The Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival Returns July 17th For 10 Days!

July 16, 2009

The 21st annual Beaches International Jazz Festival features over 100 bands and showcases jazz, blues, big band, vocalists, African, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop, South American, Latin, rhythm and blues and more.

The 10 day festival, held lakeside in the Beach community is spread out over three venues and features an eclectic lineup of musicians. The Woodbine Park venue boasts three stages from July 17 to July 19. Streetfest takes over a closed 2 km stretch of Queen Street East July 23 to July 25. The festival ends at Kew Gardens on July 25 and July 26.

Here is a listing of the planned events:

Woodbine Park Concerts:

Friday, July 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is free 

Friday, July 17 

TD Canada Trust Music Main Stage 

Up-and-coming solo soul musician Sean Jones

Blues, soul and funk band Blackburn

Juno award nominee God Made Me Funky 

New Generation Stage 

Local jazz quartet Zim Zum

Canadian Smooth Jazz awards Female Vocalist of the Year Daniela Nardi 

Saturday, July 18 

TD Canada Trust Music Main Stage 

Modern jazz/pop/rock group Robert Scott Power Trio

Solo opera/jazz artist Daniel Panetta

Canadian violinist Dr. Draw

Flutist Alexander Zonjic

Ottawa-based blues trio MonkeyJunk

Acclaimed blues and soul vocalist Teeny Tucker                                                                                     

New Generation Stage

Mississauga-born jazz singer Shannon Butcher

Soulful Maya Chilton                                                                                                                     

Award-winning vocalist Daniela Nardi                                                                                                  

Multi-instrumentalist Johannes Linstead                                                                                                 

Indie jazz/rock band Ninja Funk Orchestra

Sunday, July 19

TD Canada Trust Music Main Stage

Up-and-coming jazz vocalist Heidi Lange                                                                                       

Independent Music Award winner KC Roberts

Rhythmic act King Sunshine

Latin fusion band Lady Son y Articulo Veinte

New Generation Stage 

Toronto ethereal pop singer/songwriter Emma-Lee                                                                           

Perfect Cadence with special guests Garreth Burgess, Ricky Tilo and Sal Rosselli                                 

Cover-artist extraordinaire June Garber

TD Canada Trust Jazz Workshop and Lecture Series
Mennonite New Life Centre
Monday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 22, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)
Admission is free
Lessons and artists:                                                                                                                               

July 20: Heather Bambrick's Vocal Jazz Bootcamp, Joquin Hidalgo's Rumba Percussion Workshop, Robi Botos' Interactive Jazz Piano Workshop

July 21: Michael Occhipinti's Turning Pop Songs Into Jazz, Robin Boers' Drumming for Jazz, Tony Tobias' Artist-Centered Management                                                                                                    

July 22: Chase Sanborn's Jazz Tactics, Michael Occhipinti's Jazz Guitar Workshop, Karen Andrews' Jazz Dance for Adults (Aurora Dance Studio)

StreetFest on Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Beech Avenue 
Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, July 25  
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission is free
Click here for a list of performances.

Mainstage Performances (Alex Christie Bandshell at Kew Gardens) 
Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, July 26
11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free

Saturday, July 25

Juno and Gemini award nominated singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans
Boogie Woogie piano/sax player and 2008 Blues Music award-winner Deanna Bogart
Canadian National Jazz award nominee for Electric Group of the Year Rinse the Algorithm
Cuban native Roberto Linares Brown and his salsa orchestra


Barbados-born vocalist Hal Linton

Sunday, July 26 

Maple Blues nominee for Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year Shakura S’Aida
Bill King’s Rhythm Express featuring the Real Divas: Sophie Berkal-Sarbit, Kinga Victoria, Lauren

Margison and Josephine Biundo

West coast blues guitar maestro Junior Watson

Toronto-based veteran Canadian jazz drummer Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Singer, harp and sax instrumentalist and Wet Willie leader Jimmy Hall with the Tommy Talton Band

Follow the link below for further information:

Paul Magnus and Timothy J Burke - Sales Representatives

Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty, Brokerage

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