• 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

    Mauve

    Mauve

    December 11, 2018

    Mauve Website

    Mauve is Toronto's up and coming pop songstress who has an eclectic and playful sound that touches your soul. Mauve transcends genres to bring you feel-good tracks with hints of RnB through Tropical House and EDM production. Her songs have gained over 350,000 streams and counting on Spotify. She’s an energetic, engaging and passionate performer! Audiences loved her in 2017 as she performed at over 30 shows across Ontario. At 21 years old, she has already been writing her own original music for the last seven years, and has recorded a number of original songs. She has a set list consisting of both these originals and cover songs that audiences can relate to. “The Sound” has been featured on over 40 Spotify playlists such as the "iTunes US Top 100". You can listen to her performing her original, "The Sound" at this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNLGJam_rQI Since launching The Sound, Mauve has launched two more singles: 'Sweetness' and 'Come Around' -- which can be found on Spotify and all other outlets!

    Runaway Angel

    Runaway Angel

    December 14, 2018

    Runaway Angel Website

    In 2013, After many years of pursuing careers individually, Stacey Zegers, Ann Chaplin and Cadence Grace joined forces to create Contemporary Country trio ‘Runaway Angel’. In five short years, they have played major stages like Boots and Hearts and Havelock Jamboree and have even toured Europe together. They’ve released two full length albums both debuting in the Top 5 of the iTunes Canadian Country Charts and have received 7 Ontario Country Music Award Nominations and were 2016 CCMA Discovery Award Nominees.

    Jammers Waffle House

    Jammers Waffle House

    December 14, 2018

    Jammers Waffle House Website

    Jammer’s Waffle House is an Indie Rock band founded through a strong passion to make music and entertain. Since the beginning, JWH has provided a strong varied repertoire spanning across many genres and flourishing by providing their own unique spin on each song. During a live performance Jammer’s Waffle House always provides a high energy and fun set that engages the audience no matter the age or size. They are able to engage the crowd through audience interaction and participation to provide an entertaining performance. The band has made its mark in the Ontario music scene through live memorable performances. This has included opening for several established acts such as City and Colour, USS, IllScarlett and many more. They have also had the opportunity to perform at several major events and venues including: Rogers Hometown Hockey, Youth Day at Yonge Dundas Square, The Horseshoe Tavern, Hershey Centre, and many more. The band has continued to grow with a change in the lineup but the sound and band have remained as upbeat and musical as ever! This has lead to new exploration with styles and a new determined attitude towards achieving professional sound and performance. The band is currently heading back into the studio and beginning to work on a pair of new singles and continue to perform throughout the GTA.

    Jordan Alexander

    Jordan Alexander

    December 15, 2018

    Jordan Alexander Website

    Jordan Alexander is a stunning young singer/songwriter bringing a fresh new voice and talents that promise to have an impact on listeners for years to come. Jordan is already bringing on fans and support from key music influencers, tastemakers, producers and the music community from the Toronto music scene. Her lyrics are a visual storyboard for her life experiences and her ability to bring the listener deep inside her head showcases her unique ability as a songwriter and storyteller.

    Mango Reinhart

    Mango Reinhart

    December 15, 2018

    Mango Reinhart Bandcamp

    Mango Reinhardt is a dark and dreamy Toronto-based surf rock four piece who like to pretend they live in far more tropical places. It's members Will Boire (guitar), Lisa Liskovoi (bass), Katelyn Plant (drums), Emily Copeland (vocals) strive to create music that will take you away with a blend of subtle psychedelia and pop instrumentation. Mango’s doo-wop vibe, song structures, and twangy surf tones are a gentle nod to the past, while their lyrics and look are firmly rooted in the present. The band currently has two digital EPs with three songs on each. Their debut self-titled EP was released in late 2017, while their current release Night Glow became available August 3rd 2018. Most recently they received the Toronto New Wave Festival 2018 TrePalm Award.

    Alisa Kanda Kovac

    Alisa Kanda-Kovac

    December 17, 2018

    Alisa Kanda Kovac Facebook

    Alisa Kanda Kovac is a 21 year-­‐old jazz and pop singer based in Toronto. Her jazz influences include Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald. Her pop influences include Demi Lovato and Meagan Trainor. Alisa fuses both pop and jazz sounds engaging audiences of all ages with her vivacious personality. Alisa can be seen performing all over Toronto and the GTA with the Toronto All-­‐ Star Big Band (TABB). These venues include the Old Mill, the Mississauga Living Arts Centre, The Palais Royale, the Lula Lounge, and the Beaches International Jazz Festival. The TABB performs music from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s including Motown and RnB charts. She has also done background vocal work with the band for the great Jackie Richardson and Billie Newton Davis. Alisa was one of the artists chosen to participate in the Honey Jam Artist Development Program (2018). The program fosters young women in music (notable alum includes Nelly Furtado, Melanie Fiona, and Jully Black) and this year it ended with a sold-­‐out concert held at the Mod Club Theatre. Alisa is currently pursuing a music degree at Humber College and is also studying comedy at the Second City, Toronto.

    Roger Chong

    Roger Chong Trio

    December 18, 2018

    Roger Chong Website

    Two-time Toronto Independent Music Award nominee and Global Music Award Silver Medal winner, Roger Chong, is a highly sought after guitarist who also shares his talent with his students as an Instrumental Music Teacher with the Toronto Catholic District School Board. With five albums under his belt, his group - with Ken McDonald on bass and Steve Farrugia on drums - has graced the stages of many music festivals and clubs. His music can be heard on CBC Radio and Jazz FM 91, as well as other stations in both Canada and the US. Perhaps Mark Rheaume, music director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, said it best when describing Chong’s music: “More and more, Chong is reminding me of one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 1960’s - Grant Green… Chong’s music veers between numbers schooled in the bop era sound to full on funk workouts. More jazz fans need to know about Roger Chong!”

    Deanna Petcoff

    Deanna Petcoff

    December 19, 2018

    Deanna Petcoff Facebook

    Deanna Petcoff is an independent artist working out of Toronto. She has been playing music in the city for 7 years now. The majority of her career was spent fronting local band Pins & Needles, and advocating for the safety and equality of female musicians in independent and all-ages music scenes. In January of 2018, Pins & Needles disbanded, which opened the gate for Petcoff to start her solo career backed by a fierce band and an unyielding passion for creating truthful, melodic songs. She released her first single in March of 2018, entitled "Terribly True", and another in November, entitled" "Stress". Both are available for streaming on all platforms.

    Jenna Marie Trio

    Jenna Marie Trio

    December 20, 2018

    Jenna Marie Trio

    With smooth-sounding jazz and rich r&b vocals, a wide vocal range and passionate performances, Jenna Marie has a voice that hints at Sarah Vaughan and Aretha Franklin but is distinctly her own. Originally from Montreal QC, Jenna Marie now lives in Toronto and is completing her final year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Jazz Voice Performance. Jenna Marie is a bandleader, arranger, songwriter, improviser and educator. She will be releasing her first full length album in summer 2019 with longtime collaborator Jay Yoo. She is involved in musical projects such as the Jenna Marie Trio, Jenna Marie Sings R&B, the Element Choir and Jazz United Jam. She is also the feature singer for the Hart House Big Band.

    Danielle Knibble

    Danielle Knibble

    December 21, 2018

    Danielle Knibble Website

    Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe's songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There's an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you'll think they are. Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is onstage. Her songs invite the listener into what feels like an intimate conversation between friends. Her knack for penning insightful yet straightforward lyrics has already gained her recognition, earning her a spot at the Banff Centre for the Arts inaugural Singer-Songwriter Residency and three of the songs selected for print in American Songwriter’s monthly lyric contest. Her new album (spring 2019), mixed by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and featuring Fats Kaplin (John Prine, Jack White), showcases the depth, insight, passion, and potential of this up-and-coming songwriter.

    Emily Rose

    Emily Rose

    December 21, 2018

    Emily Rose

    Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe's songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There's an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you'll think they are. Tackling topics like mental illness, loss, heartbreak, estrangement, and countless others, Danielle Knibbe has developed a following by being as genuine and open in her songwriting as she is onstage. Her songs invite the listener into what feels like an intimate conversation between friends. Her knack for penning insightful yet straightforward lyrics has already gained her recognition, earning her a spot at the Banff Centre for the Arts inaugural Singer-Songwriter Residency and three of the songs selected for print in American Songwriter’s monthly lyric contest. Her new album (spring 2019), mixed by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and featuring Fats Kaplin (John Prine, Jack White), showcases the depth, insight, passion, and potential of this up-and-coming songwriter.

    Evie Wilder

    Evie Wilder

    December 22, 2018

    Evie Wilder Website

    Evie Wilder is a Toronto based independent singer-songwriter. She uses her talents of prose and emotive singing to tell stories of her personal journey. Often her lyrics are dark, heartbreaking or promiscuous, and sometimes it's all of the above mixed together. Evie encourages her audience to embrace both the highs and lows of life by bringing them to the forefront of her music. However, she promises not to leave you digging too deep into your soul for long. Between songs, her soft yet strong spirit beams off the stage as she tells the fine details of what inspired each number. Evie can also captivate you with her fond tales of love and inspiration, but occasionally, with a subtle melancholic twist. Her debut single Blue Eyes has just released online and showcases a full-band sound, however her live performances are typically stripped back to just her and a piano, creating an intimate feeling with the audience. She has been compared to Lana Del Rey, Sarah McLachlan, Adele, and Sara Bareilles. In order to keep writing from her own experiences, she makes a mental note every day to try and live up to her own name... to live wilder.

    Matt Wells

    Matt Wells

    December 22, 2018

    Matt Wells Website

    Matt is a Canadian artist, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. The music that Matt produces is a reflection of his own internal struggles that he, himself, is still attempting to fully understand. Music is his outlet; his escape and chance to explore the deeper parts of his mind by attempting to put his feelings to lyrics. Matt’s specialty is his live performances consisting of a simple arrangement of guitar and vocals to emphasize his lyrics. He attempts to draw in the audience by having relatable themes in hopes that they may also understand and feel his emotions of desire, pain, and love. He attempts to create an atmosphere in which people know they are not alone in heartbreak and pain. Matt’s first single, Truth is, is a depiction of what it feels like to deny oneself something you really want for the good of someone else. His album, on the other hand, From My Heart To Yours, is the reflection of the emotional roller coaster relationships tend to be.

    Brandon Sisco Group

    Brandon Sisco Group

    December 24, 2018

    Brandon Sisco Facebook

    The Brandon Sisco Group is an exciting, new Toronto-based contemporary Jazz ensemble led by guitarist Brandon Sisco. Brandon is joined be a stacked lineup of emerging musicians, Chris Anderson-Lundy on Tenor Saxophone, William Dietrich on Bass, and Jon Catanus on Drums. The goal of the band’s music is to have new, fresh, artistically compelling, yet accessible sounds while paying respect to the Jazz tradition. Repertoire consists of unique original compositions as well as reworked Jazz standards. The Brandon Sisco Group regularly performs around Toronto at venues such as, The Emmett Ray, Alchemy, The Cavern, and have been featured on JazzFM’s Jazzology series. The Brandon Sisco Group aims to entertain audiences with modern, unique compositions, and compelling, intense improvisation.

    Jade Hilton

    Jade Hilton

    December 25, 2018

    Jade Hilton Website

    Jade Hilton is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She discovered her passion for music after learning to play the violin at the age of five. At 14, she taught herself to play guitar and piano and then began singing and writing songs. Jade just recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was on a full scholarship to play on the varsity tennis team. She credits her commitment to tennis for her discipline to pursue a career in music. Jade has performed live at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto, and at the State Farm Centre in Champaign, Illinois. She has earned over 20K followers on Instagram by posting short singing videos.

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