The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival presents the 2020 Festival from the comfort of your home. Join us online starting opening weekend June 19-21 and every weekend during July to enjoy free performances and interviews from musicians locally and around the world.
“We wanted to ensure we presented a high-quality online experience,” says Festival Artistic Director & Producer Kent Sangster. “We are delighted to be working with artists who are enthusiastic about bringing their music to our audiences within this different and exciting format.”
Some presentations will feature an exclusive interview with the artist and Festival Artistic Director & Producer Kent Sangster. “We are not only showcasing the music of some of the best artists in jazz today we are also providing our audiences a unique opportunity to hear them talk about their music and themselves.”
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival is grateful for the ongoing support of our presenting sponsor TD Bank Group, and their continued commitment to supporting music and culture in our community.
“Music has the power to unite us. It brings us together and connects us. The last few months have been challenging for everyone, and I know many have listened to artists that provide comfort, reassurance, and positivity,” said Robert Ghazal, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, Prairie Region. “TD is very proud to be a part of the Edmonton International Jazz Festival and the creative digital experience this year. While we may not be able to gather in person, we can all be together through our shared love of music and community.”
Unless otherwise stated, artists have pre-recorded their performances and edited for sound quality, in some cases live from empty venues. All the Festival artists are paid to participate. On Sunday June 21, Edmonton’s Funkford Family will be streaming live from the Starlite Room.
Opening Weekend starts June 19 at 8:00 p.m. MST and runs until Sunday June 21, with 30-minute presentations each night on our homepage, including;
FRIDAY JUNE 19
8:00 PM BRIA SKONBERG
9:00 PM JULIAN LAGE
SATURDAY JUNE 20
8:00 PM ANDREW GLOVER BAND Live on Tape from Edmonton’s Yardbird Suite
9:00 PM VERONICA SWIFT & EMMET COHEN
SUNDAY JUNE 21
3:00 PM DIANNE DONOVAN interviews SHEILA JORDAN on CKUA
8:00 PM FUNKFORD FAMILY Live from Edmonton’s Starlite Room
Following these events we will be presenting artists each weekend in July. Details to follow!
When possible, based on Alberta Health Services’ guidelines for gathering outside, the Festival will be planning outdoor presentations. More on those as Stage 2 regulations are provided.
Rather than requesting donations for the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society the organization is honoured to include a list of charities for donation consideration.
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival recognizes the ongoing and generous support of our funding partners, without whom our Festival, online or otherwise, would not be possible.
Alberta Foundation For The Arts
Edmonton Arts Council
City Of Edmonton
Downtown Business Association
Edmonton Community Foundation
The Business/Arts artsvest Alberta Program
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