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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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.

Jazz on the Web

Top 10 Concerts of 2012

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

Jazz on the Web

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!

Jam Session

Year End, Best of Lists!

For list lovers, December is one of the greatest times of the year, not for the holiday season but because everyone has a year-end best-of list!

Jazz on the Web

Rare Artist Interviews Now Available for Streaming

The Library of Congress is now streaming, for free, rare artist interviews collected by author and veteran music industry executive Joe Smith.

Jam Session

Movies Under Fire

Two widely anticipated biopics in the making have recently come under fire for their casting choices.

Jazz on the Web

Mike DeiCont's review of Worst Pop Band Ever

The Worst Pop Band Ever is the total package - great compositions, unique covers and standup-worthy comedic banter. Deserving of better attendance, the group’s two-set night at The Winchester Kitchen was a highlight of the festival...Read the full story.


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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