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Preview of 25th Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Half a million people are expected to attend the 10-day string of concerts, performances and events

Chick Corea in Concert

The venerable Vancouver International Jazz Festival is making its 25th mark on the worldwide jazz scene this summer when it presents over 400 concerts featuring 1,800 musicians. Nearly 500,000 people are expected to attend the 10-day festival, which runs from June 25 – July 4, 2010.

“We are very excited about the fact that we have built this major international jazz festival and it is one of the most anticipated and acclaimed festivals in the world now,” media director and co-founder of the festival John Orysik said. “The Vancouver festival is sort of a global summit meeting. We really take the word ‘international’ in our moniker seriously.”

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