The TD Toronto Jazz Fest has announced its 2022 programming. From June 24 to July 3, they have ten days of FREE outdoor concerts. The festival has also added additional stages. Therefore this year’s edition proves to be the most significant success yet.
What started as a small event dedicated to creating a platform for Jazz music in Toronto has grown into an internationally celebrated festival. The festival has hosted acclaimed artists from across the globe like Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Etta James. The TD Toronto Jazz Fest has always aimed to provide the highest quality of jazz and jazz-related music representing the many cultures and communities across the city. This year the festival acknowledges its rich history while eagerly looking toward the future and continued growth.
The iconic corner of Avenue Rd and Bloor will be temporarily closed. The Queen’s Park North TD Main Stage will feature The New Power Generation: Featuring The Music Of Prince, Savannah Ré, Amber Mark, TOBi, and an array of artists to follow throughout the week, including Motown icon Smokey Robinson.
As part of the 35th festivities, the festival concentrates on getting local artists and crews back to work, with 90% of the free shows featuring Canadian artists. To continue to set a precedent for showcasing international acts alongside emerging and local talent, TD Toronto Jazz Fest has expanded its outdoor footprint. They have announced additional stages at Victoria University on the University of Toronto campus, providing even more free live performance spaces with a larger-scale audience reach. Music fans of all ages can gather in the OLG Grove, relax in Muskoka Chairs or sit on the grass, and enjoy a wide variety of musical performances in an intimate setting throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Did you know? Canadian Beats covered Savannah Ré in Calgary, AB in 2018 with Jessie Reyez. See that post here.
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