September ENEWS v29

Trombone Shorty this November!
Maybe you're still undecided. Hopefully you've got your tickets already. Or if you're still wondering who or what a Trombone Shorty is (we really hope that's not the case), let us give you a brief 1:57 intro. And THEN you can click right on through to get your tickets. 

You can click here to check out the video on Vimeo.

Are you convinced yet? Well, don't forget his new album, For True, drops Sept 13 so you can immerse yourself in the true spirit of New Orleans before the concert even gets here. 

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - November 17 @ Opera House.

To purchase tickets click here.

Heavyweights Brass Band

We loved them so much during the Festival, we brought 'em back because we just want to hear more! The Heavyweights Brass Band will open for Trombone Shorty this November 17. They just dropped a new CD (Don't Bring Me Down) so please, PLEASE, make sure you go out and get your copy today and support local talent!

My favourite song is "Nueve Orleans" featuring Ogguere. You can check it out by clicking on the image below. 

And if you missed their interview on JAZZ.FM91, click here to listen. 

Program the Festival

Programming the Festival is no easy feat. With over 1,500 musicians playing in 40 venues across the city it can be a little tricky making all those intangibles flow precisely. But don't take our word for it. This year we're giving you, the fans, a chance to share with us your hidden gems, musical preferences and favourite bands. 

Pick one or two musicians or ensembles and email us with your thoughts about why they would be an outstanding addition to the Festival. We want to hear from you! Each email will also be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show. 

Click here for full details and the email address. 


There are just a few more days left until the KPMT Gala kicks off on Thursday, September 15. Over the years, KPMT has been a generous supporter of the Festival so we hope you'll show them some appreciation and support a worthy cause. 

Guests will be treated to a feast of music, food and wine. Schedule of performers include Houston Person, Warren Vache, Terry Clarke, Kevin Turcotte, Guido Basso, George Masso, Neil Swainson, Laurie Bower, Alastair Kay, John MacLeod, Reg Schwager, John Sherwood and former Artistic Director, Jim Galloway. 

For more information contact Anne Page at 416.515.0200

In the news
Some recent press about our artists that came out after the Festival:

One of the city's finest pianists, Robi Botos opened for Nikki Yanofsky earlier this summer and just recently released his debut album. Listen to the interview and sound clips with JAZZ.FM91 by clicking here

You might know Malik Yoba as an actor (anyone ever see Cool Runnings?) but did you know he's also a singer? If you missed his performance at the Distillery District, tdotexposed caught up with him after his concert and had a brief chat. Click here for the webisode

One of our favourite local jazz blogs, The Purple Cabbage, did a string of interviews with Adrean Farrugia, Vijay Iyer and Ben Monder

It's always great to hear what the artists have to say. We invited students from the Berklee College of Music to play the Fest and they blogged about their experience. Click here to read and watch about their time in Toronto. 

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