Townsite Jazz Festival 2022 – Tickets on sale now

Townsite Jazz Festival returns for another year of world-class performances on the Sunshine Coast this April, with 7 ticketed events taking place throughout Powell River’s national historic district. Intimate venues will play host to a variety of jazz flavours: Latin dance grooves, burnin’ saxophones, a trumpet/piano showdown, and just about everything in between.

Get those tickets fast – they won’t last long!


Artists

Join us in welcoming the following artists to this year’s festival. (Click on their names below for bios.)

Mazacote Latin Band (Vancouver)

Triology featuring Jodi Proznick, Miles Black & Bill Coon (Vancouver)

Dwyer/Proznick Quintet (Vancouver/Vancouver Island)

Miles Black & Watler Martella (Vancouver/Powell River)

Pierre Komen Quartet (Vancouver Island)

Student Ensembles including Carson Graham Secondary Vocal Jazz, Nanaimo District Secondary School Jazz Band, Oak Bay Secondary Jazz Combos, and Brooks Secondary Jazz Band & Vocal Jazz.


Concerts

THU. APRIL 7

CONCERT #1 – PIERRE KOMEN QUARTET

7:30 PM – Wildwood Public House

FRI. APRIL 8

CONCERT #2 – TRIOLOGY

5:30 PM – Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

CONCERT #3 – STUDENT ENSEMBLES with Walter Martella

7:30 PM – Max Cameron Theatre (Brooks Secondary School)

CONCERT #4 – MAZACOTE

9:30 PM – Wildwood Public House (19+)

SAT. APRIL 9

CONCERT #5 – JAZZ LUNCH with Miles Black & Walter Martella

NOON – Wildwood Public House

CONCERT #6 – DWYER/PROZNICK QUINTET

5:30 PM – Shinglemill Pub & Bistro

CONCERT #7 – GALA DANCE with Mazacote Latin Band

7:30 PM – Dwight Hall


Tickets

Tickets for our 2022 festival are available online via Eventbrite.

COVID-19 protocols will be in effect, to the level in accordance with any Provincial Health Orders that are applicable on the day of each event. Note that individual venues may require additional protocols at their discretion, depending on the nature of their business.


Venues

Powell River’s Historic Townsite district is a remarkable gem. The remnants of 1910 city planning are everywhere with plenty of storied venues eager to play host to an unbeatable lineup of musical talent. Jazz is a genre where rules are meant to be broken, and this quirky Arts and Crafts-style neighbourhood mirrors our eclectic programming in a multitude of ways.

Best of all, most of our venues are within comfortable walking distance from one another. (Don’t believe us? Check out this map from our friends at Townsite Heritage Society!)


Sponsors

Townsite Jazz Festival wouldn’t be possible without a long list of local organizations, businesses, volunteers and donors. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our presenting sponsor, Pacific Coastal Airlines, as well as the BC Arts Council and SOCAN Foundation.

If you would like to sponsor this year’s festival, please click here!