JUNE 23 - JULY 3

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For peo­ple who like… va­ri­ety: e 36th an­nual fes­ti­val of­fers some of the world’s best jazz, in­clud­ing Wyn­ton Marsalis ( June 29) and Trom­bone Shorty ( June 27). But it also hits so many other notes – from the soul­ful Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings ( June 26) to the mas­ter class Cana­dian song­writ­ing combo of Buffy Sainte-Marie ( June 28) and Sarah McLach­lan ( June 25).

Can’t Miss: Brian Wil­son cel­e­brates the 50th an­niver­sary of the iconic Beach Boys’ al­bum, Pet Sounds. Sorry, no dogs al­lowed. ( July 3)

For the Kids: Con­fed­er­a­tion Park of­fers a re­laxed, fam­i­lyfriendly en­vi­ron­ment. Plus, ev­ery child loves a brass band.

Lo­cal Wis­dom: True jaz­zophiles should em­brace the more tra­di­tional pro­gram­ming in­side the nearby Na­tional Arts Cen­tre, in­clud­ing the new, in­ti­mate Back Stage. e real mu­sic trea­sures (of­ten in­die and roots artists) are un­earthed in the OLG Af­ter Dark Se­ries at the Lau­rier Av­enue Mu­sic Stage.

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