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Schedule 2014

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July 3 (Thursday)Top ↑
5:00pm July 3 (Thursday)

Creative Music Workshop

July 3-12, 2014. Come to a safe place and take risks.

Venue: Sacred Heart School of Halifax, 5820 Spring Garden Road
Tags: Workshop, improv, jazz
Core Program- $395 / Creative Process- $149
July 4 (Friday)Top ↑
8:00pm July 4 (Friday)

Back Ally Big Band with Augusto Enriquez | Los Primos with Jeff Goodspeed

Please note, opening night at the Festival Tent has been rescheduled with a FREE concert featuring The Back Alley Big Band in tandem with Cuba's powerhouse Augusto Enriquez, and Los Primos featuring Jeff Goodspeed. Read more here.

Concert, Free events, The Adventurous, Jazz Lovers, Jazz Newbies, Party People, Jazz new, World Travelers, Latin, Latin jazz
Free!
September 27 (Saturday)Top ↑
8:00pm September 27 (Saturday)

Banda Magda | Magnolia

Be sure to catch international rising star Banda Magda. Greek dance rhythms to samba beats create a fun and fresh show. Opening the night is Halifax's Magnolia.

Concert, world/jazz/bossa nova/folk/jazz
Tickets on sale now at etixnow.com
$20 ($18 for Halifax Jazz Festival members)
October 2 (Thursday)Top ↑
7:00pm October 2 (Thursday)

Elizabeth Shepherd

Montreal pianist and vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd is back in Halifax releasing her fifth album The Signal. This three-time JUNO nominee will be joined by an all-star quartet of Canadian jazz musicians including trumpeter Kevin Turcotte.

Concert, Jazz Lovers, Jazz traditional, jazz
Buy ticket now on etixnow.com!
$25/ $20 (students, seniors and HJF members)
October 9 (Thursday)Top ↑
8:00pm October 9 (Thursday)

Mavis Staples | Erin Costelo

For more than six decades, Mavis Staples' powerful songs have resonated with audiences around the world. Staples brings her legendary voice to the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for an evening of beautiful, soul-searching music. Opening the night is Halifax Jazz Festival favourite Erin Costelo.

Venue: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave
Tags: All ages shows, Blues, Concert, soul/folk/jazz/blues/rock, The Adventurous, Jazz Lovers, Jazz Newbies, Party People, World Travelers
Tickets on sale at Dalhousie Arts Centre
$24.50 - $62.50
December 7 (Sunday)Top ↑
2:00pm December 7 (Sunday)

Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas (matinee)

You don't want to miss Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas this holiday season. Experience the magic of this timeless classic, featuring local jazz legend and original member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli. Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas, a Halifax Jazz Festival fundraiser for music education, takes place at 2 PM and 8 PM Sunday, December 7. The 2 PM matinee kicks off early with family fun programming at 12 PM. After the show children may enjoy milk and cookies sponsored by the Insight Optometry Group. For more information about the 8 PM silent auction and concert visit here.

Venue: Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope Street, Halifax
Tags: All ages shows, Concert, Indoor concert, Near parking lots, jazz
Buy ticket now on etixnow.com!
$40
8:00pm December 7 (Sunday)

Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas (8 PM)

Join us this holiday season for Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Experience the magic of this timeless classic, featuring local jazz legend and original member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Granelli.Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas, a Halifax Jazz Festival fundraiser for music education, takes place at 2 PM and 8 PM Sunday, December 7. The 8 PM concert includes a silent auction featuring donations from local businesses and organizations starting at 6:30 PM. For more information about the 2 PM child-friendly matinee visit here.
 

Venue: Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope Street, Halifax
Tags: Accessible venues, All ages shows, Concert, Workshops only, jazz
Buy ticket now on etixnow.com!
$40
February 20 (Friday)Top ↑
7:00pm February 20 (Friday)

African Heritage Month: Hallelujah Praise Choir

Celebrate African Heritage Month with free concerts presented in partnership with the Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Public Libraries.

Venue: Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottigen Street
Tags: All ages shows, Concert, gospel
Free!
February 28 (Saturday)Top ↑
2:00pm February 28 (Saturday)

African Heritage Month: RealEyez

Celebrate African Heritage Month with free concerts presented in partnership with the Halifax Jazz Festival and Halifax Public Libraries.

Venue: Cole Harbour Public Library, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour Place
Tags: Concert, hip-hop
Free!
April 2 (Thursday)Top ↑
8:00pm April 2 (Thursday)

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Reeny Smith

Experience Ms. Lisa Fischer, Rolling Stones mainstay and star in Oscar-winning film 20 FEET FROM STARDOM. Opening the night is Halifax rising star Reeny Smith.

Venue: Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, 6101 University Ave
Tags: Accessible venues, Concert, Indoor concert, Near parking lots, R&B/rock/jazz, Jazz new
Buy tickets now from Dalhousie Arts Centre
Tickets for range from $24.50 - $57.50
April 7 (Tuesday)Top ↑
7:00pm April 7 (Tuesday)

Votive Dance: Sound & Motion

This April celebrate the rich history and living culture of jazz. HJF kicks off its Jazz Apprecition Month celebrations with an innovative multi-disciplinary performance.

Venue: Tantallon Public Library, Nova Scotia Trunk 3
Tags: Concert, Dance, improv, jazz
April 10 (Friday)Top ↑
7:30pm April 10 (Friday)

Fourin' X-Change - Los Primos Benefit Concert

Fourin’ X-Change is an invigorating musical journey through afro-Cuban jazz and beyond. Proceeds from this special benefit concert will be donated to the 2015 Los Primos Percussion Fund.

Venue: Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie University Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave
Tags: afro-cuban jazz, All ages shows, Concert, Jazz traditional, Latin
Buy tickets now from Dalhousie Arts Centre
$39.50
April 11 (Saturday)Top ↑
2:30pm April 11 (Saturday)

Martin Davidson Trio

Jazz Appreciation Month celebrations continue with an afternoon concert featuring some of the most loved jazz standards.

Venue: Dartmouth North Public Library, 105 Highfield Park Drive
Tags: Concert, jazz
Free!
April 16 (Thursday)Top ↑
7:00pm April 16 (Thursday)

Lady in Satin: The Billie Holiday Project

Billy Holiday is a jazz icon. Celebrate this musician and Jazz Appreciation Month by hearing a fresh take of her music.

Venue: Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottigen Street
Tags: Concert, jazz
Free!
April 22 (Wednesday)Top ↑
12:00pm April 22 (Wednesday)

MacNeil/Maclean

HJF concludes Jazz Appreciation Month with a concert that showcases the lively and energetic tradition of flamenco music.

Venue: Dartmouth North Public Library, 105 Highfield Park Drive
Tags: Concert, Flamenco
Free!
July 2 (Thursday)Top ↑
5:00pm July 2 (Thursday)

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.

Venue: Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl
Tags: improv/jazz, Workshop
Register today!
Tuition $450
July 4 (Saturday)Top ↑
9:00am July 4 (Saturday)

CMW Creative Process

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

Venue: Nova Scotia Community College Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Pl
Tags: improv/jazz, Workshop
Register today!
Tuition $179
July 8 (Wednesday)Top ↑
8:30pm July 8 (Wednesday)

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.

Venue: Main Stage, Lower Water Street & Salter Street
Tags: Afro soul/funk/R&B/soul, Concert
Tickets on sale now at etixnow.com
$40
July 9 (Thursday)Top ↑
8:30pm July 9 (Thursday)

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.

Venue: Main Stage, Lower Water Street & Salter Street
Tags: Concert, worldbeat / experimental pop / cave music
Tickets on sale now at etixnow.com
$30 / $25 early bird
July 10 (Friday)Top ↑
8:30pm July 10 (Friday)

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

After nearly a decade since their previous Halifax appearance, Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars are back with their infectious Cuban music.

Venue: Main Stage, Lower Water Street & Salter Street
Tags: Concert, Latin/Cuban
Tickets on sale now at etixnow.com
$30 / $25 early bird
July 12 (Sunday)Top ↑
7:30pm July 12 (Sunday)

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.

Venue: Alderney Landing Theatre, 2 Ochterloney Street
Tags: Concert, jazz
Tickets on sale now at ticketpro.ca
$40 / $30 early bird tickets (plus fees)