WELCOME TO THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PENDER HARBOUR JAZZ FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Continuing our Icon Series, we are showcasing 2 Canadian Icons: BILL COON and OLIVER GANNON with TWO MUCH GUITAR. Tickets go on sale June 1st on this website, so get your clicking fingers ready. There will be two shows Saturday, September 17 at the intimate School of Music. Only 90 seats for each show!

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The Big Band this year is the amazing Juno and WCA nominated JACLYN GUILLOU with her tribute to Dinah Washington, ‘This Bitter Earth.’ The 2 set performance will be at Saturday’s JAZZAPALOOZA.

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Photo: Paulien Verlackt

And this year we have added a new tradition: Gospel Hour on Sunday morning, taking us back to one of the roots of Jazz. Our inaugural group is THE SOJOURNERS, A Cappella, at the School of Music.

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Photo: Adam Smith

We again bring you as many different styles of Jazz as possible this year. We have straight ahead, Hot Jazz from the teens, Gypsy, Afro, Big Band, 30’s and 40’s and much more. Bring your blankets, umbrellas, sun hats, sun screen, dancing shoes, and have a great time!

 

VIEW OUR 2016 PROGRAMME

 

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2017 PENDER HARBOUR JAZZ FESTIVAL (September 15, 16 & 17, 2017) ARE OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2016!

Please send a CD and press kit to:

PHJAZZ
Box 165
Garden Bay, BC V0N 1S0

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PH Jazz News

First Nation Bannock Station at the Jazzapaloozas!

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... read more

Program Change

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... read more

Jazz at Private Venues

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... read more

New this year: Persephone!

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... read more

Take the Slo-Cat during the Festival!

Take the Slo-Cat during the Festival!

The Slo-Cat will be running between Garden Bay and Madeira Park, weather permitting, during the Festival. $10.00 per person a ride, last run at 11:30pm.... read more

Be a 2016 Kool Kat!

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... read more

Be a Kool Kat!

As a solo, duo, trio,  quartet, quintet or Big Band, you and your friends 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 Limited Edition Print on Canvas ‘ESSENCE’ 24”x 48” and a charitable tax donation receipt


 

Corporate Sponsors

We thank the support of our corporate sponsors for making the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival a reality. See the list of our 2016 SPONSORS.  For more information about sponsorship, please click here.