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.
Jazz has always been inextricably connected to the Blues, and some of the biggest names in Blues music have graced our stages. Just as jazz has been influenced – and adapted – by an enormous variety of cultures and traditions, so has the Blues. Shakura S’Aida brings her own unique musical perspective – a mix of blues, soul and rock – to her powerhouse sets.