Jazz Educator Profile: Tara Davidson

TDJ News Corps member David Cruz recently chatted with Tara Davidson as part of his Jazz Educator Profile mini-series. Read the interview here.

The TDJ News Corps is an initiative geared towards post-secondary students who are interested in writing about jazz. Find out more here.

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Lorne Lofsky: Profile of an Artist

TDJ News Corps member David Cruz had the opportunity to chat with one of Canada's guitar greats, Lorne Lofsky. Read the interview here.

The TDJ News Corps is an initiative geared towards post-secondary students who are interested in writing about jazz. Find out more here.

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David Cruz profiles Chelsea McBride

TDJ News Corps member David Cruz chatted recently with rising jazz star Chelsea McBride. Read the interview here.

The TDJ News Corps is an initiative geared towards post-secondary students who are interested in writing about jazz. Find out more here.

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Warren Schlote chats with Oliver Jones

In the first of his 3-part series on jazz past, present and future, TDJ News Corps member Warren Schlote spoke with Canadian jazz piano legend Oliver Jones. Read the interview here.

The TDJ News Corps is an initiative geared towards post-secondary students who are interested in writing about jazz. Find out more here.

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Niagara Jazzfest gives preview in T.O.

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival are celebrating their third edition July 29-31 and Toronto Jazz fans who have not yet had their fill by the time they're done with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the Beaches Jazz Festival, can take a ride down the QEW and hear more great jazz in a positively idyllic setting.

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David Cruz chats with MIke Murley

TDJ News Corps member David Cruz is embarking on a two-part series of interviews with some the outstanding jazz musicians who perform and teach in Toronto year-round. For the first part, he chatted with local saxophonist and educator Mike Murley. Read the interview here.

More information about the TDJ News Corps is available here.

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The TDJ News Corps is back!

We're pleased to welcome the 2016 TDJ News Corps - two aspiring jazz journalists selected to mentor with established arts journalists. Meet the participants and their mentors here.

Warren Schlote, one of this year's participants, has written a Festival preview article - including excerpts from an interview with Artistic Director Josh Grossman. Read the article here.

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Critics praise new Michael Franti album

Michael Franti & Spearhead released its ninth studio project Soulrocker on June 1, 2016. Known for harmonious peace messages, Franti returns and delivers with his positive musical collective.

Early reviews describe a seasoned San Francisco frontman holding onto his roots while incorporating EDM influences. Toronto’s Exclaim reviewer Ryan B. Patrick hears Diplo in the autobiographical track “My Lord”, spilling stories of finding Franti’s birth parents with percolating rhythms and catchy melodies.

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Born to be Blue tribute to Chet at Jazz Bistro

Chet Baker lovers have yet another reason to come to this year’s TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
Launched at TIFF last year, Robert Budreau’s film Born to be Blue examines the life of trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. Actor Ethan Hawke plays the acclaimed musician with a lifelong struggle with addiction.

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Gregory Porter's new album getting Raves

This past Friday, Gregory Porter released Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning album, Liquid Spirit.

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