Sound of Jazz
Concert Series


For more than 47 years, the Sound of Jazz Concert Series has entertained thousands of concertgoers of all ages with a rich spectrum of jazz, with each concert captured live for rebroadcast on our Sound of Jazz program.

The 47th season of the Sound of Jazz Concert Series features six concerts taking place between the fall of 2023 and the spring of 2024 at Lula Lounge in Toronto. 

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An Evening with ES:MO

Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti

Wednesday, May 15

The duo of Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti takes the stage for the final performance of this year's Sound of Jazz Concert series. ES:MO's first album The Weight of Hope earned a Juno nod in 2022, and now they're poised to release another collection in their exploration of sound.

A Tribute to the Maestro, Guido Basso

on International Jazz Day

Tuesday, April 30

This year, JAZZ.FM91's contribution to the world stage for International Jazz Day on April 30 is a tribute concert to Guido Basso, featuring some of Canada’s finest players in Chase Sanborn, Brian O’Kane, John Sherwood, Terry Clarke, Neil Swainson and Reg Schwager.

Spring Forward with CaneFire

featuring Jeremy Ledbetter & Friends

Wednesday, March 20

It's a reunion that will ignite spring in your heart. Catch the long-awaited return of CaneFire featuring Jeremy Ledbetter and friends. 

A Blues Valentine

with Danny Marks and Friends

Tuesday, Feb. 13

The day before Valentine's Day, Danny Marks leads A Blues Valentine with special guests including Harrison Kennedy, Jesse O'Brien, Cathy Young, Jay Douglas, an all-star band and more.

A Tribute to Joey DeFrancesco with Friends

with Robi Botos, Marc Rogers, Davide Direnzo, and more

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Join us for an unforgettable evening paying tribute to the late, great Joey DeFrancesco, featuring Robi Botos, Marc Rogers, Davide DiRenzo, and more. DeFrancesco's immense musicality lives on not just in his recordings, but in our hearts as well.

Caribbean Christmas Mixtape

with Joy Lapps, Larnell Lewis & special guests

Wednesday, Dec. 20

The 47th annual Sound of Jazz Concert Series kicks off with the return of the Caribbean Christmas Mixtape. It’s become a JAZZ.FM91 tradition. Join Joy Lapps, Larnell Lewis and special guests on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Get into the joy of the season with JAZZ.FM91.