From June 5-7, 2009, the 4th Annual Art of Jazz Global Jazz Village will transform the Distillery Historic District in Toronto into a hotbed of rhythm, improvisation, harmony and sophistication.
Art of Jazz offers 3 days of major concerts, themed programs, workshops, jam sessions, photo exhibits, author readings and more. This year Art of Jazz honours Italian jazz and culture.
The Distillery will be transformed into festival nella-distilleria where live jazz is everywhere and the cobblestone streets are filled with the sweet aroma of Italian cooking, fine wines, beer, street art and more. La dolce vita, the sweet life.
AOJ Global Jazz Village - Concert Schedule Michael Occhipinti Sicilian Jazz Project, The Romano Trio, featuring Shelly Berger and Vito Reza, All Star Jam - Art of Jazz presents our annual open and curated All Star Jam Session hosted by Dave Restivo, Jim Vivian and Alyssa Falk
Dave Restivo Trio with Alyssa Falk and Ashley Summers
Jazz for Juniors - A Joyful Noise - The Big Harmonica Concert Lesson with master instrumentalist Mike Stevens
Rita Chiarelli - Romantic Italian Folk Songs, Lisa Particelli's Girl's Night Out Showcase, Pat Martino Organ Trio with Tony Monaco and Louis Tsamours
Christine Jensen Quartet, Grupo Vocal Desandann, Anacaona - The Women's Orchestra of Cuba - with special guest Jane Bunnett
Anacaona Cuban Big Band
Rashied Ali Quintet
Italian Blues with special guests Dave Rotundo, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone and Rita Chiarelli
Sienna Dahlen Quintet
Fellini/Rota Jazz - Featuring the Art of Jazz Ensemble
A special presentation of Nino Rota's music, performed by a collection of this year's artists against a backdrop of some of Fellini's most memorable scenes.
Roberta Gambarini & Neil Swainson