5 Can’t-Miss Acts at the 2015 Vancouver Jazz Fest – Tickets on sale now

buddy-guy-lifetime-achievement-101The sun is shining, people are playing beach volleyball and what little snow there was has melted off the North Shore mountains. It may not be summer in Vancouver yet, but it almost feels like it.

In that spirit, here’s a quick preview of some top acts at the upcoming 2015 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 18-July 1.  Each year nearly half a million music lovers converge on Vancouver for hundreds of free and ticketed concerts by jazz, blues, soul and world music artists. Though the 14-day festival is still a few months away, tickets for headline acts have already gone on sale and are sure to sell out fast.

Here are five can’t-miss headliners at the 2015 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival:

Blues Legend Buddy GuyThe six-time Grammy winning guitarist and singer practically invented electric blues. At age 77, he’s influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan in his generations-spanning career. Don’t miss a chance to hear Guy’s soulful voice and distinctive guitar solos.  June 19 at the Orpheum; $59

Backup Singer to the Stars Lisa Fischer: Recently featured in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Fischer has worked behind superstars like Tina Turner, Luther Vandross and George Benson in her career, and is also known for her blistering duets with the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger. Now she’s touring on her own, showing off her powerhouse vocals in a show that blends delicate ballads, gospel, soul and more.  June 25 at the Vogue; $45 Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Acts at the 2015 Vancouver Jazz Fest – Tickets on sale now

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
End June with a bang!  Celebrate this Friday through Sunday (and Canada Day) with everything from circus and markets to salmon festivals and busking.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Quick Guide to Vancouver’s Biggest Music Fest of the Year: 2014 TD Jazz Festival

Photo sourced from Coastal Jazz

Photo sourced from Coastal Jazz

Vancouver’s biggest music event of the year is kicking off.

From June 20-July 1, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival offers music lovers more than 300 indoor and outdoor performances at venues across the city.  More than half-a-million listeners are expected to turn out for 12 straight days of jazz, roots, Latin music, fusion, blues and more.

Headliners read like a who’s who of international jazz.  Spotlight performances include: Continue reading:
Quick Guide to Vancouver’s Biggest Music Fest of the Year: 2014 TD Jazz Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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TD Vancouver Jazz Fest to Feature 150 Free Concerts

Photo credit: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Photo credit: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Nothing says summer in Vancouver like jazz on the streets.

The 28th instalment of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival starts June 21.  For 10 straight days, the city is awash in soul, R&B, reggae, roots and – yes – jazz sounds.   More than a half-million music lovers turn out for more than 300 concerts, making the jazz fest one of the biggest (if not the biggest) musical event of the summer.

And the best part? Nearly half of those concerts are free.

The festival kicks off with the Downtown Jazz Weekend, June 22-June 23, two days of free concerts in the heart of the city.  Last year nearly 150,000 fans showed up to hear free music on two stages near the Vancouver Art Gallery.  This year’s lineup promises to be a crowd-pleaser, as well. Continue reading:
TD Vancouver Jazz Fest to Feature 150 Free Concerts