These are the 5 free shows to catch at the Toronto Jazz Festival

Jun 21 2017, 2:20 am

Jazz and summer time go hand in hand. Long warm days, leading to sweet summer nights, and the added bonus of free live jazz. With over 3200 free public events to date, this year is no exception for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

The annual Festival is just around the corner, starting on June 23 until July 2, and will reopen the iconic Concert Hall.

This year, the Festival will also host more than 100 free acts around Yorkville on different stages, and we’ve rounded up 5 free shows for you to check out.

Xenia Rubinos

New York’s latest gem wanders between R&B and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms while using her elegant yet powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Don’t miss this magnetic performance accompanied by Xenia’s magical vocals.

When: June 24 at 8:30 pm
Where: OLG Stage on Cumberland Street

The Jessica Stuart Few

Inspiring the term “folk-jazz power trio,” The Jessica Stuart Few is turning heads as one of the freshest groups to emerge from Canada’s creative indie music scene. This will be a good chance to experience the addictive warm sound and charismatic energy of the band live.

When: June 29 at 6:30pm
Where: Yorkville Village – The Laneway

Nomadic Massive

A unique crowd-rocking, multilingual hip hop crew based out of Montreal. Known for their explosive shows, the 10-piece band has captivated audiences worldwide with their own mix of global beats adding some traditional jazz, funk, soul, R&B and hip-hop. The group is the “melting-pot of hip-hop”, using 8 different languages.

When: June 27 at 8:30 pm
Where: OLG Stage on Cumberland St.


All the way from Yukon, Diyet describes her music as “Alternative Folk, Roots, Country and Traditional Aboriginal with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in my Indigenous world view and northern life”. Through her fantastic voice and amazing talent of storytelling, Diyet uses variety of languages in her unique music.

When: June 30 8 pm
Where: OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave

Laurent Coulondre – Gravity Zero

The young French pianist Laurent Coulondre’s latest project invites the audience to a unique adventure where the boundaries will definitely be pushed. His duo including drummer Martin Wangermée combine to make original music which starts with groove then adds jazz, soul, funk and more. This will be their first performance in Toronto – experimental, electronic, energetic!

When: July 1 at 8 pm
Where: OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave

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