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#FridayFive: 5 acts not to miss at this year’s TD Halifax Jazz Festival

The 2022 TD Halifax Jazz Festival returns to the waterfront and other venues in Halifax from July 13 through July 17.

The TD Halifax Jazz Festival returns to the waterfront and other venues in Halifax from July 13 through July 17. Here are 5 acts we think you should not miss this year:

1Nova Scotia Youth Jazz Orchestra (July 13): the Jazz Festival kicks off its free daytime shows on the waterfront main stage with a performance from the next generation of Jazz musicians.

Nova Scotia Youth Jazz Orchestra
Nova Scotia Youth Jazz Orchestra

2Perfume Genius (July 15): Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and musician Perfume Genius (aka Michael Hadreas) performs with opening folk music act The Weather Station.

Perfume Genius
Perfume Genius

3A Tribute to Jerry Granelli (July 16): the Jazz Festival honours legendary Jazz drummer Jerry Granelli with an evening of music led by his son and featuring a variety of special guests.

Legendary Jazz drummer Jerry Granelli passes away at age 80. Photo: Halifax Jazz Festival.
Jerry Granelli

4Molly Johnson & Alex Cuba (July 16): Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Johnson shares the stage with Latin Grammy & Juno Award-winner Alex Cuba for an evening of music on the Festival’s main stage.

Molly Johnson
Molly Johnson

5Reeny Smith (July 17): award-winning Halifax-based songwriter, musician and producer Reeny Smith opens for The Mellotones on the Festival’s main stage in a performance that will include her newest single, Goodbye.

Reeny Smith
Reeny Smith
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