As I write this morning, I'm finding it hard to believe that it's already day eight...that today is our last day of activity on Nathan Phillips Square...that there are only two days left...it's been quite a ride!
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Please read carefully the following update from Jazz Central Command:
We have received new intelligence about the Xylopholks. It seems they caught wind of our surveillance and tried to sneak one past us. Please note that although Pink Gorilla has been seen, it seems that Cookie Monster has been replaced with a skunk. Although this situation kind of stinks, our best people are keeping watch on the situation.
So, last night was a bit of a late night, so my vocabulary centers aren't firing on all cylinders. With that in mind, this blog post will be slightly abbreviated (as opposed to the exquisitely crafted (?!) verbosity of previous posts), so that my brain isn't too taxed and you don't have to decipher enormously long run-on sentences peppered with poor grammar such as what this sentence is turning into. Plus, it sounds as though my neighbour is rocking out to Guitar Hero so I'm a bit distracted...
The following advisory was released this morning from Jazz Central Command. Please read it carefully:
Okay. I think I've officially lost track of what day it is. I'm just back from the Hard Rock Cafe and am unsure - is it Tuesday night? Wednesday morning? Does it really matter?
Day four of the festival was full of great music, some learning experiences and thankfully, with my stubborn "it's not going to rain" attitude, only about 17 seconds of rain.
So I don't know if you noticed, but it rained a bit yesterday. A fair bit. Happily, the inclement weather didn't dampen (ha!) our spirits - day three of the festival was chalk full of well-attended musical excitement.
To say that yesterday was an "eventful" day in Toronto is a bit of an understatement. Happily, though, we were unscathed at Nathan Phillips Square, and none of the music suffered. Here's a run-down:
Day one is done...and it was a great way to kick off the festival.
After ten months of preparation, hundreds of phone calls, countless emails, and logistics more complicated than early space vehicles, we're ready to go: tonight we launch the 24th edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. I'm looking forward to ten outstanding days of jazz, and am excited to experience the festival for the first time as Artistic Director. I'll be keeping up with my blogging each day during the festival, recounting highlights, challenges, and all-round shenanigans.