• YYZ Live

    YYZ Live, a musical celebration featuring free, live performances by local musicians, returns to Terminals 1 and 3 from June to December 2018 for the enjoyment of both passengers and the public.

  • Bringing a taste of Toronto to our passengers from around the world, this year’s lineup includes 75 incredible performances ranging from folk, pop, and indie, to RnB, rock, blues, jazz and more, by local Canadian talent.

    YYZ Live performances are free and take place weekly from 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.:

    • Tuesday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 3, Departures (Post-Security)
    • Friday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 1, International Arrivals (Pre-Security)
    • Saturday: YYZ Live stage, Terminal 1, International Arrivals (Pre-Security)

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    Upcoming Performances

    Tamar

    Tamar

    December 27, 2018

    Tamar Website

    Toronto-born multifaceted artist, Tamar Ilana, grew up on stage singing in multiple languages, touring internationally and dancing flamenco. She is joined today by two of Toronto’s finest musicians: multi-instrumentalist Demetri Petsalakis on oud, originally from Greece, and virtuosic Naghmeh Farahmand on percussion, originally from Iran. Both members are also part of Tamar’s award-winning world music ensemble, Ventanas, formed in 2011. Together, the trio embraces traditional songs from around the Mediterranean, including Sephardic, Flamenco, Arabic, Balkan, Greek and Turkish, as well as original compositions and lyrics, reflecting the growing multiculturalism of our city, Toronto.

    Moskitto Bar

    Moskitto Bar

    December 28, 2018

    Moskitto Bar Website

    It is not only about the music. In a deeper way it is about the connection between cultures…” Tangi Ropars, leader of Moskitto Bar. Moskitto Bar is a fresh and unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto, Canada. Their sound combines a beautiful and original mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music. The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq. In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos, were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name. Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his oriental flavour to the sound mix. More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, a mutual love and respect for each other and a common desire to spread messages of unity. “Connecting Cultures For a Better Future" Moskitto Bar

    Collette Andrea

    Collette Andrea

    December 28, 2018

    Collette Andrea Website

    Collette Andrea is an independent singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bassist based out of Toronto, Canada. She has been actively writing music since the age of 14, exploring acoustic, blues, rock, and folk musical genres. In 2012, Collette released her first EP Luna followed by her second EP Steady Sun in 2014. Since 2011, Collette has been performing all over Canada, including performing across the country as a musician on Via Rail's Artist On Board Program, sharing her original music across cafes, bars, theatres, concert halls, and yoga studios. She is heavily influenced by strong singer-songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Feist, and her music is enjoyed by fans of Laura Marling, P.J Harvey, and Devendra Banhart. Earlier this year, Collette worked with producer Justin Meli (Chalet Studios) to record her third EP Thr33, set for release in 2019.

    Padideh Ahrarnejad

    Padideh Ahrarnejad

    December 29, 2018

    Padideh Ahrarnejad is a musician, arranger, composer, and educator. She plays and teaches tar, a plucked-string instrument central to Persian music. A graduate of the Tehran Art Music School and the Art University of Tehran, Padideh studied tar with major figures of Persian music, including Behrouz Hemati, Hossein Alizadeh, and Hooshang Zarif. She has been the recipient of the award for best tar player at the Fadir Music Festival in Iran several times. A member of the Iran National Music Orchestra and the Radio and Television Orchestra for 10 years, Padideh has performed around the world, bringing Persian music to countries including Switzerland, China, Kuwait, Germany, Austria, and Canada. Her compositions and arrangements have appeared on Iranian television and radio, and she was selected to write arrangement for a group of Persian Ensembles at the Rumi Festival in Oslo, Norway. She has played with the Simorg Orchestra, and was a featured soloist in the album Honarmandan Javan, organized by Hossein Alizadeh, a legendary figure in contemporary Persian Music. Since emigrating to Toronto, Canada in 2016, she has become a member of Kuné, Canada's Global Orchestra, a group of elite players from different musical traditions organized by the Royal Conservatory of Music. With the Global Music Orchestra she has performed across Canada and several times on the CBC, and recorded a self-title album at the Banff Centre, released by Universal Music Canada. Her group, Navaye Kimia, has been presented at the Tirgan festival, the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto City Hall, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, and elsewhere. She has been featured at the Aga Khan Museum, with the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto, the Barg Ensemble, Tapestry New Opera Works, and Avaye Andalib. She was a participant in the first Toronto Arts Council Newcomer Mentorship program, and received multiple grants. She also performs in a trio with Maziar Heidari (piano) and Pedram Khavarzamini (tombak), and in Anwar Khorshid's group, Sitar Fusion. Padideh teaches tar and setar in Toronto, and continues to pursue a wide range of performance and recording projects, working in Iranian music and in collaboration with a wide range of global musicians in the Toronto area and beyond.

    Katie Dutemple

    Katie Dutemple

    December 29, 2018

    Katie Dutemple Website

    European jazz, electronic and world music are Katie DuTemple’s earliest and strongest influences, as she herself immersed in the international music landscape as an expat. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Istanbul and Prague, Katie discovered a passion for piano at age of twelve and singing at the age of fifteen while living abroad. Her formative sonic loves are soul, trip hop, and jazz. Combining soul, jazz and pop, Katie DuTemple is a singer and songwriter that tells stories with heart and sensitivity. Her songs – simple, catchy and rhythmically driven – are delivered by her clear, compelling vocals and understated piano playing. She is a regular on the Toronto scene having performed all over the city, most notably at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Hugh’s Room and the Junction Summer Solstice Festival. Her first album, Give and Grow, garnered her a dedicated following. She is currently working on a new recording, set to be released in the fall.

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    YYZ Live was developed in partnership with the City of Toronto.