Coastal Jazz & Blues Society Announces Dates for Virtual 2021 Festival Plus Ticketed Program

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver’s signature Festival, celebrates its 35th edition this summer, from Friday, June 25 to Sunday, July 4, with over 100 streamed concerts.

After cancelling the 2020 Festival due to COVID-19 uncertainty, the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society will present a modified 2021 Festival with a program of over 100 virtual events – all in accordance with the Provincial Health Office’s guidelines. Plans are also afoot for limited in-person attendance, should health orders allow for small gatherings.

The 2021 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival includes performances by British Columbia’s plethora of talented artists; streams from New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, and Paris; free online workshops; club performances; and a continued partnership with North Shore Jazz. All streams will be available until midnight on July 6, 2021.

So far, the festival has announced The Performance Works Series (9 ticketed streamed concerts), the 10-day International Streaming Series (10 ticketed concerts), and the Innovation Series at Ironworks (10 shows).  Also announced, the ticketed programs for Pyatt Hall and Frankie’s Jazz Club – the Festival’s home of all things straight-ahead, bebop, and modern jazz – will stream nightly at 7pm PT for Pyatt Hall and 7:30pm PT for Frankie’s Jazz Club.

Streaming packages for the Innovation Series at Ironworks (all 10 shows), the International Streaming Series  (all 10 shows), Pyatt Hall Series (all 10 shows), and Performance Works Series (all 9 shows) will go on sale April 26 at 10am PT, at $50 per series (plus applicable fees and service charges). Streaming package for ALL of the ticketed program at this year’s festival is $175 (plus applicable fees and service charges). Single-stream tickets will also be available and will go on sale May 3 at 10am PT, at $11 per show.  Full ticketing details, including pricing for various streaming packages, can be found at Further details regarding the 35th edition of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, including free shows, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Here’s a peek at what you can look forward to…



Jamie Lee

Jen Hodge

John Beasley’s MONK

Laura Crema and Bill Coon

Sun Ra Arkestra

Michael Zerang and Hamid Drake

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

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