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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Jazzing it up with Measha

The transition from classical to jazz is no easy feat, but Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman makes it look effortless. Her latest album, I've Got a Crush on You, released in 2012, features a collection of contemporary songs including covers from Ron Sexsmith, Cole Porter, Gershwin and Joni Mitchell.

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Soul Sisters

The legendary Chaka Khan kicks off the Festival this summer when she returns for a special night of music at the Kool Haus on Thursday, June 19 - 8pm.

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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.

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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.

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Bela Fleck in Talking Your Tech

Grammy-winning banjo legend Bela Fleck tours the country playing acoustic banjo. But he uses technology to write music and edit recordings, as we discovered when we met him recently on a tour stop.

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Hargrove Talks Music, Twitter and the Year Ahead

From Life+Times:

Strictly using the Internet to keep up with Roy Hargrove is a difficult task. He’s not on Twitter, not very active on Facebook and no longer has his own website. He also hasn’t put out any studio albums since 2009. He’s a bit of an enigma online. Don’t be fooled however, Hargrove is still going quite strong, especially considering the struggle that exists for many.

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Top 10 Concerts of 2012

Now Magazine recently came out with their Year in Review issue and guess who made the Top 10 Concerts?

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Making Jazz in the Mainstream

From NPR Music:

Had you been watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno one Monday night last March, you might have seen pianist Robert Glasper leading his Experiment band from the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif. Had you preferred the Late Show with David Letterman, you might have seen bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding front a horn-heavy ensemble at the Ed Sullivan Theater in midtown Manhattan.

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The Layover: Toronto the Good

If you've ever been to Toronto, then you know there isn't one thing that really defines us. Instead, there are various factors at play that make this one of the best cities to live in and visit!

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