Announcing TDJ Special Projects

I'm excited to announce the launch of TDJ Special Projects, a new initiative offering support to local musicians for their upcoming special events. Through a juried process, successful applicants will obtain marketing and public relations support from Toronto Downtown Jazz, accessing a wealth of resources and contacts typically reserved for Festival-related concerts only. From the Festival’s monthly electronic newsletter, to our website to a dedicated media release and more, TDJ Special Projects will provide valuable marketing and publicity support for your event.

It's my hope that TDJ Special Projects will help stimulate and promote the local jazz scene by encouraging the creation of new and interesting projects. It's time to raise the profile of Toronto’s jazz scene and show the world we are proud of the amazing talent we have in this city, and I hope that TDJ Special Projects is one step in that process.

To be eligible for TDJ Special Projects:

  • Applicants must be recognized by their peers as an active member of the local jazz community and must be presenting their special projects in the city of Toronto.
  • Projects must fall outside the usual scope of the applicant’s work (i.e. not just another gig)
  • The Special Project must fall into one of the sub-genres of jazz including but not limited to big band, free/improvised music, fusion, post-bop/contemporary, swing traditional, world/ethnic
  • The project must be a one-time or short-run engagement including but not limited to concerts, CD releases, collaborations with international artists, symposia / workshops, premieres of new works

Application deadline is November 30, 2010. Four projects will be chosen, one to be presented in each of February, March, April and May 2011.

For complete information and an application package, please go to You are also welcome to contact me directly with any questions: (416) 928-2033, ext. 27, or [email protected].

Josh Grossman
Artistic Director
Toronto Downtown Jazz

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