Halifax Jazz Festival

Organization Type: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Address: 2882 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3E2
Contact: Alanna Swinemar
Phone: 902.420.9943 x1839
Website: http://halifaxjazzfestival.ca

The Halifax Jazz Festival (HJF), formed as JazzEast Rising is a non-profit organization created in 1987 to present the first ever Halifax Jazz Festival (formerly known as the Atlantic Jazz Festival) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Over the past 29 years, HJF has widened its horizons beyond the successful TD Halifax Jazz Festival to become involved, throughout the year, in a diverse range of musical and educational activities.

HJF’s mandate runs from the promotion and presentation of soft-seat concerts and club shows to planning educational workshops (such as the renowned Creative Music Workshop). We develop opportunities for amateur musicians, established local artists and the local “jazz aristocracy”. We bring renowned performers from many parts of the world to a city that doesn’t always find itself naturally on the maps for touring artists.

In brief, we think jazz is important to the culture which we’d like to have, and we want to make sure that kind of culture is strong in Halifax, where we love to live.


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2882 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3E2

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