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First Wave of Toronto Jazz Fest Acts Announced

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, JAZZ.FM91 broadcast live from the TD Toronto Jazz Festival press conference, announcing some of the acts appearing at this year's festival.

The following is a press release from the TD Toronto Jazz Festival about the upcoming performers.

Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days, from June 20 – June 29, 2013. Uniting half a million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, the Festival is the ultimate destination for music lovers. Make the Festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh jazz.

More than 1,500 musicians will entertain in over 350 concerts this summer. Some of the confirmed names for the 27th edition include:

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY - Thursday, June 20, 2013
Massey Hall – Purchase tickets online or call 416.872.4255
Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 14, 2013

NIKKI YANOFSKY – Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Tickets on sale now at Koerner Hall – online or call 416.408.0208


Mavis Staples / Dr. John – Saturday, June 22, 2013
John McLaughlin & Fourth Dimension – Sunday, June 23, 2013
Bob James, David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd – Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The James Hunter Six / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Thursday, June 27, 2013
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell – Saturday, June 29, 2013
100 Queen Street West - Concerts start at 8pm
Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster or by calling 1.855.985.5000

The full lineup of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival will be announced April 2013

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