We are thrilled to announce the winners of the TD Discovery Series Special Projects initiative: pianist, poet and lyric composer Amanda Tosoff; Juno-nominated saxophonist Sundar Viswanathan; acclaimed drummer Nick Fraser; and guitarist/composer David Occhipinti.
The TD Discovery Series Special Projects provides marketing and public relations support, as well as a bursary, to a group of artists whose special projects – ones that go beyond their usual scope of work – demonstrate a particular passion and vibrancy. The main objective is to encourage the creation, development and presentation of new material on the Toronto music scene.
All submissions were carefully reviewed by a panel of judges that included critically acclaimed saxophonist Richard Underhill; music and arts journalist Mike Doherty; Christy DiFelice, Toronto Arts Council Music Officer; and Markham Jazz Festival Artistic Director Sarah Kim Turnbull.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 — Amanda Tosoff CD release, The Music Gallery
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — Sundar Viswanathan CD release, Lula Lounge
Sunday, April 24, 2016 — David Occhipinti, concert, Alliance Française
Wednesday, May 4, Thursday May 5, 2016 — Nick Fraser double-CD release, Rex Hotel