For the past 25 years, Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) has worked to promote the art of jazz and to engage a diverse public through an internationally-renowned organization devoted to year round activities and initiatives. Toronto Downtown Jazz produces the annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival, recognized as one of North America's premier jazz festivals. Josh has been Artistic Director for Toronto Downtown Jazz since January, 2010.
As Artistic Director, Josh helps to shape the artistic direction of the annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival; proposes and oversees initiatives which diversify TDJ activities (such as educational programming, the TDJ Special Projects initiative, community information sessions and more); works on audience outreach and engagement; builds relationships with local jazz musicians and presenters, as well as with local presenters in other styles of music; builds relationships with international jazz artists, agents and presenters; and builds relationships with international political and cultural representatives where appropriate.
For more information on Toronto Downtown Jazz please visit www.torontojazz.com.