TDJ Special Projects - Guidelines

TDJ Special Projects is an initiative created by Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ), producers of the annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival, with the support of JAZZ.FM91. The initiative encourages the creation, development and presentation of special projects by jazz musicians in the City of Toronto. Through a juried process, successful applicants will be awarded a bursary and obtain marketing and public relations support from TDJ and JAZZ.FM91.

One person's trash is another's violin

A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.

Trombone Shorty Discusses New Album and Hip-Hop Influences

Life+Times caught up with Trombone Shorty to talk about his new album, Say That To Say This,and the influence of hip-hop on his music.

Win a 10-CD Prize Pack!

Because it's the season of giving, we've got 10 CDS up for grabs!

And the Winners Are...

After much deliberation, our panel of judges have selected three projects to be part of the TDJ Special Projects Initiative.

Jaron Freeman-Fox CD Release Concert

Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) would like to congratulate violinist and composer Jaron Freeman-Fox on being one of three winners selected for the third annual TDJ Special Projects Initiative.

Jesse Cole's review of Gregory Porter

The scene inside the Enwave Theatre Thursday night was less reminiscent of a jazz performance than it was of a Justin Bieber concert.

Chaka V.'s review of Jason Moran

Pianist Jason Moran knows how to set the scene. His June 26th show at the Horseshoe Tavern, featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, was a vibrant night dedicated to the music of Fats Waller.

Chaka V.'s review of Robert Glasper

The crowd was passionate about Glasper - fans who had attended that notorious show shouted “Welcome back! Welcome back!” as soon as the band stepped on stage at the Horseshoe Tavern.

Jesse Cole reviews and interviews Ted Quinlan

Guitar virtuoso, Humber College professor, and acclaimed professional sideman Ted Quinlan headlined an intimate performance at Mezzetta Restaurant and Tapas Bar on June 25 along with fellow Humber pro

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