Schedule of Free Shows

The hub of the Festival returns to Bloor-Yorkville this summer with more
music when it takes over from June 22 – July 1. Featuring over 150 free
concerts spread across 10 days, experience the best in jazz from Toronto,
across the country and around the world.

And be sure to join us on opening weekend as we turn Yorkville into a sanctuary of soul! Celebrating soul, gospel and R&B, don't miss performances by CeCe Winans, No BS! Brass Band, Jake Clemons, the legendary Macy Gray and over 20 other musical acts.

Catch free shows at the following locations:

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Aretha Franklin Concert Cancelled

The Aretha Franklin concert that was rescheduled for June 28, 2018 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts has, unfortunately, been cancelled. As per doctor's instructions, Aretha Franklin has been ordered not to perform in the coming months.

Ticketholders that purchased through Ticketmaster or through the Sony Centre Box Office will be contacted and will receive a full refund of their ticket order.

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TD Discovery Series Special Projects - Winners Announced!

Highlighting outstanding contributions to the Toronto jazz scene by local artists, we're pleased to announce the four projects chosen for support through the TD Discovery Series Special Projects initiative: guitarist and composer Harley Card’s Sunset Ensemble; the Heavyweights Brass Band as they celebrate the release of their new CD, This City; new and previously unrecorded works from pianist Adrean Farrugia with saxophonist Joel Frahm for their new release, Blued Dharma; and The Smith Sessions Presents: Bitches Brew, Curated by Aline Homzy which showcases four women-improviser led groups.

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ARETHA FRANKLIN CONCERT POSTPONED Rescheduled for June 28, 2018

The Aretha Franklin concert originally scheduled for July 1, 2017 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts has, unfortunately, been postponed. As per doctor’s orders, Aretha Franklin cannot make the trip to Toronto this week. However, we are pleased to announce that she will perform at the 2018 TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 28, 2018. Ticketholders that purchased through Ticketmaster or through the Sony Centre Box Office will be contacted and will have the option of keeping their tickets and using them for the new date, or will receive a full refund of their ticket order.

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Pat LaCroix & Ted O'Reilly release photo collection of local jazz greats

Congratulations to Pat LaCroix and Ted O'Reilly on the publication of a exquisite collection of photos of local jazz luminaries with expert commentary by Ted O'Reilly. Toronto Jazz Treasures was the brainchild of Pat's late wife Naomi Patricia. She conceived it, named it and brought it to life. It is a celebration of the fantastic Jazz musicians who live, perform and teach the beautiful art of Jazz music in Toronto. The book consists of 100 black and white portraits Pat made of these musicians and the histories of their careers, beautifully written by Ted O'Reilly.

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The TD Toronto Jazz Festival moves to Yorkville and reopens the legendary Concert Hall

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is excited to announce it will be moving to Yorkville when it kicks off this summer from June 23 – July 2nd, 2017. With more than 100 free concerts being presented throughout stages in Yorkville, we invite everyone to experience the best jazz from Toronto, across the country and around the world. Shows start daily at noon and finish at 10 p.m.

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