The Victoria Jazz Society has announced the full lineup for the 2024 TD Victoria International JazzFest.

This year marks the 40th anniversary and 41st edition of the music festival and will span ten days and nights from Friday June 21 to Sunday June 30, 2024.

JazzFest’s ‘Marquee Series’ will feature headliners Booker T’s Stax Revue (with Blue Moon Marquee), Ziggy Alberts, Morgan James & Take 6, and Veronica Swift (with Kjetil Mulelid Trio).

Bullen Park, Hermann’s Jazz Club and Beacon Hill Park’s Cameron Bandshell and Hotel Grand Pacific’s Fathom Lounge return as venues for the festival. The Strathcona Hotel’s Wicket Hall will be a new venue for JazzFest.

Bullen Park will have three evenings of ticket shows that the JazzFest is calling the ‘Funk & Soul in The Township’ series with performances by Sunny Jain’s Wild West East, Avataar, MarchFourth, Tight Hair, Five Alarm Funk and Grapefruit is Impossible. The park will also host a free triple bill birthday bash on Thursday June 27 with Busty & The Bass and local favourites Blasé Blasé and Downtown Mischief. Bullen Park will also have eight free afternoon performances on the final weekend.

Victoria’s iconic Hermann’s Jazz Club will host the ‘Presentation Series’ for eight nights featuring some award winning musicians including Marc Atkinson Trio featuring Becky Prokova, Audrey Ochoa, Laura Anglade Quartet, Bellbird, Konrad Agnas Quartet, Eliana Cuevas & Jeremy Ledbetter, Hilario Duran Trio, and Scott Hamilton with Triology. Wicket Hall will feature Cory Henry, LA LOM, Lakecia Benjamin with Attila Fias Trio, and Ulysses Owens Jr. & Generation Y.

Cameron Bandshell will be the venue for 10 free performances taking place the first weekend afternoon of the festival.

Along with the live music TD Victoria International JazzFest will have free workshops and clinics at Esquimalt Recreation Centre hosted by artists performing at the festival including ex-Snarky Puppy keyboardist/vocalist Cory Henry, members of Take 6, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.

With a $1.3 million operating budget for 2024, the festival hopes to attract more than 35,000 people to Victoria’s longest running multi-day music festival.

For the full schedule and ticket information go to jazzvictoria.ca

Lineup:
Booker T’s Stax Revue | Take 6 | Ziggy Alberts | Cory Henry | Morgan James | Veronica Swift | Busty & The Bass | Blue Moon Marquee | Five Alarm Funk | Lakecia Benjamin | La Lom | MarchFourth | Sunny Jain’s Wild West East | Ulysses Owens Jr & Generation Y | Audrey Ochoa | Bellbird | Eliana Cuevas & Jeremy Ledbetter | Hilario Duran | Kjetil Mulelid Trio | Konrad Agnas Quartet | Laura Anglade Quartet | Marc Atkinson feat. Becky Prokova | Scott Hamilton with Triology | Alexander Ferguson Trio | Angela Verbrugge Quartet | Apollo Suns | Ashley Wey Quartet feat. Dimitri Matheny | Attila Fias | Avataar | Best Laid Plans | Blasé Blasé | Calico | Carsen Grey | David Santana Quartet | Downtown Mischief | Grapefruit is Impossible | Hayley Wallis & The Bright Futures | Jackson/Wilson Duo | Jaya Bremer Quintet | Josh Warren’s Groove Circus | Kristina Helene | Lady O & The Omen | Louis Rudner’s Fusion Throwdown | Mary Ancheta Quartet | Miguelito Valdes & Orquesta Obatala | Owen Chow Quintet | Pablo Cardenas’ West Coast Cuban Orchestra | Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers | Rowan Farintosh Trio | Tight Hair | The Smokestacks | Willington High Jazz Combos

TD Victoria International JazzFest 2024 Lineup
TD Victoria International JazzFest 2024 Lineup