About Us

Serving the Jazz Community Since 1987

What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days as more than 1,500 musicians entertain all across the city. The Festival has become a destination event, not just for music lovers but for some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world, reinforcing its reputation as a leader in artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.
The festival's continued success and growth is a testament to strong relationships with stakeholders including patrons, Toronto City Council, Members of Parliament, corporate sponsors, volunteers, private donors and all levels of government. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is endorsed by Toronto City Council, international artists and has been designated as an event of municipal significance that enhances Canada’s international reputation.

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz, a Canadian registered charity (No. 12969 0269 RR0001). 

Cultural + Economic Impact

By The Numbers

35,000+

Presented over 35,000 artists – 85% of whom were Canadian

3,400+

Presented over 3,400 free public events

$580M

Contributed over $580 million to the GTA economy

71,000hrs

Volunteers have contributed over 71,000 hours of their time

12M

Welcomed 12 million music-goers to the Festival

Awards

BIZBASH Magazine
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2011 - #4 Festival & Parades
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2012 - #4 Festival & Parades
Top 100 Events in Canada 2013 - #4 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2013 - #1 Music Event
Top 100 Events in Canada 2014 - #4 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2014 - #1 Music Event
Top 100 Events in Canada 2015 - #3 Music Events
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2015 - #1 Music Event
Top 100 Events in Canada 2016 - #5 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2016 - #3 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2017 - #1 Music Event
Top 100 Events in Canada 2017 - #5 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2018 - #1 Music Event
Top 100 Events in Canada 2018 - #1 Music Event
Toronto's Top 100 Events 2019 - #1 Music Event
Natonal Jazz Awards Canada
2006 Best Jazz Festival in Canada
2007 Best Jazz Festival in Canada
Festival and Events Ontario
2006 Best Apparel
2010 Best Merchandise
2012 Best Youth Initiative
2012 Best Poster
Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards
2014 Jazz Hero - Patrick Taylor