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Musical contrasts

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jun 25 5:19pm

If jazz - and all its various kinds - can be represented by a rainbow, all of the colours were on display last night…

(Hey. Gimme a break. Opening lines are hard.)

What time is it?

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jun 22 4:30pm

Like, literally. My alarm went off at 5:45 am this morning, so I’m a little foggy on details like time of day and complete sentences. I didn’t even realize there was a 5:45 in the morning…

So far so good

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Sat Jun 20 3:25pm

If my typing looks a little jumpy, it’s because I’m bopping along to the Freshkills Collective and Junia-T, part of our Groove and Graffiti festivities at Nathan Phillips Square…

And so it begins

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Wed Jun 17 4:25pm

Almost two weeks of festivities, shenanigans, fun and incredible music. The 2015 TD Toronto Jazz Festival gets underway tomorrow!

Each year around this time I write a blog post highlighting the various ways you can take in the jazz festival. The idea of exploration always seems to be central - discovering new artists and new venues, checking out a style outside your usual tastes or maybe even outside your comfort zone. Whatever you're seeking, you're sure to find it somewhere over the 12 days of the festival.

Moar partners!

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jun 15 3:13pm

We're in the final run-up to this year's festival and the office is abuzz with the kind of controlled (ish) chaos always present at this time of year. There are last-minute logistics to work out, schedules to create, and shows to push - this morning I did an interview en francais. (Or, perhaps more accurately, franglais.)

A plethora of partners

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jun 11 10:13am

Believe it or not, opening night of the 2015 TD Toronto Jazz Festival is only a week away! The artists are all booked, the shows all announced, and we're picking up steam. I'm looking forward to twelve or so great days of concerts, socializing and seeing how my body reacts to several nights in a row without much sleep. I believe coffee and I are going to become even better friends. (Which reminds me - best espresso near Nathan Phillips Square?)

Celebrations euphoric and bittersweet

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jun 4 4:36pm

The 2015 TD Toronto Jazz Festival is only two weeks away. That's a bit ridiculous. To suggest that things have been a little hectic around here would be an understatement and now, suddenly, it's almost go time.

Before launching into festival pre-amble mode, though, I wanted to pause and reflect on two celebrations which took place last week. As this post's title suggests, the first was euphoric; the second, bittersweet.