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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival Announces Free Concert Series

What is better than listening to jazz on a sunny afternoon? Listening to FREE jazz! The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival goes easy on the wallet this year with an exceptional line-up of free concerts. Look no further than Nathan Phillips Square for the Festival's Lunchtime Concerts presented by Air France and Afterwork Concerts presented by Citytv.

Lunchtime Concert Series 12pm FREE –
Mainstage Concert Theatre, Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, June 27 –
John Stetch TV Trio
Sunday, June 28 –
Bill McBirnie & The 'Paco Paco' Band
Monday, June 29 –
Dave Young Octet
Tuesday, June 30 –
Jane Bunnett - Embracing Voices
Wednesday, July 1 –
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass
Thursday, July 2 – Humber College Faculty Big Band directed by Denny Christianson
Friday, July 3 –
Saturday, July 4 –
Jim Galloway Swing Session
Sunday, July 5 –
University of Toronto Gospel Choir

Afterwork Concert Series 5pm FREE -
Primus Stage, Nathan Phillips Square
Friday, June 26 –
Soul Stew
Saturday, June 27 –
Sunday, June 28 –
Shakura S'Aida
Monday, June 29 –
Jake Wilkinson Quintet
Tuesday, June 30 –
Planet Earth
Wednesday, July 1 –
Guinness World Record Event / Shuffle Demons
Thursday, July 2 –
Robin Nolan Trio
Friday, July 3 –
Saturday, July 4 –
Sunday, July 5 – Five Alarm Funk / TENTEN Quartet (6:30pm)

Grab family and friends and come down to Nathan Phillips Square for concerts that will not break the bank! Whether lunchtime or after work, ride out the recession and enjoy the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival's
Free Concert Series.

Do not forget to check out the Festival's Club Series for some of the hottest (and cheapest) tickets in town! There is no cover charge at venues like The Gladstone Hotel, Whistler's Grille & Café Bar, Chick'N'Deli, Grossman's Tavern, Homesmith Bar at the Old Mill Inn, Tan Café and Quotes Bar & Grill. Ten Feet Tall, Commensal and C'est What offer guests a pay-what-you-can (PWYC) option en lieu of tough economic times. Mere dollars go a long way at this year's TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival, so come out and enjoy all that jazz has to offer!

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