Dear Music Fans!
On Behalf of the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society board of directors, staff and volunteers I would like to welcome you to the 2017 TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival. For 2017 we are delighted to present over 70 events – with more than 250 musicians on 8 different stages to create what we hope will be a memorable musical experience for all.
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival owes its success to its dedicated volunteers, staff, community partners, sponsors and loyal music fans and for this we thank you. The summer jazz festival tradition spans over 30 years and we are proud to maintain its place among the Edmonton flagship music festivals.
We continue to make the festival as accessible as possible by offering several free events as well as ticketed shows ranging from $5 to $85. There is once again a VALUE pass for $99, as well as special offers available.
In addition to our longstanding venues like the Winspear Centre, the Yardbird Suite and the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, for 2017 we are excited to include the Needle Vinyl Tavern as well as an expanded late night Jazz & Jam series at Bellamy’s Lounge in the Chateau Lacombe Hotel.
Jazz is a very broad genre with many different styles within, and there IS a JAZZ for everyone’s taste. It’s not about who you know, it is ALL about who you DON’T KNOW! We invite you to explore the unknown, to search into the next great jazz star in the making, or simply to discover a new form of music that you enjoy.
If you are an experienced jazz fan, please continue to spread the word; if you are new to jazz then take a plunge, explore and enjoy!
Go ahead and take the plunge, there is a Jazz for everyone.