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.
The scene inside the Enwave Theatre Thursday night was less reminiscent of a jazz performance than it was of a Justin Bieber concert. The crowd was filled with girlish screams and whistles and an air of swooning excitement as the acclaimed Gregory Porter was set to take the stage.