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Markham Jazz Festival Newsletter
September 21, 2020

TDMJF’s Fall / Winter Concert Series kicks off
Sunday, September 27 with Alexis Baro!

As we announced in August, the 23rd season of the TD Markham Jazz Festival has evolved into a series of monthly online concerts through March 2021. The first one happens this coming week!
On the afternoon of September 27, viewers can go to and click on the “CONCERT LINK” button! Grab a refreshment and connect with our link a few minutes before 2 pm so you’re all set for the performance.

Concert #1 – Sunday, September 27 – 2 pm

Trumpet phenom Alexis Baro kicks off our series with a quintet of award-winning talent!

Havana-born Alexis Baro took up the trumpet at age 8 and by 19 was playing lead trumpet for Cuba’s National Radio and Television Orchestra. In Toronto from 2001, Alexis flourished as a writer and member of Kollage, earning nominations for “Best Jazz Trumpeter” by the Canadian National Jazz Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He has performed with Nikki Yanofsky, David Foster, Michael Bublé, Paquito d’Rivera, Hilario Duran, Robi Botos, Andrea Boccelli, and Horacio “el negro” Hernandez, among many, as well as opening for Herbie Hancock, touring globally and releasing six solo albums, including the Juno-nominated “Sandstorm” in 2018.

Great jazz live-streaming through our website every month!


Each concert takes place on the last Sunday of the month (except December), starting at 2 pm. Set your calendars now for these dates, and plan to tune in at  prior to each concert.
** Tune in September 27 for updates on the featured performers for concerts #4, #5 and #6!
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Thank you for tuning in and supporting live music!

In this extraordinary year, it is more important than ever that we all keep connected. The entire TDMJF Committee deeply appreciates your ongoing interest in live jazz in Markham. Our goal is to build a bridge to a better 2021. All we need is you!
  • We care what you think! Feel free to give us your feedback as we prepare for and present this new series.
We’re very grateful to the following generous organizations: our title sponsor, TD Bank; series presenting sponsor Kylemore Communities; concert presenter Pfaff BMW Markham / MINI; with sound support from Long&McQuade; cooperation with the City of Markham; and our steadfast government partners, as well as the community groups and companies who have stood by us for many years. Thank you!

The TD Markham Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to enrich cultural life in the region by bringing emerging and established jazz artists to Markham for all to enjoy. Established in 1998, the festival draws more than 25,000 residents and visitors to the streets of Unionville during the third weekend in August. Local and international artists deliver over 30 open-air performances during the weekend as well as in selected “hot spots” and at a ticketed opening-night concert. During the year, the festival hosts “Hot Spot Concerts” at selected venues in Markham. TD Canada Trust became its title sponsor in 2014.
Tel: 905-471-5299 (voicemail)

Contact Christie Day, Executive Director, at:
(647) 983-7777  or
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