Speaking of powerful 1-2 punches, the Jane Mallett Theatre plays host to, not two, but three incredible jazz musicians when the Festival kicks off. Don't believe us? Just read some of the quotes these artists have been garnering.
The first two Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live! sessions are now online. At each session, Artistic Director Josh Grossman chats with a special guest about a different series of concerts at this year's TD Toronto Jazz Festival. This year's sessions were recorded by Regent Radio. Four sessions were recorded; two are now available online as audio podcasts: in one, Josh chats with Alex Samaras about vocalists; in the other, Josh chats with Larnell Lewis about the influence of R&B.
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 drummer and educator Larnell Lewis to discuss the influence of R&B on some of the acts appearing at this year’s festival.
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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