Beaches Jazz Festival

The Festival began in 1989, when local jazz artists were booked to perform at the Kew Beach Bandshell in the Beach area of Toronto. Now celebrating her 27th anniversary, the Festival has blossomed into a 14-day event that attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence locally and on the world stage.

This great diva of jazz festivals goes about her business in a steady and nurturing fashion, welcoming her guests, new and old, and winning a new generation of admirers by experimenting around her edges and keeping her programming current and fresh.

She’s brought you countless memorable musicians over the years, artists such as Brian Hughes, David Blamires, Jane Bunnett, Warren Hill, Jesse Cook, Ingrid Jensan, Carole Weilsman, Molly Johnson, Jay Douglas, Francois Bourassa, Lorraine Desmarais, Mark Jordan, Carl Weathersby, Hilario Duran, Matt Dusk, Tromebone Shorty, and Red Barret, just to name a few!

Location At the Big Band Stage - Boardwalk East of Woodbine