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Diana Ross, Norah Jones Headline TO Jazz Festival

The 33rd annual 10 days in June TD Jazz Festival s headlined by Diana Ross and Norah Jones and also features Emilie-Claire Barlow and Tower of Power.

Diana Ross, Norah Jones Headline TO Jazz Festival

By FYI Staff

The 33rd annual 10 days in June TD Jazz Festival s headlined by Diana Ross and Norah Jones and also features Emilie-Claire Barlow and Tower of Power.


A double bill on June 26 at the Horseshoe features local electric bassist Rich Brown’s Rinsethealgorithm and Ghost-Note, a new project from Snarky Puppy’s percussion duo Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, and Prince bassist MonoNeon. Vocal jazz Grammy winner Cécile McLorin Salvant plays alongside pianist Sullivan Fortner June 27 at Koerner Hall. 

Running June 21 through June 30, the mega-musical extravaganza has now expanded onto the Bloor Street/Yorkville area, extending its footprint. In a new opening-weekend setting, 2019 will feature a surprise legendary band, organizers tease.

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Read the press release with venues and more details here.

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
Marc Thususka Photography

The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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