British Columbia’s largest music and arts event, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival will be making its annual return to the city starting this weekend.
Running from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, July 1, the festival, in its 33rd instalment, offers hundreds of musicians taking part in 300 concerts at 35 indoor and outdoor venues.
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- Free outdoor movies coming to Vancouver Art Gallery plaza in downtown this summer
- An outdoor jazz concert is taking over the Vancouver Art Gallery this weekend
One of the most attractive features of the festival? A whopping total of 150 free concerts that showcase local, Canadian, and international artists, all spread through venues across Vancouver. Whether you’re looking for drummers, indie bands, or female artists, the festival has something for everyone.
This year’s list of venues for performances include Frankie’s Jazz Club, the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square, St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, Granville Island, and several venues on the North Shore.
Events like nightly jam sessions held at Frankie’s Jazz Club, an outdoor jazz concert being held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, free concerts at David Lam Park, and day-long concerts during Canada Day on Granville Island look to offer spectators a variety of ways to enjoy the festival.
Some of the artists who will be headlining the festival’s free performances include:
- Red Baraat
- Kevin Breit presents Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casonovas
- Gwyneth Herbert
- Alsarah & the Nubatones
- Ghost Note
- Maciej Obara Quartet
- Tony Wilson’s Tribute to Sonny Greenwich
- Wayne Horvitz Snowghost Trio with Peggy Lee
- François Bourassa Quartet
The 33rd Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, produced by Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, runs from June 22-July 1 2018. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1.888.732.1682.
Full concert details and information are available here.
When: June 22 to July 1, 2018
Where: Various venues throughout the city
Tickets: Available online
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