IJD Events in Canada

Country/Territory Event Venue
Canada Botos, Mele, Senensky Jazz Concert

Performing a repertoire of beloved jazz standards, Latin-infused original compositions, and a dash of Traditional Jazz, Ragtime, and Classical favorites, this trio includes the iconic and international jazz pianists Robi Botos, Bernie Senensky and Michele Mele.



Contact: Kelly Stronach | 1-416-720-7345
Official Website: http://www.theeventteam.weebly.com/

Merriam Music

Canada MUSICODE: Jazz & Live Coding Virtual

I have YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZNf0XkxtXE0tsy1y2RT0w) where in each episode I explore a topic in Music, a topic in Computer Science, and then I finish with a performance where I combine the two topics in creative ways.
For International Jazz Day I will make my 4th episode be on Jazz and Live Coding. Live Coding is a type of real-time programming that typically involves improvisation (either musical or technical).

I will couple the release of the episode with a livestream on YouTube where people can connect to ask me questions about Jazz (I will be in front of a piano so the answers can involve music).

Contact: | +16132656625
Official Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZNf0XkxtXE0tsy1y2RT0w

Event Time: 10:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91 celebrates International Jazz Day Virtual

JAZZ.FM91 invites you to #DiscoverMusic this International Jazz Day.

We’re bringing you a full day of musical performances on the air and online between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, featuring Emilie-Claire Barlow, Ian Shaw, Brandi Disterheft, Joe Bowden, Amanda Tosoff, Jodi Proznick & Tilden Webb, Elizabeth Shepherd, Florian Hoefner, Adrean Farrugia, Jesse Ryan, Amy Cervini & Oded Lev-Ari, Kevin Clark, Nathan Hiltz & Melissa Lauren, Steve Amirault and Jeff Babko.

Then, John Devenish hosts a roundtable discussion called Impressions: The Universality of Jazz, featuring musicians Molly Johnson, Joanna Majoko, Rich Brown and Curtis Nowosad. We’ll be streaming their conversation on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m. ET.

Contact: +1 416 595 0404
Official Website: jazz.fm

Contact: | +1 416 816 8875
Official Website: https://jazz.fm

Event Time: 09:00
Canada spectacle cocktail bénéfice, 1 ère édition de la journée du Jazz de Québec

Le jazz et la diversité culturelle s’invitent au spectacle bénéfice du centre Multiethnique de Québec en association avec les Productions Arte Boréal Inc. (production de spectacles et agence d’artistes). Un cocktail musical présentant plusieurs styles de jazz aux couleurs variées d’ici et d’ailleurs. 7 artistes de renom, soit Patricia Deslauriers, Valérie Clio, Olivier
Bussière, Rafael Zaldivar, Amir Amiri et Marie-Claire Linteau partageront leur flamme et leur talent musical sur la scène du District St-Joseph, 240 rue St-Joseph est, Québec de 17 h 00 à 20 h 00 le 30 avril. Sous la direction musicale de Marie-Claire Linteau, des voix et des musicien(ne)s s’uniront afin de promouvoir le jazz symbole de partage et de liberté d’expression


Jazz and cultural diversity come to the benefit show at the Multiethnic Center of Quebec in association with the Productions Arte Boréal Inc. (production of shows and agency of artists). A musical cocktail presenting several styles of jazz in various colors from here and elsewhere. 7 renowned artists, Patricia Deslauriers, Valérie Clio, Olivier Bussière, Rafael Zaldivar, Amir Amiri and Marie-Claire Linteau will share their passion and their musical talent on the stage of the District St-Joseph, 240 rue St-Joseph East, Quebec from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 30th. Under the musical direction of Marie-Claire Linteau, voices and musicians will join forces to promote jazz, a symbol of sharing and freedom of expression.

Contact: Simon Couillard | +1 418 953 4105

Event Time: 17:00
Canada International Jazz Day with Denielle Bassels Quintet

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents a jazz performance as part of the ‘In the Soil Arts Festival’: Denielle Bassels

Denielles’ commanding presence & swinging band will stop you in your tracks & immerse you in her stories with whimsy & purpose, drawing inspiration from early 1900’s to modern day

Contact: Juliet Dunn | +1 905 321 5580
Official Website: http://niagarajazzfestival.com/td-njf-partners-with-in-the-soil/

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2

Event Time: 21:30
Canada TD Niagara Jazz Festival Presents: International Jazz Day – Celebrating the Jazz Greats Virtual

Come celebrate International Jazz Day with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival!

We will be Celebrating the Jazz Greats!

We have opened the borders for this livestreamed show and will be featuring guitarist James Bryan (Canada), Bass / Vocal duo Chris Northington and DeeAnn (US) and jazz pianist Abel Marcel (Cuba/Holland), bringing you compositions from their favourite jazz influences as well as some original compositions.

Join us on April 30th at 7pm for a FREE event to celebrate the occasion, featuring both local and International jazz musicians!

For more details on our lineup and how to watch this FREE event, please visit our website.

Contact: | +1 844 548 5299
Official Website: https://niagarajazzfestival.com/events/td-njf-presents-international-jazz-day-celebrating-the-jazz-greats

Event Time: 19:00
Canada JazzNtheCarriageway, for Jazz Day, with the Roddy Ellias Trio

Bringing together the renowned JazzNhouse concert series and fine art, JazzN.ca  presents a special evening of live jazz in the Carriageway Studios, Almonte. Known for it’s creative culture, this small town is a great day trip from Ottawa!

Contact: Arnie Francis | +1-613-282-8712
Official Website: http://www.jazzn.ca

Carriageway Studios
65 Mill Street
Almonte K0A 1A0

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Marc Holt Quintet at The Majestic Theatre

Celebrate International Jazz Day & the end of the Biggar & District Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary season with Biggar’s own, Marc Holt.

The Marc Holt Quintet is a Saskatoon-based group made up of some of the city’s best young players. The group strives to strike a balance between something that appeals to the 21st century music fan as well as diehard jazz listeners. Led by baritone saxophonist Marc Holt, the quintet made their debut at the 2014 Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Since then have performed all around Saskatchewan and Alberta. Marc is backed up by pianist Bryn Becker, guitarist Michael Stankowski, bassist Nevin Buehler, and drummer Dylan Smith.

Contact: Marc Holt | +13062227920
Official Website: http://osac.ca/index.php/performing-arts/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=121&event=PA7329

Event Time: 19:30
Canada International Jazz Day City-Wide Party

JazzYYC hosts a city-wide party of free events:
Noon: Beginners Guide to Loving Jazz –EPCOR CENTRE
Jazz in South Centre – Ellen Doty Trio
Jazz in the Airport – Keith Smith Trio
7-10 PM: JazzYYC, National Music Centre and CADME Jazz Concert.

All Day – website posts and feeds

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | 403-918-3354
Official Website: http://jazzyyc.com

National Music Centre
134 11 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X5
(403) 543-5115

Event Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canada International Jazz Day on CJSW

CJSW will be airing jazz programming for more than 8 hours. The broadcast will include features on local, Canadian and international jazz and have interviews with Debra Rasmussen from JazzYYC, Kodi Hutchinson from Chronograph Records, and jazz pianist Bernie Senensky.

Contact: Kat Dornian | 4032203085
Official Website: http://www.cjsw.com

CJSW 90.9 FM
Room 312 MacEwan Hall
University Of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Event Time: 5:30 am - 2:00 pm
Canada UN International Jazz Day & A Celebration of Youth in Jazz

Calgary joined the global jazz party with free events from morning to night. Calgarians of all ages enjoyed jazz music and dance across the city. Jazz Day opened “A Celebration of Youth in Jazz,” a week highlighting jazz student and emerging stars.

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | 403-918-3354
Official Website: http://www.jazzyyc.com

National Music Centre
134 11 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X8
(403) 543-5115

Event Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Canada UN International Jazz Day and Celebration of Youth in Jazz

JazzYYC and partners presented 43 events from April 29 to May 5 in celebration of International Jazz Day, featuring 25 programs including concerts, dance exhibitions, radio broadcasts, discussions and more on April 30. Ms. Danika Billie Littlechild of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO delivered opening remarks at the official Jazz Day concert in the evening.

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | +1-403-918-3354
Official Website: https://www.jazzyyc.com

Boyce Theatre, Calgary Stampede
1410 Olympic Way SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

Event Time: 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Canada UN International Jazz Day and Celebration of Youth in Jazz

Calgary’s jazz party grows & grows! Celebration of Youth in Jazz, jazz @ the JUNOs, jams, talks, Jazz @ Noon, Coffee House Live, “The Regulars”, swing dance party, Jazz Day in the Burbs, Jazz Day Downtown and the centerpiece UN Jazz Day Open House & Concert. 40 events | 200 artists | tons of fun!

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | +1 403 918 3354
Official Website: http://www.jazzyyc.com

Venues across Calgary
John Dutton Theatre
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2

Event Time: 11:00
Canada Jazz Day in the Burbs with Lorna Maclachlan Quartet

To celebrate the UNESCO International Jazz Day, Lorna and her Quartet will be performing at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre in Calgary, Canada.

Contact: Andrzej Walny

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre
3015 15th St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7L8

Event Time: 20:00
Canada JazzYYC and Friends – International Jazz Day Party

Calgary’s 5th annual Jazz Day party fills April, wrapping up with 16 events on April 30. Celebration of Youth in Jazz, jams sessions, demos, tap jam dance party, Art of Jazz, Jazz Day in the Burbs, Inglewood Jazz Day Walk and the centerpiece UN Jazz Day Open House & Concert at the King Eddy in the new National Music Centre. Jazz Day events run continuously from noon until 10 pm. Lots of free events for the whole family. 40 partners | 47 events | tons of fun!

Contact: Deb Rasmussen | !1 403 918 3354
Official Website: https://www.jazzyyc.com

Event Time: 12:00
Canada JazzYYC International Jazz Day(s)

JazzYYC is proud to be the local collective presenting and co-marketing the numerous International Jazz Day(s) concerts in Calgary, taking inspiration from International Jazz Day and expanding it into a full eight day festival.

Beginning on April 22nd JazzYYC and the community are bringing Calgary music fans eight days of free shows to celebrate International Jazz Day(s), including a children’s show, jazz jams, and an all-day JazzWalk in Inglewood. www.jazzyyc.com/international-jazz-days/

Contact: Angela Wrigley | +1 403 8364957
Official Website: https://www.jazzyyc.com/international-jazz-days/

Canada International Jazz Day(s) Apirl 24-30 in Calgary, Alberta!

Calgary’s 7th annual Jazz Day is celebrated with a week-long festival April 24-30. Celebration of Youth in Jazz, workshops, jams sessions, demos, tap jam dance party, Cafe Jazz, Downtown Jazz, Jazz in the Burbs, JazzWalk and centerpiece concerts with David Weiss Sextet, Melissa Aldana Quartet, and Corey Christiansen Trio. Lots of free events throughout the city for the whole family. 28 partners | 26 events | tons of fun!

Contact: Kodi Hutchinson | +14038155671
Official Website: https://www.jazzyyc.com/international-jazz-days/

Canada TD JazzYYC Virtual International Jazz Days Festival

JazzYYC is excited to announce the first ever ‘TD JazzYYC International Jazz Days Virtual Festival’ with 28 straight days of online jazz running from April 30 – May 27, 2020 in partnership with Jazz Home Delivery, the new online project by former CBC Tonic host Tim Tamashiro.

The Festival will feature top Calgary artists along with other select Canadian artists in a format based on social distancing meant to keep everyone safe and healthy!

In addition to nightly livestreams, JazzYYC will feature a series of educational jazz podcasts created by Calgary. Visit jazzyyc.com for more news of presentations with partners including CKUA Radio, the City of Calgary, Music Monday, CADME, the Inglewood BIA, the Calgary Public Library and IJD.

Contact: Kodi Hutchinson | +1 4038155671
Official Website: //www.jazzyyc.com

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Crooning @ Glacierview 🎵

Ralph Barrat will be crooning and playing old jazz standards (and some newer ones) on the beautiful grand piano for the residents of Glacierview Lodge. 130pm

Canada Monthly Jazz Night with the Sahil Chugh Trio Ft. Fred Mack

The Sahil Chugh Trio, made up of young innovative musicians in the Local Edmonton scene, are pushing the boundaries of jazz and all music.

Joel Jeschke – drums
Andreas Wegner – bass

Contact: Sahil Chugh | +1 587 920 6583

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Downtown Jazz At Belllay's Lounge

In partnership with the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, the Edmonton Jazz Festival Society (EJFS) is excited to announce a new monthly jazz event in Bellamy’s Lounge. Each month will feature a collaborative showcase with local jazz bands and guest artists selected by Kent Sangster, the Artistic Director of the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival.

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments to participate in the jam session that will following a one-hour showcase of the feature group.

Contact: Nathalie Tait | +1 780 990 0222
Official Website: http://www.edmontonjazz.com

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Jokela & Vogan feat. Charlie Cooley

Ben Jokela (piano) + Garth Vogan (bass) were joined by Charlie Cooley (drums) as they recorded material for their next “live” album. They specialize in creating an atmosphere of pleasing sounds while maintaining artistic integrity with structured improvisation and musical exploration.

Contact: Ben Jokela
Official Website: // http://www.musichouse.ca/jokelavogan.html

Manhattans Pizza Bistro Music Club
951 Gordon St. S
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S1
+ 1 519-767-2440

Event Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Canada Mary-Catherine McNinch Pazzano Trio

Venue presented Canadian vocalist Mary-Catherine McNinch Pazzano in performance with pianist John McLelland and bassist Mike Grace.

Contact: Claire Mussar | +1 519-767-2440
Official Website: http://www.marycatherinemp.com/

manhattans pizza bistro music club
951 Gordon St. S
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S1

Event Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canada ¡DO! – drums and organ

¡DO! is a deep grooving drums and organ duo featuring Chris Cawthray and Simeon Abbott, delivering an “organ”ic mix of surf, reggae, roots music, and jazz improvisation. Specializing in funky breakdowns and jam madness, audiences of all kinds connect with ¡DO!’s danceable grooves and expressive improvisation.

Contact: Chris Cawthray | +1 519 767 2440

Manhattans Pizza Bistro Music Club
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4S1

Event Time: 20:00
Canada David Hollingshead + Isaiah Farahbakhsh

Skilled and melodic, David Hollingshead is a classically trained jazz and contemporary pianist. David studied piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music and later received his diploma from Mohawk College under guidance from acclaimed pianist, Adrean Farrugia and bassist, Pat Collins.
Isaiah Farahbakhsh is a cellist who traces his roots to both classical and jazz traditions, most recently studying with the internationally acclaimed, Matt Brubeck.

Contact: David Hollingshead | +1 519 767 2440
Official Website: http://www.manhattans.ca/music/?event_id=2009

Event Time: 18:00
Canada Bob McFee & David Cowell

Piano player, Bob McFee, and guitarist, David Cowell, have been playing music together since 2013. Their music is an acoustic mix of older jazz, swing, Gypsy jazz, bossa nova and a little blues. Antonio Carlos Jobim, Django Reinhardt are obvious influences. The music often has the feel of the 20s, 30s, 40s but with a contemporary flair. This is jazz that is accessible to the general public. You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to enjoy the music of Bob McFee and David Cowell.


Contact: Bob McFee | +1-519-767-2440
Official Website: http://manhattans.ca/music/jazzday-feat-bob-mcfee-david-cowell/

Event Time: 18:00
Canada Jazz Night At The Pearl Theatre

Nova Scotia bands Full House and the Clas Larsson Quartet presented a concert of classic and contemporary jazz at the Pearl Theatre on April 11 in honor of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Dylan Haines | 19025530709
Official Website: http://fullhousebandriverport.weebly.com/

Pearl Theatre
37 Hall Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Canada Full House – Jazz at the Lunenburg Seaport

Local contemporary-smooth jazz outfit Full House wil be playing at the beautiful Lunenburg Seaport in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Full House plays a mix of music from Herbie Hancock and David Sanborn, to Steve Wonder and Steely Dan. They are a well-seasoned group of local musicians with many decades of collective experience who have been playing together for several years.

The Lunenburg Seaport describes itself as an All Hands-On Deck Museum & Makerspace , chock full of nautical displays and gorgeous wooden watercraft, along with many ship models and other artifacts. They even have a piece of the famous Bluenose II Grand Banks Schooner.

Contact: Dylan Haines | +1-902-553-0709
Official Website: http://fullhousebandriverport.weebly.com/

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Live Dinner Jazz

Rebecca’s Restaurant presented a performance for diners by the Clas Larsson Quartet, featuring Clas Larsson (piano), Jordi Comstock (percussion), Tim Worthington (guitar) and Robert Clark (bass).

Contact: Clas Larsson | +1-902-634-3746

Rebecca's Restaurant
619 Main Street ,
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J2E0

Event Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canada Jamie Colpitts/Roland Bourgeois Canada

Blue Monkton, a new jazz album by guitarist Jamie Colpitts and by trumpeter Roland Bourgeois, will be released on April 30th at 7pm at the Aberdeen Cultural Center in the Salle Bernard LeBlanc. After more than 25 years of musical collaborations, Jamie and Roland, both from Moncton, recorded 10 standards from the jazz repertoire. Blue Monk, by the jazz composer Theloneous Monk, inspired the album’s title. All of  the compositions were recorded in one take except for one piece.

Contact: Roland Bourgeois | +1 506 852 4572

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Journée internationale du jazz à Aberdeen!

Jazz Aberdeen 2018 a le plaisir de participer à la Journée Internationale du Jazz 2018.

Le but est de faire une levée de fonds pour Sistema Nouveau Brunswick.

Roland Bourgeois animera une soirée de jazz avec des artistes de la région. Joël Robichaud, Jamie Colpitts, Isabelle Cormier, Jesse Mea, Dariush Zarbafian, Hugh Brown, Quatuor jazz du Kacho 1976, Tumba5, et la pièce de résistance, Jazz Generation.


Jazz Aberdeen 2018 is pleased to participate in International Jazz Day 2018.

The goal is to raise funds for Sistema New Brunswick.

Roland Bourgeois will host a jazz evening with artists from the region. Joël Robichaud, Jamie Colpitts, Isabelle Cormier, Jesse Mea, Dariush Zarbafian, Hugh Brown, Kacho Jazz Quartet 1976, Tumba5, and the pièce de résistance, Jazz Generation.

Contact: Roland Bourgeois | +1(506)852-4572
Official Website: https://centreculturelaberdeen.com/en/home/

Event Time: 21:30
Canada Lancement d’album du groupe Masson Stomp

Venez assister au concert de lancement du nouveau disque de Masson Stomp. Ce lancement sera une occasion pour le groupe de partager live ses compositions qui ont été enregistrées à New Orleans en janvier 2015 tout comme son répertoire dixieland et swing des années 20 à 40.

Contact: Frédéric Lapointe | 1 438 838 1495
Official Website: http://www.massonstomp.com

1254, rue Mackay
Montréal, Québec H3G 2H4
514 931 6808

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Canada Jean-Pierre Zanella Quartet

Saxophonist, composer and arranger, Jean-Pierre Zanella is very much in demand on Québec’s music scene. Featured as the artist of the month of April at The Diese Onze Jazz Bar and Resto, the 30th will see Jean-Pierre play with Raphael Zaldivar, Remi-Jean Leblanc and Rich Irwin. Not to be missed!!!!

Contact: gary tremblay | 514-220-3698

Dièse Onze Jazz Bar and Restaurant
4115A St-Denis
Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M7

Event Time: 8:30 pm - 12:30 am

First Celebration of the International Day of Jazz in Montreal April 30, 2015, with:
Sonia Johnson, Joel Miller, Rachel Therrien, Damian Nisenson, Parc-X Trio, Beth McKenna, Mireille Boily, Malika Tirolien, and more.
RS: Kevin Warren (Dr), Sébastien Pellerin (Db), Gabriel Vinela-Pelletier (Keys)

Contact: Alain Mercier | +1.514.802.2400
Official Website: http://www.divertissementmercier.com

La Vitrola
4602, Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
Montreal, Québec H2T 1R3

Event Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Canada Mike Bjella Quartet and Chronicle Infinitas in concert in Montreal

Experimental improvisation group Chronicle Infinitas will be joined by the more jazz focused Mike Bjella quartet for an evening of exploration.

Contact: Mike Bjella | 5142451463
Official Website: https://chroniclequartet.bandcamp.com/

Resonance Cafe
5175 av du parc
Montreal, QC H2V 4G3

Event Time: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The second Montreal jazz celebration concert is honored by Divertissement Mercier booking agency through a showcase presenting some of Montreal’s musical treasures: Marianne Trudel, Sonia Johnson and Rémi-Jean Leblanc; Emie R Roussel Trio; Jazzamboka and guest Jean-Pierre Zanella.

Contact: Alain Mercier | +1 514 802 2400
Official Website: http://www.divertissementmercier.com

LE CENTRE D'ESSAI auditorium of l’Université de Montréal
2332 Edouard-Montpetit Boulevard
Montréal, Québec H3T 1J4

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Masson Stomp

En 2010, cinq musiciens unissaient leurs talents pour créer le groupe Masson Stomp. Maîtrisant les styles du jazz traditionnel et swing, le groupe présente ses compositions originales influencées par le répertoire de la Nouvelle-Orléans et des classiques du jazz du début du XXe siècle.

Entre Mackay et Bishop

In 2010, five musicians joined their talents to create the Masson Stomp band. Managing traditional jazz styles and swing, the band will present its original compositions influenced by the New Orleans répertoire and jazz classics from the beginning of the 20th century.

Contact: Frédéric Lapointe | +1 438 838 1495
Official Website: http://www.massonstomp.com

Église St. James the Apostle | Salle Shatford Hall
1439, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Entre Mackay et Bishop/Enter on Mackay and Bishop
Montréal, Québec H3G 1S6

Event Time: 20:00
Canada DTW Jazz Factor With Guest Steven Taetz

You want to hear a major force of Montreal’s Jazz music? Come to The House of Jazz to enjoy Dawn Tyler Watson’s new show! She will give you an amazing interpretation of all the classic jazz songs, including collaborations with guest Steven Taetz.

Contact: Steven Taetz
Official Website: http://houseofjazz.ca/

The House of Jazz Montreal
2060 Aylmer
Montréal, QC H3A 2E3

Event Time: 21:30


In honor of International Jazz Day
First concert: AURÉLIA O’LEARY (Quartet)
Second concert: SWINGIN’ with OSCAR PETERSON with

Show time is from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
Ticket: http://www.lavitrine.com/


Contact: Alain Mercier | +1 514 802 2400
Official Website: http://www.divertissementmercier.com

Event Time: 19:00


The 2018 International Jazz Day in Montréal makes room for Jazzwomen with Chantal de Villiers, Annie Poulain, Suzi Silva and Christine Tassan et les Imposteures, April 28-29 at the MDC Côte-des-Neiges.

Saturday April 28th :
1st part : Chantal de Villiers.
2nd part : Annie Poulain

Sunday April 29th :
1st part : Suzi Silva.
2nd part : Christine Tassan et les Imposteures.

Tickets on sale only in advance on : www.LAVITRINE.com

Contact: Alain Mercier | +1 514 802 2400
Official Website: http://www.divertissementmercier.com/

Event Time: 19:00
Canada It's time for happy hour – Gypsy jazz with Christine Tassan

Christine Tassan is a jazz and Gypsy jazz guitarist and singer from Montreal (Qc, Canada). She’s been touring all over the world with her band Christine Tassan et les Imposteures. At the occasion of the International Jazz Day, she proposes a one hour concert with songs and standards from the great swing composers: George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and many more. In French and English ! A cosy and swinging concert at happy hour time ! It’s a rendez-vous on her Facebook page:
You can give a contribution for the concert with the link:
More info: http://www.christinetassan.com/

Contact: Christine Tassan | +1 5144758997
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/ChristineTassanMusic

Event Time: 17:00
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival

West Coast Jazz Festival
April 30, May 1, May 2
Vancouver Island University
This three day event involved jazz performances by students from all over Vancouver Island. Clinicians: Phil Dwyer, Campbell Ryga, Jon Challoner, Ken Lister, Bryan Stovell, Hans Verhoeven.

Contact: Sarah Falls | 250-724-0873

Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R5S5

Event Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival

This two-day student jazz festival featured clinician performers: Kelly Jefferson (sax), Lauren Falls (bass), Matt Holman (trumpet), Nick LaRiviere (trombone),Vickie Yang (piano) and Kelby McNayr (drums) and Bryan Stovell. NMA BIG BAND concert Apr 30 @ 7:00pm. Also included daytime performances by student groups from Vancouver Island.

Contact: Sarah Falls | 1-250-724-0873

Vancouver Island University
500 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival

West Coast Jazz Festival is a 2 day student jazz festival hosted by Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC. The festival features student groups from all over Vancouver Island, BC,Canada all day long throughout May 1 and 2, 2018. We also feature 2 free lunchtime concerts with our clinicians Horace Alexander-Young, Steve Jones, Fabio Ragnelli, Tristan Clarke, John Lee and Dave Flello, a grade 12 all-star combo and the Vancouver Island University Big Band conducted by Greg Bush.

Contact: Sarah Falls | +1-250-724-0873
Official Website: http://sites.google.com/view/westcoastjazzfestival/home

Event Time: 08:00
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival

West Coast Jazz festival is a student jazz festival that takes place at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B.C. (Home of Diana Krall, Christine and Ingrid Jensen). Hundreds of students from all over Vancouver Island and Vancouver participate in this festival performing in jazz bands, combos and vocal jazz groups. Our adjudicators and performers this year are Christine Jensen, Craig Brener, Kelby McNayr, John Lee and Bryan Stovell.

Contact: Sarah Falls | +1 250 724 0873
Official Website: http:// sites.google.com/view/westcoastjazzfestival/home

Event Time: 08:00
Canada International Jazz Day Celebration- Nelson, BC Canada

Doors 7pm Watch Jazz Day Global Concert Highlights
8pm Youth swing band “No Soda, Lulu”
9pm Adrian Wagner (piano) w Odyssey 3
10pm Laura Landsberg Quartet
11:15pm Melody Diachun Quartet
12:15am Odyssey 3
With Rob Fahie, Tony Ferraro, Paul Lansdberg, Mark Spielman, Jimmy Lewis, Doug Stephenson…

Contact: Jimmy Lewis | +1 250 354 9003
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581809035463627/

Spiritbar @ The Hume Hotel
422 Vernon Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4E5

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Porter and Porter – A Cole Porter Tribute

The LIVE LEARN JAZZ Series features artists celebrating the genre of jazz in a fun atmosphere & in a picturesque Niagara setting. Wineries, breweries & parks.
Live – the experience / Learn – the history /Jazz – the music

Come to the Exchange Brewery for part 2 of the series & try some of the regions very finest porter ales and listen to Stu’s “buttery” vocals as he croons the best tunes of the late great Cole Porter!
Stu Mac:Vocals
Stu Harrison:Piano
Ross MacIntyre:Bass
Mark Micklethwaite:Drums

Contact: Juliet Dunn | +1 9053215580
Official Website: http://niagarajazzfestival.com/

Event Time: 19:00
Canada 2019 TD Niagara Jazz Festival: Live, Learn Jazz: Women of the Hour, Part 3 – Tap, Tapas, and Taps

Stacie McGregor Duo and Kylie Sommerville (Tap)

Event date:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 – 7 pm – 9:30 pm

The LIVE LEARN JAZZ Series was conceived by the TD Niagara Jazz Festival for those patrons who are interested in learning more about jazz music in a fun atmosphere and in a picturesque Niagara setting. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival celebrates music, life and art. Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the surrounding Niagara Region for an annual incredible festival the final weekend in July.

Contact: Juliet Dunn | 1-844-LIV-JAZZ (1-844-548-5299)
Official Website: https://niagarajazzfestival.com

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Bravo Niagara! Presents: Sing About Freedom Virtual

Bravo Niagara! will celebrate International Jazz Day and freedom through music. For years, artists have fought for freedom of expression, as is seen by music being at the core of every major social movement in history. This year, we hear from Canadian and international artists, educators, and authors, about the importance of jazz and social justice, jazz education, women in jazz music, and legacy. Curated by Céline Peterson, this one-time-only broadcast features performances from Monty Alexander, Robi Botos, Larnell Lewis, Molly Johnson, Laila Biali, Lara Driscoll, Paul Marinaro, Mike Downes, Matt Woroshyl, Dione Taylor, and Brandon Goldberg, plus a conversation about jazz and social justice between John Clayton and Howard Reich.

Contact: | +1 3477892034
Official Website: https://www.bravoniagara.org/amplified-virtual-series

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Rada & Nazar Zinchuk Performance

We are going to prepare around 2-4 songs-performances for your celebration. We going to recording videos and can share them with you + upload them to our social media as well.

Contact: | +1 6479958025

Event Time: 02:00
Canada Clas Larsson Quartet

Clas Larsson on tenor sax, Jordi Comstock on drums, Gary Sallans on guitar, Robert Clark on bass and Lisa Lelliott on vocals. A house concert in the private home of Harold and Hal McGee, who arrange concerts in their home throughout the summer. Guests will be treated to a meal, as well as some cool and warm jazz.

Contact: Clas Larsson | 902-634-3746

Owl's Head Road House Concert
Nova Scotia

Event Time: 19:30
Canada TD Markham Jazz Festival presents – The Mark Kelso Jazz Project Virtual

Belfast-native, Toronto-based, award-winning drummer, composer, educator, and band leader Mark Kelso leads his all-star “Jazz Project”, through his acclaimed, and 2020 Juno Award nominated, album “The Chronicles of Fezziwig”. A mainstay of the Toronto jazz community, Mark’s numerous collaborations include; Donny McCaslin, Pat Metheny, Holly Cole, Gino Vannelli and many more.
* Mark’s Jazz Project band includes*
Kelly Jefferson – saxophone
Michael Occhipinti – guitar
Gordon Sheard – piano
Mike Downes Music – bass
Mark Kelso – drums
View at markhamjazzfestival.com, click onto “CONCERT LINK” — OR — YouTube “Markham Jazz Festival”. Enjoy! The album “Chronicles of Fezziwig” is available on Bandcamp!

Contact: | +1 416 471 8334
Official Website: //markhamjazzfestival.com

Event Time: 20:00
Canada International Jazz Day celebrations in Ottawa

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts invited the public to celebrate International Jazz Day 2014 in the premises of the Canada Council. Musical performance by The Roddy Ellias Trio, refreshments and a rhythmic atmosphere!

Contact: Pauline Dugré
Official Website: // http://www.unesco.ca

Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P5V8

Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Canada Mark Nelson’s Sympathetic Frequencies

Ottawa CD release show for Mark Nelson’s Sympathetic Frequencies! Purchase of ticket includes either a copy of the album or digital download. The quartet’s cast of characters include Mike Bjella on tenor sax, Andrew Boudreau on piano, Nicolas Bédard on double bass and Mark Nelson on drums.

Contact: Mark Nelson
Official Website: https://marknelsonssympatheticfrequencies.bandcamp.com/

953 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3E5

Event Time: 19:30
Canada Evensong Ensemble (Jazz Evensong)

Jazz Concert Series at Church of the Ascension in Ottawa.
Traditional jazz, gospel, mixed with a contemporary funk-fusion energy. Positive message.

Contact: James McGowan
Official Website: //www.evensongensemble.ca

Event Time: 19:00
Canada FYEAR Virtual

A special concert co-presented by the National Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts for jazzahead! and Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021.

FYEAR bridges improvisation and composition, electronic and acoustic instrumentation, language and abstract vocalization, a strident pulse with an expansive sense of freedom. Its mixed-media compositions invoke the urgency of this moment and level a gaze at the future.

FYEAR’s regular contributors are Jason Sharp (electronic sound design, bass and baritone saxophones), Kaie Kellough (text, voice), and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo (type and visual design). In this incarnation, that core has expanded to include Joe Grass (Pedal Steel), the drummers Stefan Schneid

Contact: | +1 6136685959
Official Website: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/28499

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Kris Davis Virtual

A special concert co-presented by the National Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts for jazzahead! and Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021.

Canadian Pianist-composer Kris Davis was voted pianist of the year in the 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll and in the 2019 Jazz Times Critics Poll. She won both composer and pianist of the year in 2020 by the Jazz Journalists Association. The New York Times dubbed her as one of the top up-and-comers, saying: “One method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis.”

To date, Davis has released twelve recordings as a leader. Her newest release, Diatom Ribbons, was voted jazz album of the year in the New York

Contact: | +1 6135134686
Official Website: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/28489

Event Time: 20:00
Canada International Jazz Day Peterborough

Organized produced small music performances around the downtown core of Peterborough. Afterwards, four restaurants in town hosted live jazz from 6 – 8 p.m, followed by a concert from 9 – 10:15 at The Junction. The night concluded with a jam session.

Contact: Craig Paterson | 1 705 745-3891

City of Peterborough, Ontario
c/o 309 Engleburn Ave
Peterborough, ON K9H 1S8

Event Time: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Canada International Jazz Day Peterborough

We will be celebrating over 2 days: April 29, with an evening concert; and April 30, with a “dine with jazz” restaurant tour, followed by a jazz jam session.


Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 705 745 3891

Nexicom Studio, Showplace
290 George St., N,
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 1S8

Event Time: 12:00
Canada International Jazz Day Peterborough

Peterborough, a small town in Ontario, Canada, will be celebrating again this year.

Saturday night, April 29, we will have “Dine with Jazz,” with four restaurants, each with a jazz duo.
Later that evening, we will have a public showing of “Straight, No Chaser,” Clint Eastwood’s film about Thelonious Monk.

Then, on Sunday, April 30 – an evening concert, paying tribute to Monk!! (Band TBA)

Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 705 745 3891

Canada Steve Holt & Dave Young Duo

Canadian pianist Steve has built an international reputation having worked with Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Pat Labarbera, James Moody, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and Michel Urbaniak. Steve will perform with legendary Canadian bassist Dave Young, well-known for his work with the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 416 804 9414
Official Website: https://internationaljazzdaypeterborough.wordpress.com/

Event Time: 18:00
Canada IJD Peterborough 2018

Peterborough, Ontario becomes a jazz tourist destination, hosting two days of exciting jazz on April 28 & 29.
Saturday: Dine with Jazz in four restaurants featuring local and visiting jazz artists. No cover charge.
Sunday, 2:00: All-Ages Jazz Workshop. No charge.
Sunday, 7:30: Juno winner, Brandi Disterheft Quartet (Vincent Herring, Carmen Intorre & Alex Minasian)
Local restaurants and hotels will offer discounts to ticket holders. https://www.facebook.com/internationaljazzdaypeterborough/

Contact: John Fautley | +1 (705) 772 8890

Event Time: 19:30
Canada International Jazz Day Peterborough

There are several events to celebrate IJD in Peterborough.

Friday, April 26 – showing of documentary film “Finding Carlton”, which looks at the place of jazz in India in the 1950s – 1970s;
Saturday, April 27 – Dine with Jazz at four restaurants in town, with local jazz musicians performing;
Sunday April 28 – educational workshop for local jazz musicians;
Sunday April 28 – Jane Bunnett and Maqueque bring their Cuban-jazz to Market Hall.
PLUS – throughout the month of April, as part of the local SPARK photography event, photos of local jazz musicians, photographed by Bill Lockington, will be on display at Market Hall.

Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 705 745-3891

Canada Headliner Concert

Pat LaBarbera/Kirk MacDonald Quintet: John Coltrane Legacy Band

Contact: Craig Paterson | +1 705453891

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Steve Holt

Steve Holt is one of Canada’s premier Jazz pianists, having worked with the likes of Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, James Moody, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and Michel Urbaniak. He will perform with Christopher Parnis on bass and Aaron Blewett on drums.

Contact: Chris Parnis | +1 7059575619
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/612768105948859/?event_time_id=625491138009889

Event Time: 19:30
Canada West Coast Jazz Festival Virtual

We are an online student jazz festival taking place April 6-30, 2021 out of Alberni District Secondary, Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. We are a regional festival for Musicfest Canada. Our adjudicator this year is Jon Challoner-trumpet from New York.

Contact: | +12507240873

Event Time: 08:30
Canada Journée Internationale du Jazz à Québec

Le Centre multiethnique de Québec et ses Habitations (CMQ) ainsi que les Productions Arté Boréal vous invitent à une soirée unique ! Ce spectacle-bénéfice au profit du CMQ réunira des artistes québécois de renom et sera animé par Stanley Péan. Cette soirée comptera sur la présence de Webster à titre d’ambassadeur. Sous la codirection artistique de Patricia Deslauriers et Marie-Claire Linteau, ce sont plus de dix artistes qui seront sur scène !

Musiciens :

Patricia Deslauriers, contrebasse; Marie-Claire Linteau, voix ; Brigitte Boisjoli, voix; Paul Brochu, batterie; Taurey Butler, piano; Jean-Pierre Zanella, saxophone; Ron Di Lauro, trompette; Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, trombone; Frederico Tarazona, charango; Dayron Luis, percussions.


The Center multiethnique de Québec et ses Habitations (CMQ) and Productions Arté Boréal invite you to a unique evening! This benefit show for the benefit of the CMQ will bring together renowned Quebec artists and will be hosted by Stanley Péan. This evening will count on the presence of Webster as ambassador. Under the artistic co-direction of Patricia Deslauriers and Marie-Claire Linteau, more than ten artists will be on stage!


Patricia Deslauriers, double bass; Marie-Claire Linteau, voice; Brigitte Boisjoli, voice; Paul Brochu, drums; Taurey Butler, piano; Jean-Pierre Zanella, saxophone; Ron Di Lauro, trumpet; Muhammad Al-Khabyyr, trombone; Frederico Tarazona, charango; Dayron Luis, percussion.

Contact: Simon Couillard | +1 4189534105
Official Website: https://www.imperialbell.com/Programmation/Liste-des-spectacles/2020/4/30/2375/Journee-Internationale-de-Jazz?retour=artistes

Event Time: 19:30
Canada MAD Jazz LIVE @The Loft! Virtual

MAD Jazz LIVE! @ The Loft will be celebrating Bubble Tea Day and possibly making them alcoholic just for fun to not only celebrate the joyous occasion of International Jazz Day itself but also our living in Richmond, BC which has so many Bubble Tea options right out our front door!We will be serving up The Great American Songbook as your sommeliers of song in a fresh, innovative, and exciting way.Stay tuned but we are exploring putting on a show starting with songs from the copyright date of music from 100 years ago aka Tin Pan Alley, The Great White Way, Bossa Novas up to pop songs of the day reimagined! #JazzDay #Jazzday10 #InternationalJazzDay#MadJazzLive #MadJazzLiveAtTheLoft

Contact: | +16044408672
Official Website: //twitch.tv/madjazzlive

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Laurie’s ultra private Jazz party

Relax beneath the wisteria on the patio of The Creek Gallery in beautiful downtown Robert Creek, with Laurie Verchomin and friends while we listen to the live stream from the Whitehouse and Laurie plays her private recordings of her lover Bill Evans composing at home. There will be wine involved.

Contact: Laurie Verchomin | +1 604 885 8450
Official Website: http://www.laurieverchomin.com

The Creek Gallery
1041 Roberts Creek Rd
Roberts Creek, BC V0N2W0

Event Time: 14:00
Canada Tribute to Ray Charles

The Catbird Jazz Society and the Bordertown Festival present Bill Stevenson and the Nine Steps Band in a tribute to the music of Ray Charles, in celebration of International Jazz Day.

Contact: Berkeley Fleming | +1 506 536 2411
Official Website: http://theflemingsblog.wordpress.com

Ducky's Bar
4 Bridge Street
Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 3N5

Event Time: 21:00
Canada The Story of Jazz

day to highlight jazz and it’s role of uniting people from around the globe…The Saskatchewan Jazz Festival On Tour and The Bassment Present saxophonist and TD Jazz Intensive coordinator Mark DeJong and his quartet featuring Jon McCaslin (drums) and Dean McNeill (trumpet).

Contact: Richard Haubrich | (306 )683-2277
Official Website: http://www.thebassment.ca

The Bassment
202 4th Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
(306) 683-2277

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Canada The Academy Presents: Marc Holt Quintet featuring Drew Tofin and the Underline Jazz Combo

Come celebrate at Saskatoon’s only International Jazz Day show with the Marc Holt Quintet, Drew Tofin, and the Underline Jazz Combo!

Contact: Marc Holt | +1 306 222 7920
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780364858946505/

Event Time: 19:30
Canada Jazz Day with Ellington on the radio

Émission Bleu Jazz: 3 heures de musique de Duke Ellington, avec son band ou par autres musiciens. Les samedis 23 et 30 avril.

Three hour radio show called Bleu Jazz featuring Duke Ellington’s music by his big band and other musicians. On Internet, go to CFLX, 95,5 FM. April 23th and 30th.

Contact: Alain Robert | +1 819 872 3450
Official Website: http://www.CFLX.qc.ca

On Radio or On-line
67 Wellington nord
Sherbrooke, Québec J1H 5A9

Event Time: 16:00
Canada 3 hours Jazz around Ellington

Canada Jazz Day with Ellington on the radio

Émission Bleu Jazz: 3 heures de musique de Duke Ellington, avec son band ou par autres musiciens. Les samedis 23 et 30 avril.

Three hour radio show called Bleu Jazz featuring Duke Ellington’s music by his big band and other musicians. On Internet, go to CFLX, 95,5 FM. April 23th and 30th.

Contact: Alain Robert | +1 819 872 3450
Official Website: http://www.CFLX.qc.ca
On Radio or On-line
67 Wellington nord
Sherbrooke, Québec J1H 5A9

Contact: Alain Robert | 819-872-3450

Event Time: 16:00
Canada Bleu Jazz

Émission de radio de 3 heures consacré à la journée internationale du jazz, sur les ondes de CFLX, au 95,5.
Disponible sur Internet en direct, site de CFLX, ou en rediffusion au cours de la semaine suivante.

A 3-hour radio show will be dedicated to International Jazz Day on CFLX at 95.5.
Available on the Internet live, CFLX site, or rebroadcast during the following week.

Contact: Alain Robert | +1 819 872 3450

Event Time: 04:00

BLEU JAZZ est une émission de radio de 3 heures, à CFLX, Sherbrooke, Québec, disponible en direct (95,5FM) ou par Internet ou en rediffusion via le site de CFLX. L’émission du samedi 27 avril sera consacré à la journée internationale du jazz.


BLUE JAZZ is a 3-hour radio show, CFLX, Sherbrooke, Quebec, available live (95.5FM) or via the Internet or rebroadcast via the CFLX website. The show on Saturday, April 27 will be devoted to International Jazz Day.

Contact: Alain Robert | +1 (819) 872-3450

Event Time: 16:00
Canada Bleu jazz édition spécial Journée internationale du Jazz

Émission de radio spéciale de 14 à 18 heure, à CFLX, 95,5 FM, à Sherbrooke, Québec.
Disponible par Internet, site CFLX.


Special radio show from 2 to 6 p.m., on CFLX, 95.5 FM, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Available on the Internet, CFLX site.

Contact: | +18198723450

Event Time: 13:00
Canada Dans l'univers jazz de Pierre-Armand Tremblay

Le Cabaret Jazz Band présente les compositions de PA Tremblay avec la chanteuse invitée Nathalie Albert. 12 musiciens sur scène . Au programme des chansons en français et en anglais, funk, latino, swing and ballades


The Cabaret Jazz Band presents PA Tremblay’s compositions with guest singer Nathalie Albert. 12 musiciens on stage. On the program: French & English songs, funk, latino, swing and ballads

Contact: | +15147131470
Official Website: https://spec-spectaclesvirtuels.tuxedobillet.com/Spectacle%20Virtuels/cabaret-jazz-band-30-avril-webdiffusion?fbclid=IwAR02PjiNRd-gPSevEWjV2T0pX1u6c4rpzqrwI3wuKNwjDDvSLMDGWxKdzRs

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Celebrating the World’s Greatest Jazz Pianists

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents a Celebration of the World’s Greatest Jazz Pianists featuring Canadian jazz pianists Peter Shea & Adrean Farrugia.

A double-bill with the 2 pianists paying homage to the likes of Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell, Phineas Newborn Jr, Herbie Hancock & Keith Jarrett.

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is an exciting jazz festival dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz throughout the year in the Niagara Region with a focus on the summer festival in July. The festival inspires, educates & develops jazz audiences for generations to come, combining live jazz with an immersive Niagara experience – food, wine, culture & natural wonders.
During COVID-19 the festival is presenting live-streamed events.

Contact: Juliet Dunn | +1 9053215580
Official Website: https://niagarajazzfestival.com

Event Time: 19:00
Canada International Jazz Day Concert

International Jazz day In Lunenburg with Full House, and The Smoke ‘n Mirrors Quartet with vocalist Wendy Oxley. April 30th 7pm – the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Contact: Dylan Haines | +1 902 553 0709
Official Website: //jazzfullhouse@gmail.com

TBC, Nova Scotia

Event Time: 19:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91’s International Jazz Day Open House

JAZZ.FM91 will hold an evening Open House and welcome in our listeners and locals musicians for a night of music. At 7:00 pm in our Performance Hall we’ll invite Amy McConnell and William Sperandei’s Quintet to perform Live to Air and then at 8:00 local instrumental group Triodes. Tune in jazz.fm!

Contact: Dani Elwell | 416 595 0404
Official Website: http://jazz.fm/

4 Pardee Avenue
Unit 100
Toronto, Ontario
416 595 0404

Event Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Celebrates International Jazz Day

On top of our regular broadcast day, we broadcast isolated acoustic performances from remarkable local musicians. JAZZ.FM91 has also developed a petition at change.org and out in the community asking UNESCO and Thelonious Monk Institute to consider Toronto for 2015!!

Contact: Dani Elwell | 416 595 0404 ex. 268
Official Website: // http://www.jazz.fm

JAZZ.FM91 Studios
4 Pardee Avenue
Unit #100
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3H
416 595 0404

Event Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Canada World Blind Union Features Bind Jazz Artist

Via our Twitter account WBU linked to YouTube videos of 23 blind jazz musicians, both living and deceased, performances of their music. This was done as a means to both educate and entertain our followers of the talents of gifted artists who did not let visual impairment limit their careers.

Contact: Marianne McQuillan | 1-416-486-9698
Official Website: http://www.worldblindunion.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

World Blind Union
Toronto, Ontario

Event Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canada Rebecca Enkin Trio celebrates International Jazz Day

The Rebecca Enkin Trio, featuring Rebecca Enkin (vocals), Mark Kieswetter (piano) and Pat Collins (bass) performed a set in honor of International Jazz Day at The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto.

Contact: Rebecca Enkin
Official Website: http://www.rebeccaenkin.com

The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto
21 Old Mill Road
Toronto, Ontario M8X 1G5
1 866.653.6455

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Canada Jazz Lives

JAZZ.FM91 presented the 11th annual JAZZ LIVES event. This year’s line-up focused on artists that have redefined and continue to be innovators in Jazz. Pat Metheny, Benny Golson, Kat Edmonson and more took to the Koerner Hall stage to celebrate.

Contact: Dani Elwell | 416 595 0404 ext.268
Official Website: https://www.jazz.fm

Koerner Hall
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Canada 2016 International Jazz Day with Holla Jazz

Celebrate International Jazz Day, the spirit of jazz dance, and the launch of Holla Jazz with a live dance performance and music by DJ Makiko.

Contact: Natasha Powell | +1 416 892 7270
Official Website: http://hollajazz.com

Ernest Balmer Studio
9 Trinity Street, Studio 315
Distillery Historic District
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

Event Time: 14:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Jazz and the Arts

Celebrating 15 Incredible years of Jazz, thanks to you!
More than just a radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of its audience.

Contact: Dani Elwell | +1 416 595 0404 ext.268
Official Website: http://www.jazz.fm

4 Pardee Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3H5
Canada 120 Diner Celebrates International Jazz Day!

120 Diner celebrates #JazzDay April 30:

6-8pm Whitney Ross Barris
8:30-10pm Chris Gale Trio plays Ellington & Strayhorn
10:30pm-close Sarah Thawer Trio + Ori Dagan
Each show PWYC $10-$20 suggested

120 Church St., Toronto
Reservations: call 416-792-7725 or text 416-706-4237

Contact: Ori Dagan | +1 416 509 3137
Official Website: http://www.120diner.com

120 Diner
120 Church Street
Toronto, ON M5A1P6

Event Time: 18:00
Canada Brownman & Cruzao Latin Jazz Trio Celebrate International Jazz Day at Toronto’s Poetry Jazz Cafe

Heralded as “Canada’s premiere Latin-jazz ensemble” CRUZAO has won 2 National Jazz Awards & the coveted Montreal Jazz Fest’s “Grand Prix du Jazz award”. Under the leadership of award-winning Trinidadian-born NYC-school trumpeter Brownman Ali, they tackle modern Latin-jazz with energized panache.

Contact: Andrew Nicholson | 718-701-9449
Official Website: http://www.cruzao.brownman.com/

Poetry Jazz Cafe
224 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2L2

Event Time: 21:30
Canada HVC’s Tribute to the music of Johnny MERCER

Spring is here and so calls great music, poetry taken from the pages of the Great American Songbook. Get re-aquainted to the ABCs of jazz members of the Hillcrest Village Choir along with the Don Thompson Trio pay tribute to lyricist, composer & founder of Capitol Records, JOHNNY MERCER. Join us!

Contact: Ben D'Cunha | +1 647 341 4117
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/230865450604006/

Chalker's Pub Billiards & Bistro
247 Marlee Avenue
Toronto, ON M6B 4B8

Event Time: 18:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Jazz and the Arts

Celebrating 16 Incredible years of Jazz, thanks to you!
More than just a radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of its audience.

We’ll have noted moments, outreach and a nod to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Contact: Dani Elwell | +1 416 595 0404
Official Website: http://jazz.fm

Canada Steven Taetz & Joanna Majoko at Jazz Bistro – Ella's 100th Birthday Brunch

Steven Taetz & Joanna Majoko celebrate Ella Fitgerald’s 100th Birthday with a special brunch at Jazz Bistro (Toronto), along with Ewen Farncombe (keys), Soren Nissen (bass), and Eric West (drums). Join them to celebrate the Queen of Swing with a broad collection of swing standards and new arrangements.

Contact: Steven Taetz
Official Website: http://jazzbistro.ca

Event Time: 11:30
Canada 120 Diner Celebrates International Jazz Day

#120DINER celebrates #JazzDay
120 Church St. Toronto

Crooner Sam Broverman will perform songs from his acclaimed recording tributes to Mercer, Van Heusen & Burke and others.
8:30pm BOBBY HSU’s Ob-Sessions feat. KELLY HOLIFF
Bobby Hsu is one of Toronto’s go-to authorities on less-performed songs from Broadway and the American Songbook. Hear songs-that-got-away, introduced with Bobby’s insights and performed in classic Manhattan cabaret style.

Contact: Ori Dagan | 4165093137
Official Website: http://www.120diner.com

Event Time: 18:00
Canada Steven Taetz & Joanna Majoko: Ella’s 100th Birthday Brunch

Come celebrate Ella Fitgerald’s 100th Birthday with Steven and Joanna as they honour the Queen of Swing on International Jazz Day. They will be joined by Ewen Farncombe – keys, Soren Nissen – bass, and Eric West – drums.

Contact: Talia Browne | +1 647 685 4114
Official Website: http://jazzbistro.ca/event/steven-taetz-and-joanna-majoko-celebrate-ella-fitzgerald/

Event Time: 12:00

Opera Comedienne Kyra Millan and collaborative pianist Tina Faye invite the you into the sublime and sublimely ridiculous world of Opera in a brilliantly funny, whirlwind concert full of operatic favorites and well-known classical tunes. Irreverent and witty, ‘Millan & Faye present: The Opera’ deconstructs operatic traditions to make it accessible as the popular, easy listening music it was written to be.

Contact: Talia | +1 647 685 4114
Official Website: https://jazzbistro.ca/event/4454/

Event Time: 19:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91 Celebrates International Jazz Day!

Canada’s only 24/7 jazz radio station will celebrate #jazzday with special on-air features throughout the day, highlighted by a live performance in our Long & McQuade Performance Hall with JUNO nominated singer Heather Bambrick. Tune in at 1pm to hear this live performance, and listen all day as we celebrate all things jazz! (91.1 FM or online at jazz.fm)

Contact: Glenn Knight | +1 416 595 0404
Official Website: //jazz.fm

Event Time: 13:00
Canada All Together Now: A JAZZCAST Celebration of International Jazz Day

Some of Canada’s best and brightest musicians will grace the stage of Hugh’s Room Live for All Together Now: A JAZZCAST Celebration of International Jazz Day. The evening will not only be one of Toronto’s contributions to this world-wide event, it will also launch one of the most exciting things to happen to Jazz radio in years, jazzcast.ca!

The evenings top-tier talent includes recent Juno Award winner Laila Biali, Juno nominated vocalists Alex Pangman and Heather Bambrick, renowned sax player Pat Labarbera, eminent guitarist Ted Quinlan, and our incredible band featuring Michael Shand, Ross MacIntyre, Michael Occhipinti, Ben Wittman and many other surprise guests. The founders of JAZZCAST will be your hosts for the evening.

Contact: Jazz Cast
Official Website: http://jazzcast.ca

Event Time: 20:00
Canada JAZZ.FM91 celebrates International Jazz Day

JAZZ.FM91 is honoured to celebrate International Jazz Day with a special live broadcast from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at 1 pm on April 30.

This live performance will be led by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Drew Jurecka, with Canada’s “Sweetheart of Swing” Alex Pangman. They’ll be accompanied by Clark Johnston (bass) and Nathan Hiltz (guitar).

Joining them in the live audience will be music students from Humberview Secondary School in Caledon, Ont. These students are members of the school’s senior jazz orchestra and vocal jazz ensemble. They will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about jazz on a day that the world is celebrating the music and its history.

Contact: Adam Feibel | +1-416-595-0404 x249
Official Website: https://jazz.fm/jazz-fm91-celebrates-international-jazz-day-with-a-special-live-broadcast/

Event Time: 13:00
Canada All By Request! International Jazz Day with Ori Dagan

On Thursday April 30 International Jazz Day! Canadian Jazz Singer-Songwriter Ori Dagan will be celebrating with you on his Facebook Livestream. The show will be a an All By Request show. You can send in your requests to ori@oridagan.com and he will be selecting about 16 songs for the one hour set.

Contact: Leonardo Dell'Anno | +1 9057833875
Official Website: //www.facebook.com/oridaganjazz

Event Time: 17:00

From Toronto to the world, Jazzcast.ca brings you incredible jazz with broadcast and music experts who continually add context and passion!

On April 30th, we’ll share messages from musicians all over the world, who are celebrating in their own unique way, how much they love this music.

Listen in and feel some Jazz love!

Contact: | +1 6478028040
Official Website: //jazzcast.ca

Event Time: 00:00
Canada Jazz Day in Toronto with Hugh’s Room Live! Virtual

Toronto’s celebrated club Hugh’s Room Live presents a virtual concert of at-home jazz musicians. Featuring JUNO Award nominees (Canada’s Grammy) Okan, Jocelyn Marie Gould, and Sammy Jackson, as well as Eliana Cueves and Jeremy Ledbetter, Drew Jurecka and Adrean Farrugia, and Nathan Hiltz and Melissa Lauren, along with Jazz FM’s Jaymz Bee as our host.

Contact: | +1 416 904 5494
Official Website: http://www.hughsroomlive.com

Event Time: 20:00
Canada Jazz for Vincy – Toronto Benefit for St. Vincent Relief Virtual

Some of Toronto’s finest jazz musicians will celebrate Jazz Day 2021 with “Jazz for Vincy”! It’s a benefit concert for the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, facing hard times after the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano 3 weeks ago.

Hosted by singer Faith Amour, this virtual Zoom experience features an exciting roster of award-winning artists alongside rising talent, including the artistry of Eddie Bullen, Faith Amour, Ori Dagan, Jim Clayton, Carrie Chesnutt, KIMYA, and more! Stay for the post-show Meet and Greet!
Each artist exemplifies the diversity that exists within the jazz idiom, with vocalists and instrumentalists that span swing, crooner, Caribbean, and soul styles. Grab a ticket or donate today! https://bit.ly/32Ttp5W

Official Website: https://jazzforvincy9pmshow.eventbrite.ca

Event Time: 21:00
Canada The Music Of The Poll Winners, featuring Bill Coon, Jodi Proznick, Jesse Cahill

THE MUSIC OF THE POLL WINNERS, featuring BILL COON guitar JODI PROZNICK bass JESSE CAHILL drums. All star Vancouver trio plays music from the 1957 Contemporary Records recording date “The Poll Winners”. This classic session featured guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Shelly Manne and is considered an essential guitar trio recording. Join Oliver, Jodi, and Jesse as they pay homage to three of their favourite musicians!

Contact: Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club | 604-738-1959

Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club
3611 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6R 2B8

Event Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canada Hermann’s Jazz Livecast

Tune In, Like Us, and Share. New shows almost daily…

Live from Hermann’s — an iconic Jazz venue on Canada’s West Coast, Vancouver Island – talent abounds!

Hermann’s has been home to live jazz performance for 40 years and hosts upwards of 400 live shows a year!!!

HERMANN’S LIVECAST brings our performers to the international virtual stage.
All performances are by donation – 100% (less paypal fees) goes to the performers so we can help out while the gig economy is down and out.

TUNE IN – a true portrait of the gig economy, Hermann’s all-ages venue hosts musicians ages 10-95.

Contact: Nichola Walkden | +1 2506868757
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/hermannsjazz/live_videos/

Event Time: 19:30
Canada Cheers to 40 Years! Virtual

Hermann’s Jazz Club, a historical institution in Victoria BC’s vibrant culture and music scene, celebrates 40 years in business this International Jazz Day.

There seems no better way to celebrate than to create a legacy album – Cheers to 40 Years – which features a collection of tracks performed by the musicians who played the Club back in 1981 and continue to this day.

Listeners of both the album and album-launch live stream show will be transported back in time to the full-band sounds of swing, jazz and Dixieland, when the club first opened at the Bastion Inn.

Join us on live stream for the album-launch, featuring performances with the album’s top-class jazz performers, at this link: youtube.com/c/hermannsjazzclublive

Contact: | +1 204 799 6154
Official Website: https://www.hermannsjazz.com

Event Time: 19:00
Canada The Steve Holt Jazz Quartet featuring Kevin Goss

Special IJD performance at The Natural. Award-winning Canadian pianist Steve Holt with Kevin Goss – saxpohones, Howard Baer – bass, and drums TBA.

Contact: Laraine Holt | +1 4168049414

Event Time: 19:00
Canada The Party – Ecco Singers Big Band Dance

In April, we party! We can’t wait to celebrate Ecco’s community with our spectacular Big Band Dance. Joined by the WestSide Band, we sing, we dance, we eat, just like any great neighbourhood celebration.

Two weeks to go and SOLD OUT – this is going to be an amazing evening!!

Contact: Joe Cefali | +1 204 489 5620
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/WPGWestSideBand/

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
340 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H0G7

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Centro Cultural Franco Manitoba presents Winnipeg’s West Side Band

Winnipeg’s West Side Band will be the big band, backing up the Ecco Singers during this annual fundraiser extravaganza held in Winnipeg, MB at the Centro Cultural Franco Manitoba. Tickets are $30 and sell out fast!!

Contact: meghan hanson
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/726800077459596/

Event Time: 19:00
Canada Holt & Stankowski – Facebook Live Stream Performance

Longtime friends and bandmates Marc Holt and Michael Stankowski will present a live streamed performance on Facebook. Join them for a relaxed night of chill standards.

Contact: Marc Holt | +1 3062227920
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/marcholtsax/

Event Time: 20:00