Youth Jazz Showcase

A celebration of outstanding young talent from at home and abroad, Toronto Downtown Jazz each year brings together three groups, featuring emerging jazz artists from around the country and around the world, for two days of music, mentorship and fun. Day one, hosted by Youth Jazz Canada at Humber College, includes rehearsals, jam sessions and shared musical experiences; the Youth Jazz Showcase culminates on day two with a performance by all three groups.

The 2016 Youth Jazz Showcase featured the National Youth Jazz Combo (Canada), David Gilmore and the BGJI Quintet (from Berklee College in Boston) and, from Hokkaido, Japan (and back by popular demand), North Pandemic Groove Quartet.

Details on the 2017 Youth Jazz Showcase will be released soon. In the meantime, this video from the 2016 Showcase will give you a better sense of the initiative:

The Youth Jazz Showcase was generously supported by the Ken Page Memorial Trust and The Asper Foundation.