Love blues and jazz music but missed out on the Blues Festival this year? You’re in luck, because this event is just around the corner! The International Jazz Festival brings a little bit of New Orleans to Vancouver Island. For 3 days straight, downtown Nanaimo will be jiving and hopping along with the grooves and beats of live jazz music being played.
Diana Krall Plaza will be thriving as the main venue of this festival. There will also be a ‘Jazz Krall’ taking place at various cafes and public spaces downtown. The headliners of this festival will be John Ellis’s quintet “Double Wide”; this will be the very first time they perform in all of Canada! Their performance will take place at the Port Theatre on Saturday September 16. Tickets are available online (please visit the official website or the Facebook page for more details – see below).
The best thing about the majority of this jazzy event is FREE to attend! 4 ticketed shows will be taking place and the best way you can find out more about them is by visiting the Jazz Society on Facebook.
Event Name: Nanaimo International Jazz Festival
Date: Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location: Various venues, downtown Nanaimo
Contact: Andrew Homzy