VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jun 24 (MARKET WIRE) —
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages, today announced funding for the Coastal Jazz and Blues
This funding will support the 25th annual Vancouver International Jazz
Festival, which is taking place from June 25 to July 4. Programming will
showcase a broad range of jazz music by acclaimed and emerging artists
from Canada and around the world. An extensive program of outreach and
free concerts will be presented in a variety of Vancouver venues, which
will provide opportunities for audiences to experience many styles of
“Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture to the
quality of life of Canadians,” said Minister Moore. “The
Vancouver International Jazz Festival contributes greatly to Vancouver’s
cultural scene by presenting a world-renowned event featuring
high-quality performances by Canadian and international artists.”
“We are grateful to Canadian Heritage for their continued support of
the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and our year-round
programming,” said Fatima Amarshi, Executive Director of the Coastal
Jazz and Blues Society. “This funding will ensure that we can
continue to showcase Canada’s great musical talents to an international
audience and that jazz in Vancouver can be enjoyed by all Canadians.”
The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society produces one of Vancouver’s signature
cultural events, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The Festival
is a widely recognized, world-class festival that features an eclectic
mix of jazz music performed in many styles. The Vancouver International
Jazz Festival is a multi-venue event that offers an extensive program of
creative music and features over 400 performances by more than 1800
local, national, and international artists.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $300,000 through the
Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness
of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of
live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
This news release is available on the Internet at
www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
Matthew Deacon – Press Secretary
Canadian Heritage – Western Region
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