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TD Victoria International Jazz Fest brings decorated jazz, blues, roots and soul musicians to town

Cover photo: Joe Jackson is just one of the headliners at this year’s TD Victoria International JazzFest.

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.

 

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