Artist Submissions

Toronto Downtown Jazz accepts artist submissions year-round, however submissions must be received by December 15 in order to be considered for the following year's TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

Please read the following information carefully before making your submission to the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

All submissions must include:
→ a cover letter (one page max)
→ a bio
→ audio and/or video samples (we suggest three contrasting samples)

We strongly recommend that you submit via our online submission form, available here.

If you prefer to MAIL your submission, send it to:

Attention: artist submissions
Toronto Downtown Jazz
403 - 40 Holly Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4S 3C3

If you prefer to EMAIL your submission, include your cover letter and bio in the body of your email or as attachments (PDFs strongly preferred) and a LINK to recordings. DO NOT attach recordings or other large attachments to your email. Email your complete submission to

Please note: If you are a Canadian musician applying for touring funding from the Canada Council, you must clearly include the following sentence at the top of your submission, regardless of submission method: "I am applying for Canada Council touring funds".

Please do not send materials other than those requested above.

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive each year, only successful applicants will be notified. We aim to notify successful applicants by April 15 each year.

If you have any questions about the submission process please contact Artistic Director Josh Grossman.

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