Jazz YYC

JazzYYC is an organization dedicated to nourishing the growing and vibrant jazz community in Calgary and beyond. JazzYYC has a unique approach to presentation throughout the year focusing on four main programs featuring two festivals, a yearly concert series and robust International Jazz Day.

JazzYYC Summer Festival – June 29-July 3, 2022

Typically running during mid-June, this signature Festival features both ticketed and free events along Calgary’s ‘Music Mile.’ With concerts, a club series, and the signature JazzWalk on the final Sunday of the Festival, there is something for everyone.

JazzYYC Canadian Festival –November 11-14, 2021 

Running the 2nd weekend of November each year in tandem with the Yardbird Suite’s Festival of Canadian Jazz, this 4-day festival brings together the best musicians that Calgary and Canada has to offer! Based throughout the trendy Inglewood district of the city, the festival is a go-to for concert goers looking for ways to spend their long-weekend. The Festival is held in a variety of all-ages venues and features the Sunday JazzWalk,

JazzYYC Illumin8 Concert Series –Ongoing between September to June each year

Running from September to June each year, the Illumin8 Concert Series features a variety of artists from around the world – oftentimes performing with their own ensembles or joining forces with some of the best musicians Western Canada has to offer. This 8-concert series helps bring world-class jazz to Calgary throughout the year!

JazzYYC International Jazz Day –Last 2 weeks of April

Originally started as a one-day event meant to celebrate the UNESCO International Jazz Day on April 30th, JazzYYC has built a series of shows during the back half of the month that has flourished into one of the larger International Jazz Day Celebrations in the world.