Young Talent Development

Jazz Youth Summit 2015 Participant

For several years the Festival has been steering two educational programs to train and encourage budding young talent.

The TD Jazz Youth Summit is the only national program that invites emerging young artists from coast to coast to spend more than a week living and breathing music. Now in its 12th year, the Summit has mentored over 170 young musicians – many of whom have gone on to establish their jazz credentials in the music industry.

The local JazzEd program provides high school students with the opportunity to work with professional musicians in one-on-one and ensemble formats to build skills, confidence and performance techniques.

“It was one of the most musically rewarding experiences I’ve ever been a part of.”

Andrew Skepasts, 2016 Participant

Your contribution makes this possible!

Workshops │ Accommodation │ Travel │ Instructors │ Artist fees │ Stage production

The money we raise from your donations will go directly to support these youth programs. Make sure to catch the TD Jazz Youth Summit and JazzEd performances in 2017!


  $100 - $499 $500 - $999  $1,000 - $2,999  $3,000 - $4,999  $5,000+
Advance notice of events and concerts  x  x  x  x  x
Gold Pass pre-sale x x x x x
Print and/or online recognition (subject to deadlines) º x x x x x
Members night in the VIP tent during the Festival x x x x x
Two single tickets to the 2017 Winter Festival   x x x x
Two single tickets to the 2017 Festival   x x x x
Two Platinum tickets to the 2017 Festival     x x x
Two 2017 Festival t-shirts     x x x
2017 Opening Night invitations for four       x x
Four drink tickets to one show at Confederation Park       x x
First four donations receive a signed poster by Festival artists       x x
Dinner and backstage tour with Programming Manager (max 4 people)         x
Invitation to a soundcheck at the NAC Studio (subject to approval)         x