Your essential guide to the 2018 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Jun 20 2018, 3:02 am

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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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.

Jaimie Branch/TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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.

TD Vancouver International Jazz 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

Alsarah & the Nubatones/TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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.

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

When:  June 22 to July 1, 2018

Where: Various venues throughout the city

Tickets: Available online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest

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