Macy Gray brings her distinctive vocal stylings to Victoria for JazzFest 2018, June 27 at the Royal Theatre. jazzvictoria.ca

TD Victoria International Jazzfest releases 2018 concert schedule

From blues to bluegrass to jazz in all its forms, JazzFest has something for everyone

Billed as the 10 hot days and nights of the coolest music in town, the 35th TD Victoria International JazzFest gives people a little bit of everything to look forward to.

From Marquee Series headliners that include Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Macy Gray and the Grammy Award-winning Jerry Douglas Band, to Late Night Gig and Jam Sessions at the Victoria Event Centre, to nearly two dozen free events featuring some of the Island’s top young emerging jazz talent in Centennial Square, JazzFest presents a culturally and musically diverse lineup.

WATCH: Jerry Douglas on the dobro

The full lineup and schedule for the June 22 to July 1 festival was released Tuesday and can be found online at jazzvictoria.ca.

As well as the traditional JazzFest venues – which this year does not include Hermann’s Jazz Club due to pending litigation – the ticketed Presentation Series returns to Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, with concerts by Ranee Lee, the Vincent Herring Quartet and the Julian Lage Trio.

There’s also two ticketed nights of funk, hip hop, Bhangra and world music in Centennial Square with Ghost-Note and Red Baraat.

The 80 performances and four workshops/clinics hosted by festival performers at Oak Bay High will involve more than 350 musicians and 61 bands from across Canada, the U.S., the UK, Poland and even the Sudan.

More than 40,000 people, many of them visitors to the Capital Region, are expected to attend shows at this year’s festival, which has an operating budget of $1 million and is projected to generate economic impact of more than $5.5 million for the city.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

ARTISTS TOUR: Follow the fish to Metchosin and East Sooke

Stinking Fish group presents its annual summer studio tour July 27-31

WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier checks out a new microbrewer in North Saanich

Charman’s name will live on through Victoria Conservatory of Music bursary fund

Iconic arts patron Eric Charman thrilled to see financial assistance fund growing

Women’s March Victoria keeps movement going with UVic symposium

Discussions, community building and fundraising event highlights women of colour, LGBTQ, immigrants

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

Headliners Brian Wilson, Sheepdogs and X Ambassadors part of diverse lineup festival

WATCH: Trades workers brought into spotlight at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Sheet metal, roofing apprentices compete for national bragging rights

Saanich Fair: An idea is born

The attaining of a 150th year anniversary is a notable event in… Continue reading

Reviews are in for B.C.-shot ‘Skyscraper’ action movie

City’s film liaison recalls four days of filming at city hall last fall, with Dwayne Johnson on set

B.C. singer up against Shania Twain for Canadian country music award

Madeline Merlo and Shania Twain are two of five nominees for female artist of the year.

Nicolas Cage films in B.C. town

Hollywood actor filming A Score to Settle in North Okanagan

Canadian actress Sandra Oh makes Emmys history with ‘Killing Eve’ nomination

Oh made history as the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award for lead actress in a drama series.

Mexican culture comes alive during Festival Mexicano

Free two-day festival happens this weekend in Victoria’s Centennial Square

NEW FESTIVAL: Vegans of Victoria unite

First ever Vegtoria features all things vegan, July 21 in Centennial Square

Victoria lotto winner looking forward to Mexican holiday with family

Angella Gordon-Spence won weekly $1,000 payday for 25 years on Set for Life scratch game

Most Read