Tom Richards' Riverrun at Beit Zatoun April 25

Tom Richards' Riverrun presents an all-day, non-stop music marathon at Beit Zatoun on Saturday, April 25 as part of the Special Projects. The quartet will play original compositions from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., and include special guests such as percussionist Blake Howard, dancer Mateo Galindo and guitarist Avi Granite. For more information, click here.

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Alex Goodman at the Jazz Bistro April 30

Our fourth and final presentation of the Special Projects features a new group led by guitarist Alex Goodman: the Alex Goodman Chamber Quintet. In preparation for an upcoming recording, the Quintet will perform original compositions as well as arrangements of classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Scott Joplin and Schubert. Alex will be joined by Michael Davidson (vibraphone), Andrew Downing (cello), Felicity Williams (vocals) and special guest Rogerio Boccato (percussion).

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A New Series to Spotlight Local Talents

Bringing fresh jazz to the forefront of the city’s music scene, the new TD Discovery Series will present year-round live music and educational performances featuring some of the best talent in the Toronto scene. Designed by Toronto Downtown Jazz, producers of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, with the generous support of TD Bank Group, this new initiative encourages the creation, development, and presentation of unique, new programming by local jazz musicians.

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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!

Read the full review...

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