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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Opening Weekend - TD Toronto Jazz Festival

DAILY LISTINGS

***OPENING DAY HIGHLIGHTS***
The legendary Queen of Soul Ms Aretha Franklin will kick off the 25th anniversary of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

5 pm – CJQ w/ featured guest Harry Allen, Quotes Bar & Grill, 220 King St W, $30

6 pm – Danny Marks, Distillery District, Pure Spirits Patio, 55 Mill St, FREE

6 pm – Marg Stowe Trio, Distillery District, Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE

8 pm – Dave Brubeck Quartet, Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W, $50 and $75

8:30 pm – Aretha Franklin approx 9:30pm (opening Jordan Jones & The Blues Angels, Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, FREE

11 pm – Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm, Outdooe Stage, Metro Square, FREE


***WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS***

Saturday: Bassist Dave Holland performs with his outstanding Quartet feat Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson and Nate Smith.


SATURDAY, JUNE 25

12 pm – Mark McLean’s Playground, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE

12 pm – Mike Francis & Neal Davis, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE

12:30 pm – Canefire, Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd, FREE

2 pm – KPMT Workshop w. Ted Quinlan (Blindfold Test), HMV Store, Metro Square, FREE

2:15 pm – Rhythm & Truth, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE

3 pm – Denis Keldie Duo, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE

5 pm – Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience w. featured guest Luanda Jones , Quotes Bar & Grill, 220 King St W, $15

5:30 pm – Jim Galloway & Friends, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE

6 pm – Shannon Butcher/Ross McIntyre Duo, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE

6 pm – Les Doigts de L’Homme, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE

7 pm – Dave Holland Quintet, Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West, $55

8:30 pm – Average White Band / Stax! Featuring Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn & Eddie Floyd, Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, $40



SUNDAY, JUNE 26

12 pm - Bernie Senensky & Moe Koffman Tribute Band, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE

12 pm – Brian Blain, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE

12 pm – Ed Vokurka Jazz Violin Ensemble, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE

12:30 pm – Jessica Stuart Few, Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd, FREE

2 pm – KPMT Workshop w. Bernie Senensky (Toronto Jazz History), HMV Store, Metro Square, FREE

3 pm – Tom Szczesniak, Pure Spirits Patio, Distillery District, 55 Mill St, FREE

3 pm – Bradley & The Bouncers, Distillery District Mainstage, 55 Mill St, FREE

5:30 pm – Mike Murley Septet, Outdoor Stage, Metro Square, FREE

6 pm – Randy Weston’s African Rhythms (Solo Piano), Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, $40

7 pm – Mose Allison Trio, Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West, $55

8 pm – Atomic, Music Gallery, St. George The Martyr Anglican Church, 197 John St, $20

8:30 pm – Spanish Harlem Orchestra approx 9:30pm (Dubmatix opening), Toronto Star Stage, Metro Square, $27.88



**COMING UP: Vocalist and opera legend Jessye Norman performs at Koerner Hall Tuesday, June 28. And do not miss the world premiere of Branford Marsalis’ new release, Songs of Mirth & Melancholy, with long-time collaborator Joey Calderazzo at Koerner Hall. **

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