TD Toronto Jazz Festival working to reschedule concerts

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is in the midst of rescheduling some of the concerts it had planned for its 2020 edition this summer, which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Toronto’s cancellation of all permits and events up to June 30 made it impossible for the festival to proceed as planned.

“While difficult, we know it was the right decision,” organizers said in an email. “We are currently in the midst of rescheduling some of our concerts and will keep you updated as the information becomes available.”

The festival has already succeeded in rescheduling one of its headlining concerts.

Smokey Robinson, who was originally set to perform on June 22, is now slated for Thursday, Nov. 17 at Meridian Hall. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honoured at the rescheduled concert, and refunds are available for those who are unable to attend on the new date.

The festival is also still set to host Herbie Hancock on Sept. 3 at Meridian Hall, in celebration of the jazz legend’s 80th birthday.

“This pandemic has touched every one of our lives, affecting all that we do,” organizers said. “We can’t wait until we can be together again, celebrating the best in jazz from Toronto, around the province and across the country.”

Follow the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on social media for updates.