Toronto Jazz Festival 2012 – The Inside Scoop

Posted 11 years ago by myetvmedia

WE took a look at the line up for this year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival and nearly fainted. Where to begin with such an incredible choice of performances? myETVmedia went straight to the source for guidance and here it is - from Artistic Director Josh Grossman’s lips to your ears.

There is no excuse to miss out on the TD Toronto Jazz Festival with fabulous lineups at the main stage in Nathan Phillips Square (Free concert 12 & 5pm every day), at The Shops At Don Mills and in the Historic Distillery District that start every day at 5pm and are absolutely FREE. The festival kicks off June 22nd with Brian Barlow Big Band “Salute The Duke” at 5pm (Free) followed by the beautiful, talented noveau R&B/Soul singer Janelle Monae at 8pm ($).

For the entire Festival Guide with all the information you will need about performance, date, location and cost we recommend you go to:


What myETVmedia asked Josh Grossman for help with:

1. What he recommends jazz fanatics should definitely put on their list?

2. If you are planning a really special jazz evening to get dressed up for what to go to?

3. Public events that you would want to be first in line for.


Here is a the inside scoop on what to look for at the Toronto Jazz Festival:

Kurt Rosenwinkel (Solo Show)

June 22, Church of the Holy Trinity 7pm

Hiromi: the Trio Project/ The Bad Plus ft. Josh Redman

June 28, Esperanza Spalding (Gretchen Parlato opening)

June 22, Carn Davidson 9 (free show)

June 24, Nathan Phillips Square 5pm

June 24, Nathan Phillips Square 8pm

The Sony Centre with Natalie Cole June 25th with an opening performance by the internationally renowned Mario Romano Quartet ($)

Ziggy Marley’ Wild and Free Tour is at the Phoenix Concert Theatre June 27th ($).

The legendary Peter Appleyard & The Sophisticated Ladies will be on stage at Koerner Hall ($) June 26th.

Down by the Lake at the Enwave Theatre Karrin Allyson, (June 24th) Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal, and Bill Frisell playing Lennon

George Benson ($) June 28th Mainstage Nathan Phillips Square

Canada Day on the Outdoor stage Nathan Phillips Square get there early as the lineup includes DJ Agile, Groove & Graffiti, Live Aerosol Art with Elicser & Mediah and Diana Salvatore

Moira Romano

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