Raptors’ Nick Nurse to perform with Prince’s former band at Toronto Jazz Festival

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reacts during second half NBA basketball action against the Phoenix Suns in Toronto on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse will perform at the Toronto Jazz Festival.

Nurse will join Prince’s former band The New Power Generation on stage for the festival’s opening weekend on June 26.

The set will be free of charge on the main stage in The Block area of the festival.

According to the festival, the show “focuses on Prince’s entire catalogue with NPG hits like ‘Diamonds and Pearls,’ ‘Gett Off’, ‘Cream’ ‘7,’ and ‘Sexy MF’ intermingled with hits like ‘1999,’ ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, ‘Pop Life’, ‘Sign O’ The Times’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘U Got The Look’ and ‘Kiss’.”

Nurse previously performed with Canadian band Arkells in 2019, playing guitar to their song Signed, Sealed, Delivered at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage.

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