The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series featuring Shakura S'Aida

Date: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 5:00pm
Ticket Price: 
Free

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series is a weekly concert series, broadcasting live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, which kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations, culminating in the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, 2022. Presented by TD, the Summer Concert Series highlights 10 local acts who each bring their own unique perspective to the performance of jazz, and reflect a variety of the elements which have been part of the Festival over the past 35 years: from emerging artists and young lions to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.

Jazz has always been inextricably connected to the Blues, and some of the biggest names in Blues music have graced our stages. Just as jazz has been influenced – and adapted – by an enormous variety of cultures and traditions, so has the Blues. Shakura S'Aida brings her own unique musical perspective – a mix of blues, soul and rock – to her powerhouse sets.

Listen live here, or livestream the concert on Facebook.

Shakura S’Aida is an award-winning performer who has traveled the globe for more than two decades, connecting and inspiring audiences with her powerful vocals. An undeniable talent and an outspoken advocate for human rights and racial equality, her artistic work reflects that which impacts and connects us all: love. “I believe that we all have a responsibility to look after each other,” says the Toronto-based artist. “I see, create, and use music as a way to bring people together.”

A central figure in Canada’s music scene, the Brooklyn-born, Swiss-raised entertainer has garnered not only an international recording and touring career but has shined on the theatre stage as star and creator of the four-woman tribute to Nina Simone, The Nina Project, and in roles on-screen including as Lena, member of the beloved “Jazzagals” in the acclaimed series Schitt’s Creek, and most recently in the part of Cora Lewis, mother to Batwoman in DC Comics / Warner Brother’s hit series of the same name.

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