Introducing the Jazz Man!

Meet the Jazz Man, our newest addition to the Festival. Follow him on Twitter as he takes you behind the scenes and shows you around. Every now and then he'll get into some hijinks and antics, but it's all in good fun. So come along for the ride, some good laughs and a new adventure. You just never know where he might show up next.

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The Festival kicks off in 30 days!

Mark your calendars, get the babysitter lined up, buy your tickets ASAP and save the date because on Thursday, June 19 we're kicking off our 28th anniversary with lots of options for opening night!

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The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live! with Alex Samaras

At each session of The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live!, Artistic Director Josh Grossman chats with a local musician about, and plays tracks from, some of the artists performing at the 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. For this session, Josh sat down with local vocalist extraordinaire Alex Samaras to discuss some of the singers performing at the 2014 Festival.

Lettuce + DDBB

When a 7-piece Brooklyn-based juggernaut meets a New Orleans brass band known for its high-octane performances, a good time is sure to be had! On Wednesday, June 25 at Nathan Phillips Square, a party is exactly what we're throwing.

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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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Jesse Cole's review of Gregory Porter

The scene inside the Enwave Theatre Thursday night was less reminiscent of a jazz performance than it was of a Justin Bieber concert. The crowd was filled with girlish screams and whistles and an air of swooning excitement as the acclaimed Gregory Porter was set to take the stage.

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Chaka V.'s review of Jason Moran

Pianist Jason Moran knows how to set the scene. His June 26th show at the Horseshoe Tavern, featuring Meshell Ndegeocello, was a vibrant night dedicated to the music of Fats Waller.

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Chaka V.'s review of Robert Glasper

The crowd was passionate about Glasper - fans who had attended that notorious show shouted “Welcome back! Welcome back!” as soon as the band stepped on stage at the Horseshoe Tavern. Some arrived early to stake out territory right up front. Three young women dressed in American Apparel gear sat on stools at the edge of the stage with a bouquet of flowers resting where Glasper would later play, and they light-heartedly joked with me that they realized they looked like “fan girls.”

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Jesse Cole reviews and interviews Ted Quinlan

Guitar virtuoso, Humber College professor, and acclaimed professional sideman Ted Quinlan headlined an intimate performance at Mezzetta Restaurant and Tapas Bar on June 25 along with fellow Humber professor, bassist Mike Downes. Both Quinlan and Downes have storied careers in jazz, performing the world over and playing with top names such as Oliver Jones, Diana Krall, Chet Baker, Moe Koffman, Guido Basso and Doug Riley.

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Jesse Cole's interview with Ranee Lee

Last Sunday the Jazz Bistro, situated at 251 Victoria Street in Toronto, was the scene of much excitement as one of Canada’s great jazz vocalists, Ranee Lee, took the stage along with her husband and accompanying guitarist Richard Ring...Lee spoke to the TD Jazz News Corps in between her sets at the Jazz Bistro about her rise to fame, her introduction to jazz, and her thoughts on contemporary jazz in Canada and Toronto.

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