Event: 3rd Annual World of Jazz Festival
Date: September 6, 2019
Venue: Rose Theatre, Brampton
Start time: 8:00 PM
End time: 10:00 PM
The 3rd annual World of Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Brampton on September 6th & 7th, presented by B-Jazzed.
The festival kicks off on Friday, September 6th in the Rose Theatre featuring the 18-time GRAMMY award-winning Count Basie Orchestra, swinging the night away with their classic arrangements of songs like “Shiny Stockings” , “Lil’ Darlin’”, and tunes from their songbook, which for years made them the accompanying orchestra to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett, as well as instituted their sound as a timeless American standard.
All day, free programming, commences on Saturday, September 7th, where Garden Square plays host to 2 stages, running from 1:30-11:00pm, featuring an eclectic mix of jazz interpretations by some of Canada’s best musicians, as well as local, emerging talent from Brampton. From 1:30-5:00pm, Vivian Lane will host local music vendor Long & McQuade, with its interactive musical instrument demonstration area, as well as a Family Zone, which will feature free activities including face painters, costume character meet and greets, and more. Then from 5:00-9:00pm, the Vivian Lane Community Stage kicks-off, which will showcase student led ensembles and emerging artists. Restaurants such as J.Red & Co., will host ‘Dinner Jazz’ from 6:00-9:00pm and Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar will host a late-night jam session, a popular, annual tradition, beginning at 11:00pm and extending into the wee hours of the morning. Musicians are encouraged to bring an instrument and jump in with the house band, led by guitarist Frank Adriano. For the full schedule of performers, times, and locations, please visit www.worldofjazz.ca as well as our social handles, @worldofjazzfest