The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is excited to announce the OLG First Plays initiative, which seeks to showcase music by Ontario-based artists, regardless of age or career stage, who have not previously performed as a leader on an official TD Toronto Jazz Festival stage. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop or more, we want to hear what's making you proud!
Each week from November 30 through April 26, Artistic Director Josh Grossman will select a different artist from submissions to participate in the OLG First Plays initiative. Each selected artist will be showcased on a dedicated page on our website, and on the TD Toronto Jazz Festival's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Thanks to the generous support of OLG, selected artists will each be offered a $100 honorarium; 10 of the artists featured in the weekly profiles will also be invited to perform a full set - a paid performance - at the 2022 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
To submit your track for consideration, use our online submission form.