Lorne Lofsky Quartet: TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series
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The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series is a weekly concert series, broadcasting live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, which kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations, culminating in the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, 2022. Presented by TD, the Summer Concert Series highlights 10 local acts who each bring their own unique perspective to the performance of jazz, and reflect a variety of the elements which have been part of the Festival over the past 35 years: from emerging artists and young lions to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.
The Festival has sought each year to present the best of the best – artists like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Shirley Horn and Dave Brubeck (who had an open invitation to return to perform at the Festival whenever he liked), alongside Canadian legends Oscar Peterson, Rob McConnell, Peter Appleyard, and Moe Koffman. Lorne Lofsky is one of Canada’s best – an internationally acclaimed guitarist, for three years he was a regular member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet, while being a first call guitarist for visiting artists like Chet Baker, Joey DeFrancesco, Ray Brown and Dave Holland, among others. Lorne continues to produce outstanding music, having recently released the first album under his own name in over twenty years.