Jazz Festivals Canada Welcomes Two New Members: TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Sudbury Jazz

Submitted: December 02nd, 2015



Jazz Festivals Canada Welcomes Two New Members: TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Sudbury Jazz

HALIFAX N.S., December 1, 2015 - The Board of Directors for Jazz Festivals Canada (JFC), a national arts service organization, is pleased to welcome two new members to the national festival network: The TD Niagara Jazz Festival and the Jazz Sudbury Festival.

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a new and exciting event dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz in the Niagara region. Headed by Executive Director Juliet Dunn and Artistic Director Peter Shea, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival inspires, educates and develops future jazz audiences for generations to come, while combining live jazz with a Niagara experience – food, wine, culture and natural wonders. The 2016 edition of the event will feature three days of live jazz and events throughout the Niagara Region from July 29th - 31st, 2016.

“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be included as one of Jazz Festivals Canada's featured festivals”, states TD Niagara Jazz Festival Executive Director Juliet Dunn. “Part of our mandate is to keep the great art form of jazz alive for future audiences and to combine forces with sister festivals and a strong organization such as JFC is the perfect way to do so.”

Jazz Sudbury is Northern Ontario's premiere destination for live jazz. The 5-day festival has been featuring local, national and international performers every September since 2009. The event inspires appreciation for the colourful and diverse art form of live music by presenting the industry's best in jazz, world, and blues music. The festival runs September 7 - 11, 2016.

"We're really excited to be joining the organization and are looking forward to working with some of Canada's biggest, most established and influential festivals,” states Sudbury Jazz Executive Director Marc Gareau. “We've built a really special festival here in Sudbury, and this is another great opportunity to learn, grow, and continue to bring world-class artistic experiences to our community."

About Jazz Festivals Canada
Jazz Festivals Canada (JFC) is a not-for-profit, member driven arts service organization that represents the interests and acts as advocate for Canadian jazz festivals and jazz presenters. Through networking, tour facilitation and professional development services, JFC provides its members with professional assistance on how to effectively reach their objectives from both artistic and organizational standpoints. The ongoing partnerships between the 18 jazz festivals involved in this national presenters network facilitates collaborative programming that fosters the growth and vitality of jazz festivals across the country. JFC operates with the support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records (FACTOR).

À propos de Jazz Festivals Canada (JFC)
Jazz Festivals Canada (JFC) est une organisation artistique à but non lucratif qui travaille dans l’intérêt de ses membres et qui représente les festivals de jazz canadiens et leurs promoteurs. Grâce à l’expertise de son réseau, à sa capacité de facilité les tournées et à ses services de développement professionnel, JFC assure à ses membres une aide professionnelle pour qu’ils puissent atteindre avec efficacité leurs objectifs artistiques et organisationnels. Les partenariats actuellement en cours entre les 18 festivals de jazz impliqués dans le réseau des promoteurs de jazz facilitent une programmation collaborative et encourage l’expansion et la vitalité des festivals de jazz dans tout le pays. JFC bénéficie du soutien du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et de FACTOR, Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records.

To learn more about Jazz Festivals Canada and how to become a member of the organization, please visit www.jazzfestivalscanada.ca.