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Hot Date: Groove With 1,500 musicians at the Toronto Jazz Festival

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding is among this year's jazz fest headliners (photo by Carlos Pericas)

JUNE 22 TO JULY 1 Finally, the summer can really find its groove, thanks to the
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
. The long-running event now features more than 1,500 of the best musicians from around the world performing more than 350 concerts. The intersection between jazz and other genres like R&B, pop and hip hop is a focal point this year, with headliners including Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae, Ziggy Marley, the Robert Glasper Experiment and more. The fest also mixes music and visual art at special Groove and Graffiti workshops, where top taggers discuss their expressive aerosol art form. Various venues, $10 to $95; call 1-855-985-5000 or visit here for showtimes and to buy.

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