I was fortunate enough to be in Toronto for the Jazz Festival this summer. Apparently the Jazz Fest moved from its original spot centered at Nathan Phillips Square to the chic neighbourhood of Yorkville. This gave it a very intimate welcoming feel - like Jazz should be. I thought it was way better than being under a big white tent when it had been down in that huge square. Streets were closed off and in place of cars were seats with stages. It was so much fun. The vibe was there. It had the energy and excitement you feel when you are part of a well-run, well-curated live event. The jazz artists were phenomenal. We experienced a whole mix of music. We had the rare opportunity to hear Aaron Neville up close and personal on the Yorkville Stage, Dave Restivo at the Heliconian, and the highlight for us was the incomparable closing night of the festival with a Tribute to Thelonius Monk called "4 by Monk by 4" at the Concert Hall - Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut and Gerald Clayton. Wow!
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