The 22nd Annual TD Jazz Festival went off without a hitch, drawing in crowds from across the GTA to historic Unionville Main Street. It is one of the best hosting locales in Ontario, and a film and television backdrop favourite.
Jazz fans, music lovers and festival goers alike were treated to a multitude of trad jazz, blues, fusion, funk, Afro-Cuban, ethno jazz live shows, August 16-18.
With more than just jazz music to offer, the tagline of “READY. SET. JAZZ!” was used by promoters offering 3 outdoor stages, 30+ free performances, 6 restaurant venues, street music, a wine and beer garden and even historical tours.
A free shuttle bus service from the Pan Am Centre was also made available to patrons driving in to the festival from around the city and region.
Sold out opening night concert with Oakland Stroke, August 14 at MArkham Museum was ticketed at $45 per head.
Alison Young, Allison Au, Anwar Khurshid Trio, BMC Organ Trio, Michael Kaeshammer, Brandi Disterheft, Alison Young, LowDown Brass Band, Kollage, Jazz FM host/chanteuse Heather Bambrick, who followed through to the end of the festival, August 18.
Media and entertainment sponsors included Jazz FM.91, Flato Markham Theatre, Epoch Times, Markham Economist & Sun, Markham Today and the Varley Art Gallery.
Also sponsoring the established event, were BMW Markham, Markham Subaru, Yamaha, Long & McQuade, Volvo of Unionville, The Remington Group, Heritage Canada and many more.
Visit www.markhamjazzfestival.com for more information.