celebrating jazz. the music. the arts. the feeling.
Four stages. Five Days. Countless jazz musicians. The Aeolian has a long history of being a destination for jazz music. Legends such as Chick Corea, Fred Hersch, Robi Botos and Dave Young have performed on the Aeolian stage. From June 15 to June 19, the first annual Aeolian Jazz and Musical Arts Festival will be an opportunity to celebrate local, regional and national jazz. Across four stages: the Aeolian main stage and the Dave Southen Lounge (inside) and the Russell Hendrix-Royal Oak Homes Stage and the Curt Lind Dundas Street Garden (outside).
The festival premiers on Wednesday June 15 at 8:00 p.m. on the Aeolian main stage with jazz pianist Amanda Tosoff’s 2022 Juno Nominated “Earth Voices” featuring seven-time Juno nominated vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow. On Thursday June 16, 2021 Polaris Prize nominee Julian Taylor returns to the Aeolian main stage. Uruguayan vocalist Elbio Fernandez joins the Payadora Tango Ensemble featuring London bass player Joel Philipps on Friday evening. Finally, six-time Juno nominee, Carol Welsman will play the Aeolian main stage on Saturday night. Main stage performances are ticketed.
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On Saturday and Sunday, the Dave Southen Lounge will feature a line-up of jazz vocalists. The Aeolian’s intimate Curt Lind Dundas Garden will feature local instrumental jazz artists. Across the street, the Russell Hendrix -Royal Oak Homes Stage will feature jazz ensembles and big band. Performances on these three stages are free to the general public and do not require a ticket for entry. Artisans and food vendors will be on-site on Saturday and Sunday.
As a culmination of the weekend, the Forest City London Music Awards will celebrate London’s Jazz, Classical & World Music with the annual gala and awards ceremony on the Aeolian main stage on Sunday evening.
“Jazz has always been a love for me personally. My husband is a jazz pianist and we’ve both talked for years about how to give more support to the jazz community. This festival is a culmination of those desires and the beginning of an investment we both feel proud of.”
Clark Bryan, Executive and Artistic Director