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Hot Date: Aretha’s In Town for the Toronto Jazz Festival

Aretha Franklin

JUNE 24 TO JULY 3 To mark its 25th season, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival stages 350 concerts at more than 40 venues with 1,500 musicians. But the only one big enough to kick off the event’s silver anniversary is Aretha Franklin, who gives this city some free opening-night R-E-S-P-E-C-T at David Pecaut Square. Fans can then find all the right grooves at shows by the Dave Holland Quintet, Kurt Elling, power trio The Bad Plus, and pianist Kenny Barron. Various venues and showtimes; call 1-855-985-5000 or visit here to buy.

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