[intro]The Toronto Jazz Orchestra perform SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm on the Bell Main Stage. This is a free concert.[/intro]
Formed in 1998, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece big band made up of graduates from Toronto’s top university and college jazz programs – some of the city’s best young jazz musicians. Performing exciting and interesting big band music – from the leading edge of contemporary composition to the classic tunes of the past – the Toronto Jazz Orchestra seeks to educate, entertain, and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of big band jazz.
Over the past fifteen years the Toronto Jazz Orchestra has performed regularly at Toronto’s Rex Hotel. The ensemble won top prize at the Markham Jazz Festival’s Jazz Stars of the Future competition in 2000, and has appeared in the JVC, Beaches, Lakefield, Markham and Toronto Jazz Festivals.