The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society (EJFS) was born out a love for jazz music, and a desire to share that love with the community. After Edmonton’s inaugural jazz festival in 2005, a group of like-minded music lovers got together to form the EJFS, to ensure that there would be a dedicated group to organize the festival for years to come.
The EJFS has grown quite a bit since those early days, and by building on their successes each year, they have been able to attract larger and larger international acts with each installment of the festival. But their focus isn’t just on bringing international stars to Edmonton. The EJFS contributes to the musical education of Edmontonians year-round through their Jazzworks program, where they host jazz workshops and competitions for emerging local talent.
The continued success of the EJFS is only made possible through the hard work of their members and volunteers, the help of their many sponsoring organizations, and through the love and support that they have received from Edmonton’s growing jazz community.
2020/21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Glen Kemp, President
Rob Picton, Vice-President
Dan Dunnigan, Secretary/Treasurer
James Yaskowich, Past President
Jack Watt, Director
Lana Bertsch, Director
Chris Weibe, Director
The EJFS would like to recognize its past Director`s who contributed to the growth and development of the organization.
BARTH BRADLEY • ADRIAN ALBERT • CURTIS SPARROW • HAL SIMONS • GLEN BUICK • JIM FUNK
Do you like jazz? So do we. Every summer, the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival takes over Edmonton for an 10-day celebration of everything jazz. The festival is proud to host both world-renowned international artists, as well as the very best musicians from the local jazz scene. When it comes to jazz music, there is always something new and exciting waiting just around the corner. Come discover it with us.
HOME OF THE EDMONTON JAZZ FESTIVAL SOCIETY
Producer of the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Founder & Curator of the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra and Edmonton Jazz Collective
Presenter of various Jazzworks Educational Programs
In 2021, we are committed to continue sharing jazz in whatever way we can!