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Festival prime time

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jul 26 3:53pm

It's been almost a month since we wrapped the 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival and I feel myself slowly going into jazz festival withdrawal. Happily, there are still lots of festivals to catch around Ontario over the next several weeks. In case you're suffering from similar symptoms, I figured I would list some of the upcoming festivals. As is always the case when creating these sorts of lists, it's likely that I've missed a few. If you notice something missing, let me know.

Ten days later...

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jul 2 10:57pm

Today was kind of weird, in a mixed-bag kind of way. I woke up on my own schedule; had no concerts to attend, no interviews to prepare; and spent the entire day with my family. But I also didn't hear any live shows, meet any new jazz fans, or see the great people I got to work with over the ten days of this year's TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Happily, there's a whole other wonderful world outside of festival-land (who knew?!), and on the festival front, we ended things on a high note...

In a Mellow Tone

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Sun Jul 1 10:25am

Happy Canada Day! It's amazing to think that ten days ago we were launching the 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival...and here we are on the last day. I'm experiencing mixed feelings - I've truly had a great festival and am sad that it's ending, but I'm looking forward to reconnecting with my family and a return to a more regular sleep schedule.

Day 9 of the festival featured some music of a more mellow - but no less interesting - tone.

Decisions, decisions!

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jun 28 9:20am

It's hard to believe that we're now into the last four days of the festival! These past few days have been particularly busy, and yesterday I had to choose between several night-time shows. Here's a quick run-down of my day.

An all-ages event

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Wed Jun 27 10:32am

Day five of the festival included activity which featured every generation of jazz musician and jazz lover, from high school students to long-time fans, from emerging artists to seasoned pros.

And the crowd went wild

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Tue Jun 26 9:17am

Day 4 of the festival provided lots of thrills for audience members, but also some not insubstantial spills...

The day got off to a bit of a discombobulated start. The KPMT Inside Track, scheduled to start at 12:30, was pushed back to 1:00 due to a city event on the square. The time change meant an errand I had to run took me away from the square exactly when Jim Galloway was sitting down with Roberta Gambarini. I had been looking forward to hearing the chat, but by all reports it was a great session.