About JFC

Jazz Festivals Canada (JFC) is a non-profit National Arts Service Organization. Our mandate is to represent the interests of and act as advocate for the development of Canadian jazz festivals and jazz presenters.

JFC members have an unwavering commitment to the advancement of jazz. They are leaders in their local arts communities and have vast experience and extensive relationships throughout the national and international arts world.

JFC is a professional network made up of Artistic and Executive Directors, producers, marketing and communications professionals, fundraisers and administrators. The network has an extremely broad reach and brings together a wide range of presenters, from the largest and most well established festivals in the country to smaller events presented in remote communities.

JFC supports festival producers in the presentation of world-class events that reach record numbers of audience members each year. In one calendar year, the combined membership of JFC spends in excess of 7 million dollars on artist fees, employing over 9,000 artists. JFC member events present over 2,000 concerts per year, collectively reaching 3,300,000 audience members. 900 of these concerts are presented free to the public each year.

Artists and audiences are the ultimate beneficiaries of the work undertaken the network. We take great pride in bringing exceptional artistic experiences to communities across Canada while providing a livelihood for jazz musicians and supporting the important work that they are doing to contribute to the evolution of the art form itself.