Jazz City Festival
City International Music Festival is an Edmonton-based event, known as the
longest running International Jazz festival in Canada. Following the
Montreal and Vancouver jazz festivals, the Jazz City International Music Festival is the
country's third largest jazz event and been in existence for 25 years.
The Jazz City International Music Festival began as an
eight-day festival in 1980, during Alberta's 75 anniversary celebrations.
The festival has evolved into a 10-day summer event, featuring a wide
spectrum of artists from different backgrounds. The festival's mandate is
to provide continuing support for the development of new talent, while
promoting more established artists as well.
Various venues such as the theatre at the Stanley A.
Milner Library, provide intimate settings for jazz performances. Past
performers have included such talents as Nicholas Payton, Ricky Lee Jones,
and Kurt Elling. Volunteers are very important to the festival since every
year, many dedicated individuals gather to deliver a seamless event to the