“ I have never been so inspired to practice, write, and perform music until after this... life-changing experience.”
– Irene Harrett, 2017 Participant
About the TD Jazz Youth Summit
The TD Jazz Youth Summit is a program run by the Ottawa Jazz Festival that brings together top young musicians from across the nation.
Taking place during the Festival, the Summit provides young Canadian musicians a rare platform to develop their big band experience by working with internationally acclaimed musicians and clinicians, culminating in two performances on the Main Stage.
The eight day all-expenses paid residency, from June 23rd to July 1st, will stay with the participants well after the Festival is over by building close friendships with peers, often resulting in lifelong professional partnerships.
Renowned Canadian jazz trumpet player and University of Toronto professor, Jim Lewis is the Summit’s Music Director. Besides recruiting the participants from across the nation and conducting rehearsals, he invites visiting musicians to the Festival to conduct workshops for Summit participants during their residence.
Participants also have the opportunity to perform alongside professional jazz musicians and legends during the Late Night Jam sessions happening every night at 10:30pm.
- Festival access
- Daily master classes and rehearsals
- Performance opportunities at the Festival
- Paid transportation
- Shared hotel accommodation
- A music experience like no other
Deadline for 2018 applications is Monday, April 23rd.