Posted 8.6.15 @ 0:0
Summer surely wouldn’t be compete at Oakville without the Oakville Jazz Festival! Today starts the festival wherein everyone will be treated to a much-awaited kick-off concert featuring the Juno award-winning vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. Want to know more? Then see what else are in store for festival-goers below!
Oakville Jazz Festival 2015
In-love with jazz or a plain music lover? Then August 7 and 8 are must-mark days for you if you happen to be near Oakville! The 23rd Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is truly a must see. Imagine the music legends and finest artists from all branches and roots of Jazz coming together for a musical extravaganza like no other. You’ll love listening to performances of World Music, Swing, Fusion, Ragtime, Smooth, Acid, Dixieland, and Latin plus plenty more in a days-long event that’s bound to be enjoyed by everyone in your family or circle of friends.
The festival is presented and made possible by the services, store owners, and restaurant owners in Downtown Oakville for everyone’s enjoyment. You will surely find a rhythm that will make you tap your feet and sway your head, all for the love of music!
A Must Attend Kick-Off Concert
How often do you get the privilege to listen live to an award-winning word-class performer? August 6 is your chance, as the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival starts with a kick-off concert featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow, who’s fresh from her Holland trip wherein she recorded some soulful music with Metropole Orkest – yes, the world renowned orchestra itself! Be prepared to be indulged with some exciting new material from Emilie’s upcoming 11th album (to be released on the 23rd of October this year). The concert will feature her favourites such as Live in Tokyo, Seule ce soir, and The Beat Goes On, along with her usual amazing performance, unforgettable beautiful voice, and inventive arrangements. It’s bound to be a feast for your ears!
The kick-off concert is a ticketed event that is co-presented by the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts and the TD Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival. Act fast or you’ll run out of tickets!
The Merriam Music Orchestra and Mitch Frohman will also be at the festival, along with plenty more must-see performers. You can check out the lineup of performers and schedule at the TD Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival page.
Head on at the TD Towne Square Stage on August 8, 8pm to catch one of today’s greatest saxophone artists, Mitch Frohman, as he performs alongside 23 young musicians in the culminating performance of their week-long stint. The Merriam Music Orchestra is composed of young talented performers who’ve been screened and trained by Mitch himself to perform with him onstage. Expect various Mitch Frohman compositions and Tito Puente’s Latin Jazz sounds
Festival-goers can avail of the free shuttle at the Oakville GO Station. What are you waiting for? Invite your friends, or maybe just stop by Downtown Oakville on August 7 and 8, you surely won’t regret it!
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