July 06

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2022  Festival-June 24th-July 3rd,2022

By Wayne Baggs

I’ve been to a lot of festivals over the years and I’ll be the first to admit that most of them are fun, but pretty much all of them have the same thing in common: they play the same artists, they have the same crowd and they have a roughly 6-hour span of time where you can hear some live music. We had the opportunity to enjoy live music again with: The New Power Generation, Smokey Robinson, Gregory Porter , GoGo Penguin and more.

The New Power Generation(The Music Of Prince)

  1. Live 4 Love
  2. 17 Days
  3. Girls & Boys
  4. Pop Life(Prince 
  5. Deuce & a Quarter
  6. Call the Law
  7. Gold
  8. The Beautiful Ones
  9. Sexy M.F.(Prince 
  10. When Doves Cry
  11. Erotic City
  12. Kiss(Prince cover) (with Francesco Yates)
  13. Gett Off(Prince 
  14. 1999
  15. Let’s Go Crazy
  16. Days Of Wild(Prince & The New Power Generation 
  17. Purple Rain
  18. Encore:
  19. D.M.S.R.
  20. Baby I’m a Star

The Toronto Jazz Festival is different. The acts are diverse, so if you’re an audio snob with an ear for jazz no matter what style, you’ll find something you like. The Toronto Jazz Festival is a great event to bring your family, friends and loved ones to.
Smokey Robinson

  1. Being With You
  2. I Second That Emotion(Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)
  3. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me(The Miracles song)
  4. Quiet Storm
  5. Ooo Baby Baby(The Miracles song)
  6. The Way You Do the Things You Do / Get Ready / My Girl(The Temptations cover)
  7. The Tears of a Clown(Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)
  8. I Love Your Face
  9. Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)(Kaye Ballard cover)
  10. Just to See Her
  11. The Tracks of My Tears(The Miracles song)
  12. Cruisin’
    Gregory Porter
  1. Painted on Canvas
  2. If Love Is Overrated
  3. Liquid Spirit
  4. Take Me to the Alley
  5. Work Song(Nat Adderley cover)
  6. Bass Solo
  7. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone(The Undisputed Truth cover)
  8. Musical Genocide
  9. Hey Laura
  10. Water Under Bridges
  11. No Love Dying
  12. Mister Holland
  13. Encore:
  14. You Can Join My Band                        
    GoGo Penguin
  1. Atomised
  2. Signal in the Noise
  3. Bardo
  4. Break
  5. Ocean in a Drop
  6. Wave Decay
  7. Totem
  8. F Maj Pixie
  9. Kora
  10. Ascent
  11. Antidote
  12. Murmuration
  13. One Percent
  14. Transient State
  15. Hopopono
  16. Encore:
  17. Protest

The vibes are warm and welcoming, the talent is exceptional and you can walk around the city listening to the best music in town. What could be better? See you next year.
We would like to thank Kat Cooper to this event and we look forward to the 2023 edition of The TD Toronto Jazz festival.