Since its first edition, which took place in 1986, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival has had everything to be one of North America’s top jazz festivals.
First of all, incredible guests. The inaugural edition featured performances by jazz greats like Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and Tito Puente.
Secondly, a great setting. During the years, various parks, community centres, concert halls and public plazas around Vancouver have hosted shows by performers of the the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
This year, British Columbia’s largest music festival will take place from 20 June to 1 July. The presented lineup includes world’s renowned artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Charles Llyod, Maceo Parker and Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood.
People on the Coast get ready, a new exciting edition of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival is coming!
About the Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The Vancouver International Jazz Festival initially grew out of a local jazz scene that centred around Vancouver community radio CFRO-FM 102.7 FM in the early 1980s. After changing its name a few times, he officially became known as Vancouver International Jazz Festival and hold its first edition in 1986.
Since then, the annual summer festival has grown, becoming British Columbia’s largest music festival and one of Canada’s most-appreciated jazz events. Usually taking place during the last two weeks of June, it includes performances in parks, community centres, concert halls, plazas and streets throughout Vancouver.
When & Where: 20 June – 1 July, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Performers: Cassandra Wilson, Charles Llyod, Maceo Parker, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Arturo Sandoval, Norma Winstone, Jill Barber