If you’re missing the smooth sounds of jazz from festivals earlier this summer, there’s a new kid on the block ready to quench your musical cravings.
Born and raised in Kensington Market, singer-songwriter and philanthropist Molly Johson dreamt of creating this festival for years and in 2016 she made her vision come to life.
“Kensington Market Jazz Festival is proud to showcase hundreds of established musicians on the Toronto jazz scene, in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, in the heart of Toronto’s heritage district,” reads the event website.
This year, guests can look forward to even more musical talent in addition to new venues and some exciting partnerships.
Performers range from jazz singers and seasoned piano players to the Toronto Jazz Orchestra and even a saxophone quartet, providing festivalgoers with a range of musical options.
For the third year, Tom’s Place (191 Baldwin Street) will host the Yamaha Grand Piano Room featuring a dozen of Canada’s best pianists throughout the weekend.
When: September 14 to 16
Time: Varies by venue
Where: Various venues in Kensington Market
Price: Both ticketed and free events