The 5th Annual NuJazz Festival is brought to you with love by Toronto promoter Jay Cleary and his hard-working team at NuFunk.ca. Our goal is to celebrate the spirit of jazz in a contemporary musical and presentation context; with bands that cover an incredibly diverse range of styles and DJs who keep the rooms rocking. Utilizing the city’s best venues and backed by top-notch publicity & promotion that creates exposure and opportunity for all involved, we are proud to give great local and Canadian talent the chance to shine on the same stage as internationally-famous headliners.
Past NuJazz Festival headliners have included: Roy Ayers, Breakestra, DJ Shadow, Jazzanova, Aloe Blacc, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Tortured Soul, King Britt, Toubab Krewe, Trombone Shorty, Jose James, Souljazz Orchestra, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mark de Clive-Lowe, National Parcs, Planet Earth, Sisters Euclid, and Nickodemus.
The NuJazz Festival is produced with financial support from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.
About Jay Cleary & NuFunk.ca
Since founding NuFunk.ca in 2005, Jay has developed a well-earned rep as one of the most passionate and knowledgeable promoters in Toronto. He has produced over 500 events under the NuFunk banner. Many of the city’s best-known promoters -- including Live Nation, Embrace, Union Events, Small World Music, and more -- regularly call on Jay’s publicity, street promotion and social media expertise to make their shows rock.
Just a few of the artists NuFunk.ca has proudly presented include: Soulive, Xavier Rudd, Bassnectar, Dub FX, Femi Kuti, Afrika Baambaata, The New Deal, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Amp Fiddler, Fertile Ground, The Jimmy Swift Band/Scientists of Sound, God Made Me Funky, DJ Nu-Mark, Blue King Brown, Orgone, Thomas Mapfumo, Wassabi Collective, and Zach Deputy.
Jay is the also founder of NuFunk.ca's sister company, 360 Degrees Artists & Touring, which provides management, booking and publicity services to artists, festivals and events across Canada. Jay is also a talented musician in his own right -- leader of world-jam collective High Plains Drifter and the guitarist for the country’s top roots-reggae orchestra House of David Gang.
For more information on Jay and NuFunk, please visit www.nufunk.ca