Branford Marsalis Quartet

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Grammy Award-winning, New Orleans-born Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to the jazz art, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator – a 21st century mainstay of artistic excellence. It is no

$50 – $100

Alison Young

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

“One of the most versatile musicians in Canada!” (Jaymz Bee, JAZZ.FM91) Canadian saxophonist and composer Young plays with “endless creativity and flair. From Hank Crawford-esque to Dexter Gordonmeets-Herschel Evans, to Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis and Sonny Stitt territory. Equally on point” (Downbeat). Free tickets will be available starting Mon. Feb. 24.

Free

Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Genre-bending icons join forces for an evening of song and guitar wizardry, culminating in an unforgettable jam. Raul Midón is a “one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus” (The New York Times) and Paul Simon raves that Lionel Loueke, who hails from Benin, is “one of a

$40 – $95

Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

The world premiere of Oscar Peterson’s AFRICA! Early in 1983, Peterson completed and recorded his Africa Suite. Two songs from that suite, "Nigerian Marketplace" (containing echoes of gospel and salsa) and "Peace" (the blues-inspired conclusion) became part of his concert repertoire. The entire suite has never been performed live in front of an audience, until now. Join

$65 – $135

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Lisa Fischer’s voice is described by Keith Richards as “powerful as the rest of the guys put together.” The mesmerizing singer has performed with the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, and was featured in the Oscar Award-winning documentary film, 20 Feet From Stardom. From foot-stomping rockers to delicate ballads, gospel, and

$50 – $100

Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers and Allison Au Quartet

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Panamanian jazz pianist and composer, Danilo Pérez, leads musicians from Palestine, Greece, Jordan, and Panama, with varied musical traditions and instrumentation to match. Juno Award-winning saxophonist Au opens the show with special guest Laila Biali performing with Allison Au’s Quartet. The Royal Conservatory has commissioned both Pérez and Au to write new pieces, which will

$21 – $90

Holly Cole: Happy Holidays

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

“Christmas Time is Here!” Jazz songstress and Canadian icon Holly Cole will ensure that you “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. Her legendary Christmas concert, full of much-loved standards alongside eclectic selections of songs, is a highlight of the holiday season! There is an intelligence and sophistication to Holly Cole’s singing that sets her apart. She

$50 – $100

Chucho Valdés – Jazz Batá

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Godfather of Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés, performs music from his newest release, Jazz Batá, revisiting his 1972 album of the same name. The complexity of batá – the deep classical music of West Africa – permeates Valdés’s piano solos. All three supporting musicians are from the Guantánamo region, with deep roots in Cuban musical culture as

$40 – $95

SEASON GALA: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

Join us for an extra special jazz concert in support of The Royal Conservatory’s Fund for Koerner Hall, and kick off the most wonderful time of the year! “Big Band Holidays” brings you soulful big band arrangements of songs both sacred and secular. In addition to swinging instrumentals, special guest vocalists Alexis Morrast and Toronto’s

$99

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready

Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall Toronto, NY, Canada

To honour Memphis, a.k.a. Soulsville, and her roots, the 2017 NEA Jazz Master, three-time Grammy and Tony Award winner, and UN Ambassador, recaptures the magic and history of the blues, R&B, and soul classics that were originally made in, or are associated with, Memphis.

$50 – $100