From cool and smooth, to heated syncopated rhythms, jazz is as varied as those who sing and play the style.
Born in the Southern US from African origins, jazz is a relatively young tradition with a rich cultural heritage and diverse expression.
The TD Victoria International JazzFest celebrates its 33rd anniversary of presenting a variety of jazz music to Victoria this year with a stellar lineup of jazz greats.
Whether you’re new to jazz, a fan of jazz stalwarts or like your jazz with a dash of blues, country or funk, you’re certain to find a show among the 300 musicians and 85 performances on nine stages during the festival which runs June 24 to July 3.
Here Monday Magazine highlights just a few of your choices from this year’s outstanding program of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, groove, roots, world music and more for you to choose from. For the full schedule and ticket information go to jazzvictoria.ca.