TD announced as major Niagara Jazz Festival sponsor; additional Festival artists announced

Continuing its support of live music in Canada, TD Bank Group has partnered with the 2015 Niagara Jazz Festival as its title sponsor, announced today, on International Jazz Day, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now in its second year, the “TD Niagara Jazz Festival” will be held July 23-26, 2015 in and around the Niagara region.

TD has been a significant supporter of Canadian music for more than 12 years. In addition to supporting a number of community and education programs to engage and provide young people access to music, TD sponsors over 60 music festivals and events across Canada every year. TD was instrumental in supporting the Niagara Jazz Festival’s launch in 2014. "We love music and understand the power it has to bring people together," said Coby Hawkins, District Vice President, Niagara Region, TD. "We're excited to support the TD Niagara Jazz Festival this summer and help inspire and discover a love of music in the communities where we live and work." “We are ecstatic to announce TD’s partnership with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival as our title sponsor for the next two years,” says Juliet Dunn, Executive Director of the Festival, “It’s an amazing vote of confidence in what we are building here in Niagara. TD's commitment to music provides an exceptional foundation for us as we continue to grow and develop Niagara’s pre-eminent Jazz event.”

Additional TD Niagara Jazz Festival line-up details were also revealed today, including several headliners, adding to the previously announced Michael Kaeshammer flagship event being held at Jackson-Triggs Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Friday July 24. The 2015 TD Niagara Jazz Festival officially kicks off on Thursday July 23 and continues through Sunday July 26, featuring high profile jazz artists in several venues throughout Niagara wine country.

“It is both an honour and privilege to be spearheading the Niagara Jazz Festival for our second year,” says Festival Co-Creator, Peter Shea. “I am delighted to be a part of bringing some of the very best Canadian jazz artists into Niagara's own backyard. I am also very proud to be part of the incredible teamwork that has helped to shape this festival into a dream come true.”

Additional TD Niagara Jazz Festival details were also revealed today, including several headliners, adding to the previously announced Michael Kaeshammer flagship event being held at Jackson- Triggs Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Friday July 24. Please see attached Festival line-up for full details, and check www.niagarajazzfestival.com for latest additions.

Weekend passes and individual tickets can be purchased at niagarajazzfestival.com

About TD Niagara Jazz Festival

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a cutting edge four-day celebration of jazz, performed in intimate indoor and outdoor venues in the heart of Niagara's stunning wine country July 23-26, 2015. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents the finest Canadian and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians by way of spectacular concerts, wine, craft beer, and culinary packages, and free performances throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake and selected locations throughout Niagara. Updates can be found at www.niagarajazzfestival.com @jazzniagara #livelovejazz

About TD Community Giving

TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to affect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.