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Event Category: Festivals & Events
The 32nd Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place June 22 to July 2—and to kick it off, music lovers are invited to attend Downtown Jazz Weekend. Take in an incredible 30 free bands, family fun, food trucks, markets, a large viewing screen, and two licensed bistros.
Three stages—Georgia Stage, Robson Stage and the Anthem Properties Sounds of Youth Stage presented by Tom Lee Music—will host great musical performances all weekend.
Enjoy the brassy, stomping, uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade with the GRAMMY-nominated Sammy Miller and the Congregation. Mario Rom’s Interzone from Austria move from mainstream jazz to funky grooves to intriguing abstraction with joyous energy. Phoenix-born bassist Nik West brings a powerhouse voice and explosive stage presence to the new funk movement. JUNO nominee Barbara Lica’s clear-toned voice addresses the traditions of Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day. Vancouver’s The Boom Booms are a soul/funk/world music dance machine. Add student jazz bands to the mix, and Downtown Jazz Weekend has it all!