Diana Ross and Norah Jones are among the stars headlining this year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Having just celebrated her 75th birthday this year, Ross will bring her legendary voice to the Sony Centre on Monday, June 24. Later that week, nine-time Grammy winner Jones will take her quintessential sound to the same stage on Wednesday, June 26.
Emilie-Claire Barlow, a Canadian vocalist based in Toronto, will bring her warmhearted mix of classic pop and jazz tunes to Koerner Hall on Tuesday, June 25.
The next night, Omara Portuondo will make a stop in Toronto as part of her farewell tour after a career spanning seven decades.
Fresh off her latest record The Window winning the Grammy for best jazz vocal album, Cécile McLorin Salvant will bring her magical repertoire to an intimate duo concert with acclaimed pianist Sullivan Fortner on Thursday, June 27.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Tower of Power will bring the party to The Danforth Music Hall on Tuesday, June 25.
At the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto electric bassist Rich Brown’s rinsethealgorithm will join forces with Ghost-Note — a new project from Snarky Puppy’s percussion duo Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth — for an exciting double bill on Wednesday, June 26.
The 33rd edition of the festival runs June 21-30, with more performers to be announced. In May, organizers will reveal the festival’s star-studded opening celebrations, featuring a “legendary band” in an “unbelievable” new setting in the heart of Toronto.
This year’s festival “promises to be the biggest yet with 175 free performances,” organizers said.
Tickets are on sale now at torontojazz.com.