Artistic Director: Darryl Mar
977 Alston St.
Victoria, BC, V9A 3S5
The Victoria Jazz Society was founded in 1981. We produce two major multi-day music festivals every summer, TD Victoria International JazzFest, and the Vancouver Island Blues Bash, as well as a series of concerts from September to May every year.
The TD Victoria International JazzFest (formerly known as JazzFest International), is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians.
The “grandfather” of music festivals serving audiences in Vancouver and Gulf Islands region, the TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception in 1985, the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society. The festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary in 2011.