TD Toronto Jazz Fest (June 26th)


TD Toronto Jazz Fest @ Lula Lounge (June 26th)

A night of Latin-jazz featuring Brazilian songstress Luanda Jones’s sultry trio, followed by the exploratory New York latin-jazz sounds of ARECIBO, both bands featuring some of the city’s most acclaimed jazz & latin music specialists, and both are extraordinary examples of some of the country’s most exploratory latin-jazz, with members of both ensembles spanning South America and the Caribbean. Event

Review of ARECIBO from Toronto: My Kind Of Town

“Brownman Ali does it again being the great mastermind of creating bands as vehicles for his creative output. His unbridled versatility always pays huge dividends when he adapts and integrates his own unique jazz voice to straight ahead jazz, funk, hip-hop and Latin sounds, and this quartet is yet another example of his chameleon like abilities to fit into any mode of music. In Arecibo he has assembled a great band that brings all 4 of the aforementioned elements together into a sound that – like the trumpet player himself – is one-of-a-kind with it’s own special identity. His trumpet playing is full of fire, life, and vivacity. As I watch him play I feel pride in the fact that he is often considered Canada’s answer to another great trumpeter and innovator — Miles Davis. Though Brownman’s own energized playing style is significantly different from Miles, his similarly driving need to push the envelope of the idioms he makes music in is always evident.”

Brownman Ali – trumpet & electric trumpet (Trinidad)
Paul Morrison – keyboard (Canada)
Paco Luviano – bass (Mexico)
Ahmed Mitchel – drums (Cuba)

Luanda Jones trio – 8:30pm

Luanda Jones returns to the Lula Lounge stage with both a fresh face and vibrant new repertoire. Those new compositions bring together all of the disparate and inspirational sounds encountered along her global travels, melding together influences running from quant bossa nova and comforting roots to more frenetic electronic and afro beat flavours.

A captivating but subtle performer, Luanda is a unique voice on the Canadian jazz landscape, blending samba, bossa nova, funk and jazz. Jones will perform some new material and will be joined by a special guest, Brownman Ali.

Luanda Jones- Vocal and guitar (Brazil)
Ian de Souza – Bass and effects (Uganda)
Marito Marques – Drums, percussion & Kalimba (Portugal)


Wed – June 26th

Lula Lounge (Map)

1585 Dundas Street West

Door Time: 7pm

Luanda Jones: 8:30pm  (1 set)

ARECIBO:  9:45 (2 sets)

Admission: $15- $20

Presented By: TD Toronto Jazz Fest

To reserve a table for dinner please use open table

or call 416 588 0307