TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival

June 25-30, 2024

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EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY

The first artists of the 2024 Edmonton International Jazz Festival presented by TD Ready Commitment have been announced. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, a limited number of early bird tickets are available while quantities last until April 30th.

Wed JUNE 26
Starlite Room

Grammy Award-winning all round keyboard master and multi-instrumentalist CORY HENRY delivers supercharged performances combining gospel, jazz, and pop effortlessly.

With opening act
New Standards House Trio

EARLY BIRD TICKET $39 + SF
REG. ADVANCE TICKET $49 + SF

Thu JUNE 27
Triffo Theatre

VERONICA SWIFT is one of the most dazzling and versatile singers to emerge in her generation. A masterful jazz singer who pushes the boundaries of genre and vocal artistry.

EARLY BIRD TICKET $49 + SF
REG. ADVANCE TICKET $59 + SF

Tue JUNE 25
Triffo Theatre

Drummer ULYSSES OWNES JR has gained special attention for his performances on various Grammy Award-winning albums, establishing himself as a leader in his generation of jazz artists.

With opening act
Up And Over Trio

EARLY BIRD TICKET $35 + SF
REG. ADVANCE TICKET $45 + SF

Fri JUNE 28
Starlite Room

Sought-after and revered saxophonist LAKECIA BENJAMIN is known for her charisma and dynamism; fusing traditional conceptions of jazz, hip hop and soul.  

With opening act
Montuno West ft Toto Barriel

EARLY BIRD TICKET $29 + SF
REG. ADVANCE TICKET $39 + SF

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was established in 2001 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Throughout the month of April, events and projects are planned all around the world with the aim to raise awareness and appreciation of jazz music. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz – to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

This year the EJFS have asked a few people from its community to share their favourite quote by a jazz musician and to curate a playlist of jazz songs that have inspired them or that they simply to listen to. With all the songs submitted – by artists, administrators, volunteers, partners – it is amazing to see that not one song was a repeat. Jazz is a diverse genre and the art form continues to expanding with time, reaching audiences of all ages. Have fun enjoying and explore these lists. Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

RUBIM DE TOLEDO
Edmonton-based bassist and composer

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
Charles Mingus – American jazz upright bassist, composer, bandleader, pianist, and author

MARY ANCHETA
Canadian Filipina pianist and composer

 “Music is really a spiritual thing — a connection between your inner self and the projection of that in public.”
Patrice Rushen – Pianist, singer, composer, producer, songwriter

JACOB DO
Edmonton-based saxophonist and composer

“The journey is the purpose”
Melissa Aldana, New York-based, Chilean tenor saxophonist

ROB PICTON
EJFS President of the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society , partner at Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP (long time Festival sponsor)

“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.”
Art Blakey, American jazz drummer and bandleader

Jazzfest News

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Let’s Celebrate Jazz Together!

Submissions for International/Canadian Touring acts now being accepted.
The first review of submissions will take place early September. Deadline for this review is August 31, 2023.

2 days left for Edmonton-based artists to apply for performance opportunities in this summer’s Festival. Link in bio. 

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival | June 25-30, 2024

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Now accepting submissions from Edmonton-based artists interested in performing at the 2024 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Link in bio. #yegjazz #2024yegevent #tdmusic#yegdt #yegmusic
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As the year comes to a close, the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society sends wishes of peace, joy and lots music for you and your loved ones this holiday season. And all the best in 2024 too!
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Tomorrow, November 28, is #givingtuesday. This year the EJFS is putting all donations received tomorrow towards providing a free lunch hour showcase by the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra for the junior/senior high school students participating in the Jazzworks Non-Competitive Band Festival in March.  This showcase is always a student favourite and leaves them and their band directors inspired. 

We hope you will consider giving the gift of music this #GivingTuesday. A gift of $10 covers the cost of a seat for student AND for every dollar you contribute your gift will be matched by our special partner. 

Help us share jazz with the next generation of musicians and music-lovers. 

Thanks for your consideration.
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Calling International and Canadian touring acts planning for the summer of 2024. Let us know about your current/upcoming project. Apply before August 31 to be considered during the first review of applications. Link in bio.
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Thank you Edmonton for joining us at our 2023 TD @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival in venues across the City like Triffo Theatre, Winspear Centre, the Starlite Room, Ice District Plaza, La Cite Francophone, Bellamy's Lounge, our new JazzClub at Chateau Lacombe, and in Victoria Park for our Jazz In The Park: rain, wind, or shine. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in 2024. Follow our feeds and sign up for our enews to keep track of what we're planning year-round.

Keep experiencing live music, keep listening to jazz, and we will see you soon.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us at Jazz In The Park part of our @td_canada Edmonton International Jazz Festival today, rain, wind, or shine!
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