The 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 Guy: The 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