• Lake Street's Free Yourself Up Drops May 4

    Lake Street Dive's Free Yourself Up, due May 4, is, in many ways, the band's most intimate and collaborative record. The band worked as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs and self-produced the album in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. "Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself," says the band, "no matter what's going wrong." Pre-order to get an exclusive print signed by the band and download the album track "Good Kisser" now.

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  • Weaves Nominated for a JUNO

    Earlier this month, Weaves was nominated for a JUNO for Alternative Album of the Year, for the second year in a row.

    Shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize in 2017, one of Canada’s most prestigious music awards, Weaves has had an impressive run since their debut just a few short years ago. From a collection of voice memos on an iPhone to establishing themselves as one of the most stridently individual acts to emerge from Toronto’s fertile and multifaceted DIY scene, Weaves has captivated audiences and critics alike.

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  • Herbie Hancock Taps Wayne Shorter, Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington for New Album

    Herbie Hancock's next album will feature an array of guests including Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Wayne Shorter and more.

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  • The Kids are Alright

    This time of year is always busy here at jazz fest headquarters, as we aim to lock in the Festival's remaining ticketed shows and finalize the budgets required to unleash a serious programming campaign (I'll have over 130 free shows to book - at least - over the next eight weeks). It's bound to be an action-packed month as we announce more shows, ramp up our publicity and figure out the substantial jigsaw puzzle that is the free show lineups.

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  • Harley Card's Sunset Ensemble

    As I mentioned in my post last week, in addition to the eight shows we've announced for this year's Festival, we have four outstanding TD Discovery Series Special Projects presentations coming up - and the first is next week!

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  • Hey look - some shows!

    We still have a long way to go, but I'm excited that we've now announced eight shows for the 2018 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Add to the mix the four TD Discovery Series Special Projects previously announced and we've got what I think is an interesting variety of offerings over the next five months.

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