Medicine Hat JazzFest

Get ready to groove with six days of eclectic jazz music throughout Medicine Hat at clubs, cafes and taverns, featuring a long list of renowned jazz artists drawing from across Canada, the U.S., and Europe.


* Dates have been confirmed
Festival Dates: -
Community: Medicine Hat
Province: Alberta
Festival Type: Music

The Medicine Hat JazzFest serves up an array of jazz beats for six days all around town. Pop by some of Medicine Hat's most gorgeous venues to hear some fine music from some of the best in the world. The intimate nature of the festival means there's a very good chance of getting to meet the musicians before or after a show.

Outside of the traditional concert and events, the festival also has several side-stage events such as workshops, jams and special concerts for children.

Be sure not to miss the free rooftop parkade party. 

The festival has opened its doors to past performers such as multi-Grammy-award winner Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Paquito D'Rivera, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Monty Alexander, Andy McKee, Ranee Lee, Oliver Jones, Sophie Milman, Beady Belle, Downchild Blues Band, Powder Blues, Maraca, and Wil Campa.

2022 Performers TBD

Check back for updates as they're released.

Featured Artists from previous years

Gypsophilia

This Halifax-based band, brings a high energy jazz sound that is angular, sweet, nostalgic, modern and racous. With a combination of their musicianship, humour and showmanship, they are sure to enchant you and get you in a dancing mood. 

Matt Savage

Matt is a 24-year-old boasting an astounding 15-year professional career as a jazz pianist. Having worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and even composing and recording the entire soundtrack for a feature-length film, he's sure to impress you. 

Kurt Rosenwinkel 

Kurt came to prominence in the early '90s and has since then spent almost 25 years perfecting his craft as a jazz guitarist and keyboardist. Kurt has managed to evolve the language of jazz in a way that no one else has since his arrival on the scene.

Medicine Hat JazzFest

Other past artists include:

  • Yoslai De La Rosa
  • Brad Shigeta’s Swingtime Band
  • Joel Miller with Sienna Dahlan: Dream Cassette
  • David Restivo Trio
  • Al Muirhead featuring Laila Biali
  • Craig Learmont
  • Enslow
  • Cheryl Fisher
  • The Bow Djangos
  • Kool Ray and the Hip Katz
  • Teresa Riley and the Bourbon Rebels
  • Tyler Hornby Trio with Allison Lynch
  • Myriad3
  • Tim Tamashiro with Nobuki Takamen

Tickets

Tickets sales will begin in the spring.. Ticket prices for artists and events can be found on the official festival page.

More Information

For more information head to the official Medicine Hat JazzFest website.  

Start planning your trip to Medicine Hat here.

While in Medicine Hat Elizabeth and her family stayed in Canalta Hotel’s Hampton Inn & Suites, full breakfast each morning, swimming pool and the perfect base camp for any #ThisHappensHere adventure. 

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