The TD Toronto Jazz Festival returns this summer with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, a weekly concert series broadcasting live from the JAZZ.FM91 studios.
Every Friday at 5 p.m. ET from July 2 to Sept. 3, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, presented by TD, features some of the most outstanding and sought-after musicians in the city — local legends and leading lights of Toronto’s jazz scene. Each weekly performance will air live on JAZZ.FM91 and stream on Facebook.
“When the 2021 TD Toronto Jazz Festival was cancelled, we were disappointed, but ultimately not surprised,” says artistic director Josh Grossman. “But rather than dwell on what we can’t do, we’ve decided to focus on what we can. This series kicks off our 35th anniversary celebrations; in 2022, we’ll present the 35th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. That’s 35 years of producing one of Canada’s largest international jazz festivals, presenting some of the best music in the world, and supporting Toronto’s outstanding local musicians.”
Over 10 weeks, the Summer Series will feature 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 34 years, from emerging artists to the best of the best; from traditional jazz to new sounds; from mentorship to community connections.
“We’re thrilled to partner with TD Toronto Jazz Festival again to broadcast their Summer Series,” says Dana Wigle, general manager of JAZZ.FM91. “For 34 years the festival has been supporting the jazz community and has been synonymous with summer in Toronto. They never disappoint. While we can’t all gather together in person, the exceptional team at TD Toronto Jazz Festival has put together an amazing summer lineup and we’re honoured to broadcast the concerts live so that the community can enjoy great live music every Friday all summer long.”
Subject to change without advance notice
- July 2: Shakura S’Aida
- July 9: Sammy Jackson Quintet
- July 16: Elmer Ferrer Group
- July 23: The Shuffle Demons
- July 30: Jesse Ryan & Bridges
- Aug. 6: Joe Sealy Quartet
- Aug. 13: The Sweet Hots
- Aug. 20: Rich Brown’s New Abeng Quartet
- Aug. 27: Lorne Lofsky Quartet
- Sept. 3: Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
For more information, visit torontojazz.com.