TD Discovery Series Special Projects - past winners

The TD Discovery Series Special Projects, created by Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) with the support of TD, encourages the creation, development and presentation of special projects by jazz musicians in the City of Toronto. Through a juried process, successful applicants are awarded a bursary and obtain marketing and public relations support from TDJ.

Since 2011, the Special Projects initiative has supported an outstanding variety of presentations. Here's a list of past winners:

2016

  • Amanda Tosoff - Words CD release - March 10, 2016 at The Music Gallery
  • Sundar Viswanathan's AVATAAR - Petal CD release - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Lula Lounge
  • David Occhipinti - Art Song Project debut - Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Alliance Française
  • Nick Fraser - Too Many Continents/Starer double CD release - Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday May 5, 2016 at The Rex Hotel

2015

  • Alexander Brown - The Process - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Lula Lounge
  • Robi Botos Movin' Forward CD Release - Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Jazz Bistro
  • Tom Richards’ Riverrun Marathon 2.0 - Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Beit Zatoun
  • Introducing the Alex Goodman Chamber Quintet - Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Jazz Bistro

2014

  • The Nancy Walker Quintet's CD release concert - February 27, 2014 at Gallery 345
  • The Heavyweights Brass Band CD release concert - March 6, 2014 at Lula Lounge
  • The Beverly Taft Meets the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra CD release concert - April 24, 2014 at The Jazz Bistro

2013

  • Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything CD Release - February 10, 2013 at Lula Lounge
  • Sarah Jerrom The Yeats Project - March 16, 2013 at St. George the Martyr Church
  • Shannon Graham and The Storytellers CD Release - April 17, 2013 at Gallery 345

2012

  • Andrew Downing and John Southworth Easterween, as part of the Spectrum concert series - April 4 and 5, 2012 at Lower Ossington Theatre
  • Tova Kardonne The Thing Is CD Release - April 22, 2012 at 918 Bathurst Street
  • Mike Downes In the Current Ensemble concert - May 9, 2012 at Gallery 345

2011

  • Ernesto Cervini Mem3 Concert - February 10, 2011 at Trane Studio
  • Barry Elmes Quintet CD Release - March 10 & 11, 2011 at The Rex
  • Jean Martin Barnyard Triple CD Release - April 9, 2011 at 918 Bathurst
  • Fern Lindzon CD Release - April 28, 2011 at Lula Lounge

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