Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler September 2 – 4, 2011

Looking for a quick, easy weekend getaway this Labour Day weekend? Head up to Whistler for Canada’s newest jazz festival, Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler: three days of free and ticketed concerts from top international and Canadian jazz musicians.

The inaugural Jazz on the Mountain festival features daily outdoor concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza that include jazz greats Kevin Eubanks, Stanley Jordan, Oliver Jones, The New Gary Burton Quartet, and Spyro Gyra and The Rippingtons, as well as nightly “Jazz Jams” (from 10pm to 1am) at The Mallard Lounge at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Along with the big-name, ticketed events, the festival offers lots of free fun for all ages, too:  Whistler Village will host a free street festival complete with jugglers, face-painting, and kids’ entertainment, and there will be free afternoon concerts in Whistler’s Village Square featuring jazz fusion ensemble Five After Four, bass virtuoso Michael Farquharson, drum wizard Mat Marucci, Five Alarm Funk, and more.

Find a complete schedule of concerts and ticketing information at the Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler site.

Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler runs from September 2 – 4, 2011.

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