"The hippest jazz festival in the world...Vancouver's festival just oozes hipness." (Seattle Times)
Vancouver's signature Festival and British Columbia's biggest music and arts event—the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival—celebrates its 25th anniversary June 25 - July 4, 2010. From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, Funk, Latin, fusion electronica and world music fills the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city.
By taking the music to parks, community spaces, concert halls, clubs, public plazas and neighbourhood streets, the Jazz Festival electrifies the city with over 400 concerts and moves the souls of more than 500,000 people each year.
The Festival is pleased to announce that tickets will go on sale March 25 for Nikki Yanofsky and John Pizzarelli at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Marquee Series (July 3) and for the eight-night B.C. Honda Dealers Classic Sounds at The Centre Series (June 25 - July 2).
We are also pleased to announce that tickets for the 'Martha Wainwright Sings Edith Piaf' show—June 26— will go on sale March 25, with the already announced artists performing at the eight-night B.C. Honda Dealers Classic Sounds at The Centre Series (June 25 - July 2).
Fourteen-time Grammy-winning pianist Chick Corea, the 'I Believe Girl' singing sensation from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Nikki Yanofsky, Grammy-winning bassist Stanley Clarke, legendary crooner/guitarist John Pizzarelli, Polish trumpet icon Tomasz Stanko, new super group James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland, guitar heroes John Scofield, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, and Strunz & Farah, keyboard greats Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Tord Gustavsen, Andy Milne and Hiromi, Brazilian vocalist/guitarist Joyce Moreno and Canadian jazz giant and drummer Terry Clarke are among the over 1800 acclaimed artists appearing at the 25th anniversary edition of the Festival.
Full Jazz Festival lineup will be announced April 28 at www.coastaljazz.ca
Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster 604.280-4444 or by calling the Coastal Jazz Box Office at 604.872.5200.