kensington market jazz festival

Kensington Market is getting a jazz festival

Kensington Market is going to get jazzy at the tail end of this summer. That's right, the neighbourhood is about to get its very first jazz festival.

The Kensington Market Jazz Festival is slated to run from September 16 to 18 at eight different venues, including The Boat, Supermarket, Handlebar, The Round, Handlebar, Poetry Jazz CafĂŠ and Trinity Common.

Musician Molly Johnson is organizing this new festival along with Ori Dagan and Geneviève Marentette and they're timing it to coincide with TIFF's closing weekend - it'll definitely be a busy few days in Toronto.

You won't be able to buy tickets in advance. But the lineup and schedule is already out so you can plan ahead and bring cash when you head out to one of the participating venues. With 80-plus shows ($10 to $25 each) and more than 100 artists, there will be plenty to choose from.

Expect to see the likes of the Shuffle Demons, Marc Jordan and Bass is Base's Ivana Santilli. Check out the full list of performers here.

Photo of the Shuffle Demons via Facebook.


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