Kenny Wheeler tribute
Distillery (55 Mill), Friday (June 1)
Sure to be one of the highlights of this year's Art Of Jazz celebration, Canadian jazz saxophone great Kenny Wheeler is saluted by his fellow greats Norma Winstone, Don Thompson, Dave Holland and Joe La Barbera.
The Pipettes, Smoosh
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (June 1)
Those frustrated by being shut out of the Pipettes' T.O. debut at the Rivoli in March can revel in their bubble-gum girl group grooves at Lee's Friday.
Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front East), Friday (June 1)
Here's a rare chance to see a genuine jazz legend when piano-playing marvel Cecil Taylor gets down at the Jane Mallett Theatre.
CSS, Bonde Do Role
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (June 4)
Bonde Do Role might be nothing to write home to Sao Paulo about, but CSS kick some serious ass, so don't dare miss this Brazilian bad girl double bill.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Joe Vasconcellos
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Wednesday (June 6)
What better way to launch Harbourfront's stacked summer schedule than a rousing display of Nuyorican big-band salsa from the fabulous Spanish Harlem Orchestra? ¡Muy caliente!
White Ribbon benefit
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (June 5)
Here's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find out which Neil Young songs are closest to the hearts of Ron Sexsmith, Luke Doucet, Justin Rutledge, Kevin Hearn, Jill Barber, Kathryn Rose, Chris Brown, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Ian Thornley and Jeremy Fisher in their salute to the train-loving Canrock icon during this year's stellar White Ribbon funder.