April 30, 2015 2:49 pm
Updated: April 30, 2015 6:00 pm

Edmonton International Jazz Festival announces 2015 line-up

The Edmonton International Jazz Festival announces 2015 line-up

The Edmonton International Jazz Festival announces 2015 line-up

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EDMONTON – Attention music lovers. The Edmonton International Jazz Festival is back with a full line up of talented musicians.

The 10 day festival will have over 55 events and showcase more than 250 musicians on 7 different stages. Organizers are also announcing TD Bank Group as its new title sponsor for 2015.

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The event plans to unite everything from hip-hop, funk, and contemporary to swing, R&B, and more under one musical celebration. The EIJF will also include intimate club shows, cabaret-style dance parties, free outdoor concerts and international touring acts.

“We are hopeful jazz-lovers and jazz-newbies alike will join us at the Festival this year,” said Kent Sangster, International Jazz Festival Executive Artistic Director/Producer.

“Jazz is a very broad genre with many different styles within, and I believe there is a jazz for everyone’s taste.”

Here’s a look at the some of the performances:

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*NOTE: Two sets per date; Set times vary 

June 19 – Robi Botos Quartet featuring Seamus Blake

June 20 – SPECIAL EVENT: Fred Hersch Trio

June 21 – Afro Cuban Jazz & Beyond

June 22 – Curtis Nowosad Quintet

June 23 – SPECIAL EVENT: Renee Rosnes Quartet

June 24 – Emil Vicklicky “Grand Moravia” Trio

June 25 – Roddy Elias Trio

June 26 – Ranee Lee Quintet with Strings

June 27 – SPECIAL EVENT: Kenny Werner Trio

June 28 – Edmonton Jazz Collective Plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler

 

The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival runs at different locations around the city from June 19 – 28. For more information and the full list of artists you can check out  www.edmontonjazz.com.

 

 

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