The 21st Annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival will take place June 23-July 2.
This year’s festival includes an array of performers and musical styles ranging from acoustic jazz to pop-rock. Featured performers include Tony Bennett (pictured), Mike Stern, Yusef Lateef, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Zu with special guest Mats Gustafsson, Wibutee, the Brad Turner Trio/Quartet, the Amanda Tosoff Quartet, the Roberto Occhipinti Quintet, Niyaz, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Andy Bev Quartet, Joost Buis, the Campbell Brothers and many more.
This festival is organized by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1985 with the purpose of promoting jazz, blues and related music in Vancouver. This year’s festival will take place at over 40 different venues throughout the area. For tickets and more information, visit coastaljazz.ca.