The TD Toronto Jazz Festival wrapped its 33rd edition on Sunday, June 30th after presenting more than 175 free performances throughout the 10-day run. Announced, as part of the festivities, was the Stingray Rising Stars awards handed out to emerging talent in the Festival lineup.
The four finalists chosen included vocalist Caity Gyorgy, Moneka Arabic Jazz, clarinettist Virginia MacDonald and Sydanie with Kelson Fredericks and The Dirty B Sides. Each finalist received a $500 prize with Sydanie, Kelson Fredericks and The Dirty B Sides receiving an additional $500 as the winner of the Rising Star Award.
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is pleased to partner with Stingray for this inaugural award. Over the years, Stingray has partnered with numerous industry organizations and regional festivals to offer cash awards and provide showcase opportunities to great new Canadian talent of all genres.