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A free outdoor concert series at Mel Lastman Square featuring some of Ontario's best live swing, big band and jazz acts

Date: Sunday, July 5 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: Mel Lastman Square5100 Yonge Street

FREE Admission


Performance Schedule

July 5 - York Jazz Ensemble

Performing since 2000, this nine-piece jazz band is comprised of trumpet, trombone, baritone, tenor and alto saxophones, piano, bass, guitar and drums.

July 12 - The Ragweed Jazz Band 

The music of the Ragweed Jazz Band is for listening, dancing, tapping toes, and remembering the golden years of jazz.

July 19 - Uptown Swing Band

The Uptown Swing Band is a 10-piece dance band whose repertoire celebrates the best swing music from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

July 26 - JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band

Established in 2008, the JAZZ.FM91Youth Big Band is a dynamic ensemble featuring middle and secondary school students performing classic and contemporary jazz at venues throughout Ontario.

August 2 - Philips Westin Orchestra

Over the past 12 years, this high-calibre team of musicians blend jazz, Latin, swing, R&B, funk, blues, pop, rock and show tunes.

August 9- Casablanca Orchestra

The Casablanca Orchestra delivers a high energy performance with their international cast of artists as they perform swing, Latin and jazz favourites from the 30s to 90s.

August 16 - Toronto All-Star Big Band

One of the most exciting bands around, the Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit, style and sound of the 30s, 40s and 50s.