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 by 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 2019 Youth Jazz Showcase features the Humber National Youth Jazz Combo (Canada), the Caity Gyorgy Quintet, featuring outstanding undergraduates from the Humber College Music program and, from Berklee College of Music in Boston, The Berklee Quintet featuring Melissa Aldana. The Showcase concert is Tuesday June 25, 2:00-7:00 pm on the TD Mainstage on Cumberland Street.
To get a better sense of the Youth Jazz Showcase, check out this video from the Showcase's 2016 edition:
The 2019 Youth Jazz Showcase is generously supported by the Ken Page Memorial Trust, The Asper Foundation and Humber Music.