34th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Announces Free Outdoor Presentations

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is pleased to announce 150 free concerts at this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which kicks off on June 21 and runs until July 1.

Featuring local, national and international artists, these free, family-friendly concerts will take place throughout the city including afternoons and all day on Canada Day on Granville Island, Ironworks Afternoon Sessions, and several venues on the North Shore. Two of the largest free outdoor presentations – Downtown Jazz Weekend on the historic grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery/Robson Square (June 22/23) and David Lam Park Jazz Weekend (June 29/30) – bookend this summer Festival, drawing up to 400,000 attendees.

For visitors and residents alike, the Festival’s free concerts offer rich artistic experiences while building community relationships and generating significant economic activity. Some of the artists scheduled to appear at these free performances include: Too Many Zooz; A Tribe Called Red’s DJ Shub; King Ayisoba; Yonatan Gat and the Eastern Medicine Singers; Troker; Sona Jobarteh; Alexander Hawkins, Mats Gustafsson, and many more.

Downtown Jazz Weekend on June 22/23 at The VAG & Robson Square

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend on June 29/30

Canada Day Celebrations on Granville Island

Vancouver signature Festival – the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival – is British Columbia’s largest music and arts event with 1,800 musicians participating in over 300 concerts at 35 indoor and outdoor venues over a period of 10 days. Its colossal size notwithstanding, the Festival is a community-based presentation that is accessible to everyone.

Festival Program Guides will be available the first week of May at various locations including JJ Bean, VPL Branches, Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre, Vancouver community centres, and various other businesses from Vancouver, B.C. to Washington State.

Full details regarding the 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival can be found at www.coastaljazz.ca.

For information on Coastal Jazz & Blues Society and the 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, please visit the following channels:

Website: www.coastaljazz.ca Twitter: www.twitter.com/coastaljazz (#VanJazzFest) Instagram: www.instagram.com/coastaljazz Facebook: www.facebook.com/coastaljazz

About Coastal Jazz & Blues Society: Founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1986, the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is a community-based, not-for-profit, charitable arts organization that has worked diligently to establish Vancouver as a centre for the creation and exchange of sounds and ideas between local, national, and international music communities. The Society’s mission is to not only increase the appreciation of the music, but to strengthen the arts community by developing special projects, artistic exchanges, partnerships, educational initiatives, community programs, and collaborations that further the art form. Ranked as British Columbia’s largest not-for-profit music presenter, The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society produces the annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Bright Moments series and year-round concerts, and has a long-standing commitment to music education with the TD Creative Beat Camp exclusively for youth, the Sounds of Youth performance stage, workshops, children’s music programs, and more. The Society is proud to be a significant part of Vancouver’s and B.C.’s economic engine and tourism industry, attracting over half a million people to its annual festival and generating over $43 million in economic activity. www.coastaljazz.ca

Media release provided by Teresa Trovato, Teresa Trovato PR.

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