2015 TD Halifax Jazz Festival

The TD Halifax Jazz Festival is pleased to offer VIP seating for 2015 festival audiences!

HJF Presents

CMW Core Program

The Core Program offers practical experiences for musicians and artists of all disciplines and skill levels to take their practice to the next level.

July 02, 2015 (Thursday)

5:00 pm
Venue: 
Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus
Genre: 
improv

HJF Presents

CMW Creative Process

Creative minds of all disciplines, will deepen their creative practice through movement and improvisation exercises.

July 04, 2015 (Saturday)

9:00 am
Venue: 
Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus
Genre: 
improv

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

Spotlight on French Jazz: Céline Bonacina Artist Talk

An exquisite baritone saxophone player, composer and teacher, now’s your chance to sit down with Céline Bonacina, one of France's most exciting jazz talents.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Alliance Française
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 8

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up includes bSharp feat. Harvey Millar, Riot Squad Tribute to Jaco Pastorius, and Stingray Rising Stars contestant Pram Trio.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
funk, jazz, rock
Free!

HJF Presents

Spotlight of French Jazz: Céline Bonacina Trio

The always expressive Céline Bonacina brings her powerful baritone saxophonist chops, and her trio, to town, giving us a taste of the playful and rhythm-heavy songs that make her one of France's prized jazz talents.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Brian Blade: music from *Mama Rosa*

A personal record from respected jazz drummer and composer Brian Blade, Mama Rosa gives audiences a taste of Blade's introspective singer-songwriter side—it's intimate, tender and soothing.

 

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
blues, folk, jazz

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Roddy Ellias

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation. The unlableable guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias is known for his intense and ecclectic style of playing, and his charged performances.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | The Chronos Band

Catch the matriarch of the worlds' #1 live soul act. There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings and no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
afro soul, funk, R&B, soul

HJF Presents

Tin Men & The Telephone | Nils Berg Cinemascope

Improv reaches news limits with Amsterdam's Tin Men & The Telephone and Sweden's Nils Berg Cinescope, as they appropriate the endless content of video and music available online.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
YouTube jazz, improv

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: The Heavyweights Brass Band

Late Night Jazz begins with a healthy dose of funk. Toronto's own Heavyweights Brass Band serves up up familiar New-Orleans-style traditional brass that's shaken, and spiked with pop, R&B and Latin influences—for an extra kick.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
funk, jazz

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Film 'Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazoughai' feat. Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar stars in the film Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazoughai, which translates as "Rain the Color of Red with a Little Blue In It". It tells the story of a musician from Agadez, who struggles with competing artists, a difficult home life, romantic problems and his own internal strife; whilst riding around

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
world
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 9

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Ian Janes, The Heavyweights Brass Band, and Stingray Rising Stars contestant Anteater.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
jazz, neo-soul
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Doris Mason Trio with David Burton and Jamie Gatti

Catch New Glasgow's own Doris Mason in this lively and entertaining concert.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

4:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Gate Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Creative Music Workshop students will share what they have been up to during their intensive studies with the masters of improvisation.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
1313 Hollis
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'
Free!

HJF Presents

Joey DeFrancesco Quartet | Robi Botos Quartet feat. Phil Dwyer

A night of innovative fast fingers and masterful key-playing finds Philly's Grammy-nominated king of the organ Joey DeFrancesco and Hungary-born, Toronto-based elite pianist Robi Botos sharing a stage.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Dave Watts

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation. This time she's teaming up with fellow Canadian bassist and household name in Montreal's jazz scene, Dave Watts.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

tUnE-yArDs | Moon Hooch

Live in concert tUnE-yArDs is playful and engaging. Her mighty voice and smart lyrics will be sure to leave Halifax humming long after the show is over.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
worldbeat, experimental pop, cave music

HJF Presents

Mdou Moctar | Find The Others

Mdou Moctar has won accolades in Niger and worldwide for experimenting and pushing boundaries. Opening the night is Find The Others, an act that the Halifax Pop Explosion calls, “one of Canada’s most spellbinding live shows.”

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
alternative singer-songwriter, world

HJF Presents

Roddy Ellias Trio | Curtis Nowosad

Known as dynamic, eclectic, intense and label-defying, Montreal’s Roddy Ellias is a well-known guitarist, composer and improviser, and an unmissable performer. Winnipeg-born, New York-based drummer, composer and bandleader Curtis Nowosad, brings his stellar band and his newest release Dialectics.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Cyndi Cain

The Late Night Jazz series continues with Cyndi Cain, one of the east coast’s most formidable figures in original soul music. She’s a party-starter, a tear-jerker, a jaw-dropper and the unstoppable front woman to an unstoppable band.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
neo-soul

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Vox Sambou

Founding member and MC behind Montreal's multilingual Nomadic Massive, Vox Sambou is just as powerful he's while spitting songs from his solo records, giving us a glimpse at Haitian culture and politics via creole hip hop.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
hip hop, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 10

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Mike Cowie Deep Pockets, Curtis Nowosad, and Stingray Rising Star contestant Alana Yorke.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
dream pop, alternative, jazz, R&B, soul
Free!

HJF Presents

Ranee Lee with the Blue Engine String Quartet

Join Montreal's Ranee Lee, one of Canada’s most renowned jazz vocalists, as she performs with Halifax's Blue Engine String Quartet.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Mike Murley

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation—this time she'll be joined by Toronto saxophonist, and multiple Juno-winner, Mike Murley.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars | Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

Nearly a decade after their last Halifax appearance, Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars are back with their infectious Cuban music.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
Cuban jazz, Latin, world

HJF Presents

MONK OFF | Another Time, Another Place: Jerry Granelli, Jane Ira Bloom & Julian Priester

Experience the energy of elite musicians Jerry Granelli, Julian Priester and Jane Ira Bloom, as they seek spontaneity and creative exploration. Concluding the night is MONK OFF, a tribute to the philosophy and music of jazz great Thelonious Monk.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
imrov, jazz

HJF Presents

Kirk MacDonald with Steve Kirby and Dave Laing

With over 45 recordings to date, as both a band leader and sideman, recent ECMA winner and jazz veteran Kirk MacDonald is one of Canada's most sought-after saxophonists.

 

 

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

11:00 pm
Venue: 
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch made a name for itself by bringing "furious, impromptu underground raves" NYC subway platforms, and you better believe that trance-like fury is coming to Gottingen Street.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
cave music

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Brian McConnell Quartet

Listen to well loved jazz music by the Brian McConnell Quartet featuring flautist Brian McConnel with guitarist Georges Hébert, bassist Danny Parker and drummer Scott Ferguson. 

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Keshen Goodman Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Public Gardens: July 11

Experience live music from the Halifax Public Gardens bandstand. Today’s line-up features Tuesday Night Band and The Thunderbolts.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Public Gardens
Genre: 
big band jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Hydrostone Park: July 11

The TD Halifax Jazz festival expands its reach to this historic and hip North End neighbourhood. Listen to music by Ariana Nsar, The Tritones, Mary Beth de Scène, and 2015 National Youth Jazz Combo.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Hydrostone Park
Genre: 
Édith PIAF, blues, jazz, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 11

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great acts for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Asia & NuGruv, ORO! Orkestra, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, and Stingray Rising Stars Contestant The New Bridge.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
Turko-Balkan folk dance party music, jazz, R&B
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Creative Music Workshop students will share what they have been up to during their intensive studies with the masters of improvisation.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
1313 Hollis
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'
Free!

HJF Presents

Spark: A Multidisciplinary Street Wide Event

Halifax's oldest neighbourhood gets ingnited with art in this special project that showcases music, educational works and various art installations in multiple venues along Gottingen Street.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
Gottingen Street
Free!

HJF Presents

Michael Kaeshammer | Bill Stevenson's Nine Steps Band

Experience Michael Kaeshammer, a gifted singer and songwriter, and an incendiary piano player. Opening the night is a trio made up of some of the strongest pillars of Atlantic Canada’s music community, Bill Stevenson, Tom Easley and Geoff Arsenault.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Genre: 
blues, jazz, pop

HJF Presents

The Budos Band | Vox Sambou

The Budos Band will hypnotize music lovers on all sides of the spectrum. Montreal's Vox Sambou sets the stage for the night with hip hop.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
hip hop, 70s psychedelic instrumental music, world

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Deva Mahal

You might have to pinch yourself during this show—thanks to Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Deva Mahal's dreamy pipes—but this powerhouse performer is the real deal. 

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Public Gardens: July 12

Experience live music from the Halifax Public Gardens bandstand. Today’s line-up features the Big Vallery Swing Orchestra and Chebucto Big Band.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Public Gardens
Genre: 
dixieland jazz, jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Hydrostone Park: July 12

The music continues in the Hydrostone with the Karen Robertson Trio, Ced Marty & Dave, Khari McClelland and the Prohibition Jazz Band.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Hydrostone Park
Genre: 
blues, balads, folk, jazz, R&B, roots
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 12

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great acts for fans of all ages. Today's line-up includes the Hallelujah Praise Choir featuring Reeny Smith, Bella Blue, Kenny Wheeler Tribute featuring the Paul Tynan Sextet, and Stingray Rising Stars Contestant Party Boots.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
urban, blues, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Don't miss the grand finale of the 11 day Creative Music Workshop!

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'

HJF Presents

Kenny Werner Trio

Ten years ago world-class pianist and composer Kenny Werner made his first appearance at the Halifax Jazz Festival. Fans described the concert as "magic". Werner is back with his trio for an intimate concert.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Gordon Webster Sextet with Brianna Thomas | Alex Pangman

A night with Gordon Webster Sextet with Brianna Thomas is guaranteed to get you swinging- it's fast-paced party-starting fun. Opening the night is evocative, animated and authentic Alex Pangman.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
hot jazz, jazz, swing
Free!

HJF Presents

Brian Blade: music from *Mama Rosa*

A personal record from respected jazz drummer and composer Brian Blade, Mama Rosa gives audiences a taste of Blade's introspective singer-songwriter side—it's intimate, tender and soothing.

 

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
blues, folk, jazz

HJF Presents

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings | The Chronos Band

Catch the matriarch of the worlds' #1 live soul act. There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings and no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
afro soul, funk, R&B, soul

HJF Presents

Tin Men & The Telephone | Nils Berg Cinemascope

Improv reaches news limits with Amsterdam's Tin Men & The Telephone and Sweden's Nils Berg Cinescope, as they appropriate the endless content of video and music available online.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
YouTube jazz, improv

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: The Heavyweights Brass Band

Late Night Jazz begins with a healthy dose of funk. Toronto's own Heavyweights Brass Band serves up up familiar New-Orleans-style traditional brass that's shaken, and spiked with pop, R&B and Latin influences—for an extra kick.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
funk, jazz

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

Spotlight on French Jazz: Céline Bonacina Artist Talk

An exquisite baritone saxophone player, composer and teacher, now’s your chance to sit down with Céline Bonacina, one of France's most exciting jazz talents.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Alliance Française
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 8

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up includes bSharp feat. Harvey Millar, Riot Squad Tribute to Jaco Pastorius, and Stingray Rising Stars contestant Pram Trio.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
funk, jazz, rock
Free!

HJF Presents

Spotlight of French Jazz: Céline Bonacina Trio

The always expressive Céline Bonacina brings her powerful baritone saxophonist chops, and her trio, to town, giving us a taste of the playful and rhythm-heavy songs that make her one of France's prized jazz talents.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Roddy Ellias

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation. The unlableable guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias is known for his intense and ecclectic style of playing, and his charged performances.

July 08, 2015 (Wednesday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Joey DeFrancesco Quartet | Robi Botos Quartet feat. Phil Dwyer

A night of innovative fast fingers and masterful key-playing finds Philly's Grammy-nominated king of the organ Joey DeFrancesco and Hungary-born, Toronto-based elite pianist Robi Botos sharing a stage.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

tUnE-yArDs | Moon Hooch

Live in concert tUnE-yArDs is playful and engaging. Her mighty voice and smart lyrics will be sure to leave Halifax humming long after the show is over.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
worldbeat, experimental pop, cave music

HJF Presents

Mdou Moctar | Find The Others

Mdou Moctar has won accolades in Niger and worldwide for experimenting and pushing boundaries. Opening the night is Find The Others, an act that the Halifax Pop Explosion calls, “one of Canada’s most spellbinding live shows.”

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
alternative singer-songwriter, world

HJF Presents

Roddy Ellias Trio | Curtis Nowosad

Known as dynamic, eclectic, intense and label-defying, Montreal’s Roddy Ellias is a well-known guitarist, composer and improviser, and an unmissable performer. Winnipeg-born, New York-based drummer, composer and bandleader Curtis Nowosad, brings his stellar band and his newest release Dialectics.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Cyndi Cain

The Late Night Jazz series continues with Cyndi Cain, one of the east coast’s most formidable figures in original soul music. She’s a party-starter, a tear-jerker, a jaw-dropper and the unstoppable front woman to an unstoppable band.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
neo-soul

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Film 'Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazoughai' feat. Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar stars in the film Akounak Teggdalit Taha Tazoughai, which translates as "Rain the Color of Red with a Little Blue In It". It tells the story of a musician from Agadez, who struggles with competing artists, a difficult home life, romantic problems and his own internal strife; whilst riding around

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
world
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 9

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Ian Janes, The Heavyweights Brass Band, and Stingray Rising Stars contestant Anteater.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
jazz, neo-soul
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Doris Mason Trio with David Burton and Jamie Gatti

Catch New Glasgow's own Doris Mason in this lively and entertaining concert.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

4:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Gate Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Creative Music Workshop students will share what they have been up to during their intensive studies with the masters of improvisation.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
1313 Hollis
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'
Free!

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Dave Watts

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation. This time she's teaming up with fellow Canadian bassist and household name in Montreal's jazz scene, Dave Watts.

July 09, 2015 (Thursday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Vox Sambou

Founding member and MC behind Montreal's multilingual Nomadic Massive, Vox Sambou is just as powerful he's while spitting songs from his solo records, giving us a glimpse at Haitian culture and politics via creole hip hop.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Central Public Library
Genre: 
hip hop, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Ranee Lee with the Blue Engine String Quartet

Join Montreal's Ranee Lee, one of Canada’s most renowned jazz vocalists, as she performs with Halifax's Blue Engine String Quartet.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars | Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

Nearly a decade after their last Halifax appearance, Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars are back with their infectious Cuban music.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
Cuban jazz, Latin, world

HJF Presents

MONK OFF | Another Time, Another Place: Jerry Granelli, Jane Ira Bloom & Julian Priester

Experience the energy of elite musicians Jerry Granelli, Julian Priester and Jane Ira Bloom, as they seek spontaneity and creative exploration. Concluding the night is MONK OFF, a tribute to the philosophy and music of jazz great Thelonious Monk.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

9:00 pm
Venue: 
The Bus Stop Theatre
Genre: 
imrov, jazz

HJF Presents

Kirk MacDonald with Steve Kirby and Dave Laing

With over 45 recordings to date, as both a band leader and sideman, recent ECMA winner and jazz veteran Kirk MacDonald is one of Canada's most sought-after saxophonists.

 

 

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

11:00 pm
Venue: 
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch made a name for itself by bringing "furious, impromptu underground raves" NYC subway platforms, and you better believe that trance-like fury is coming to Gottingen Street.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
cave music

HJF Presents

Splash! Bang! Boom!

Don't miss the most creative way to cruise the Halifax harbour this summer!

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

10:00 am
Venue: 
Theodore Tugboat
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 10

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great music for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Mike Cowie Deep Pockets, Curtis Nowosad, and Stingray Rising Star contestant Alana Yorke.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

3:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
dream pop, alternative, jazz, R&B, soul
Free!

HJF Presents

Holly Arsenault Presents: Mike Murley

The ‘Holly Arsenault Presents’ series reunites pianist Holly Arsenault with former collaborators for an intimate, musical conversation—this time she'll be joined by Toronto saxophonist, and multiple Juno-winner, Mike Murley.

July 10, 2015 (Friday)

8:00 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Michael Kaeshammer | Bill Stevenson's Nine Steps Band

Experience Michael Kaeshammer, a gifted singer and songwriter, and an incendiary piano player. Opening the night is a trio made up of some of the strongest pillars of Atlantic Canada’s music community, Bill Stevenson, Tom Easley and Geoff Arsenault.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Genre: 
blues, jazz, pop

HJF Presents

The Budos Band | Vox Sambou

The Budos Band will hypnotize music lovers on all sides of the spectrum. Montreal's Vox Sambou sets the stage for the night with hip hop.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
hip hop, 70s psychedelic instrumental music, world

HJF Presents

Late Night Jazz: Deva Mahal

You might have to pinch yourself during this show—thanks to Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Deva Mahal's dreamy pipes—but this powerhouse performer is the real deal. 

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

11:30 pm
Venue: 
The Company House
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Public Gardens: July 11

Experience live music from the Halifax Public Gardens bandstand. Today’s line-up features Tuesday Night Band and The Thunderbolts.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Public Gardens
Genre: 
big band jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

JazzLab: Brian McConnell Quartet

Listen to well loved jazz music by the Brian McConnell Quartet featuring flautist Brian McConnel with guitarist Georges Hébert, bassist Danny Parker and drummer Scott Ferguson. 

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Keshen Goodman Public Library
Genre: 
jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Hydrostone Park: July 11

The TD Halifax Jazz festival expands its reach to this historic and hip North End neighbourhood. Listen to music by Ariana Nsar, The Tritones, Mary Beth de Scène, and 2015 National Youth Jazz Combo.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Hydrostone Park
Genre: 
Édith PIAF, blues, jazz, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 11

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great acts for fans of all ages. Today's line-up features Asia & NuGruv, ORO! Orkestra, The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, and Stingray Rising Stars Contestant The New Bridge.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
Turko-Balkan folk dance party music, jazz, R&B
Free!

HJF Presents

Spark: A Multidisciplinary Street Wide Event

Halifax's oldest neighbourhood gets ingnited with art in this special project that showcases music, educational works and various art installations in multiple venues along Gottingen Street.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
Gottingen Street
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Creative Music Workshop students will share what they have been up to during their intensive studies with the masters of improvisation.

July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

7:00 pm
Venue: 
1313 Hollis
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'
Free!

HJF Presents

Kenny Werner Trio

Ten years ago world-class pianist and composer Kenny Werner made his first appearance at the Halifax Jazz Festival. Fans described the concert as "magic". Werner is back with his trio for an intimate concert.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

7:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
jazz

HJF Presents

Gordon Webster Sextet with Brianna Thomas | Alex Pangman

A night with Gordon Webster Sextet with Brianna Thomas is guaranteed to get you swinging- it's fast-paced party-starting fun. Opening the night is evocative, animated and authentic Alex Pangman.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

8:30 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
hot jazz, jazz, swing
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Public Gardens: July 12

Experience live music from the Halifax Public Gardens bandstand. Today’s line-up features the Big Vallery Swing Orchestra and Chebucto Big Band.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

12:00 pm
Venue: 
Halifax Public Gardens
Genre: 
dixieland jazz, jazz
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Hydrostone Park: July 12

The music continues in the Hydrostone with the Karen Robertson Trio, Ced Marty & Dave, Khari McClelland and the Prohibition Jazz Band.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Hydrostone Park
Genre: 
blues, balads, folk, jazz, R&B, roots
Free!

HJF Presents

Free Concerts, Main Stage: July 12

Visit the heart of the TD Halifax Jazz Festival daily to listen to great acts for fans of all ages. Today's line-up includes the Hallelujah Praise Choir featuring Reeny Smith, Bella Blue, Kenny Wheeler Tribute featuring the Paul Tynan Sextet, and Stingray Rising Stars Contestant Party Boots.

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:00 pm
Venue: 
Main Stage
Genre: 
urban, blues, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B, world
Free!

HJF Presents

Students of the Creative Music Workshop

Don't miss the grand finale of the 11 day Creative Music Workshop!

July 12, 2015 (Sunday)

1:30 pm
Venue: 
Alderney Landing Theatre
Genre: 
music with a capital 'M'