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Kiefer Sutherland to play debut album at TD Toronto Jazz Festival

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland will perform at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, playing music from his forthcoming debut country album, Down In A Hole.

Actor set to release country album Down In A Hole

British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director Kiefer Sutherland is adding musician to his resume. He will perform music from his upcoming debut album at the Toronto Jazz Festival in June. (Anthony Anex/Keystone/Associated Press)

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland will perform at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June.

Organizers say Sutherland will perform music from his forthcoming debut country album, Down In A Hole, at the Horseshoe Tavern on June 27.

Sutherland is working on the album with longtime music partner Jude Cole.

In a statement, the former 24 star says the 11 songs are pulled from his own experiences.

He adds there's "something very satisfying about being able to look back" on his life, the "good times and bad," and express it through music.

"To be invited to play [the Toronto Jazz Festival] was an honour," Sutherland said. "Not to mention it's my hometown and I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of it."

The Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner recently announced a U.S. tour for the new music.

The Canadian actor, director and producer was in Toronto for an on-stage discussion about his distinguished career. CBC News caught up with him for an interview. 0:25