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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Celebrating a Summer of Music with Nationwide Jazz Festivals

Celebrating a Summer of Music with Nationwide Jazz Festivals

The much anticipated jazz festivals, sponsored by TD, feature musically diverse headliners including Sarah McLachlan, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gregory Porter, Oliver Jones Trio and more

TORONTO, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - For the 13(th) year in a row, TD Bank Group celebrates music as the sponsor of jazz festivals across Canada, welcoming world-class musicians, critically acclaimed jazz artists and rising stars to perform for communities and share their love of music.

This year's lineups will showcase culturally and musically diverse programming including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel and more, featuring some of Canada's most recognized artists and musicians. TD's ongoing commitment to Canada's music scene brings these exciting festivals to Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax and Calgary.

"Celebrating over a decade of music support, TD is proud to host these talented performers, bringing the love of music to customers and communities," said Tyrrell Schmidt, Vice President, Global Brand and Customer Experience, Marketing, TD Bank Group. "We're thrilled to continue to bring great music to Canadians from coast-to-coast. The festivals create a unique platform for established and up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent and share their passion."

This year, TD welcomes headlining talent among the jazz festival lineups, including songwriter, rapper and record producer Ms. Lauryn Hill (Fugees) and Canadian music icon Sarah McLachlan. Also scheduled to perform are some of the most established jazz musicians in the industry including Joe Jackson, Gregory Porter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Oliver Jones Trio.

Shining a spotlight on rising stars, the festivals offer workshops for musicians to learn new skills and free concerts for the public to introduce young talent and student performers to their communities.

This summer's festival schedule includes:

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival June 16 - 26

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival June 22 - July 3

SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival June 24 - July 3

TD Toronto Jazz Festival June 24 - July 3

TD Victoria International JazzFest June 24 - July 3

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 24 - July 3

TD Montreal International Jazz Festival June 29 - July 9

TD Halifax Jazz Festival July 12 - 17

Calgary Folk Music Festival July 21 - 24

TD has been a significant supporter of music since 2003 and sponsors over 80 music festivals and more than 100 community music programs across Canada. TD helps create comfortable experiences for communities to come together to celebrate and share in the love of music and provide young people with access to music from coast-to-coast. Music fans can keep up-to-date on all TD Music initiatives by visiting and liking us on Facebook and following @TD_Canada on Twitter and Instagram.

About TD Music
Since 2003, TD has helped customers and communities experience the love of music by sponsoring major music festivals across Canada. Every year TD supports many music-based community and educational programs. Continuing with its commitment to support music programs throughout Canada, TD is proud to be a Premier Partner of the 2016 JUNO Awards and Live Nation's year-long concert series.

SOURCE TD Community, Environment and Music

TD Community, Environment and Music

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Nathan Marchio, NKPR,, 416-365-3630 x 243; Natasha Ferrari, TD Bank Group,, 416-983-7180

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