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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

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