June 24th – July 1st, 2018
Application Deadline: April 23, 2018
The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-expenses paid program for young musicians from across Canada.The selected nine piece band (rhythm section + 4 or 5 horns/melody-instruments/voice) is directed by Jim Lewis (University of Toronto) and is one of the strongest programs in the country. The band holds rehearsals every day, and performs twice on the main stage as well as other performance opportunities such as TV appearances. This fantastic opportunity allows for exposure to different styles of music, collaboration, personal development through improvising, composition, and group interaction.With multiple master classes by visiting artists (past visiting artists include Ethan Iverson, Marc Copeland, William Parker, Dave Douglas, Ben Monder, Jeff Ballard, Maria Schneider amongst many more) and full access to the festival, the TD Jazz Youth Summit is an incredible experience.
Here is the link to the program and application.