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🎷 HEY KMJF COMMUNITY! 🎷

In November 2023 we introduced the first annual VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION AWARD, in memory of our beloved former Board Member Beverley Salmon. This award was presented by our founder Molly Johnson and Bev's son Warren Salmon and given to the wonderful Paddy Lee at our volunteer appreciation event. Congratulations Paddy!!

Here are some photos from our event at Supermarket. 

2023 Recap video

by Content Day

KMJF exists because of our volunteers, and we thank each and everyone one of you!! If you would like to volunteer for this year's festival please sign up!

Congratulations to Marva Wisdom

Congratulations to our Board Member Marva Wisdom for her appointment to the Order of Ontario! The Order of Ontario is the highest honour that a civilian can receive in the province. Wisdom is being recognized for her work on diversity, inclusion, and belonging.  Well deserved!

We are so lucky to have Marva on our Board. 

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE A 
SIMPLY MAGICAL #KMJF2023

🎷 WHAT A GREAT YEAR 🎷

Our eighth annual festival was nothing short of MAGICAL. ✨ From the unparalleled performances to the buzzing energy in every corner, it was a weekend to remember.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to every single person who played a part: our exceptional musicians, our enthusiastic audiences, the dedicated team behind the scenes, our generous partners and donors, the welcoming venues, and of course, our tireless volunteers. You all made it possible!

From the depths of our jazzy hearts,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 🎶


Molly Johnson, O.O.C & the Kensington Market Jazz Family.

#MoreJazzPlease #JazzInTheSix #JazzInToronto 

#KMJF2023 #kensIngtonjazz

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW!

2023 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS!

THE FESTIVAL OPENING STREET MARCH STARRING THE SHUFFLE DEMONS AND THE HEAVYWEIGHTS BRASS BAND

INTIMATE PIANO SESSIONS AT TOM'S PLACE HOSTED BY JOHN DEVENISH

THE SLAIGHT MUSIC BIG BAND STAGE AT EL GORDO'S BACKYARD HOSTED BY JAYMZ BEE

BUSKING PERFORMANCES AT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES OZZY'S, EATIVE, NU BUGEL, WANDA'S PIE IN THE SKY & 4LIFE NATURAL FOODS

YOUTH PERFORMANCES PROGRAMMED BY MADOKA MURATA'S DISCOVERY THROUGH THE ARTS MUSIC SCHOOL

BELLEVUE SQUARE PARK'S GLOBAL MUSIC STAGE CURATED BY LULAWORLD HOSTED BY LAURA FERNANDEZ

MELANIE DOANE'S KIDS' UKULELE SCHOOL AT 4LIFE NATURAL FOODS, MARKING THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

POETRY JAZZ: TORONTO’S POET LAUREATE LILLIAN ALLEN WITH ROBERT PRIEST AND OCAD POETRY STUDENTS AT SUPERMARKET ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MERCH POP UP AT 4LIFE NATURAL FOODS FRIDAY 7-9PM, SATURDAY 1-9PM AND SUNDAY 1-7PM

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KMJF is artist-driven and volunteer-fuelled. We have a great crew of music lovers every year. We are so grateful for this year's festival crew.

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The Kensington Market Jazz Festival is a registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization. Donations above $25.00 are tax deductible.

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