StreetARToronto

Two of Toronto's top aerosol artists, Elicser and Mediah, who have been mentoring local area high school students as part of the Festival's Groove & Graffiti program (now in it's 11th year), have been commissioned to create works of art for some of the city's underpasses.

StreetARToronto, or StART, aims to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto. The Underpass Program will strive to make our city's underpasses safe, walkable and beautiful.

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Jazz lives on across the province



While the Festival may have ended for another year, jazz lives on in other parts of the province. From east to west, north to south, jazz festivals are a staple in Ontario and can be found in practically every corner. 

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Now Accepting Submissions

Calling all Artists! The 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival has come to an end and we are now preparing for 2015! Submissions are being accepted and can be done electronically or by mail.
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Photo Recap

If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then a video should be worth a million! Check our Instagram recap for some of our favourite Festival highlights. Tweet or share with us on Facebook some of your memories. You just might win some CDs for your contribution.

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A Special Offer

From our friends at Cirque Du Soleil, a special offer to enjoy their latest production under the big top when it opens later this month.
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Yanis Khamsi's interview with John Scofield

In his first-ever artist interview, TDJ News Corps member Yanis Khamsi chats on the phone with John Scofield. They cover off a variety of topics - from the Uberjam band to music on the internet to the state of music in general. Hear the interview.

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Yanis Khamsi's review of Robert Randoph and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The band certainly had the freedom of the 1960's and 1970's. Not only did the band members switch instruments numerous times, but at one point Randolph invited anybody in the audience capable of playing guitar on stage to jam!

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Benjamin Thomas' review of PRISM and Uberjam

Thursday was made for jazz...Indeed, it was a very special night in Toronto jazz: legendary bassist Dave Holland’s PRISM and renowned guitarist John Scofield’s Überjam were about to take the stage for a grand co-headlining event.

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Benjamin Thomas' review of Dirty Dozen/Lettuce

The Dirty Dozen formed 37 years ago in the hopes of preserving classic New Orleans jazz. However, their time together has been an iterative process. Over the years, the band developed a sound frontman Gregory Davis compares to gumbo (a traditional southern dish combining various flavours and spices). After a brief dismissal of the rain, Davis and his bandmates got the ball rolling with an energetic dance number that inspired the crowd to stand up and clap along...

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Yanis Khamsi's review of Melissa Etheridge (and more)

This was no ordinary jazz concert. Thousands gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to kick off World Pride. Premier Kathleen Wynne made a surprise appearance to anoint the festival, promising to make Ontario the most accepting place on earth for the LGBTQ community...

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