Category Archives: Festival Concert Photography

Toronto Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary starts tomorrow

Toronto Jazz festival

the 2016 edition is the 30th Anniversary of the Toronto Jazz Festival which is promising to be a great one! Headliners at the Main Stage at Nathan Philips Square start with a free show with KC and the Sunshine Band, Saturday it’s Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Sunday has a double bill with Lee Fields / Allen Stone.

Nathan Philips Square Jazz Festival

Later in the week, Grace Potter, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Michael Franti and closing the main stage week off on July 2nd will be Joe Jackson!

Toronto Jazz festival

Of course there are 100’s of other venues with all variety of Jazz, Blues and Soul artists performing throughout the week. Check out for a complete listing of dates and times.

Shuffle Demons


Best of 2015 Concert Photography on Stratophotography

Hi folks, another year down and a new one about to being! So with the year-end, comes year-end lists. This one is filled with shots from the Phoenix Concert Theatre, Timothy’s Pub, the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Nathan Philips Square, Grossman’s Tavern and many more pubs and venues in the Toronto area.

The selection criteria doesn’t rely on fame or popularity of the performer, but instead is dependent on how the image was captured. Lighting, emotion, enthusiasm, concentration,. visual traits that make an image pop and trigger ‘wow’ moments.

Here is a photo gallery post of my favourite images that I captured in 2015. Each performer can be searched for their respective photo gallery which reside’s in the deep dark tombs of’s photo vault.

Thank you to all the bands, performers, promoters, publicists, agents, venues, bouncers, festival coordinators, stage managers and most of all – the fans of live music photography for all the help and support in 2015. Couldn’t have done it without you,

thank you,
Michael Wiensczyk :

See you at the shows in 2016!

Will Butler Band


David Barrett Trio

Kristen Anzelc

Philip Sayce

The Bleeding Lights

Blind Race

Booker T. Jones

Tower of Power

The Happy Pals @ Grossman's Tavern

Al Di Meola

Shakura S'aida

Moxy - Nicholas Walsh

Sass Jordan

Stanley Clarke at the Toronto Jazz Festival

Half Past 4

Rock and Roll Over

Ikebe Shakedown