The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series is a weekly concert series, broadcasting live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91, which kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations, culminating in the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, 2022. Presented by TD, the Summer Concert Series highlights 10 local acts who each bring their own unique perspective to the performance of jazz, and reflect a variety of the elements which have been part of the Festival over the past 35 years: from emerging artists and young lions to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.
The Toronto Jazz Festival burst out of the gates in 1987 with eight days of outstanding music. That first Festival established our mandate of featuring the best jazz musicians from Toronto, across the country and around the world – and Canadian jazz treasure Jane Bunnett was there. Jane played the first ever Toronto Jazz Festival and since then has remained a Festival regular, showcasing her substantial and varied body of work.