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Live Review: The 2003 Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka

Change is inevitable when a festival has run as long as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which reached its age of majority with this year’s 18th edition.

Coincidentally, 2003 marks the end of DuMaurier’s title sponsorship, an unfortunate side effect of new, tough tobacco advertising restrictions in Canada. Though questions remain as to how this 300-plus event, 10-day festival will make the transition, this year’s fest supplied some clues.

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