The TDJ News Corps

Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) is pleased to present the annual TDJ News Corps, 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.

Check this page during the festival as the TDJ News Corps members post their articles – concert reviews, artist interviews and other editorial content.

The 2013 TDJ News Corps is:

Gregory Porter turns his audience into "Beliebers!"

The scene inside the Enwave Theatre Thursday night was less reminiscent of a jazz performance than it was of a Justin Bieber concert.

Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party featuring Meshell Ndegeocello: What's Old is New Again!

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.

Robert Glasper Experiment: Changing the Face of Jazz

Robert Glasper’s last Toronto show (fall, 2012) was one for the books.

Ted Quinlan and Mike Downes thrill festival crowd with intimate show at Mezzettas!

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 pro

In the Name of Jazz: Ranee Lee speaks on her humble start in showbiz and the state of jazz today.

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

Dr. John - A Big Shot For Real!

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Mavis Staples - A force of nature

The double bill of Mavis Staples and Dr. John was one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the 2013 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Me & the Rex: A Jazz Journey!

I have never questioned my love of jazz. I’ve never questioned my jazz preferences. I listen to it every day and simply enjoy it, clumping it all together under one nonspecific label.

Mary Margaret O'Hara proves once again why she's a national treasure!

Mary Margaret O’Hara at Musideum

Maylee Todd's Got It!

Maylee Todd made her solo debut in 2010 with the album Choose Your Own Adventure. CYOA affirmed her status as a performer prepared to take risks.

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