorded broadcast that will air at a later date. Join John, his co-host (and wife) Jessica Molaskey, the quartet and special guest Emilie-Claire Barlow for a night of music and smart, sassy repartee. 

Friday, June 29 - Koerner Hall
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Who is Spectrum Road?
Former Cream bassist Jack Bruce, Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid, keyboardist John Medeski of Medeski Martin & Wood, and drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana make up jazz fusion super-group, Spectrum Road. 

Click on the image to see a live performance from Spectrum Road

Spectrum Road was inspired by the groundbreaking work of Tony Williams, a drummer for Miles Davis who charted the course for jazz-rock. Their self-titled debut album will be released on June 5th.

Wednesday, June 27 - Sound Academy
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Kurt Rosenwinkel
Arguably one of the most beloved guitarists of his generation, Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of those rare musicians who deftly navigates between different musical worlds. Earning a co-sign from the likes of Q-Tip and ?uestlove while being loved by jazz critics, Rosenwinkel is a guitar hero to his legion of dedicated followers for always keeping it lyrical and emotionally gripping. This will be a solo performance. 

Click on the image to hear Kurt performing Invitation

Friday, June 22 - Church of the Holy Trinity
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Peter Appleyard gets sophisticated

Peter Appleyard & The Sophisticated Ladies will light up the stage for this special performance featuring an all-star stellar cast of vocalists. The Sophisticated Ladies are Jill Barber, Jackie Richardson, Heather Bambrick, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Carol McCartney, Diana Panton, Elizabeth Shepherd, Lily Frost and Ranee Lee

Tuesday, June 26 - Koerner Hall
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When jazz meets hip-hop
Whether it's straight ahead swingin' or the funky underground, Roy Hargrove's distinctive trumpet remains at the heart of the music. 

Click on the image to hear Hargrove's version of We Want The Funk

Hargrove's hip-hop/jazz collective, The RH Factor, returns to Toronto after a seven-year hiatus. With an incredible band behind him, Hargrove's blistering solos are fused with urban grooves, hip-hop, funk and R&B to create up-to-the-minute contemporary jazz that would have Miles Davis smiling. The performance will also feature special guest, Roberta Gambarini

Monday, June 25 - Nathan Phillips Square
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Karrin Allyson
The Washington Post describes her body of work as "the stuff shivers are made of." Singer/songwriter Karrin Allyson moves with ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Miles and Dizzy. 

Click on the image to see a performance of Moanin'
Sunday, June 24 - Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
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2 shows, 1 concert
When an artist draws comparisons to both Doris Day and Eminem, with a touch of Billie Holiday thrown in for good measure, the music can only be described as distinctive and impressively unorthodox. Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is part cabaret, part sparkly pop but what lies underneath is a wit that cuts and a sharply tuned social conscience.
Click on the image to hear a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The New York Times called Becca Stevens' debut album, "a best kept-secret" that was "impressively absorbing." As a singer, songwriter of enormous talent, Steven's music expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz and pop, all the while engaging listeners through keen observation, rich musical language and beguiling singing. 
Click on the image to hear a fantastic cover of You Make Me Wanna

Saturday, June 30 - Horseshoe Tavern
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Do not forget...
The full line-up of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will be announced on Tuesday, April 10. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get stay connected with the Festival. 

And do not forget about our previously announced concerts:

Esperanza Spalding - Thursday, June 28 @ Nathan Phillips Square
George Benson - Tuesday, June 26 @ Nathan Phillips Square
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Friday, June 29 @ Nathan Phillips Square
Bill Frisell - Tuesday, June 26 @ Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Ziggy Marley - Wednesday, June 27 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Trombone Shorty - Wednesday, June 27 @ Nathan Phillips Square
Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal - Monday, June 25 @ Enwave Theare, Harboufront Centre
Mike Stern - Sunday, June 24 @ Horseshoe Tavern
Destroyer - Saturday, June 23 @ Opera House
Soul Rebels - Tuesday, June 26 @ Opera House
Benny Green - Thursday, June 28 @ Church of the Holy Trinity
Los Amigos Invisibles - Monday, June 25 @ Horseshoe Tavern

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