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First Nation Bannock Station at the Jazzapaloozas!

First Nation Bannock Station, two amazing ladies from Shishalh, will be supplying the food service for the Jazzapaloozas! The menu is a fusion of traditional Shishalh, modern, and Creole fare including Jambalaya, smoked Sockeye wraps, Bannock, home made Black Forest and lemon raspberry cupcakes, and homemade lemonade.


Program Change

The Hugh Fraser Trio is unable to attend this year’s PH Jazz Festival. The Campbell Ryga Quartet will now be performing at the Saturday JAZZAPALOOZA from 2:45PM – 3:30PM.

Ryga will also be our Playing It Forward Student Clinician on Friday, September 16


Jazz at Private Venues

2016 brings a slight change of format to our Festival. Private venues have been asked to book their own gigs, and they are ‘on it!’

Look for jazz listings for The Garden Bay Pub, Emelle’s Bistro, John Henry’s and The Painted Boat in our 2016 Programme page.


New this year: Persephone!

Persephone Brewing Company will be on site with craft beer.

“Beer, Farm Fresh. Persephone’s 11-acre farm-based brewery prides itself on the FRESHEST BEER. We grow hops and use BC grain in every sip. Not content with simply making the best and freshest beer, Persephone is committed to making the world a better place through early adoption of ecologically and socially positive systems and working as a social venture to benefit our community. Every can, glass, growler or keg you purchase helps us achieve these goals as a team, which now includes YOU! Thank you for your support and ENJOY THIS BEER!”


Be a 2016 Kool Kat!

KOOL KATS help us keep our Festival going.

All Kool Kats receive early seating at all ticketed events, a free CD by a Festival performer, a free Kool Kat T-Shirt, a chance to win MOTOKO’S “Essence” –  24” x 48” print on canvas, and a Charitable Tax Donation receipt.

Become the first KOOL KAT for 2017, and you will receive a free ticket to a 2017 Jazzapalooza.

To find out more about the Kool Kats Program click here.


“Essence” – 24″ x 48″ limited edition print on canvas by Motoko



“Essence” Limited Edition Print donated by Motoko

MOTOKO has once again donated a beautiful print on canvas as a prize for the KOOL KAT draw. This year, the lucky Kool Kat winner will bring home a 24″ x 48″ Limited Edition Print on canvas of “Essence” by Motoko.


“Essence” – 24″ x 48″ limited edition print on canvas by Motoko



Gospel Hour

GOSPEL HOUR makes its debut this year on Sunday morning at the School of Music. This year, we have THE SOJOURNERS bringing you back to one of the roots of Jazz. Don’t miss it!




Submissions for 2016 PH Jazz Festival


Please mail a CD and background information to PHJAZZ, Box 165, Garden Bay, B.C. V0N 1S0.
EPKs, drop box, cloud and website links will not be considered this year.

Thank you – Carole Rubin, Artistic Director


Become a KOOL KAT!

Become a Kool Kat and support the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival!

Every year, we offer stellar performances, most of them free. We need your help to continue to bring you a world class Festival, so we are asking you to become a sponsor: A KOOL KAT! By becoming a KOOL KAT, you will:

  • Help to keep the PH Jazz Festival going
  • Arrive ten minutes before doors open for advanced seating at ticketed events
  • Receive free KOOL KAT t-shirt and CD of one of the performing artists
  • Receive a charitable tax deduction receipt
  • Receive a ticket in the raffle to win a limited edition print by Motoko
  • The Motoko Print that will be won by a Kool Kat in 2015 is:
    ‘INCITEMENT’ 40” x 30”
    limited edition print on canvas
    valued at $1,250.00
    (see image below)
  • Solo Kool Kats will receive one ticket in the draw for the print, Duos, 2 tickets, and so on.

Incitement by Motoko