WELCOME TO THE 18TH ANNUAL PENDER HARBOUR JAZZ FESTIVAL!
SEPTEMBER 19, 20 & 21, 2014
Once again, we have a line-up of world class musicians playing fabulous jazz in different styles, from Afro-Cuban to Bebop to Swing. Our indoor and alfresco venues are scattered around Pender Harbour and most of the events are free. All but one venue is accessible by water, and our trusty water-taxi, the Slo-Cat, will be shuttling folks between those venues throughout the Festival, weather permitting, at only $5.00 per ride.
JAZZAPALOOZAS are back Saturday and Sunday afternoons with four hours of jazz each afternoon for the ridiculously low price of $25 each day. Children under 12 are free.
SATURDAY JAZZAPALOOZA features our Big Band from Cuba, Wil Campa y su Orquestra; The Laura Crema Quartet and PK3.
SUNDAY JAZZAPALOOZA features Ben Henriques; Dan Brubeck Quartet and the Arntzens: Three Generations of Jazz.
We are delighted to be able to bring in a jazz icon for the second year in a row to headline the Festival at the School of Music. The George Cables Trio will be in the house. Pianist Cables was in the Dexter Gordon Quartet and played and recorded with many Jazz Giants including Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Sarah Vaughn and more. He is travelling from New York City for the Festival with his drummer Victor Lewis, and will be joined by Vancouver bassist Adam Thomas. Sensitive, lyrical, intimate, his music connects to his audience, heart to heart.
Check out all of our musicians here.
Please note: in consideration of the musicians and audience members, all Festival venues are smoke & fragrance free.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLY ON THIS WEBSITE
TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED TO YOU
You can pick them up at JAZZ CENTRAL when the Festival opens, or at the door of your first ticketed event.
Friday September 19, 2014, 10am-5pm:
Beside the Community Hall
Saturday & Sunday September 20 & 21, 10am-5pm
Sunny Day: Top of Millennium Park at the Madeira Wharf
Wet Day: Beside the Community Hall
SUNSHINE COASTERS: BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! LAST YEAR WE SOLD OUT BEFORE THE FESTIVAL BEGAN.
Be a Kool Kat!
Individuals and families can step up and become sponsors of the Jazz Festival by becoming KOOL KATS. In return, you get ten minutes advanced seating (before doors open) at ticketed events for premium seating, receive a free KOOL KAT t-shirt, a CD from one of our performing artists, a chance to win Motoko’s “Blue Glacier” (limited edition print stretched on canvas) and a charitable tax donation receipt.
View photos from the 2013 festival
It is the support and spirit of sponsors, KOOL KATS, advertisers, venues, musicians, community supporters, volunteers and all thos who attended that keep the Jazz Festival alive. Thank you!