Victoria’s 27th-annual JazzFest blasts off

Victoria Jazz society announces this year’s full lineup and schedule

  • Apr. 28, 2011 2:00 p.m.

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Victoria Jazz society announces this year’s full lineup and schedule

 

The lineup and full schedule for the 27th edition of the TD Victoria International JazzFest was announced this week, offering Victorians “10 hot days and nights of the coolest music in town.”

With more than 350 musicians in 66 bands from nine countries giving 85 performances on 12 stages throughout downtown Victoria, organizers are hoping to top last year’s attendance of 43,000 people.

More than 30 performances are absolutely free.

The headlining Royal Theatre Concert Series begins with vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, debuting her new album Standing on the Rooftop, followed by 15 members of the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Grammy Award winners Lucinda Williams and  Steve Earl & The Dukes and Spanish Flemenco superstar Paco de Lucia will also be gracing the stage over the course of the festival.

Visit jazzvictoria.ca for the full schedule and lineup.

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