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.
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.
– OUR THANKS –
For 15 years our community has come together to present the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival. In 2020 we had to get creative to find ways to carry on a 25+ year tradition of celebrating the city’s talent, history, and love of jazz through a summer festival. We thank everyone for their words of encouragement, for sharing their talent, and supporting us on this new adventure.
We miss working with our festival crew and volunteers and celebrating our successes with them as well as with our sponsors and partners. It is the support throughout the years of these amazing members of our jazz festival family that have helped us build our festival to what it is today.
We look forward to 2021 when we can celebrate your continued partnership and thank each and every one of you, for everything you do to help bring live music to our community.