The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has sounds to suit every taste as it features over 10 days of jazz, and features more than 50 events across 8 venues. Artists from Edmonton, Canada and around the world will perform in the Yardbird Suite, the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (OSPAC), and other stages city- wide.
Representing the wide variety in Edmonton’s live music audiences and artists, the EIJF honors the community’s decades-long jazz festival tradition. Uniting everything from swing, standards, bebop, vocal jazz, punk, avant garde, contemporary, house, dance drum and bass and more under one musical umbrella, the EIJF includes shows for hard-core jazz aficionados and newcomers alike with intimate club shows, cabaret-style dance parties, free outdoor concerts and international touring acts. The Festival also provides a stage for up-and- coming Edmonton musicians, critically- acclaimed recording artists and the genre’s biggest names, in addition to educational programs for the city’s next generation of jazz.
Series: Next Gen and World of Jazz Series’, Happy Hour Series, Late Night Jam Sessions, Works with Jazz Series, and Club Series, alongside a number of Special Events throughout the 10-day event.
The 2019 TD EIJF is also proud to present various Pop Up Jazz Bands around the city, as well as their popular, family-friendly Jazz For Kids event.
Free and ticketed events – $5 to $85.
How to get tickets?
At the door: Depends on availability.
WHEN & WHERE
Date: JUNE 21-30, 2019 – Schedule
- FESTIVAL KICK OFF EVENT: Edmonton Jazz Orchestra Featuring PJ Perry & Ranee Lee on Friday June 21 7:30 p.m. @ Triffo Theatre
- Davina & The Vagabonds – Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats on Thursday June 27 7:30 p.m. @ Yardbird Suite
- The Shuffle Demons on Saturday June 22 7:30 p.m. @ Polar Park Brewing Co.
- Canadian Hot Stars Featuring Al Muirhead on Sunday June 23 2:00 p.m. @ Yardbird Suite
- EdJE: on Edmonton Jazz Ensemble 30th Anniversary Tour on Sunday June 30 2:00 p.m. @ Yardbird Suite
- YEG Youth Jazz Showcase on Saturday June 22 2:00 p.m. @ Polar Park Brewing Co.
- Club Series Events @ Blue Chair Cafe | 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. , 2 Sets of Music (Reservations Recommended | 780.989.2862)
- Friday June 21 – Kate Blechinger
- Saturday June 22 – The Willows
- Friday June 28 – Nathan Samuelson Quartet
- Saturday June 29 – The Writers Guild
- Club Series Events @ Café Blackbird | 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., 2 Sets of Music (Reservations Recommended | cafeblackbird.ca)
- Friday June 21 – Olga Osipova Quintet
- Saturday June 22 – Poly Pockets
- Friday June 28 – Kent Shores Group
- Saturday June 29 – The Louise Dawson Quintet
- Big Band Bash on Saturday June 22 1:00 p.m. @ Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (OSPAC) | FREE, Donations Welcome
- Happy Hour Series @ Bellamy’s Lounge, Chateau Lacombe | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | FREE , Donations Welcome
- Friday June 21 – Mboya Nicholson Trio
- Saturday June 22 – Bill Richards Trio
- Monday June 24 – Paul Richey Trio
- Tuesday June 25 – Charlie Austin Trio
- Wednesday June 26 – Andrew Glover Trio
- Thursday June 27 – Explorations in Mediterranean Jazz
- Friday June 28 – Jamie Philp Trio
- Saturday June 29 – Jazz Nipp Trio
- Late Night Jam Sessions @ Bellamy’s Lounge, Chateau Lacombe | 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. | FREE , Donations Welcome
- Friday June 21 – Remi Noel Quartet
- Saturday June 22 – Marty Majorowicz Quartet
- Sunday June 23 – Jamie Cooper Quartet
- Tuesday June 25 – Chris Andrew
- Wednesday June 26 – Dave Babcock Quartet
- Thursday June 27 – Paul Johnston Trio
- Friday June 28 – Jeremiah McDade Quartet
- Saturday June 29 – Audrey Ochoa
- Works With Jazz Series @ Capital Plaza Alberta Legislature Grounds | NOON to 2:00PM | FREE
- Friday June 21 – AC Dixie
- Monday June 24 – Derek Wiens Group
- Tuesday June 25 – Malleus Trio
- Wednesday June 26 – Baritone Madness
- Thursday June 27 – Quinn Bachand’s Brishem
- Friday June 28 – Don Berner Quintet
Various Venues, Edmonton
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