We would like to extend a big thanks to our corporate, media and government sponsors and to our municipal and local business partners for helping us stage the Festival each year and for hopping on board to celebrate its 25th anniversary season!
Woodbine Park Main Stage featuring the Braille Blues Daddy who along with his band “is gonna grab your soul and squeeze it till you scream in blues ecstasy”. (Duke Robillard).
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage the Festival house band led by Bill King, the Festival’s musical director of 25 years featuring a blend of jazz funk, ska, reggae and jazz with special guests Dubmatix, Selena Evangeline and Gavin Hope.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage bringing his beautiful Flamenco, Cuban and other instrumental compositions to the stage.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage with vocal seductress Irene Torres and the Devils, who exploded unto the music scene in 2011 and are the best young party band in TO!
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage serving up “blue-eyed” blues with a dollop of New Orleans funk.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage featuring Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra giving us Cuban music at its purist with original compositions, blasting rhythm, punctuating horns and brassy vocals.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage who bring thirty years of funky off-beat jazz, “over the top” stage antics and virtuosic playing to Kew. From the street corners of Berlin to main stages around the planet, the Demons bring humour and colourful attire to their idiom.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage featuring multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/ performer Selena Evangeline who calls her sound “alternative R&B”.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage a new talent who at age nineteen has a remarkably mature and well rounded sound. Singer songwriter of great skill with a voice comparable to Daryl Hall.
Woodbine Park Main Stage featuring new generation R&B singer/songwriter & guitarist extraordinaire from Boston, Jesse Dee.
Woodbine Park Main Stage featuring a national cultural icon who’s shared the stage with a virtual “who’s who” of Blues stars.
Woodbine Park Main Stage featuring internationally celebrated Colombian composer/musician Wilson Acevedo, who’ll be drawing on a wide circle of musicians to realize his unique vision of jazz-salsa fusion.
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage Cuban music pared down to jazz, dance and improvisation featuring special guests Hilaro Duran and Jane Bunnett.
Woodbine Park Main Stage with Adonis Puentes who immigrated from Cuba to Canada and who’s grown into “a great singer and an elegant composer and lyricist grounded and nourished by his Cuban roots and worldly experience”.(Ruben Blades).
OLG Kew Gardens Main Stage featuring American electric soul blues singer & harp player Sugar Rayand his band who’ve entertained audiences for 33 years and happen to be one of our Festival’s favourite blues bands!
It’s our popular, Free, Workshop held mid-week during the 10-day Festival period; geared to complement, diversify and broaden your Beaches Jazz experience. Register to attend at email@example.com and enter the workshop name in the subject line. Please click here to learn more.
An Official Tune Up Training Run for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, assisted by the Beaches Running Room. Join Today!
In 2012 at the third annual Jazz in Motion Juried Photography Exhibition participants displayed images that best defined the essence of jazz music, jazz musicians and the audience which supports them. See what we’re doing for 2013. Click here to learn more.
Join us lakeside at Woodbine Park for the launch of the Beaches International Jazz Festival and the kick-off to the Festival’s 25th year celebrations. Featuring the Woodbine Park Main Stage and the Afro-Beat Stage. Click here to learn more.
The OLG Main Stage at Kew Gardens stage is our global “listening post”. Bands that headline this stage come with a story to share. Click here to learn more.
The Beach Boardwalk Stages features 3 unique stages. The Latin Square is where Jazz meets Salsa and other popular Latin infused beats; the Big Band Stage is a celebration of classic to contemporary big band music; and the World Beat Stage brings its audience a global mix of indigenous and contemporary sounds to enjoy. Click here to learn more.
StreetFest is a Beaches International Jazz Festival signature event showcasing the finest in Big Band, Swing, Dixieland, Smooth, Post-Bop, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, Funk, R&B and Soul sounds that Toronto has to offer. Click here to learn more.
It’s our Taste of Jazz in Woodbine Park, featuring great live music under the beer tent and a fine line-up of gourmet food trucks featuring a full range of culinary delights to choose from. Click here to learn more.
Our Festival is a one-stop shop for fun and entertainment. Start and end with us or combine your visit to the Festival and the “Beach” with other activities that Toronto and the rest of our Province has to offer. Admission is free. Click here to learn more.