Vancouver, BC, pulls at more than my guitar strings. I spent 16 years of full immersion, daily experiencing its vast colourful tapestry of diversity. One of its key yearly threads is the fully established TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
For over three decades, Vancouver’s signature festival has brought the world’s best artists together with audiences to share special experiences. This year, with 300 indoor and outdoor performances,
The Festival kicks off the summer with a rousing 11-day spectacular (June 22 – July 2) featuring a diverse lineup that includes international headliners like Seu Jorge, Branford Marsalis and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Thievery Corporation, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Antibalas, Tommy Emmanuel, Ziggy Marley, Donny McCaslin Group, Kenny Barron and Jacob Collier.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is the largest music and arts festival in British Columbia, winner of numerous awards for Best Festival and praised as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world. Acclaimed for its innovative and adventurous programming, education and outreach initiatives, stellar production values, community partnerships, solid fiscal management and extraordinary volunteers (700+) the Festival consistently delivers opportunities for audiences and artists to experience the live moment of unrepeatable genius, which is the defining feature of jazz.
There’s something for everyone including 150 FREE concerts. The city has a great public transit system. You can travel directly on the skytrain from the main airport straight into downtown as well as the suburbs where accommodation will not cost you the earth. Why not Google – “Fly and stay in Vancouver BC”.
For more information/Tix: CoastalJazz.ca
Media courtesy of: Coastal Jazz and Blues Society