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

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

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Jazz at Private Venues

Jazz at Private Venues

2016 brings a change of format to our Festival. Private venues are booking their own gigs, so look for notices in this news column for The Painted Boat, The Garden... 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

"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"... read more

Gospel Hour

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... 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.