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 17 t0 21, 2020  POSTPONED UNTIL June 17-20, 2021

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 2020 TBA

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.