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10 Days Of Cool Music

Celebrating 35 years this 10-day festival has all the jazz genres covered featuring more than 300 live acts and attracting more than 35,000 people. While in Victoria, don’t miss a night out around the harbour, in the middle of downtown and just on the edge of some spectacular wild west coast adventures. Victoria is a cool city with hot tunes read our article and get excited.

Check out the jazz festival lineup at various venues. 

Featured Events

Ziggy Marley

Throughout the course of his three-decade career, ZIGGY MARLEY has built a music legacy worthy of his legendary family name. With 16 albums, eight Grammy Awards, and an Emmy to his credit, the humanitarian, singer, songwriter, and producer continually progresses at every turn.  Ziggy’s musical history dates back to watching his father Bob Marley record in the studio when he was ten years old. His eight-album catalog with the Melody Makers encompasses three Grammy Awards, countless sold out shows, and anthems including “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People,” and “Conscious Party.” Since making his solo debut in 2003, Ziggy has received four Grammy Awards for “Best Reggae Album,” most recently winning the award in 2017 for his latest self-titled album released in 2016.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX is a genre-busting group known for reworking pop music into vintage genres, particularly jazz and swing. Featuring a rotating cast of at least a dozen musicians, the group includes four to five first-rate vocalists, a tap dancer, a full band, and occasional unexpected guests. In its seven years of existence, PMJ has gained over 500 million views and 2 million subscribers on YouTube. The band covers rearrangements of songs by contemporary artists, such as Aerosmith, Outkast, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé — combining a genuine appreciation for the melodies and song craft of recent hits with a passion for talented musicians playing real instruments. Over the past three years, Postmodern Jukebox has toured four continents and appeared at packed houses across the globe, including a recent performance at Radio City Music Hall for an audience of more than 6,000 people.

Stay tuned for more line-up announcements


Tickets available for all TD Jazzfest Royal Theatre performances through the McPherson Box Office or online through the official festival website.

More Information

The Victoria Jazz Society produces two major multi-day music festivals every summer (VIJF and Vancouver Island Blues Bash) as well as concert series in the fall, winter, and spring. The society has been going since 1981 and is a not-for-profit registered charity. Volunteers and supporters are always needed.