Heather Bambrick, Jane Bunnett, Reg Schwager, Neil Swainson, and more are standing by, ready to go live for JazzinToronto’s newly announced upcoming festival this July 20th – 23rd!
JazzinToronto Live: A Community Celebration is a free festival set to live-stream from some of the city’s most beloved venues. The four-day digital event will present an exciting roster teeming with the diverse talent the City of Toronto has to offer — including Laura Hubert, Rebecca Hennessy, Alexis Baro, Nathan Hiltz, Donovan Locke, Jesse Ryan, and Caity Gyorgy.
“JazzinToronto started in 2018 as a daily listings service on Instagram,” Founder and Co-Director Lina Welch shares. “Our mission is to connect Toronto jazz audiences, musicians, venues, and presenters — which has only become even more important during this challenging time.”
“When I joined JazzInToronto in January 2020, we had no idea what was in store for Toronto, the local jazz community, and the world-at-large with both the pandemic, and its ripple effect on live music,” Co-Director Ori Dagan adds. “Toronto and its music scene are hard-as-nails and determined to thrive, though, so when COVID hit, we became a presenter of weekly live-streamed performances with musicians from their living rooms.
“JazzinToronto: A Community Celebration is our first festival, and arrives at a time when there’s so much hope on the horizon for our city, and beyond!”
“What started as a mission to get local audiences out to enjoy all the great Jazz Toronto has to offer has turned into a new and expanded opportunity to spotlight our city’s incredible talent with a growing local, national, and international audience,” Welch says. “For an organization that started on a social media platform, it’s fitting that our first festival can be enjoyed in a similar way with audiences both from Toronto, and around the world.”
Endeavouring to remain accessible, the festival will be free to audiences tuning in via JazzinToronto’s Facebook page, facebook.com/
Venue partners include the Rex Hotel, Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge, Top O’ the Senator, Tranzac, DROM Taberna, The Emmet Ray, and Motel Bar as hosts for the initial broadcasts; the event will culminate in a double bill at Koerner Hall with multi-award winning headliners Jane Bunnett and Heather Bambrick.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.