The AD's Guide to Jazz - Live! is now online

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.

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Introducing the Jazz Man!

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.

Want to get in on the fun? Get your own Jazz Man by clicking on the link below.

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The Festival kicks off in 30 days!

Mark your calendars, get the babysitter lined up, buy your tickets ASAP and save the date because on Thursday, June 19 we're kicking off our 28th anniversary with lots of options for opening night!

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Jazz for the Teach

Has your scat gone flat? Is your cadence feeling less than perfect? If you're a junior or high school music teacher looking to refresh your jazz chops, we're here to help!

Join us on Sunday, June 22 at the Paintbox Bistro for Jazz For the Teach, an interactive session geared towards middle and high school music teachers looking to hone their jazz teaching skills. 

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New music to get you Festival ready!

With festival season quickly approaching that can only mean one music is coming our way! Here are five artists with new projects we can look forward to when they play the Festival this summer.
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Lettuce + DDBB

When a 7-piece Brooklyn-based juggernaut meets a New Orleans brass band known for its high-octane performances, a good time is sure to be had! On Wednesday, June 25 at Nathan Phillips Square, a party is exactly what we're throwing.

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Jazzing it up with Measha

The transition from classical to jazz is no easy feat, but Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman makes it look effortless. Her latest album, I've Got a Crush on You, released in 2012, features a collection of contemporary songs including covers from Ron Sexsmith, Cole Porter, Gershwin and Joni Mitchell.

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Soul Sisters

The legendary Chaka Khan kicks off the Festival this summer when she returns for a special night of music at the Kool Haus on Thursday, June 19 - 8pm.

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Trombone Shorty Discusses New Album and Hip-Hop Influences

Life+Times caught up with Trombone Shorty to talk about his new album, Say That To Say This,and the influence of hip-hop on his music.

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One person's trash is another's violin

A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.

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