For the third consecutive year, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival brings the pre-eminent sound of the city to the prestigious Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road at Lawrence Ave. East) in the Town Square for a series of FREE concerts from June 22 - July 1. For additional information, please visit www.shopsatdonmills.ca or www.torontojazz.com or call 416-447-0618.
Open air concerts are the epitome of summer and what better place to soak it all in than at the Shops at Don Mills, where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play. The Town Square, nestled in the heart of the shopping centre, will provide daily entertainment including the Vipers on Friday, June 29 at 8:00pm.
When Sophia and The Vipers had their debut performance at Toronto’s Reservoir Lounge in October of 2005 there were those who wondered if the then twenty-year-old vocalist Sophia Perlman and her band would survive the tough-sell Monday night slot. Not only have they survived, they have received an overwhelming response, drawing veteran jazz fans and new audiences alike to Toronto’s Reservoir Lounge, where they play weekly. The band, which spans three generations of musicians, and five generations of jazz, features Perlman alongside Howard Moore (trumpet), Pat Carey (saxophones), Robi Botos (piano), Mitchell Lewis (guitar), Ross McIntyre (bass) and Jeff Halischuk (drums), and a roster of guest artists which makes up a veritable who’s who of the Toronto jazz scene.
One of North America’s premier jazz festivals, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival attracts over 500,000 loyal patrons and features more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto.