Josh Grossman's blog

Revised Xylopholks advisory

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jul 1 3:54pm

Please read carefully the following update from Jazz Central Command:

We have received new intelligence about the Xylopholks. It seems they caught wind of our surveillance and tried to sneak one past us. Please note that although Pink Gorilla has been seen, it seems that Cookie Monster has been replaced with a skunk. Although this situation kind of stinks, our best people are keeping watch on the situation.

July already?!

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jul 1 11:03am

So, last night was a bit of a late night, so my vocabulary centers aren't firing on all cylinders. With that in mind, this blog post will be slightly abbreviated (as opposed to the exquisitely crafted (?!) verbosity of previous posts), so that my brain isn't too taxed and you don't have to decipher enormously long run-on sentences peppered with poor grammar such as what this sentence is turning into. Plus, it sounds as though my neighbour is rocking out to Guitar Hero so I'm a bit distracted...

Rain? What rain?

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jun 28 10:53am

So I don't know if you noticed, but it rained a bit yesterday. A fair bit. Happily, the inclement weather didn't dampen (ha!) our spirits - day three of the festival was chalk full of well-attended musical excitement.

What a day!

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Sun Jun 27 11:08am

To say that yesterday was an "eventful" day in Toronto is a bit of an understatement. Happily, though, we were unscathed at Nathan Phillips Square, and none of the music suffered. Here's a run-down:

Here we go...

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Fri Jun 25 1:07pm

After ten months of preparation, hundreds of phone calls, countless emails, and logistics more complicated than early space vehicles, we're ready to go: tonight we launch the 24th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. I'm looking forward to ten outstanding days of jazz, and am excited to experience the festival for the first time as Artistic Director. I'll be keeping up with my blogging each day during the festival, recounting highlights, challenges, and all-round shenanigans.