Israeli Jazz Showcase

Spotlight on Israeli Culture presents

Kobi Hass Quartet
Guy Mintus Trio
Anat Cohen Quartet

Toronto Downtown Jazz is pleased to present the second annual Israeli Jazz Showcase, this year featuring outstanding Israeli artists from at home and abroad. Toronto-based Kobi Hass leads a quartet of local musicians; New York-based pianist Guy Mintus leads a trio of American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship winners; and in her first Toronto appearance under her own name, internationally acclaimed clarinettist and saxophonist Anat Cohen performs with her quartet.

 About Toronto Downtown Jazz

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals produced annually by Toronto Downtown Jazz, a Canadian registered charity (No. 12969 0269 RR0001). What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days. Attractions include more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto. The heart of the Festival is now located at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of downtown Toronto with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public.

The Festival has become a destination event, not just for music lovers but for some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world, reinforcing its reputation as a leader in artistic excellence and outstanding production standards. Its continued success and growth is a testament to its strong relationships with its stakeholders including patrons, Toronto City Council, Members of Parliament, corporate sponsors, volunteers, private donors and all levels of government. The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is endorsed by Toronto City Council, international artists and has been designated as an event of municipal significance that enhances Canada’s international reputation.


The Rex Jazz and Blues Bar
194 Queen Street West


Wed. Mar. 18 – 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – Kobi Hass Quartet
8:15 pm – Guy Mintus Trio
10 pm – Anat Cohen Quartet




Tickets available at the door
only on the night of the
performance. Cash sales only.

This program is part of the Spotlight on Israeli Culture festival taking place Feb – March 2015 in Toronto, read more about the other events at the Spotlight website.