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The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Headlines our 10th Festival!

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

The 10th Annual Brantford International Jazz Festival proudly presentsThe Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Directed by Scotty Barnhart, with Guest vocalist Brianna Thomas – Celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald. Appearing Saturday, September 16 at 8 PM at The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets $68 & $58 In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader …

Photograph of Jazz Singer Carol Welsman

The Bell Stage Lineup for our 10th Festival

Brantford Jazz Jazz Festival

We’re pleased to announce our line up for the Main stage (The Bell Stage) at the 10th annual Brantford International Jazz Festival. This year’s Festival includes a stellar range of performers from Canada and the U.S. covering many styles and genres including jazz standards, funk, big band, afro-cuban and much more! Bell Stage performances are free to attend, so why …

Photo of Al Jarreau 1940-2017

Al Jarreau 1940-2017

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

We are very sad to hear of the passing of jazz icon Al Jarreau. What a privilege it was to have him as our headliner in 2011 at the Brantford International Jazz Festival. Al Jarreau’s vocal style was unique and his performance here will always be remembered. A true artist and gentleman. Our sincere condolences to the Jarreau family at …

Photograph of Canadian musician Kennie Marco.

Kennie Marco Comes Home!

Brantford Jazz Jazz Artists, Jazz Festival

Brantford born Kennie Marco has played in some of the hottest rhythm sections in rhythm and blues and popular music in North America, performing and recording with such notable talents as David Clayton Thomas and Blood Sweat and Tears, and Etta James. Living between Toronto and Los Angeles, he enjoyed the musical highlights of performing on The Tonight Show with …