Toronto Jazz Festival James Cotton Tickets
Renowned American musician James Cotton is all set to wow the audience at this year’s Toronto Jazz Festival. All the fans out there should not let this chance go by as the tickets this time are available at reduced prices. So hurry up and get your cheap Toronto Jazz Festival James Cotton tickets soon before all the best seats are taken. The Toronto Jazz Festival has been bringing to the music lovers various artists and amazing shows since 1987. Being the city’s largest annual festival, it attracts more than 500,000 people each year. The event is held indoors mostly and lasts ten days at the end of June till the start of July. A unique characteristic of the festival is that it has something in it for everyone. Not only does it present jazz music but also blends of jazz and other genres such as bop, fusion, blues, funk, R&B, hip-hop and even Latin.
Buy Toronto Jazz Festival James Cotton Tickets
Toronto Jazz Festival James Cotton
In the past, the show has staged performances by great artists like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra, Tony Bennett, and Rosemary Clooney. Other musicians who have rocked the festival previously are Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Dr. John, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Etta James, Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr., Pat Metheny, Roy Hargrove, Keith Jarrett, Jane Bunnett, Wynton Marsalis, The Roots and Chris Potter. This time around, more stars are lined up to perform for you so mark your attendance for 2013’s Toronto Jazz Festival now.
This year at the festival, famous harmonica player, songwriter and singer James Cotton will be performing. The seventy-seven year old musician has been in the music industry for more than sixty years now. Cotton has worked for big and well established labels such as Buddah Records, Alligator Records, Sun Records and also Telarc International in the past. Cotton has released 27 albums till date and his compositions are appreciated all over the world by the critics and fans alike. He has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names of the industry such as Big Mama Thornton, Santana, Muddy Waters, Steve Millers, Mike Bloomfield and Pat Hare. On numerous occasions he also collaborated with Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin, Elvin Bishop, Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, and Freddie King. Otis Spann, Sonny Boy Williamson, Johnny Winter, The Grateful Dead and Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith have also performed with the artist.
Apart from working with popular artists of the era, Cotton has also formed his own bands. One was The Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet and another was The James Cotton Blues Band, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for ‘Live From Chicago: Mr. Superharp Himself!’ In 1984 and also for the release in 1987 ‘Take Me Back’. The talented artist was even featured on the cover page of the Living Blues magazine in the year 1987 and also in the magazine’s 40th anniversary issue which came out in August 2010.
Though Cotton is famous for playing the harmonica, not widely known is the fact that in his early years in the industry he was a drummer. However, now not only does he play Blues but also mixes other genres with it and offers different interesting blends of Chicago blues, delta blues, electric blues, Memphis blues, Jazz and even Rock music at times. His innovative ideas and experimenting is what makes his music fresh, everlasting and appealing for people of all ages. James Cotton will be setting the stage ablaze at the Toronto Jazz Festival this year. Book your Toronto Jazz Festival James Cotton tickets now to confirm your presence at the event.
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