Halifax Jazz Festival Celebrates African Heritage Month!

 
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Ranging from spiritual to jazz, to hip-hop and soul, Nova Scotia has a rich heritage of African-Nova Scotian music. This year, TD Halifax Jazz Festival celebrates this musical legacy, presenting a variety of FREE events that draw inspiration from the unique experience of the African-Nova Scotian community.

Presented throughout the month of February - African Heritage Month - this exciting series includes a concert with JR Smith Quartet, film screening of Chasing Trane, and music workshop with Youth Art Connections and musicians Owen Lee and Shawn Downey, for youth who are interested in hip-hop, spoken-word and other forms of open lyricism.

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The War on Drugs & Daniel Caesar announced for HJF2018!

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TD HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL, IN ASSOCIATION SONIC CONCERTS, PRESENT
THE WAR ON DRUGS, JULY 11, AND DANIEL CAESAR, JULY 15, 2018

TICKETS GO ON SALE JAN. 12, FESTIVAL PASSES ARE ON SALE NOW!

Sonic Concerts and the Halifax Jazz Festival announce the first two artists for the 2018 TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Grammy nominated Philadelphia rock band, The War on Drugs, make their Halifax debut on the waterfront Main Stage Wednesday, July 11. Two-time 2018 Grammy nominated Toronto R&B artist, Daniel Caesar takes to the Main Stage on Sunday, July 15.

Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. AST and will be available at the etixnow kiosks in the Halifax Forum (2901 Windsor Street) and Music Nova Scotia (2169 Gottingen Street) and online at halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com

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The War on Drugs has received widespread critical and fan acclaim since its founding, noted for diverse influences ranging from Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen as well as the ingenious lyrics and melodies of a band that is at the height of its powers. The War on Drugs consists of head man Adam Granduciel (lyrics, vocals, guitar), David Hartley (bass), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone, keyboards) and Anthony LaMarca (guitar). The band released its most recent album, A Deeper Understanding, in 2017 to  superlative reviews praising the album's “lush, sometimes psychedelic soundscapes.”. The album is nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards and International Album of the Year at the 2018 UK Americana Awards.
“A Deeper Understanding” is one of the best rock albums in years, but the music itself is so expansive and enveloping that it feels like it should be everywhere. - Spin Magazine

 
 

Daniel Caesar released his critically acclaimed debut full-length album, Freudian, in 2017. The album is nominated for Best R&B Album and the lead single “Get You” featuring Kali Uchis is nominated for Best R&B Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Caesar’s whirlwind year included performances on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and a collaboration with Chance The Rapper on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. To promote Freudian’s release, he set out on a 30+ date North American tour, culminating in five sold out shows at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in December. He is already confirmed for both the Coachella and Boston Calling festivals.
“Grounded yet elevated, the album fosters a classic, keys- and guitar-based approach, while his vocals, a smooth and evolving mastery of sound and timbre, dip across church harmonies and phrasing to deliver a sound that's all his own… A willingness to show vulnerability in his music has been a key to his success.” - Exclaim!

 
 

HJF2018 DATES ANNOUNCED & PASSES ON SALE DEC 13TH

 
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The Halifax Jazz Festival presents the 32nd annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival on July 11-15, 2018!

Festival FUSION and STANDARD passes go on sale this Wednesday, December 13 at noon.
Quantities are limited on both types of passes.

Halifax Jazz Festival is offering EARLY BIRD pricing for a limited number of STANDARD festival passes of $149 each (price goes up at midnight on Dec 31, 2017 to $169). The Standard Pass provides access to all shows at the festival, subject to capacity.
Please note, Standard Pass does not guarantee entry; venues are subject to capacity and first, come first served.

FUSION Passes on sale for $269 in limited quantity. The FUSION pass provides guaranteed front-of-the-line access to all events.

Purchase passes online at halifaxjazzfestival.ca and at etixnow.com

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About the Halifax Jazz Festival
Since 1987 the non-profit organization the Halifax Jazz Festival has presented a diverse range of musical and educational activities including the 32nd Annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival, July 11-15, 2018. For more information visit halifaxjazzfestival.ca, or follow Halifax Jazz Festival on twitter or “like” on facebook.

Purchase 2018 Passes: www.halifaxjazzfestival.etixnow.com/
Halifax Jazz Festival: www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/