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.
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.