Join us for the highly anticipated 11th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival being held on September 14, 15 & 16, 2018 at Harmony Square in Downtown Brantford. This three-day event is sure to please music and jazz lovers everywhere. With four stages providing a continuous lineup of free entertainment, you’ll enjoy world-class performances from diverse cultural backgrounds. From traditional jazz to big band swing, to Spanish and Afro-Cuban grooves, this festival will have it all!
Many performers are also local talent, and they’ll be bringing their own particular style of jazz – Bebop to Fusion to Experimental.
This year’s newly released lineup for the Main Bell Stage (located right in Harmony Square) includes:
- The X-Statics
- Climax Jazz Band
- The Willows
- Hilario Duran Quintet
- Tyler Yarema & Chuck Jackson
- Rob Fekete Quintet
- Tiki Collective
- Shuffle Demons
To learn more about these performers, click here to visit the festival's lineup page.
Also, don’t miss the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing on Saturday, September 15th, at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, in part with the festival. Please note that tickets are required for this particular performance.
For a full lineup of entertainment, including stage locations and showtimes, please visit the Brantford International Jazz Festival webpage by clicking here.
About Brantford International Jazz Festival
The idea for the Brantford International Jazz Festival originated in 2006 when local jazz musician Frank DiFelice heard of the revitalization and plans for the Downtown core in Brantford and the plans for a plaza style town square with a built-in amphitheater. Having produced a successful jazz series – Brantford Downtown Jazz – for the previous 10 years, it seemed like the perfect fit. With his partner and wife, jazz vocalist Nancy DiFelice and fellow jazz enthusiast, Peter MacNames, the Brantford International Jazz Festival Inc. was created as a not-for-profit corporation in March of 2008.
The vision was to organize a festival to celebrate jazz and its culture and to promote awareness and appreciation for the many diverse forms of jazz. From its early roots in the Ragtime era to present day, jazz encompasses many distinctive styles.