AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH

From rhythm and grooves, to contemporary blues and Jamaican reggae, Nova Scotia has a rich heritage of African-Nova Scotian music. TD Halifax Jazz Festival celebrates this musical legacy, presenting FREE Jazz Labs shows that draw inspiration from the unique experience of the African-Nova Scotian community. 

Presented during the month of February - African Heritage Month - these FREE shows include Nova Scotian artists Dr. Henry Bishop,  Chudi Harris, and Jah'Mila. Click here to see the events!


2019 FESTIVAL PASSES ON SALE NOW!

 

Access everything the 2019 festival has to offer with an all-access pass!

Our first 2019 artists will be announced soon…
stay tuned!

 

2019 FUSION PASS
$289

• Fusion passes provide guaranteed entry
• Front-of-the-line access to all Festival events.
All taxes and fees included.
• Limited quantity available

2019 STANDARD PASS
$189

• Standard passes provide access to all events
on a first come first serve basis
• Subject to venue legal capacity. 
All taxes and fees included.

 

IN HONOUR OF OUR FRIEND ART IRWIN

 
 

Yesterday, the Halifax Jazz Festival family lost a dear friend, Art Irwin. Artie was a board member, musician, photographer, community leader, family man and a solid supporter of jazz music in Eastern Canada. Known to generations for his own jazz projects such as “Ensemble Plus” and the “Artie Irwin Trio” - he also performed with dozens of other groups, including the CBC Revolving Bandstand, Cliff Ledger Big Band, Erno Reti and his Continentals, Lloyd Peach Quintet…and the list goes on.
But reading Artie’s musical CV isn’t nearly as impressive as meeting the man himself. Artie carried himself with purpose, dignity and humility. He saw music as a way to make the world a better place, and worked tirelessly to make it so. In recent years, he successfully produced the Festival’s “Swing into the Holidays” show, to the delight of hundreds of jazz fans. In his final months, Artie continued to attend board meetings, concerts and events against all odds - refusing to let any health impediment stand in his way.And, at the most recent summer festival, Artie was awarded the Susan Hunter Award - recognizing his outstanding leadership in the arts community in Nova Scotia. This was a worthy honour for a man so dedicated and passionate. We will all miss him dearly.


DONATE TO OUR MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

Halifax Jazz Festival Music Education Program

Beyond sharing the relevance of jazz in today’s world, the Jazz Festival provides opportunities for artistic development and music education. Your support will help to fund Halifax Jazz Festival’s music education programming including the Creative Music Workshop, year-round free workshops and free programming during the Halifax Jazz Festival including Splash! Bang! Boom! on Theodore Tugboat.

Find out more about donating to the Halifax Jazz Festival, a registered charity and not-for-profit, and how your contribution will help our Music Education Program by clicking here, or donate below!