The TDJ News Corps

The annual TDJ News Corps is an initiative geared towards post-secondary students who are interested in writing about jazz. Successful applicants to the TDJ News Corps program are given full media accreditation for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, granting them unprecedented access to the festival – attending and reviewing concerts for free, interviewing artists and experiencing the festival from behind the scenes. In addition, TDJ News Corps members are assigned a mentor – an experienced music journalist. This year’s mentors are David Dacks, writer for Exclaim! and CBC Music; and Jennie Punter, editor, Musicworks magazine.

Check this page throughout the festival for TDJ News Corps articles – concert reviews, artist interviews and other editorial content.

The 2014 TDJ News Corps is:

  • Yanis Khamsi, a singer-songwriter and student in the Bachelor of Journalism program at Humber College. (Read more about Yanis.)
  • Benjamin Thomas, a drummer and recent graduate from Ivey Business School at Western University. (Read more about Benjamin.)
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