Canadian Online Jazz Festival

From November 8 to 15, 2020, be a part of history as Jazz Festivals across the country join forces to present top jazz talent performing online.

Join a National presentation of Canada’s top jazz talent for a unique collaboration between over a dozen Festivals from Coast to Coast. This virtual festival will highlight the strength of musicians from each market in the country and feature them in a digital format for local, national and international audiences and buyers to enjoy. Featuring two festivals each evening, the Canadian Online Jazz Festival will exhibit the full breadth and depth of Canada’s unique jazz tapestry with presentations from the following cities: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara, Sudbury, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Fort Langley, Vancouver & Victoria.

Sunday, November 8th

TD JazzYYC: Calgary’s Jazz Collaborative
1pm MST / 3pm EST
JazzYYC has put together a unique offering where four Calgary musical artists have each been paired with a jazz musician to work on new material, compositions, and jazz standards to collaborate and explore new musical avenues, each with a twist of jazz.

Monday, November 9th

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
7pm EST / 5pm MST
Experience the best moments of the 2020 digital edition of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and discover the best jazz talents in Québec.

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
7pm PST / 10pm EST
The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is delighted to present two outstanding concerts featuring Westcoast jazz groups, Sister Jazz Orchestra and Mimosa. The performances were recorded for our 2020 virtual festival that also featured more than a dozen world-class performances.

Tuesday, November 10th

TD Halifax Jazz Festival
8pm AST / 7pm EST
TD Halifax Jazz Festival will present the Jerry Granelli Quartet, recorded at Sonic Temple Studio in downtown Halifax. The concert, which features a new quartet, where master drummer Jerry Granelli pays tribute to collaborators and mentors of his past, including compositions from Max Roach, Ornette Coleman and Mose Allison.

TD Victoria International JazzFest
7pm PST / 10pm EST
The Victoria Jazz Society will film 75 minutes of seven different bands, without an audience present. One segment of original music from each band will be edited together into an hour long montage featuring Vancouver Island musicians.

Wednesday, November 11th

Jazz Sudbury Festival
7pm EST / 5pm MST
Jazz Sudbury Presents: Reg Schwager, Christian Overton, and Kevin Turcotte with the Borealis Jazz Quartet

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
7pm PST / 10pm EST
LAILA BIALI TRIO – Live from Frankie’s Jazz Club: A Streamed Concert
“A voice that makes the listener shudder it’s so rounded and pure” — Montreal Gazette

Thursday, November 12th

TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival
7pm CST / 8pm EST
TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is excited to present a unique live recording from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights of Francophone artist & multiple Western Canadian Music Award Winner Kelly Bado.

Yardbird Suite Festival of Canadian Jazz
8pm MST / 10pm EST
The Yardbird Suite Festival of Canadian Jazz is proud to present Mallory Chipman & the Mystics. Described as a “genre-obliterating sonic experience”, these Edmonton-based art-rockers meld their love for prog, jazz, rock, and experimental styles as they explore personal and political themes, embedded in layers of lush production and raw emotion.

Friday, November 13th

TD Niagara Jazz Festival
7pm EST / 5pm MST
Best of our 2020 Season Livestreams
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz and World music in beautiful wine country: The Niagara Region, Ontario. The festival presents local, Canadian and International artists throughout the year at a series of events combining food, wine, culture and natural wonders.

JazzFest Regina
7pm CST / 8pm EST
The Regina Jazz Society and JazzFest Regina 2020 Presents the Saskatchewan Suite, with the Saskatchewan All Stars 20 Piece Big Band performing the brand new, never attempted before commissioned musical work telling the 150 year history of Saskatchewan through music in the jazz genre.

Saturday, November 14th

TD Toronto Jazz Festival
7pm EST / 5pm MST
Clips from The TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series

Medicine Hat JazzFest
7pm MST / 9pm EST
The Zubot Bros. w/ special guest Tony Wilson Multiple JUNO award and Western Canadian Music Awards winner, violinist Jesse Zubot will be joined by his brother Joshua Zubot and Hornby Island guitarist Tony Wilson.

Sunday, November 15th

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
7pm EST / 5pm MST
Presented by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, one of the great Cuban pianists and masters of Afro-jazz Miguel de Armas together with Marc Decho (bass), Michel Medrano Brindis (drums) and Diomer Gonzalez (congas) will perform a program that enhances the cultural appreciation for Cuban music. Based in Ottawa and performing together since 2013, the Quartet carries on the rich tradition of Cuban-Canadian musical collaboration.

TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival
7pm MST / 9pm EST
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival has called upon some of Edmonton’s finest jazz instrumentalists/composers to come together for a long-awaited large ensemble jazz performance experience. Watch as members of this EDMONTON JAZZ COLLECTIVE take to the illustrious Winspear Centre stage to showcase original music and perform together in person.

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