The inaugural Kensington Market Jazz Festival will celebrate the local jazz and music scene on September 16, 17 and 18, and will be launched by renowned Canadian vocalist and songwriter, Molly Johnson.
There will be more than 80 different shows at nine locations in Kensington Market. Over 100 artists will perform, including Carol Welsman, Sophie Milman, Measha Brueggergosman, Jane Bunnett, Robi Botos, Brandi Disterheft, and Jim Cuddy. Our own Duane Forrest will play a “pay what you can” show at Hot Box on Friday Sept 16th at 5:00 PM.
Our Youth Arcade Studio will host the youth stage on Saturday and Sunday. Jazz artists from Discovery Through the Arts music school and our +Vibes Music Program will play between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Some of the proceeds from the festival will support St. Stephen's and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
For more information, check out www.kensingtonjazz.com.