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YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Oct 3 5:06pm

This is nothing new, and shouldn't be a surprise. But it kinda hurt. There was some pretty great music happening on stage - especially Sunday night - being performed by seasoned professionals. And people didn't want to pay $9 to hear it.

This one time…at the jazz festival…

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jul 25 4:47pm

It's a bit hard to believe, but the 2013 TD Toronto Jazz Festival wrapped up nearly one month ago. Over the past several weeks, I've enjoyed some downtime, and have had a chance to process various aspects of this year's festival. We had our official internal post-festival review last week, and it helped to distill some of my thoughts even further. There is lots to discuss…so rather than tackle it all in one post, I'll start today with two topics.

Wait, what?!

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Sat Jun 29 10:05am

How can it be the last official day of the 2013 TD Toronto Jazz Festival? I mean, I guess it makes sense - it's Saturday, I'm exhausted, my ears are full of great music, and Canada Day is right around the corner. But still - already? Well, here's my report on the second last day…

Two for the price of one

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Thu Jun 27 10:37am

I had a hectic morning yesterday - as you may know, my big band performed at 12:30 as part of the Big Band Series - and so I'm a day behind on my blogging. As a result, I'm going to keep the two days worth of summaries fairly brief…

Tuesday June 25

Music is fun

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Tue Jun 25 10:02am

I've probably already used that title for a blog post at some point in the last four years but I'm tired, it's hot, and the power is out at home, so my creative muse is clearly stuck in transit. But also, after yesterday's lineup, it's a most appropriate title. Here's the rundown:

Summer has arrived

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jun 24 10:43am

If there was any doubt about whether summer had arrived in Toronto, it was put to rest yesterday - beautiful sunshine, and hot, hot, hot. I was particularly thankful yesterday for the big tent - which provided much-needed shelter for the 12:30 show - and the various air conditioned venues. Here's a quick recap of my Sunday:

The sun'll come out…

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Sun Jun 23 10:14am

So - did anyone notice that it rained yesterday? Yeesh…that was a lot of water falling from the sky. For the most part, I think, we were able to stay on schedule - thanks to all of the musicians for being good sports in sometimes challenging circumstances. All of our stages are covered, but that doesn't always matter when the rain is coming fast and furious like it did yesterday. Here's a rundown of my travels on the first full day of programming at this year's TD Toronto Jazz Festival:

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