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Toronto – Tuesday, April 25, 2006 ~ Toronto Downtown Jazz is pleased to welcome back Harbourfront Centre as one of the host venues for the 2006 TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival.

Both the Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage and Harbourfront Centre Theatre will host eight performances, beginning with a special festival preview concert on Thursday, June 22 with Jacksoul and neo-soul songstress Divine Brown. Other featured artists include acclaimed Brazilian Samba Soul artist Seu Jorge; hip-hop pioneers De La Soul; the first family of music, the Neville Brothers with an opening performance by Roxanne Potvin; Yusef Lateef, a living master and innovator in the African-American tradition of autophysiopsychic music; the Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion with Roy Ayers; Richard Galliano, the world’s best jazz accordion player and; Maple Blues Revue, an all Canadian Blues show featuring Chuck Jackson, John Mays and Dawn Tyler Watson, all backed by an 8-piece all-star band.

“We could not be more pleased to have Harbourfront Centre return to the fold as we celebrate our twentieth anniversary this year”, states Patrick Taylor, Executive Producer of the TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival. “Harbourfront Centre played a key role in our development during the early days and we wanted to re-engage our partners from the past for 2006 ”.

All Harbourfront Centre performances are ticketed. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (416) 973-4000 for the following shows:

Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage
June 22 – Jacksoul and Divine Brown, $20 adv / $25 door
June 23 - De La Soul, $29.50
June 25 - Maple Blues Revue, $20 adv / $15 door
June 28 - Neville Brothers with opening performance by Roxanne Potvin, $30
June 29 - Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion, $49.50
June 30 - Seu Jorge, $21.50 adv / $25 door

Harbourfront Centre Theatre
June 27 - Richard Galliano New York Trio, $20 adv / $25 door
June 30 - Yusef Lateef & Belmondo, $20 adv / $25 door

The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will be cookin’ for 10 days this summer when it takes over the city from June 23 – July 2, 2006. Bringing all that jazz for the past two decades, the festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with more than 1500 musicians performing over 350 concerts at more than 40 locations across the city.

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High-resolution images of festival graphics and artist photos are available for use upon request.

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Debbie Rix,
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416-928-2033, ext 21
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