The OLG First Plays at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival initiative seeks to showcase music by Ontario-based artists, regardless of age or career stage, who have not previously performed as a leader on an official TD Toronto Jazz Festival stage. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop or more, we want to hear what's making you proud!
Each week from November 30 through April 26, Artistic Director Josh Grossman will select one artist from submissions to participate in the OLG First Plays initiative. Each selected artist will be showcased on a dedicated page on our website, and on the TD Toronto Jazz Festival's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Thanks to the generous support of OLG, selected artists will each be offered a $100 honorarium; 10 of the artists featured in the weekly profiles will also be invited to perform a full set - a paid performance - at the 2022 TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
To submit your track for consideration, use the submission form below, ensuring that all required fields are completed. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, until all slots have been filled. Only artists selected to participate in the initiative will be contacted.